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  • Jeffco commissioners postpone vote on rezoning for retreat near Pine Junction … again

    For the second time in as many meetings, a rezoning request by the Archdiocese of Denver for a proposed retreat and conference center near Pine Junction took a back seat to public concerns about a perceived increased risk of wildfire.

  • Haunting events are planned for holiday

    Area children have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating and to make older adults feel special at an event at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen.

    Kids can go trick-or-treating at the residents’ apartments from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

    It’s a great opportunity for kids to connect with older adults, according to Clorinda Heyl, Elk Run’s life enhancement director. The Elk Run residents have been talking about the event for weeks.

  • Jeffco authorities participate in cross-country operation targeting sex traffickers

    The FBI’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force and local law enforcement partners — including the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and district attorney — last week targeted sex traffickers who put children up for sale in Colorado and Wyoming, arresting 11 pimps and 32 customers, and recovering nine children.

  • Two EHS students arrested in connection with bullying, hazing

    Two Evergreen High School students were arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 19 in connection with bullying and hazing incidents at the school, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported.

    A 16-year-old student was arrested on charges of felony menacing, and a 15-year-old is facing a misdemeanor charge of harassment, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton. Fulton said the two students were arrested by the school resource officer about 2 p.m. that day. 

  • Jeffco faces challenges as wages increase but fail to keep pace with housing costs

    Wages in the county are up slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but rental rates and home prices continue to outpace the rise in salaries, making it difficult for many employees to live in the county where they work, according to a recent economic report.

  • All-terrain wheelchair delivered to Staunton State Park in local man's memory

    Eight weeks ago, it was considered a “someday” project. But on Friday it became a reality when nonprofit group Friends of Staunton State Park presented an all-terrain wheelchair to park officials that can be used by disabled visitors.

    Purchase of the chair was the result of fund-raising efforts that saw more than $40,000 donated in a very short period.

    Gifted in honor of former Elk Falls Ranch resident Mark Madsen, the chair was officially presented by Sparky, Madsen's service dog.

  • Conifer boy short-listed for prestigious award

    Five months after his work went on display at the Washington, D.C., home of Vice President Joe Biden, Morgan Wolfers has been short-listed for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award by the London Natural History Museum.

    If he wins, his work will be published in a book and featured in an international exhibition that will go on tour for a year.

  • Platte Canyon schools receive high performance rating from the state

    The Colorado Department of Education has rated the Platte Canyon School District as one of the highest performing in the state.

    Announced by Superintendent Brenda Krage on Oct. 4 and briefly discussed at the district’s school board meeting Oct. 10, the preliminary “district and school performance frameworks” ratings mean that all four schools in the district are meeting or exceeding state expectations when it comes to “academic achievement, academic longitudinal growth, academic gaps and post-secondary and workforce readiness.”

  • Yoga class not a stretch for Clear Creek teachers

    Teachers at Clear Creek High School/Middle School participated in a yoga class on Friday — clearing their minds and creating a sense of calm — before spending the day catching up on their work while students enjoyed a day off.

    Principal Elizabeth Gardner said the class’ purpose was twofold: to help teachers find some internal balance — as they typically spend their days interacting with students and parents — and to provide a fun activity for the staff to do together.

  • Hiking safety a priority

    The Alpine Rescue Team’s Safety Day on Saturday was a win-win for both attendees and rescuers.

    Attendees learned about backcountry safety and were able to attend seminars on cell phones and personal locator beacons, mountain weather and avalanche safety. They checked out the vehicles used in search-and-rescue operations and met with rescuers. There were also games to entertain the kids, a visit by a Flight for Life helicopter, and search-and-rescue dogs to meet.