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Today's News

  • A life of loyalty

    George Lockwood has lived a life of loyalty — to his country, the Air Force and his family.

    Lockwood, 94, is a World War II veteran who frequents the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen twice a week, and he recently talked about his time in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic on Guam, his life since the war and his family.

    “If there was another world war, I’d do the same thing: Go back in the Air Force,” he said while sitting in a meeting room at the SRC.

  • Conifer graduates, parents celebrate new beginnings

    Conifer High School graduation’s keynote speaker Joshua Nielson asked the class of 2017 who helped them dig through the proverbial garbage — who had stayed up late and helped them with homework assignments, given them money when they’d gotten a speeding ticket and had been there to support them through all the challenges of high school.

    Their parents.

  • Conifer-area vets reflect on military service

    Veteran Allisha Cody was grateful that the 500 men and women in her Navy Reserve unit came back safely after they’d been deployed to Iraq in 2008.

    “I had a lot of friends that would be outside the wire for a week or two weeks, and you always hope and pray that everybody would come back safe,” Cody said. “There were no fatalities in my unit, which was a blessing.”

  • Rabies in skunks on the rise in Jeffco

    Jeffco Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are reporting an increase in the number of confirmed cases of rabies in terrestrial animals in Jefferson County.
    As of Tuesday, Jeffco had 14 confirmed cases of rabies, according to the latest CDPHE data. All of the confirmed cases of rabies came from infected skunks.

  • Something camp-y on the way at Staunton

    Visitors to Conifer’s Staunton State Park will soon be able to walk in, pitch a tent and yes, camp overnight.

    According to Zach Taylor, Staunton’s park manager, more than two dozen campsites are expected to open at the park as early as this fall or next spring and with some basic amenities, such as picnic tables.

  • Up, up and away

    Fifth-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School sent up trial balloons of sorts on May 17.

    The 100 students in groups of two and three tested tissue-paper hot air balloons by sending them floating into the air. Some balloons flew high over the ball field on the east side of the school, while others, well, not so much.

  • Annual Citizens’ Academy ‘connects’ the community with Sheriff’s Office

    After 10 weeks of learning about SWAT, K-9, forensics and patrol units, among others, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated 25 Jeffco residents from its 24th annual Citizens’ Academy on May 17.

    The academy, which kicked off in March, allowed participants to learn about the various departments within the Sheriff’s Office, including their duties, training, resources and protocols.

  • Disaster fund set for reboot by Chamber

    The September 2013 flood awakened the need for an emergency fund in Evergreen to aid victims of natural disaster.
    Bear Creek, which runs through Evergreen and eventually through Morrison, rose to more than 9 feet, threatening residents and businesses in its path. In light of this catastrophe, Beth Andersen, a local attorney and Evergreen Chamber of Commerce board member, jumped at the opportunity to begin a disaster fund and to implement several fund-raisers to initiate the process.

  • Boosters hope to build multipurpose room at CCHS

    The Clear Creek Booster Club hopes this will finally be the year it will build a multipurpose room onto the high school.
    The proposed 42-foot by 42-foot steel building would become the wrestling team’s practice room, and it also would be used by other teams, according to athletic director Dave Schuessler.

  • Jeffco launches web-based, interactive financial transparency program

    Jefferson County last month launched a digital platform aimed at providing residents, elected officials and staff access to data about how the county is using taxpayer money.
    Powered by OpenGov, the platform transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the county’s finances, according to a Jeffco news release. The design also makes it easier to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent.