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Today's News

  • Repairs to flood-damaged parks will take months to complete

    Extensive damage to Lair O’ the Bear and other Jeffco Open Space parks caused by recent flooding will take several months to repair, said Stanton LaBreche, Jeffco parks operations manager.

    During his presentation to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee last Thursday night, LaBreche said that heavily damaged parks in the system will be closed until the first or second quarter of 2014.

    In addition to Lair O’ the Bear in Bear Creek Canyon, trails at Apex and White Ranch parks are closed indefinitely.

  • Come hell or high water, Evergreen Dam isn’t going anywhere

    It is an apparently immutable law of hydrology that each uncommon rise in the waters of Bear Creek is attended by a simultaneous and equal rise in public anxiety regarding Evergreen Dam.

  • Freude and Bier at Oktoberfest

    Hundreds of Männer, Frauen und Kinder packed Buchanan Park for the fourth annual Oktoberfest on Sunday for some traditional German fare, music, food and, of course, beer.

    The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Evergreen Lake House, but the date and location were changed because of September’s flooding and the resulting damage.

  • School board deadlocks on filling vacant seat

    The District 1 seat on the Jeffco school board remained vacant after board members failed to select from among five applicants last Thursday evening.

    At its Oct. 3 meeting, the board interviewed and discussed the five applicants for the vacant seat. After the interviews, board members discussed their top two candidates — Michele Patterson and Dan Green.

  • School board divisions erupt at meeting

    Recent divisions in the Jeffco school district related to data-storage technology led to charges of “blackmail” and a brief physical confrontation at last week’s school board meeting.

  • Time to boogie again at first anniversary barn dance

    
The rustic barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park is coming alive once more with music and dance on Saturday evening for the first anniversary of Boogie at the Barn.
    Denver-based group Something Underground will headline the event, playing its blend of rock, reggae, folk and pop from 7 to 10 p.m. Rough Mix, a collaboration of Evergreen musicians, will open the dance, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • Church makes hay at fall festival

    Despite a preview of winter the day before, Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale staged a successful Hay Day fall festival on Saturday. 

    The four-hour gathering at the church featured everything from local food and crafts to a pumpkin patch, hayrides and animal feedings, with free hot cider and chili to chase the chill.

  • Unique Tea celebrates diversity at King-Murphy Elementary

    Kindergartners celebrated the things that make them unique during King-Murphy Elementary School’s annual Unique Tea on Sept. 25.

    The students in Paulyne Fischer’s and Beth Schwecke’s classes wore uniquely decorated hats made out of paper bags to the event and stood one by one in front of the group while an adult friend — usually a parent or grandparent — told three things that made each child special.

  • Community member, school district staff in altercation at meeting

    Off-duty deputies broke up an altercation between two Jeffco Public Schools employees and a Jeffco parent during the school board meeting last Thursday evening.

    The parent, Natalie Adams, had addressed the board earlier in the meeting during public comment. Adams questioned why the board was considering a nearly $1.2 million contract to update the district’s technology and data-storage systems.

  • 'How to Succeed' is a success on all ledgers

    Did you ever wish there was a book that could tell you everything you need to know to be successful in life? In the case of StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," the talented high school players don’t need a book to succeed. This silly and satirical production pokes fun at corporate culture and effortlessly transports the audience straight back to the skinny ties and A-line dresses of the "Mad Men" era.