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Today's News

  • Conifer teen’s greeting cards support rescued wild animals

    A Conifer student personifies the notion that young people can make a difference.

    Kayla Wolins, 15, a freshman at Colorado Academy, has donated more than $18,000 over the last three years to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, a haven for large animals such as bears, tigers, lions and coyotes.

  • Sheriff cautions public on counterfeit bills

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning consumers and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money after seeing an increase in its use in 2016.

    The use of fraudulent money was reported nearly 30 times in November and December 2016, a fairly dramatic increase from 2015, when four cases were reported in the county.

    Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said use of counterfeit cash tends to increase later in the year amid the holiday-shopping frenzy.

  • West Metro crew rescues hiker near Dinosaur Ridge

    A technical crew from West Metro Fire rescued a hiker and her dog Monday afternoon near Dinosaur Ridge.

    The pair reportedly had slid off the Dakota Ridge Trail in the Dinosaur Ridge area near I-70 and Highway 93, according to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting.

    “… She somehow slid off the trail and (couldn't) … get herself out,” Scholting said. 

  • Safety officer Saba leaving Evergreen Fire/Rescue

    After six years of service with Evergreen Fire/Rescue, district safety officer Doug Saba is heading to Mountain Vista Fire/Rescue in Longmont, where he will serve as deputy fire marshall.

    “It’s going to be great — I’ve done that work for a long time, and I really enjoy it,” Saba said. “The job is also very close to home. My commute (to Evergreen) from Brighton for the last six years has been good, and even phenomenal, but this is the best thing I could do for my family.”

  • Cat found a month after fire destroys Bailey home

    One month after a house fire destroyed their home and animal sanctuary, LuAnn Pierce and Christian Brown have found one of their three cats that went missing after the blaze.

    According to Pierce, Sammie — a female cat with Manx syndrome — was spotted by a neighbor Jan. 2 before being discovered in a live animal cage trap that evening.

  • Pickleball players meet up with past

    Pickleball players in Evergreen had the opportunity to learn from an old friend on a recent morning.

    Ted Pritchett, a former Evergreen resident who introduced the game to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District in 2011, was visiting Wulf Rec Center to help new and not-so-new players develop and improve their techniques.

    The group played on two pickleball courts that stretched across one basketball court. The attendees used wooden paddles and served the plastic wiffle balls underhanded.

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  • Former Jeffco DA Scott Storey arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Former Jeffco district attorney Scott Storey was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    About 12:30 a.m. that night, Storey, 69, of Littleton was exiting the parking lot of the Platte River Bar & Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, when his vehicle collided with another car, according to court records. Littleton police responded and spoke with Story at the scene. 

  • Special-needs dog finds new home after family’s house is destroyed

    Christmas Eve in the mountains conjures images of snow, cascades of conifers, fireplaces lit with care and loved ones nearby. At Evergreen Animal Hospital, Christmas Eve offered a picture of hope as Bailey, the special-needs dog in need of a new home after her family’s burned, was adopted by local restaurateur John D. Wallace and his fiancée, Shantelle Stephens.

  • School district to wrap up lead mitigation by end of year

    After more than six months of testing and repairs, Jeffco Public Schools is expected to wrap up mitigation efforts related to high lead levels in tap water at more than 77 percent of the district’s schools by year’s end.

    According to Tim Reed, executive director of facilities and planning, testing of the water at all district facilities was completed in October, and efforts to replace hundreds of affected fixtures, pipes and other materials remain in process.