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Today's News

  • Search continues for possible drowning victim at Wellington Lake

    Search efforts for a man who may have drowned at Wellington Lake in Bailey on March 22 after the canoe he was in capsized have resumed after being suspended for the weather last Friday.

    According to Dionne Waugh, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, efforts to locate the missing man have been unsuccessful so far, so the department is looking into additional sonar search technology to assist West Metro Fire/Rescue’s dive team.

  • 2 arrested in connection with North Turkey Creek Fire

    Two men have been arrested, accused of lighting fireworks that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on Wednesday.

    Andrew Askins and Riley Costello, both 18, face second-degree arson charges for lighting fireworks while Jeffco is in a stage-2 fire ban. The pair have been booked and are no longer in custody, said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The 7-acre fire began around 1 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road.

  • RMAE to cut five teaching positions for next year

    In its continuing effort to balance its budget, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is planning to have five fewer classroom teachers for the 2017-18 school year.

    With around 250 students and 12 teachers, the average student-teacher ratio next year will be about 21:1. This year’s average student-teacher ratio is 15:1.

    Interim executive director Gary Stueven informed staff about the non-contract renewals on Thursday and sent a letter to parents on Friday explaining his decisions.

  • Two teens injured but safe after illegally rock climbing at Red Rocks

    Two teenagers were injured Wednesday night while illegally rock climbing atop a cliff in Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

  • Fortune favors the bald

    All kinds of hair was on the floor, shaved from the heads of brunette, blonde, black-, gray- and white-haired men and women.

    Whether the people had long or short, coarse or fine, curly or straight hair -- those differences were no longer noticeable, as everyone who stood up from the barbers’ chairs was now bald.

    While they had lost a bit of personality and a layer of cranial insulation, they stood in solidarity with the boys and girls who have been diagnosed with cancer.

  • At home in her of devotion

    An Evergreen woman’s devotion to her church has lightened the church’s financial load.

    Barbara Jackson, who died last July at age 81, asked that the proceeds from the sale of her cabin be given to Christ the King Catholic Church, and the money will go a long way to paying down the remaining debt from the addition put on the church in 2010.

    “She was a devout woman,” said Christ the King pastor Jim Fox. “She loved her community and her church, and she wanted to give back.”

  • Fire on U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek 100 percent contained

    A brush fire at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road is 100 percent contained after it burned 7 acres, and destroyed two vehicles and an outbuilding Wednesday afternoon.

    Inter-Canyon, Elk Creek, West Metro, Platte Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments worked to keep flames from spreading in the North Turkey Creek Fire, which broke out around 1 p.m. The fire was on the south side of the highway between North Turkey Creek and Goddard Ranch roads. It had closed all lanes of northbound and southbound U.S. 285.

  • Improper ash disposal cited in recent Kerr Gulch fire

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is cautioning area residents to fully extinguish all fireplace and wood stove fires and properly dispose of leftover ashes after improper ash disposal was found to have caused the wildland fire in Kerr Gulch on March 6.

  • PCSD begins budget talks

    Platte Canyon Schools may consider significant budget cuts and teaching staff reductions in fiscal year 2018 in an effort to better position itself for funding shortfalls tied to falling enrollment, increasing expenses and ongoing declines in K-12 education funding from the state.

    Superintendent Brenda Krage said at last week’s school board meeting that the district is already facing an estimated deficit of almost $1 million for fiscal year 2017 and needs to prepare for a greater deficit in 2018 and beyond.

  • Taking care of business

    The foothills are filled with business start-ups — some of those start-ups are by kids.

    From photography to snow shoveling, tech repair to pet sitting — and ranging in age from 9 to 17 — these young entrepreneurs work hard at providing services to the community.

    Here’s a bit about five who we found in the area.

    Troy Kapande

    Troy Kapande of Evergreen has had the entrepreneurial spirit since he was a tyke.