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  • Music event to aid Springs resident Shelton

    The next Boogie at the Barn in Evergreen will have a new twist: Proceeds will go to Dave Shelton of Idaho Springs, who lost his home in a fire last year.

    Proceeds from the Feb. 4 event, which has become a mountain area music staple since 2012, usually go to area nonprofits such as the Mountain Resource Center, Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Area Land Trust.

    This is the first time, according to organizers John and Pandora Erlandson, that they decided to provide assistance to an individual.

  • Commission approves development at Dino Ridge

    Jeffco’s county commissioners on Tuesday morning approved a modified rezoning request from Three Dinos LLC that will bring hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge.

  • 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.