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Today's News

  • WJES hosts Superhero Sprint fund-raiser

    Look, there on the sidewalk! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! ... No, it’s superheroes!

    Specifically, West Jeff Elementary students, who were channeling their favorite superheroes to participate in their school’s Superhero Sprint fund-raiser Friday morning.

    On Monday, the school confirmed the fun-run event, which was modeled off Elk Creek Elementary School’s Rainbow Run last February, raised more than $10,000.

  • Hickenlooper denies request for pardon

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has denied Ingrid Encalada LaTorre’s request for a pardon after reviewing her application and history over the last couple of weeks.

    In a statement released Sept. 14, Hickenlooper said that while he was moved by LaTorre’s dream of being an American and her work to support her family while in the United States, he couldn’t discount the impact of her crime — criminal impersonation — on her victim.

  • CAE opens new, permanent home in Bergen Park

    Art will always have a home in Evergreen.

    After more than four years of fund-raising, searching and renovating, the Center for the Arts Evergreen finally opened the doors to its permanent home at the former Bergen Park Community Church building.

    CAE hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday evening, along with an open house of its first show at the new location, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. The former sanctuary serves as the main gallery, and the former school house serves as a gathering area.

  • Lots of fun for all at Canyonfest

    Canyonfest in Kittredge has something for everyone.

    From the kids games to the beer garden, the duck races to the vendor booths, the annual event sponsored by the Kittredge Civic Association is all about building community. And every year, it achieves its goal: whether you’re a Kittredge old-timer or a newcomer to the area, everyone is greeted as family.

  • 1830s Rendezvous takes attendees in a trip back in time

    Hailey Hunt flashed a big smile as she posed with Henry Crawford — and a half-cooked buffalo tongue.
    The 8-year-old and her mother, Janet, for the first time attended the 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison last weekend. And they were not the only ones who marveled at Crawford’s boiling buffalo tongue, either.
    Janet and Hailey, who live in Littleton, eyed the piece of meat with curiosity. While it looked a bit strange, they both agreed they would give it a try.
    “I’m not going to turn it down,” Janet said with a smile.

  • Grass fires burn along Evergreen Parkway, I-70

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is looking for people who may have seen what caused more than a half-dozen small grass fires on the east side of Evergreen Parkway on Thursday morning.

    This is the second grass fire incident that EFR has responded to in the last week, and it’s a reminder that the weather has turned dry again.

    EFR Capt. Stacee Martin reminds residents that it’s important to be vigilant.

    “If you see something — smoke or suspicious activity — tell somebody: call EFR, call 911, call the sheriff,” she said.

  • 'Gold Plane' & Silver Plume: the Wichita State plane crash revisited

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash. This first part focuses on the events leading up to and during the crash on Oct. 2, 1970.

    Forty. Eleven. Nine.

    Forty people — football players, coaches, administrators, wives, fans and flight crew — set out from Wichita, Kan., to Denver to Logan, Utah, in a Martin 404 aircraft.

    Eleven people made it down Mount Trelease after the plane crashed.

  • Former Jeffco child welfare worker indicted on counts of forgery

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker has been accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Bubonic plague found in a pair of Conifer cats

    The Jeffco health department is warning area residents to be on the lookout for signs of the bubonic plague in their pets after a cat in Conifer recently died from the disease.

  • EPAD earns prestigious designation

    Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation, a local nonprofit devoted to facilitating access to automated external defibrillators and increasing CPR education in Evergreen, has been awarded the highest designation from the Heart Safe Foundation — meaning that EPAD’s work has made Evergreen one of the better prepared communities for heart attacks.