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Today's News

  • Millions expected in savings after refinancing of school bonds

    Taxpayers in Jefferson County will see an estimated $4.6 million in net savings over the next several years after Jeffco Public Schools refinanced $99 million in bonds from 2012 late last year.

  • How to help with post office burglaries investigation

    While the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has had a good response from local residents affected by the recent post office burglaries, there’ve been no updates in the case.

    However, the agency is following up on several leads, Postal Inspector Eric Manuel said.

    According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Indian Hills Post Office was burglarized sometime between end-of-day Jan. 6 and the morning of Jan. 8.

    The Idledale Post Office was burglarized after close of business on Jan. 8.

  • Pastor helping Evergreen church with transitional period

    After moving to the mountain area from Ohio in November 2016, Pastor Denny Whiteside has been helping Evergreen Christian Church as transitional pastor.

    The church, which has about 45 members, is in the middle of searching for a full-time pastor. Whiteside, who found the church through a search-and-call process, estimated the community will be ready to search for a full-time pastor in about a year.

    In the meantime, her role is to minister and help the congregation identify its needs as a church community.

  • Three injured in single-car rollover in Evergreen

    Three people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Evergreen on Saturday night. According to Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Rob Madden, a silver 2000 Chevy was traveling on Highway 74 near Divide View Road when the car went out of control and rolled. One of the passengers was immediately transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Englewood with serious injuries and two others were transported with minor injuries.

    As of Sunday morning, the condition of the first passenger was unknown, and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

  • Head-on collision near Pine causes traffic delays

    A head-on collision on U.S. 285 between Pine Junction and Elk Creek Road caused traffic delays for about an hour Sunday morning. According to Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Rob Madden, two vehicles collided on southbound U.S. 285 at about 10:35 a.m. While injuries were reported, Madden said that none were life-threatening.

  • Francone to fill Rosier’s seat as Jeffco commissioner

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, has been named by Jeffco Republican officials as the replacement for former Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier.

    On Friday night, the Jefferson County Republican Vacancy Committee selected Francone, a Littleton resident, to replace Rosier after he resigned on Monday. By law, the Jefferson County Republican Party had 10 days from Rosier’s resignation to fill the seat. Francone will serve as commissioner for District 3 until the November election.

  • Women’s March in Denver to return on Saturday

    The annual Women’s March on Colorado, which took place in downtown Denver the day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration last January, will return to Denver later this month.
    Organized partially as a response to Trump’s election as president of the United States last year and partially to promote “social justice, human rights, and equality for all women and all people nationwide,” last year’s event drew more than 100,000 people from across the state to Civic Center Park.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Call to arms

  • Ensuring the availability of the Evergreen Lake trail

    One of the best things to do in Evergreen is to walk around Evergreen Lake. It’s a relatively easy hike with spectacular views, lots of activity as other people take advantage of a plethora of recreational activities that are available on and around the water, and access to a wide variety of wildlife, including many different bird species. Unfortunately, part of the trail was closed for more than a year and a half because of instability before it finally reopened in November.

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