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Today's News

  • 5 candidates challenging school board members targeted by recall

    Five candidates have stepped forward to challenge the three conservative school board members in Jefferson County who are the target of a recall effort.

    Susan Harmon, Brad Rupert, Ron Mitchell, Paula Noonan and Matthew Dhieux will contend with current board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams in the expected recall election in November.

  • AEDs saving lives in Evergreen area

    It wasn't by chance that at least three people who suffered heart attacks were saved by AEDs in the last two years in the Evergreen area.

    Evergreen resident David Montesi started the nonprofit Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation 13 years ago, and it has installed 59 automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, for free in public areas.  

  • Man arrested in Aurora linked to Aspen Park kidnapping

    A 20-year-old arrested in Aurora on Wednesday morning in a car-theft case has been linked to the reported kidnapping of a Park County teen last week, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Aurora police arrested Dakota Holand about 8 a.m., before officials linked him to the reported abduction of a 16-year-old male from outside the Aspen Park King Soopers on Aug. 20.

  • Montessori eighth-grader a spokesman for bicycle drive

    Peter Dohr is a bicycle honcho.

    The eighth-grader at Montessori School of Evergreen has collected at least 42 bikes so far to send to people in Africa who have no way to get around. 

    Dohr is working with the nonprofit group Bicycles for Humanity Colorado, which sends bicycles in shipping containers to rural locations in Africa. The Denver chapter is one of several chapters across the United States and Canada (b4hcolorado.org).

  • IREA considering rate increase for new customers

    The Intermountain Rural Electric Association is considering a rate increase for new customers beginning in January 2016.

    If approved by the IREA board of directors, the rate change would help recover losses from customers who install solar panels and from buyers of vacation properties, said Josh Liss, IREA spokesperson.

    “This will not impact existing rates for customers,” Liss said. “We have heard concerns from residents who have invested in solar power.”

  • Kittredge residents launch crowd-funding campaign for picnic shelter

    The Kittredge Civic Association and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District have launched a month-long campaign to raise $19,000 to build a picnic shelter at Kittredge Park through a crowd-funding Internet site.

    The Kittredge Park shelter was selected for the crowd-funding site Fund Your Park through a competitive application process with the National Recreation and Park Association.

  • For Evergreen Rodeo royalty, the ride continues

    Since being crowned at the Evergreen Rodeo this past June, Queen Lauren Hladik and Princess Alexis Lundahl have been riding in area rodeos. Lauren and Alexis also make appearances at community events, and are planning to present awards at this year’s annual Big Chili Cook-off in Evergreen on Sept. 12.

    “I love the family aspect of rodeo,” says Lauren, who moved up from princess to queen this year. “It’s like a giant family. It’s so great to work together.”

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  • Sheriff seeks to ID pair who burglarized recycling center

    Two men were recorded on video in May when they apparently burglarized the EDS Waste Solutions Recycling Center at 1173 Bergen Parkway behind the King Soopers grocery store.

    Cash and hundreds of pounds of aluminum cans were stolen in the burglary, which happened between May 9 and 10, according to a statement from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The men allegedly took the cans to Denver Scrap Metal at 4890 Washington St. in Denver and recycled them for cash, the Sheriff's Office said.

  • Series of crashes closes eastbound I-70

    A series of crashes near Lookout Mountain at 5:45 p.m. Sunday closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. Motorists were directed to U.S. 40.

    One person was moderately, and several others suffered minor injuries, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. Several were transported to area medical facilities.