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  • Sheriff reminds residents of cougar danger

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that three dogs were involved in two separate attacks by mountain lions last week in the Evergreen area. 

    The most recent attack occurred about 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the 6900 block of Lynx Lair Road. Two dogs were involved in the attack, and one was killed. The second was placed on 45-day observation and given a rabies booster for precautionary reasons, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Sheriff reminds residents about cougar danger

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that three dogs were involved in two separate attacks by mountain lions last week in the Evergreen area. 

    The most recent attack occurred about 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the 6900 block of Lynx Lair Road. Two dogs were involved in the attack, and one was killed. The second was placed on 45-day observation and given a rabies booster for precautionary reasons, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Dogs saved from burning home near Shadow Mountain

    Elk Creek firefighters saved two dogs from a house fire near Shadow Mountain on Wednesday afternoon.

    According to Elk Creek spokesman Michael Davis, the department received a report of a structure fire at 8899 Black Mountain Drive at 5:02 p.m. Jan. 25, and upon arrival firefighters discovered heavy smoke coming from the rear of the home.

    While the home was unoccupied at the time, two dogs were found and removed from the house before firefighters extinguished the flames.

  • Jeffco district proposes closing five elementary schools

    Jeffco Public Schools has proposed closing five elementary schools later this year, including Stober Elementary in Lakewood and Pleasant View Elementary in Golden. In addition, the district wants to begin moving sixth-graders to middle schools in several articulation areas as early as this fall, including Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge.

  • Local businesses see pros, cons in higher minimum wage

    Last November, Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 70, a measure to steadily increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 per hour to $12 an hour by 2020. Now, two months later, local employers are contending with the challenges the current boost to $9.30 an hour is imposing on their ability to staff and run their businesses.

    For many, the recent wage increase has had mixed effects on immediate operations.

  • Jeffco residents join Women's March in Denver

    A divorced mother of two. 

    A veteran and member of the first class of women to graduate from West Point.

    A breast cancer survivor. 

    A Jewish native of Florida. 

    An LGBT woman. 

    Some are passionate about the environment; others feel strongly about human rights or health care or education. 

  • Teaching new dogs old tricks

    Friday night, five students at Wulf Rec Center learned to sit patiently on their circular mats and wait for their teachers’ instructions. When the students succeeded, they were rewarded with food.

    Despite all the noise and distractions of new people in the room, the students learned to “find the face” by paying attention to their teachers and nothing else.

  • Users of off-leash area brainstorm solutions for Elk Meadow dog park

    Close to 200 Jeffco residents, canine lovers and regular Elk Meadow off-leash area patrons attended a community meeting last week to discuss potential solutions to the many problems facing the popular dog park in Evergreen.

  • Jeffco district proposing to close several schools over next two years

    Jeffco Public Schools is proposing a plan that will close several schools throughout the district over the next two years as part of its efforts to find $20 million to $25 million for employee compensation in the district budget.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, the proposal will be presented at the school board meeting on Thursday and is part of a wider plan that proposes cuts across the entire school system.

  • Rocky Mountain Academy OKs budget for rest of school year

    The school board at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen approved a budget to finish the current school year, discussed a timeline for next year’s budget, and began looking at hiring a new executive director.

    The approved budget for $3.5 million for the 2016-17 year will mean the school must pull $304,000 from its reserve funds to balance it. The school board cut $532,000 from budget in the last few months by laying off two preschool teachers and seven teachers in the K-8 school, and by making cuts to the supplies and purchased-services budget.