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  • Dirt Band founder John McEuen to perform in town

    Former mountain area resident John McEuen, a founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a fixture in the mountain music scene in the 1970s and ’80s, will be performing at the Little Bear in downtown Evergreen this weekend.

    McEuen’s show will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $18.

    McEuen, a one-time resident of Floyd Hill whose kids attended Clear Creek schools, now lives in Florida but continues to tour.

  • Stevenson tenure ends early on acrimonious note

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced Saturday that she will leave the district at the end of the month, ending her 12-year tenure amid friction with the new conservative majority on the school board.

    “I cannot lead and manage because I am not trusted or respected by this Board of Education,” Stevenson said. “I approached the board about this, and said I can’t make decisions and I cannot lead if they do not trust or respect me.”

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  • County considers establishing public shooting range

    Jeffco might be setting its sights on establishing an outdoor shooting range open to the public.

    The county’s Parks and Open Space Department is putting together a working group to decide if a county-owned range is feasible. The group is expected to start work in March and report to the county commissioners by July. 

    The Parks and Open Space Department has been working since last year to see whether a county-owned gun range is a possibility. While the department has found 11 potential sites, each has flaws, said Jeffco Open Space Director Tom Hoby.

  • Jeffco Public Health consolidating facilities

    Jeffco Public Health is consolidating its Golden and Lakewood offices into a new location at 645 Parfet St. in Lakewood. The facility is on the north side of West Sixth Avenue.

    It’s the first time in 23 years that Public Health has had the majority of its services under one roof, said spokeswoman Nancy Braden.

    “The building will offer a lot better collaboration,” she said.

  • School district’s negotiations with teachers will be open to public

    In a break with longtime practice, contract negotiations between the Jeffco school board and the district’s teachers union will be open to the public this year.

    “We are all about transparency and accountability for all aspects of our district,” said Ami Prichard, president of the Jefferson County Education Association, the teachers union. “We think it will be interesting for the public to see.”

  • Hiwan Homestead planning Valentine’s dinner

    The Hiwan Homestead's Valentine observance has long been at the heart of the holiday in Evergreen, but this year it will also be in the heart of the evening.

    Instead of the museum’s usual afternoon tea, a Valentine's dinner will be held on Feb. 13, said program coordinator Meghan Vickers, so that patrons can enjoy a quiet dinner and still partake in other Valentine's happenings the following day.

  • Fallen officer ‘the embodiment’ of dedication

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of its own this week, a man whose passion for serving the community didn’t end when he clocked out for the day.

    More than a thousand people, many of them law officers, came to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield on Monday to remember sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin, 50. Baldwin was killed while on duty Jan. 27 when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle reportedly was struck on Colorado 93 by a vehicle driving in the oncoming lane.

  • EDC has new plan to get help from county

    The Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has received positive feedback on a proposal to partner with the county on an initiative to find real estate that could serve as areas for economic development.

    The EDC is seeking a shared-services agreement to identify those properties and work to turn them into potential sites for business expansion. The county would provide an employee to act as a liaison to planning and zoning departments in the county for developers looking to expand in Jeffco.

  • EPRD defuses controversy, sends Florida-based arts fest packing

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District defused a building controversy on Jan. 28 by announcing that a Florida-based arts festival scheduled for Buchanan Park this summer would not be coming to Evergreen after all.