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  • Steered toward reading

    There’s something magical about a good book: Within a few moments or a handful of pages, you’re quickly transported on an adventure to long and far.

    But come springtime, the allure of a book sometimes doesn’t outweigh the prospect of summer break for the average kid, which is why Elk Creek Elementary participates in the Race to Read program every year.

  • Defendant receives suspended sentence

    The fourth and final defendant charged in a 2016 Golden home invasion and stabbing was sentenced Friday in Jeffco District Court to six years in the Colorado Youthful Offender System.
    Tyler Gorringe of Lafayette, who was 17 last May when the crime occurred, pleaded guilty in December to one count each of felony first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and attempted aggravated robbery. He received a suspended 24-year prison sentence conditional  successfully completing a six-year stint in the youthful offender program.

  • The healing continues: Jefferson County hosts 24th annual Courage Walk

    It’s often said that grief is a silent burden to carry.

    For some, the grief was a little less burdensome last Saturday during the 24th annual Courage Walk. The walk, which coincides with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, honors crime victims and those who have lost loved ones to violence.

    Victim advocates and other supporters joined crime victims, families and loved ones for a half-mile walk around the Jeffco Courthouse to the onsite Courage Garden, where a short service recognized crime victims across Jefferson County.

  • Agencies collaborate during emergency response training exercise

    Two overturned cars. Four blood-covered people. Nine responding agencies.
    The scene on Saturday at Lair o’ the Bear Park on Highway 74 looked like a tragic car accident, but in reality, it was the scene of a joint emergency response training exercise hosted by Jeffco Open Space. This was the first coordinated training of this magnitude in the Jeffco foothills.

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  • Friends of Evergreen Dog Park call into question E. coli testing

    Members of the Friends of Evergreen Dog Park think they’ve obtained evidence that Jeffco Open Space’s E. coli testing in Bergen Creek at the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area is flawed, and they’re urging Jeffco commissioners to investigate discrepancies in the agency’s findings.
    Several members of the local nonprofit, as well as local dog lovers, appeared before the commissioners during their regular Tuesday meeting.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    School district purchases EMS students’ artwork

    A three-dimensional, fused glass sculpture created last year by Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders has been purchased by Jeffco Public Schools for display in the district’s superintendent’s office.

    Announced April 4, the purchase involves a piece of artwork titled, “Pentagonal Pangea,” and was created by students in art teacher Ann Simpson’s class and under the guidance of Evergreen artist David Cuin.

  • Platte Canyon volleyball player invited to play in Australia

    For 16-year old Cora Stebner, playing volleyball is all she’s ever wanted to do. From the minute the Platte Canyon junior first played as a kid in California, she’s been hooked — playing on school teams, playing with local and state volleyball clubs, participating in summer leagues and ultimately landing spots on Platte Canyon’s varsity roster and on the 3A Frontier League all-conference team in 2015.

    At 5-feet, 5-inches tall with a crush of red hair, Stebner is a force on the court.

  • Donations requested to help EFR coordinator with cancer

    A fund-raiser has been launched to assist one of Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s longest-running staffers after he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

    Dave Montesi, a 20-year veteran of EFR and the department’s new EMS coordinator, was recently diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, otherwise known as Stage IV skin cancer. According to a statement from the department, which is speaking on behalf of Montesi, the cancer has spread to Montesi’s lymph nodes and will require at least one surgery and intense immunotherapy that isn’t covered by insurance.

  • Superintendent candidates to be kept confidential

    Jeffco voters will likely have no further opportunities to provide input about Jeffco Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent after several candidates requested confidentiality during the hiring process.

    According to Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Weber, most of the candidates that have applied for the job have asked the district not to publicly disclose their names and professional backgrounds and the district wants to respect that.