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Today's News

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    School district updates policy language on employee conduct

    Despite public concerns that recent changes to the language of Jeffco Public School’s policy on employee conduct will mean less transparency about employee arrests and criminal convictions, as well as weapons possession and other issues, the school district says the changes are nothing more than a consolidation of redundant policies.

  • Broomfield sales manager joins race for Polis’ congressional seat

    Peter Yu, a Colorado native and career sales manager in Broomfield, has joined the race for Jared Polis’ 2nd Congressional District seat.

    Yu, who grew up in Loveland and attended Fort Lewis College in Durango on a football scholarship, is a first-generation American who sees politics and serving in Congress as a way to give back to a country he says gave his family every opportunity in life.

  • Spodyak, Rhoads join crowded Park County sheriff’s race

    Two longtime Bailey residents have joined the 2018 Park County sheriff’s race, which has now swelled to six candidates — all running on the Republican ticket.

    Steve Spodyak, a detective corporal with the Park County Sheriff’s Office, announced his bid for sheriff late last month at a campaign kickoff dinner attended by some 60 people in Bailey.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves 2018 spending plan

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District unanimously adopted its 2018 budget in December. The district expects to end the year with a $1.37 million fund balance – less than it ended with in 2017.

    Despite this, the district still plans to end the year with $25,000 to spare.

    “We’re going to spend $1.025 million, put $25,000 in the bank,” said Treasurer Karl Firor. “Other than the unusual things that can happen, we’re probably in good shape.”

  • Honoring those who serve

    The 2017 Leadership Evergreen class plans to honor and support area first responders during 2018 … and beyond.

    The group is selecting a group from Jefferson, Park or Clear Creek counties each month and finding ways to fill some of their needs. It’s called Hero’s Day.

    “We wanted something to encompass the mountain community, and to be continuous and long lasting,” said Leadership Evergreen member Betsy Rose, who is helping spearhead the project.

  • Foothills Rotary’s Ice Melt barrel returns to Evergreen Lake

    It’s back!

    The barrel returned to Evergreen Lake on Thursday for the 11th year — and area residents are invited to guess when it will fall into the water as part of the Evergreen Ice Melt Contest.

    Tickets are $3 for one, $5 for two or $10 for five, and each ticket requires the purchaser to guess the month, day, hour and second the barrel will fall in. As a tiebreaker, purchasers are asked to guess what the high temperature will be on the day the barrel falls in.

  • Cougar, Lobo teams fare well in midseason relays

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen girls swimming team is doing its best to show that even in a season of transition, the Cougars remain ultra-competitive.

    Head coach Jeanne Godaire is calling it quits after 12 years leading the program, sharing duties for 2017-18 with co-head coach Liz Hudd.

    It would seem like they have their work cut out to keep Evergreen among the state’s elite in 4A before a drop to 3A next season, but the Cougars are off to a great start, finishing first at their most recent meet.

  • Jeffco bids farewell to Commissioner Rosier

      In his seven years as Jeffco commissioner, Don Rosier has worn a lot of hats, literally.

    A cowboy hat, a Cat-in-the-Hat hat, a chef’s hat, a hard hat, a bike helmet, a Slash wig and hat, scuba goggles and snorkel, and a Darth Vader mask.

  • Open Space to renovate trailhead at Windy Saddle

    Jeffco Open Space is planning to renovate the trailhead at Windy Saddle Park, including creating formal trail access to Mount Zion. The work is projected to begin in the fall of 2018 and will probably carry over into 2019, JCOS representatives stated.

    The trailhead, which is located at a turnout on Lookout Mountain Road, north of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Lookout Mountain Nature Center, is a popular spot for motorists, hikers, trail- and road-cyclists and other visitors, especially during the summer.

  • EPRD seeks feedback on lake trail's future

    Maybe, one day, the Evergreen Lake North Trail will be a boardwalk, a floating trail or rebuilt with a rock face.

    These are among the possibilities that the Evergreen Park & Recreation District, along with Evergreen Metropolitan District, is considering for the trail’s long-term future.

    During a community meeting Thursday evening at Buchanan Recreation Center, EPRD asked for community feedback on possible alternatives for the lake trail after it was closed because of unstable conditions in the spring of 2016.