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  • EMS students give back to the community

    The Consumer and Family Science room at Evergreen Middle School was the scene of controlled chaos recently as students in assembly-line fashion put together bags of food and other items for the homeless.

    In addition, the students raised money to buy 23 blankets, and the food bags and blankets went to Open Door Ministries in Denver.

    Tracey Newell’s two classes have spent some time each week since the beginning of the trimester planning and executing their campaign to help others.

  • Melding technology with teaching

    Classrooms sure are different than they were 20 years ago.

    At King-Murphy Elementary School, for example, most of the classrooms have Smartboards, and students have access to e-tablets to help them with their work.

  • Evergreen softball coach out after being placed on leave

    Della Mitchel, the head softball coach at Evergreen High School, will not return next season after district officials concluded last month that she failed to meet “expectations of providing a safe learning environment” for students following an investigation into parental complaints that Mitchel bullied and harassed players on the team.

  • Million-dollar innovation fund requested for 2018-19 budget

    A number of high-dollar requests for the 2018-19 fiscal year have been submitted to the Jeffco school board as part of Jeffco Public Schools’ latest budget update, including funding a second round of the district’s $1 million innovation acceleration fund, creating a new chief strategy officer position for Superintendent Jason Glass’ district cabinet, adding six mental health support staff in elementary schools, and adding two mental health support staff for students in the gifted and talented program.

  • Judge tosses lawsuit by PCSO sergeant ousted after Carrigan shooting

    A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has dismissed a lawsuit against the Park County Sheriff’s Office and others filed last year by former Park County sheriff’s sergeant Welles Tonjes after he was disciplined following the Feb. 2015 shooting in Bailey that left Cpl. Nate Carrigan dead.

  • Pickleball club asks for dedicated courts at Marshdale

    About 35 Evergreen Pickleball Club members asked the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s board of directors that the four courts at Marshdale Park be dedicated to pickleball. The members said that, considering the sport is growing in popularity, there should be dedicated playing areas outdoors as it’s an outdoor sport.

  • Commissioner Briefs: the latest news from Jeffco Board of County Commissioners

    Final plat for Willow Springs

    During its Feb. 27 hearing, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a final plat for 18 houses in Morrison.

    While members of the public who commented said they weren’t opposed to the development, they were concerned about the lot’s single access point. They described the entrance/exit as being at the bottom of a steep hill where vehicles frequently exceed 40 mph, and the visibility is low.

  • Resident opens food truck on Floyd Hill

    Beki Fiala’s travels have taken her to dozens of countries. Now, she’s bringing international street food with a mountain flair to her neighbors and the passing commuters on Floyd Hill.

    Fiala, a resident of the area, bought the property where her Wanderlust Market food truck now sits three years ago. Since then, she’s been preparing the land, the trailer and the menu; and on Feb. 15, she and her small staff opened for the first time.

    “It’s been a process, and slowly but surely, we’ve done it,” Fiala said.

  • Authorities arrest a second man in Pine Junction bar fight

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a father and endangering a 4-year-old in a January bar fight.

    Devon Lee Premer, 22, of Arvada was identified Tuesday after the JCSO released photos and videos of him from the January incident on Monday and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

  • Wildfire near Staunton State Park extinguished

    Firefighters from the Elk Creek Fire Protection District extinguished a small fire near Staunton State Park on Monday afternoon after a resident of the Elk Falls neighborhood saw smoke on the hillside while walking his dog.