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  • Platte Canyon to hold superintendent search forum Tuesday

    The Platte Canyon school board will hold two community forums Tuesday night to gather feedback from district staff and community members about the district’s search for a new superintendent. According to board President Katie Spodyak, the forum is intended as an opportunity for staff and community members to be included in the search process — namely by providing insight into the school district’s strengths, challenges and opportunities. Spodyak said the forum isn’t for interim candidates.

  • EHS boys basketball coach Haebe to coach at Clear Creek

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

  • O’Connor pleads not guilty in deadly U.S. 285 crash

    The man accused of causing an Aug. 28 crash that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning and will return to court in September for a two-day jury trial.
    Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, is charged with leaving the scene with death, vehicular homicide and reckless vehicular, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and several traffic infractions, including reckless driving, no proof of insurance, fictitious plates and more.

  • Forey re-elected as Morrison’s mayor

    Unofficial results show incumbent Sean Forey will retain his position as mayor of Morrison.
    Preliminary results also show incumbent Debora Jerome will maintain her spot on the town’s board of trustees. Jerome, a fourth-generation Morrisonite, will be joined by Paul Sutton, a Morrison “newbie,” and Earl Aukland, who has served on the board before.

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  • CASB to support in superintendent search

    The Colorado Association of School Boards will help with community engagement in Platte Canyon School District’s ongoing superintendent search.
    The board of directors unanimously approved an agreement to spend no more than $500 plus mileage expenses in order to bring Randy Black, director of member relations at CASB, to Bailey to host a community forum with potential interim superintendent candidates.

  • Threat at Evergreen HS deemed unfounded

    Rumors about a possible threat at Evergreen High School on Friday turned out to be unfounded, according to Jeffco Public Schools officials.
    According to Jeffco chief communications officer Diana Wilson, someone left a message through the school’s Safe2Tell system, and district officials and law enforcement investigated. However, rumors spread that there was a weapon in a locker. Every locker was checked, and law enforcement didn’t find anything, she said.
    According to district policy, the district can inspect lockers in a school at any time.

  • Dog park proponents hope process speeds up

    Evergreen area residents trying to find a new location for a permanent off-leash dog park are frustrated that it’s taking so long to find space, and they want the county to establish an interim space in the meantime.

    After Jeffco Open Space closed the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area last spring, the Friends worked with JCOS, Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Evergreen Metropolitan District to identify sites for a new dog park and develop an innovative design that would mitigate many of the problems seen at Elk Meadow.

  • Commissioners consider repurposing fairgrounds

    The county commissioners questioned allowing Jeffco Parks to purchase equipment for the fairgrounds in case the land is repurposed in the near future.

    During an April 3 staff briefing, Parks Director Tom Hoby and Dexter Foxworth, division director of Jeffco Events & Venues, asked the commissioners to authorize $105,000 to replace a grounds tractor and a maintenance vehicle. Both are past their 10-year lifespan and are used on a regular basis, they said.

  • Landowners, JCOS continue to talk about dog park

    Jeffco Open Space remains in discussions with one or multiple landowners about acquiring a site for a new off-leash dog park in Evergreen.

    During an April 3 staff briefing, Parks Director Tom Hoby told county commissioners that he was meeting with the landowners this week.

    “Trying to force a land negotiation is not beneficial,” Hoby said. “I can’t give you a timeline. I can say that we’re pursuing this with zeal.”