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  • Lot in El Rancho area to be divided for 18 houses

    A 10-acre parcel in the El Rancho area has been subdivided into 18 lots for single-family homes, and construction could begin soon.

    The land, which is on the southwest side of the intersection of Red Moon Drive and Hotel Way, is zoned planned development. PIII Evergreen LLC plans to build 18 single-family homes there called Valley View Estates.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved the final plat for the project during its Jan. 23 meeting.

  • 400 homes proposed in meadow on Floyd Hill

    A local developer has started the pre-application process with Clear Creek County to rezone lots near the high school with a long-term goal of building 400 townhomes, condominiums and single-family houses at the base of Floyd Hill. However, he’s facing some opposition from neighbors.

  • Atop the ‘hierarchy’: Wilmot fourth-grader Daniel Buddin wins the Mountain Area Spelling Bee for a second year

    By Rebekah Nestingen

    For the Courier

    Wilmot fourth-grader Daniel Buddin did it again, and this time he stands alone. For the second year, he won the Mountain Area Spelling Bee.

    On Jan. 31 at Bergen Valley Elementary School, 15 third- through seventh-graders spelled words such as “boroughs,” “pneumatic,” “entrepreneur,” “endeavor,” “spinster” and “premonition” in 15 rounds.

  • It’s a cell-a-bration: RMAE comes together to have a good time with its food-friendly science unit

    Fourth- and fifth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen gathered on Jan. 30 to eat a smorgasbord of cells.

    Even though the students understand that everything is made up of cells, this cell-a-bration’s cells consisted of fruits, vegetables and desserts.

    Each student was tasked with creating a plant or animal cell made out of food, labeling the various parts and bringing it to school for everyone to eat. Cells were made out of carrots, watermelon, Jell-O, tomatoes, kiwi, cookies, brownies and more.

  • A Divine Plan: Wish Week efforts at Evergreen EHS is helping to send a Conifer 4-year-old and her family on a Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii

    Fifteen thousand and counting.

    That’s how much money Evergreen High School has collected for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the student senate hopes to make it to $20,000.

    On Friday, near the culmination of Wish Week, the school had an assembly that revealed the $15,000 figure with more fund-raising planned for the weekend and beyond.

    While this was the second year the student senate orchestrated a Wish Week, this year there was a precious 4-year-old named Divine to help fuel the fund-raising fire.

  • Staunton State Park officials asking for help to find vandals

    Staunton State Park officials are asking for the public’s help in finding several letters from its entry sign that were taken Saturday night.

    Portions of the buck-rail fencing also were destroyed, according to a statement on the park’s Facebook page.

    Officials are hoping neighbors might have heard a chainsaw running or have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area that evening. Large silver metal letters “S,” “N,” “T,” “O” and “N” were taken.

  • Roberts' preliminary hearing continued to March

    The preliminary hearing for David Charles Roberts, the Evergreen man suspected of attacking three people and then barricading himself inside his home on Dec. 27, has been continued until March 27 at 8:30 a.m.

    Roberts, 30, has been charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault. Roberts' bond was set at $250,000, and he was still in custody as of Wednesday.

  • Authorities continue to search for man suspected of stealing two cars

    Authorities continue to search for a man suspected of stealing two cars, including one from an Evergreen residence, on Jan. 24.
    The suspect was believed to be in the El Rancho area on Jan. 24 after he abandoned a car he allegedly stole in Gilpin County.
    Then, a gray truck was stolen from a residence in the 28000 block of Meadowlark Drive, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office confirmed via Twitter. The 2017 Dodge Ram with the license plate COD 084 has black toolboxes in the bed.

  • Teen transported to hospital after rollover accident

    A teenage girl was transported to the hospital Thursday morning after her car rolled over in Idledale.

    According to Colorado State Trooper Gary Cutler, a 16-year-old girl was driving a Honda Accord on Shady Lane around 8:30 a.m. The car rolled and stopped on its passenger side.

    The teen was transported to Lutheran Medical Center, partially as a safety precaution because the crash involved a minor, and there was no parent or guardian at the scene, Cutler said.

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