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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Subject uncooperative

  • Students learn to celebrate differences from veteran’s therapy cat

    It isn’t easy being different. Whether you’re the new kid at school or a disabled military veteran or a cat without a coat, being different can draw the judgmental eye of everyone around you and leave you feeling lonely and isolated.

    But one recent morning at West Jefferson Elementary School, all of those differences were celebrated through the lens of kindness.

  • Jackknifed semi causes traffic detour on U.S. 285

    A jackknifed semi-truck caused traffic to be rerouted on southbound U.S. 285 for about two hours Thursday afternoon, and the highway has since reopened.

    Around 1:40 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol received a call about a jackknifed truck near Brookmont Road in Morrison, according to Trooper Josh Lewis.

    CSP troopers and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

    “We had to get the heavy wrecker to basically straighten it out and get it moved,” Lewis said.

  • Jeffco finalizes Glass hiring

    Jeffco Public Schools has hired Jason Glass as its next superintendent.

    After a unanimous vote Tuesday evening that approved both Glass’ hiring and a three-year contract, the school board said it felt it picked the right candidate for the job and was satisfied with the process by which Glass was selected and ultimately hired.

  • Polis, public discuss wide variety of topics at town hall meeting

    The country’s political divisiveness, especially since the election of President Donald Trump, has had a silver lining, according to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis: It brought more than 700 people to a town hall meeting Friday night to discuss national political issues.

    The last time Polis, a Democrat, conducted such a meeting in Evergreen, which was before the November presidential election, 40 residents attended. He said people have become re-engaged in the political process.

  • Additional anti-Semitism allegations surface in Jeffco

    Jeffco Public Schools has confirmed that at least two more anti-Semitic incidents took place at mountain area schools over the last couple of years — this time in Evergreen.

  • Jeffco Schools finalizes budget recommendations

    Jeffco Public Schools is making the final adjustments to its proposed budget for the 2017-18 academic year after receiving final recommendations from the Jeffco school board May 4.

    The proposed $951 million budget accommodates $24.7 million in district-wide compensation increases; a 0.5 percent increase to required Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) contributions; and an $80,000 boost to the base superintendent salary.

  • District approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract agreement with its teachers union after several months of negotiations.

  • Police arrest man in connection with murder of Aurora woman

    Police have arrested Shawrae Butler, 21, in connection with the death of Queen Ashby. 

    Police were searching for Butler, who was considered armed and dangerous, before he was arrested Friday afternoon.

    The body of Ashby, 20, from Aurora was found by a motorist near Highway 103 on April 8. After weeks of being unable to identify her, police released a computer rendering to local media, which funneled dozens of tips to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.

  • Kindergartners celebrate parents with tea party

    “In all the world, I know it’s true,” the children recited, “there is no mom and dad like you.”

    West Jefferson Elementary School’s kindergartners celebrated their parents with an assortment of gifts, poems and songs during a morning tea party on May 10. About 20 parents were in attendance, as students in Alicia Beabout’s class surprised them with badges that said “Happy Mother’s Day” and “Happy Father’s Day,” and other handmade goodies.