Today's News

  • Authorities arrest a second man in Pine Junction bar fight

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has identified and arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a father and endangering a 4-year-old in a January bar fight.
    Devon Lee Premer, 22, of Arvada was identified Tuesday after the JCSO released photos and videos of a suspect from the January incident on Monday and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

  • Arrest made in fatal accident on Evergreen Parkway

    The driver of a silver Chevrolet Cavalier involved in a single-car rollover accident that killed 16-year-old Rachel Hern of Evergreen was arrested Tuesday evening.
    After more than a month-long investigation by the Colorado State Patrol, Daltyn Hollon, 20, faces a felony charge of reckless vehicular homicide, as well as several misdemeanors and traffic infractions, including third-degree assault, reckless driving and failure to drive in a designated lane. He will appear in court Tuesday to be advised of these charges.

  • Proposed tax increase could yield $1.6 billion for P-12 education

    Taxpayers across the state could see a $1.6 billion tax increase question on their November ballots this fall if backers of a new school funding measure are able to collect enough voter signatures between now and July 11.

  • Conifer High hosts second Diversity Day

    Race. Ethnicity. Sex/gender. Political affiliation. Religious or spiritual beliefs. Sexual orientation. Family background. Income level. Disabilities.

    How are you the same or how are you different from your peers on paper? How do your experiences differ from your peers’?

    Those were some of the questions that Conifer High School students explored on Friday as the school hosted its second annual Diversity Day, organized by Conifer’s 16 peer counselors.

  • Bill to allow permitless concealed carry passes state Senate

    Roughly two weeks after state House Democrats rejected three gun control bills that would have allowed — among other things — concealed weapons in schools, the Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill last Thursday that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

  • PCSD superintendent leaving for job in Fremont County

    Platte Canyon Superintendent Brenda Krage has accepted a job as the new superintendent of the Florence-Penrose School District in Fremont County and will vacate her position with Platte Canyon Schools at the end of July.

    Announced to district staff Tuesday morning, Krage’s upcoming departure from Platte Canyon was made official Monday night after a unanimous vote by the Florence-Penrose school board during its regular meeting.

  • Serving up some serious competition

    Badminton at Evergreen High School is definitely not a genteel sport.

    In fact, volleys between the doubles teams playing for the school championship on March 7 were fast and furious. Seniors Konrad LaDow and Charlie Wetzel won 2-1 at the 30-minute tournament and will move on to the Colorado State Badminton Association tournament in April.

    Evergreen has won the state tournament for the past two


    The duo beat seniors Jack Patterson and Brendan Maus for the title, a medal and bragging rights.

  • Former RMAE leader given jail time, probation for felony theft

    A former Parent Teacher Organization president at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $54,000 from the school, a class 4 felony.

    On March 2, Kelly Ann Breuer, 51, of Evergreen was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay $59,535 in restitution.

    Breuer was investigated by the Department of Revenue for misusing the organization’s and school’s funds to buy personal items across almost three years, which included her time as president of the PTO board.

  • Evergreen chamber honors residents during annual celebration

    Evergreen residents who give back to the community were honored recently by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual Honoree Celebration.

    The winners are determined by a multi-pronged vetting process that includes online voting, nominee interviews and voting by a committee.

    Leader of 2017

    Eric Gill, owner of Bear Paw Rentals in downtown Evergreen, was named Leader of 2017 for his volunteerism with many organizations for 20 years.

  • Pair of locals receive citizens award for saving boy’s life

    A Conifer teen and a young man from Evergreen received the Sheriff’s Office Citizen Citation of Merit for preventing a teenage boy from committing suicide last summer.

    Luke Schultz, 24, and Ellie Hislop, 15, a sophomore at Conifer High School, were recognized at the Sheriff’s annual award ceremony on March 1.

    The award honored Hislop and Schultz for stopping the teen from jumping off a bridge along Evergreen Parkway last August, as the two tried to talk him down before Schultz pulled him off the railing and Hislop helped hold him down.