Local News

  • Barricaded Evergreen man taken into custody

    Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday morning ended a nine-hour standoff with an Evergreen man who had barricaded himself inside his home by storming the house and taking him into custody.

    The man, David Charles Roberts, 30, who reportedly injured three people, lives in the 29000 block of Pine Road near Evergreen High School. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the standoff, Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, confirmed.

  • Eighth-graders debate Constitution during mock hearings

    Should American voters be required to take literacy and civics tests before being allowed to vote?

    This question was among the topics debated by Clear Creek Middle School eighth-graders at the annual mock congressional hearing on Dec. 19.

    The hearing, now in its 13th year, is a competition that eighth-grade teacher and organizer Kevin James has called the ultimate teaching tool. Students working alone or in small groups research and write speeches on their topics, then present their arguments in front of a panel of judges and their fellow classmates.

  • Jeffco animal control supervisors help with hurricane relief

    Jennifer Dow and Christine Padilla said their three weeks in the U.S. Virgin Islands was an eye-opening and life-changing experience.

    But, unlike most visitors, the two weren’t there for vacation. Instead, they went to help with post-hurricane animal rescue.

    Dow and Padilla of Jeffco Sheriff’s Animal Control along with two other Denver-area animal control officers, were sent to St. Croix last month.

  • Backup plans in place for New Year’s lake events

    While the weather has been colder, organizers for Skate the Lake and the Evergreen Lake Plunge are unsure whether the lake will be frozen enough to host the annual New Year’s events.

    Thus, there are backup plans in place, in case it isn’t.

  • County proclaims day celebrating Mother Cabrini

    Exactly 100 years after she died, Jeffco honored Mother Frances Cabrini’s contributions to Colorado and the county by declaring a day in her honor.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Friday, Dec. 22, as St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Day in recognition of her overall legacy and her shrine in Golden.

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  • Schaenzle remembers, honors her daughter with goal to run 5Ks in national parks

    Anna Rose Schaenzle was the whole package — compassionate, friendly, athletic, strong, intelligent and giving.
    “She was the most wonderful child,” her mom Gil Schaenzle said of the 21-year-old who died of a rare form of cancer called neuroendocrine tumors in March 2017. “I always felt blessed that I had gotten to be her mom. … Someone at her funeral said Anna didn’t care if you were black or white, gay or straight. She just loved you.”


    PCSD school board votes to boost two administrative salaries

    The base hiring salaries for two vacant administrative positions in the Platte Canyon School District will increase after school board members approved last week a proposal by Superintendent Brenda Krage to boost salaries in order to attract more qualified candidates.

  • EFPD approves spending authorization for Jeffcom

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will contribute more than $500,000 to the 2018 budget for Jeffcom, the Lakewood-based dispatch center that is taking over emergency dispatch operations for eight different fire, rescue and other law enforcement operations in Jefferson County next year.

  • Elk Creek to purchase used ambulance

    The Elk Creek fire board approved last Thursday the purchase of a used ambulance for use in the Elk Creek Fire Protection District while one of the district’s other ambulances is repaired next year.

    Discussed at length Dec. 14, the ambulance is being purchased from a fire district in Chicago, has about 60,000 miles on it and is two-wheel drive. According to Deputy Fire Chief Jacob Ware, the department pursued the purchase on grounds that it was more cost-effective than renting an ambulance for three-and-a-half months next spring.