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Today's News

  • Election 2017: 5 questions with PCSB candidate Katie Spodyak
  • Election 2017: 5 questions with PCSB candidate Cyndie Sherriff
  • TallGrass collecting items for soldier boxes

    Even though it’s just mid-October, TallGrass Aveda Day Spa is already thinking about the military who will be away from home during the holidays.

    TallGrass is once again collecting items that can be put into soldier boxes for men and women. Owner Gail Sharp is hoping the community will help in four ways:

    • Donate travel-size personal care items and drop them off by Nov. 9 at the spa at 997 Upper Bear Creek Road or at The Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Parkway in Evergreen, and the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce office in the Stone House in Bergen Park.

  • Driver in I-70 accident found to be under the influence

    The driver of a truck that veered across the median on Interstate 70 and crashed into four other vehicles was under the influence of alcohol, ephedrine and marijuana, an autopsy report confirms.
    Around 11 a.m. on July 30, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when his Chevrolet pickup truck veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic.

  • EFR honors first responders with Code Saver awards

    Several first responders from Evergreen and elsewhere in Jefferson County were recognized late last month for their efforts to save two individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest earlier this year.
    On Sept. 25, Evergreen Fire/Rescue honored 17 people with Code Saver awards, including Jeffco Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Bybee and public responder Din Golden of Evergreen.

  • Human Services says alleged forgery had little impact on families it serves

    Jefferson County Human Services says the alleged forgery by its former employee had no negative implications for the children and families it serves.

    Richelle Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury, Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare casework with the county.

  • Parks Briefs

    Jeffco Open Space

    According to Matt Robbins, JCOS community connections manager:

    • JCOS opened the Big Easy Trailhead as part of the Peaks-to-Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park on Sept. 29. The trailhead features a recreational area with access to the water, fishing platforms, nearly a mile of new trails, three picnic shelters, a geology garden, and a new bridge over the creek to the Peaks-to-Plains Trail. The trailhead also has a restroom and 54 parking spaces.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • WJMS hosts interactive Science Night for kids, community

    Did you know that putting glow sticks in hot water will make them shine brighter, while putting them in colder water will help them last longer?

    If you don’t, Parker Liebaert, an eighth-grader at West Jeff Middle School, can tell you all about it.

  • CUSP plants third round of wood-eating mushrooms

    How much wood could a mushroom eat if a mushroom could eat wood?

    Well, in the case of the Coalition for the Upper South Platte’s latest wood chip-eating mushroom inoculation, a lot: The newest plot of wood chips is 90 feet by 51 feet.

    In its third year, CUSP’s mushroom experiment involves training different species of mushrooms to “eat” wood chips leftover from grinding up slash, thus accelerating a natural decay process that traditionally takes 20 to 30 years while leaving behind nutrients that benefit the ecosystem.