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Today's News

  • Let’s hope you are living your life with your head in the clouds

    Nephologists get no respect.  Wikipedia has a complete meltdown about whether the term is still relevant, internet searches might provide, instead, links to “nephrology” (the study of kidneys), and even the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admin-istration, that bastion of meteorology, gets it wrong, only producing a reference to how kidney disease is affected by climate change.

  • Jeffco Library abolishes fines on children’s materials

    Young readers in Jefferson County no longer have to worry about returning a book to the library a day or two late now that Jefferson County Public Library eliminated late fees on all children’s materials.

    The decision, which was made by the board of trustees in 2017 but took effect in 2018, is part of the library’s long-term goal of improving early literacy, and library staff members see it as a way to support young readers and improve access to the third largest public library system in Colorado.

  • Inter-Canyon cancels elections

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District has canceled its May 8 election due to a lack of candidates.

    No one submitted self-nomination forms or affidavits of intent to be a write-in candidate other than the three board members whose positions were up for re-election.

  • Shearing for a cause

    Those who stepped up to the barber’s chair to have their heads shaved for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser on Saturday did it for one reason: to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

    “How we take care of our kids says a lot about our country and our culture,” shavee Matt Moore told about 50 people who assembled at Ascent Church in Evergreen to watch the head-shaving event.

  • Cougars stay dominant over Lobos

    EVERGREEN — Whenever Conifer and Evergreen face off in any given sport, spectators can generally expect a heated, competitive game.

    That was the case on Saturday night at Evergreen High School as, despite a highly defensive effort from both soccer squads, the Cougars — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com 4A poll — emerged victorious for the sixth year in a row against their rivals, 2-0. 

  • Cougar lacrosse defeats Lobos

    By Levi Waddell

    EVERGREEN — Behind a stellar performance from senior captain Nic Crosbie, the Evergreen Cougars’ lacrosse team overcame longtime rival Conifer 8-6 on March 14 on their home field. In a back-and-forth game that saw both teams go on big runs, Crosbie’s five goals were the difference.

  • Catlin selected local RTD Director

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners selected Peggy Catlin to serve as Regional Transportation Director for District N.

    She will replace Tina Francone, who resigned the position after she was appointed to replace Commissioner Don Rosier in late January.

    Catlin, who was officially appointed at Tuesday’s board hearing, will serve until January, when the winner of the November election is sworn in.

  • Red Barn rezoning case for lodging continued

     Wanting more information on water usage and monitoring, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners has continued a rezoning proposal to allow overnight lodging at the Red Barn in Marshdale. The hearing will resume on May 15.

  • CDOT contractor dies in Clear Creek Canyon accident

    A CDOT contractor died after falling in Clear Creek Canyon on Tuesday afternoon.

    Jaime Sarinana-Herrera, 40, was part of a crew doing rockfall mitigation work along U.S. 6 when the accident occurred. Sarinana-Herrera fell between 50-70 feet.

    The scene of the incident was initially investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The specific cause of the accident will be determined during a future OSHA investigation.

    The rockfall work included rock-scaling efforts, rock anchors and adding 285,000 square feet of wire mesh.

  • JCSO asks for $1 million more in overtime to meet call demand

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is asking the county to authorize an adjusted 2018 budget to pay for more overtime and/or more full-time employees.

    Sheriff Jeff Shrader has recommended the county hire an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand. Alternatively, he suggested Jeffco approve an overtime budget of approximately $3.2 million, which is about $1 million more than what was in the county’s 2018 proposed budget.