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  • EChO remains a jewel in the community 30 years later

    The appropriate gift for a 30th anniversary is the pearl — and leaders at Evergreen Christian Outreach will tell you that the organization and the volunteers are pearls in the community.

    The nonprofit that provides a host of services from a food bank to a resale shop to a jobs center is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and it commemorated its history and volunteers at an appreciation breakfast recently.

  • Jeffco DA’s office investigating former Morrison police officer

    The Jefferson County District Attorney's office is investigating improprieties by a former Morrison police officer.
    Lt. Anthony Joiner resigned from his position with the Morrison Police Department in January after the town hired an outside firm to conduct an internal investigation.
    Town administrator Kara Winters confirmed in an e-mail sent to media outlets following an open records request that Joiner is a “former” employee, but specifics on the alleged improprieties have not yet been made available as the investigation is ongoing.

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  • Planning underway for next phase of Peaks to Plains Trail

    Jeffco Open Space officials announced last week the agency successfully secured about $3.3 million in grant funding and is accepting proposals for construction of the next phase of the Peaks to Plains Trail.

  • Group exploring partners for range

    In an effort to make some headway on identifying a site for an outdoor shooting range, a Jeffco Open Space working group last week asked the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners for permission to explore a public-private partnership.

  • Friends of Evergreen Dog Park hosting community meeting

    The Friends of Evergreen Dog Park is hosting a community meeting for local dog lovers to discuss the nonprofit’s next steps in its ongoing efforts to reopen the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area.

  • Making a difference

    First responders and the military were the focus of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s annual community service day — and every student got involved with making a difference.
    For example, first-graders put together informational kits for Alpine Rescue, while third-graders wrote thank-you letters to soldiers as part of Operation Gratitude, and fifth-graders wrote thank-you letters to dog handlers who go on rescue operations.

  • WJES kids sowing the seeds of environmental awareness

    The promise of snow was no match for the young gardeners, arborists and environmentalists-in-the-making at West Jefferson Elementary School Friday morning as they celebrated the opening of the school’s new garden.

    Clustered in groups in the school’s courtyard, kids across all grades darted around in jackets and the occasional beanie, trading laughs and chatter about Earth Day and Arbor Day — all under a sunny sky with the smell of fresh soil hanging in the air.

  • Jeffco school transformed into first responder training site

    Eighteen years after the shooting at Columbine High School forever changed the face of Colorado, there now exists a place where first responders, law enforcement and school principals can train and prepare for the worst.

    Two weeks ago, what used to be Martensen Elementary became the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — a facility outfitted with a police simulator, smoke machines, remote-controlled strobe lights, a sound system and mock classrooms bearing all the trappings of student life.

  • Crow Hill slash site reopens

    The Bailey slash site off the County Road 72 exit on U.S. 285 on top of Crow Hill will reopen May 5 after being closed for the winter.

    Launched last August, the permanent site is the only slash drop-off location in Bailey and is operated by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. The site opened after several previous attempts by other organizations to start a slash site in the area failed in recent years.