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Today's News

  • In the Christmas spirit

    You know the holidays are upon us when the Conifer Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of Trees comes around.

    On Thursday night, representatives from 14 businesses decorated their trees, which were on display through Saturday at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. Santa made some appearances to chat with children as families viewed the holiday creations.

    In addition to the trees, wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments also were on display.

  • Jeffco exploring later school start times across the district

    After more than a year of conversations with parents and community members in Evergreen, Jeffco Public Schools is considering moving back school start times — both at mountain area schools and across the rest of the school district.

    According to achievement director Dan Cohan, the district first began exploring later school start times in April 2016 after Evergreen High School changed its bell schedule to eliminate block scheduling two days a week.

  • Seniors enjoy annual Rotary Thanksgiving meal

    With tables full of seniors and plates full of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving came early to Evergreen this year.

    The Rotary Clubs of Evergreen and Mountain Foothills teamed up to host their fourth annual Rotary Thanksgiving Lunch for seniors Thursday afternoon at the Evergreen Lake House.

    About 200 seniors attended, and more than 50 volunteers helped throughout the day with additional volunteers preparing food beforehand.

  • EPRD holds public hearing on 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District is looking to approve its 2018 budget, which has projected approximately $6.6 million in revenues and $6 million in expenses, including $1.9 million for capital improvement projects.

    The district is expected to approve the budget at its Dec. 5 Board of Directors meeting at Wulf Recreation Center. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.

  • Platte Canyon considering mid-year wage increases

    Employees who earn an hourly wage in the Platte Canyon school district could see a mid-year wage increase if the school board approves a proposal recently brought forth by Superintendent Brenda Krage.

  • Platte Canyon to administer practice PSAT9 exams in January

    Ninth-graders at Platte Canyon High School will take a practice version of the new PSAT9 exam in January, roughly three months ahead of when the formal exam will be administered to all Colorado high school freshman.

    Funded by an anonymous $1,000 donation to the school district, the practice exam will allow ninth-graders a dry run on the standardized test that is replacing the Colorado Measures of Academic Success exam in language arts and math.

  • Voters approve Hidden Water Valley District

    The proposal to create a water district in Evergreen’s Hidden Valley community has passed by a majority of the 115 affected voters.

    The Hidden Valley Mutual Water Co., located near Evergreen Parkway and Pine Crest Drive, currently serves 64 single-family homes. However, as the Hidden Valley Water District, it would have the power to enter into contracts with other water districts, Jeffco staff said in September.

  • EFPD finalizes 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is expecting a $2.4 million increase in revenue next year, largely stemming from increased property taxes.

    Discussed briefly at the EFPD’s monthly fire board meeting Nov. 14, the increased revenue specifically reflects a $1.2 million increase in property tax revenue from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, a $200,000 projected increase in ambulance billings and a $60,000 budgeted increase in revenue from wildland fire deployments.

  • Elk Creek Elementary pays tribute to local veterans

    “I am a Warrior and a member of a team. ... I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. ... I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

    “I am an American Soldier.”

    Students, staff and community members of Elk Creek Elementary honored veterans Thursday afternoon with the school’s annual Veterans Day Play. This year, the play’s theme was the Soldier’s Creed, which the cast members — many in military-based costumes — recited during the performance.

  • Rosier to resign as Jeffco commissioner

    Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier is resigning from the Board of County Commissioners in early January to serve as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, the county announced Wednesday afternoon.
    Rosier was elected commissioner of District 3, which includes South Jeffco, in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014. He is term-limited in 2018.
    According to the county, the vacant position will be filled per state statute by the      vacancy committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party.