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Today's News

  • Decision pushed back on Red Rocks Ranch rezoning

    Of the 20 or so Lakewood and Morrison residents who spoke at an April 12 Rooney Valley Commission hearing, not one supported the Red Rocks Ranch development – at least not its current version.

  • Historical Society's name is history

    The Jefferson County Historical Society has changed its name to reflect the area whose history it preserves.

    It’s now the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society or EMA (pronounced Emma) for short. The society, which is a nonprofit, has a new name but does the same work, according to Elaine Hayden, president of the society.

  • Elk Creek principal Lucas headed to Littleton school

    Elk Creek Elementary School’s longtime principal Ryan Lucas will depart at the end of the 2017-18 school year to take a job as principal of Governor’s Ranch Elementary in Littleton.
    Announced late last month, Lucas’ departure was motivated, in part, by a desire to work closer to where he lives down the hill. Prior to joining Elk Creek in 2012, Lucas taught at Belmar Elementary School in Lakewood and Evergreen Middle School, and was the director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for two years.

  • I Love U Guys Foundation to sell Crow Hill property

    Eight years after 15 acres of land near the top of Crow Hill was donated to the I Love U Guys Foundation, foundation board directors have voted to sell the property in an effort to address the organization’s ongoing financial challenges.

  • Bear injures alpacas near Floyd Hill

    A bear attacked and seriously wounded three alpacas at two locations on April 9 and 10 near Floyd Hill, prompting officials to ask residents to keep food locked up and pets on leashes or in enclosed areas.

  • Kittredge hosts relocated business

    Epic Estate Treasures has successfully relocated to Adobe Creek in Kittredge.
    The notion to make the move came down to basic foot traffic. Although the original shop, located in Evergreen Village Center on Meadow Drive, carried much of the same inventory, drop-ins were few.

  • Who can resist puppies in ‘101 Dalmatians’

    Cute puppies are coming to the Montessori School of Evergreen’s Marshdale campus when Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale performs “101 Dalmatians Kids.”

    The 28 second-, third- and fourth-graders in the production will perform a show that is “recognizable and adorable, and the music is fabulous,” according to director Lisa Cole.

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Chief Mike Weege announced the district has hired Paul Amundson, an Evergreen resident and part-time paramedic for EFR, to be its wildfire mitigation/education coordinator.

    During the April 10 Evergreen Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting at the Bergen Park Administration Building, Weege said the district was hiring three new staff members, including Amundson.

  • Fire Briefs: Elk Creek Fire Protection District

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is working to establish a Rapid Extraction Module. It will be one of only three fire departments in the state to have one, along with West Metro Fire Protection District and the Greeley Fire Department.

    An REM involves four firefighters assigned to do off-road rescues in case a firefighter is injured or trapped during larger incidents, Chief Bill McLaughlin told the district's Board of Directors at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Numbers racket