Local News

  • Jeffco supports bill for online-only publication of fiscal information

    Jeffco Commissioner Tina Francone told the Colorado State Senate on Feb. 14 that she and her fellow commissioners support a bill that would no longer require counties to publish full financial reports in newspapers.

    Instead, counties would only have to publish a link in the newspaper that would take readers to the corresponding information on the counties’ websites.

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  • Benefits of working with a personal trainer

    If you are someone who has recently made goals around your health and fitness, it’s important to carefully evaluate how you are going to achieve your goals. One tool you might consider using is a certified personal trainer.

  • Couples marry, renew vows at Red Rocks

    On a warm, sunny Valentine’s Day, dozens gathered at the top of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Some wore veils and carried bouquets, while others dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. But all ventured to the park for the same reason – to share their love on the day dedicated to it.

    The Red Rocks Mass Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremony is hosted yearly at the park by former radio personality Uncle Nasty, also known as Gregg Stone. Though he is no longer associated with a radio station, Stone has continued the tradition.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into possibly purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.

  • Craig Levy joins Indian Hills Water District board of directors

    Craig Levy has become the fifth member of the Indian Hills Water District’s board of directors.

    One position on the board was left vacant when former secretary Jay Rosenfield stepped down earlier this year. Levy, a resident of Indian Hills for 16 years, was approved unanimously by the board.

    Levy told the board at the water district’s meeting last Thursday that he has been on several boards before, though none of a political nature.

  • Open Space launches e-bike pilot program

    Mountain bikers will now be able to use e-bikes at any Jeffco Open Space park.

    The agency announced Tuesday night at its annual Trails Talk Forum, which addresses e-bikes and four other topics, that it will be launching its e-bike pilot program through the rest of 2018. The program will evaluate the impact of class 1 e-bikes on both the trails and other park-users, and then Open Space will determine how to address their usage into 2019 and beyond.

  • Community shows gratitude for Sheriff’s Office on Valentine’s Day

    The Evergreen community joined together on Valentine’s Day to show its appreciation and love for Jeffco sheriff’s deputies by bringing Valentines, food and beverages to the mountain precinct.

    The effort came together through a simple post on Facebook on Feb. 7 from Alex Hawley, who wanted the community to show its appreciation for the deputies, especially after the killings of three members of law enforcement in Colorado since New Year’s Eve.

  • Drive starts to fill area food banks

    Even though the holidays are in the rear-view mirror, it’s still time to help fill area food banks for the less fortunate.

    “It’s a lull-in-donation time for us,” said Nancy Judge, who manages the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank. “Everyone is so keyed in over Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we are so appreciative of the support. But once we get back into our normal everyday routines, donations do dip.”

  • Castles & Kitchens teaches cooking and technique classes

    Whether you’re a cooking novice or pro, Castles & Kitchens provides classes to help you learn new techniques. If you like to travel, Castles & Kitchens can help you add a culinary component to your trips.

    For Fran Arniotes and Tom Becker, it’s all about food — and preparing it to bring enjoyment whether you’re at home making a daily meal or traveling the world.