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Today's News

  • Park district board selects interim co-directors, approves loop trail contract

    Recreation manager Ellen O’Connor and Lake House  supervisor Brad Bednar are serving as interim co-directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District while EPRD board members search for a new executive director.

    Former EPRD executive director Scott Robson resigned at the end of August after 3½ years of service. He has accepted a position as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum in Golden.

  • Jeffco planners recommend revisions to oil and gas regs

     The Jeffco Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of changes to the county’s oil and gas regulations at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    Planning and Zoning Director John Wolforth said changes to county regulations regarding oil and gas drilling and operations would make them consistent with those of the state. There are no current applications for oil and gas development in Jeffco, and only one existing operation, along Highway 73 near Rocky Flats, Wolforth noted.

  • Annual Big Chili Cook-off heating up at Buchanan Park on Sept. 7

    The 13th annual Big Chili Cook-off has a new venue at Buchanan Park, where spicy samples of recipes can be tasted throughout the day. The gates open at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, for the event benefiting six area fire departments.

    Homemade versions of chili recipes will be available for tasting, as well as samplings from area restaurants.

  • Teacher raises on hold as board rejects fact-finder's report

    Jeffco teacher salaries will remain at 2013-14 levels entering September after the school board rejected a fact-finder’s recommendations at Thursday’s school board meeting in Golden.

    A tentative contract agreement reached by bargaining teams would have given raises to educators rated “effective” and “highly effective,” but teachers rated “partially effective” would also have received a pay increase.

  • Q&A with HD25 Democratic candidate Janet Doyle

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district?

    I am an experienced businesswoman with years of community involvement in our district and the ability to represent all constituents of HD25 across the political spectrum due to my moderate, pragmatic and fiscally responsible perspective. I have heard from many constituents that they want what I represent — a moderate, experienced, fiscally conservative community leader.

  • Q&A with HD25 GOP candidate Jon Keyser

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district? 

  • Q&A with HD25 Libertarian candidate Jack Woehr

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district?

    I have been a political activist since 1975 and began campaigning for public office in 1994. In the past 20 years I have been involved with policy and policymakers, testifying many times before

  • Walk to celebrate 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act

    A walk along the Pioneer Trail on Saturday will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. 

    The 5-mile hike begins at 9 a.m. at the trailhead at the RTD Park-n-Ride in Bergen Park at the Highway 74 and County Road 65, and continues to the Evergreen Lake House.

  • Fall slash collection for Indian Hills residents could include vouchers for purchase

    Board members of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District are considering the use of vouchers, which residents could purchase for slash collection this fall.

    Indian Hills resident Bret Roller, who is coordinating a slash collection program with Jefferson County, has suggested placing vending stations in the community at which residents could buy the vouchers for approximately $20.

  • Friendly overtures, friction at school board retreat

    Jeffco’s famously divided school board made conciliatory noises at its annual retreat on Saturday, though some evidence surfaced of the friction that has prevailed since last November’s election. 

    “I promise there will be clear and concise communication,” said Superintendent Daniel McMinimee, who was hired on a 3-2 vote in June. “I’m looking forward to working together. I think this has been a great start.”