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Today's News

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.

  • Dog park proponents hope process speeds up

    Evergreen area residents trying to find a new location for a permanent off-leash dog park are frustrated that it’s taking so long to find space, and they want the county to establish an interim space in the meantime.

    After Jeffco Open Space closed the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area last spring, the Friends worked with JCOS, Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Evergreen Metropolitan District to identify sites for a new dog park and develop an innovative design that would mitigate many of the problems seen at Elk Meadow.

  • Conifer marathoner’s new book recounts Boston bombing experience

    Five years ago, Conifer’s Greg Kalkwarf crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon shortly before the bombing.

    Fortunately, his family wasn’t in the area.

    “If we hadn’t had VIP passes, this little guy” — he said, pointing to his now 8-year-old son Bryce — “would’ve been right next to the bomb.”

  • Adapting to life's circumstances

    While Joelle Broberg was an assistant principal at Evergreen High School, she came to realize that her life’s path was to become a parent.

    That realization led her to an international adoption, a hold on her career, and the trials and tribulations of parenthood. The lives of Broberg and her daughter, Shweta, 9, are intertwined as together they’ve faced issues with international adoption, multiple surgeries to fix Shweta’s leg and the task of becoming a family.

  • Lawsuit against Jeffco Public Schools alleging ADA violations settled

    A lawsuit brought against Jeffco Public Schools by a former employee who alleged the school district discriminated against him on the basis of a disability was settled last month with both parties paying for their own costs and attorney fees.

    Michael Kiley of Conifer was employed by Jeffco Public Schools from March 2016 to December 2016 as a school bus driver in a service area that included Evergreen High School, Conifer High School and Ralston Elementary in Golden.

  • Decision pushed back on Red Rocks Ranch rezoning

    Of the 20 or so Lakewood and Morrison residents who spoke at an April 12 Rooney Valley Commission hearing, not one supported the Red Rocks Ranch development – at least not its current version.

  • Historical Society's name is history

    The Jefferson County Historical Society has changed its name to reflect the area whose history it preserves.

    It’s now the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society or EMA (pronounced Emma) for short. The society, which is a nonprofit, has a new name but does the same work, according to Elaine Hayden, president of the society.

  • Elk Creek principal Lucas headed to Littleton school

    Elk Creek Elementary School’s longtime principal Ryan Lucas will depart at the end of the 2017-18 school year to take a job as principal of Governor’s Ranch Elementary in Littleton.
    Announced late last month, Lucas’ departure was motivated, in part, by a desire to work closer to where he lives down the hill. Prior to joining Elk Creek in 2012, Lucas taught at Belmar Elementary School in Lakewood and Evergreen Middle School, and was the director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for two years.

  • I Love U Guys Foundation to sell Crow Hill property

    Eight years after 15 acres of land near the top of Crow Hill was donated to the I Love U Guys Foundation, foundation board directors have voted to sell the property in an effort to address the organization’s ongoing financial challenges.