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Today's News

  • Williams sentenced to probation in shooting of bear cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the Evergreen man convicted in November on multiple charges related to the shooting of two bear cubs in September 2015, was sentenced Monday afternoon to two years of probation and 48 hours of useful community service.

    In addition, Judge Tamara Russell ordered Williams to pay $2,000 in fines and $187.10 in restitution for a window broken in the incident, as well as undergo an animal cruelty evaluation and treatment.

    Williams also was permanently barred from both hunting and owning weapons.

  • Commissioners favor rezoning for development at Dinosaur Ridge — without car dealerships

    Jeffco’s county commissioners were poised to vote Tuesday on a rezoning that could bring auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, but after a marathon meeting they instead showed support for a substitute motion by Commissioner Libby Szabo to eliminate vehicle dealerships from the controversial development.

  • Jeffco school board votes to search for new superintendent

    The Jeffco school board voted unanimously Thursday night to search for a replacement for Superintendent Dan McMinimee.

    Citing weaknesses in McMinimee's performance — including his communication skills and management expertise — as well as a lack of trust among the “district's constituents,” school board members expressed a desire for a leader that can take Jeffco Public Schools “to the next level.”

  • Evergreen High students raise funds to give Littleton boy his wish

    The Evergreen High School Student Senate hopes the community will get behind its fund-raising efforts to help pay for a student’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

    The group is raising money for 12-year-old Dan, a middle-schooler in Littleton. Dan faced a heart transplant, and his wish is to go to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., through the foundation. Students hope to raise $2,500 by Jan. 27.

  • Polar Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 12

    The ninth annual Evergreen Lake Plunge has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 12, Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer has announced.

    The Plunge, which traditionally is held on New Year's Day, had to be postponed after the Evergreen Park and Recreation District determined the ice was not thick enough before that weekend. The lake finally opened for skating on Tuesday, Jan. 3, after a cold spell swept through the area.

  • Protesters rally against Rooney Valley rezoning

    Some dressed in full-on dinosaur costumes, others wore dinosaur hats, and many carried signs proclaiming, “No car dealerships, no rezoning” — all to protest a rezoning application that would have allowed auto dealerships, hotels and retail on the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge.

  • Players form bonds at basketball showcase

    The basketball players in the Wulf Rec Center gym formed two lines — players in one would do a lay-up; those in the other would rebound and pass the ball off, starting the pattern again. The youngsters switched sides with each turn, gently passing the ball to their teammates.

    Whatever the differences between them — in age, experience, height or ability — they were all kids, having fun playing basketball.

  • Student at West Jeff Middle School says she’s a target of anti-Semitism

    The family of an eighth-grader at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer is alleging that the student has been the target of anti-Semitic acts, and a discrimination complaint has been filed against Jeffco Public Schools with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

    According to Isabella Grunspan, who addressed the Jeffco school board at its regular meeting Thursday, West Jeff students have targeted her daily not only for being Jewish but also for standing up for other minorities.

  • Dems, independents discuss need to promote causes in next 4 years

    Some Conifer area residents are “lacing up their boots” and brainstorming on how best to participate in politics at the local, state and federal levels as a new president prepares to move into the White House.

    More than 60 people gathered at the Aspen Park Community Center on Friday night to learn more about a group currently called itself Organizing for Action-Conifer, which is a local branch of a nationwide movement.

  • Meetings set on issues at Elk Meadow off-leash area

    Jeffco Open Space has announced the dates of three meetings to solicit public input about the issues facing the popular Elk Meadow off-leash area in Evergreen.