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Today's News

  • Looking back and looking forward

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools

  • Get ’er done
  • Hibernate, migrate or circulate?

    Wildlife has evolved astonishing tactics to cope with extreme weather. Like retired New Jersey snowbirds descending to West Palm Beach in the fall, hummingbirds spurn winter, turning their iridescent feathered backs on Colorado and heading south to friendlier habitat.
    Bears vanish into dens to hibernate, slowing their metabolism enough to survive the winter without eating or drinking.

  • A journey recalled: Evergreen native Jim Stobie’s journey was a life on the rails

    Dawn was still fresh in the sky, and Jim Stobie was walking the tracks outside of Baltimore looking for a freight train heading north.

  • ParkCo inmates file class action lawsuit against PCSO, Department of Corrections

    More than two dozen inmates at the Park County jail in Fairplay have filed a class action lawsuit against the jail, the Park County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Department of Corrections, and two U.S. corrections industry contractors — Trinity Serve Group Inc. and Securus Technologies — alleging the denial of privileges they claim are afforded to them as Department of Corrections inmates.

  • WJMS principal to retire

    Becky Brown, the longtime principal at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year — capping a career with the school district that dates back at least to the late 2000s and includes time as the assistant principal at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton.

    Brown was one of several Deer Creek staff credited with restraining gunman Bruco Eastwood after he open fired on students at the school on Feb. 23, 2010.

  • Basement fire causes damage to Aspen Park home

    A fire Sunday evening significantly damaged a home on Briggs Avenue in Aspen Park.

    According to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin, firefighters with Elk Creek Fire and Inter-Canyon Fire responded to a 7:35 p.m. call about a structure fire in the area and found the home engulfed. While the home wasn’t destroyed, the fire caused extensive damage after starting in the basement and spreading to the upper floors.

    No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • The Joy of food pantry: An area nonprofit provides donated food for those in need

    When it comes to food, Kathy Stanley believes in creating a win-win situation for everyone.

    Stanley is the founder and director of Joy’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that collects food supermarkets are ready to throw away and provides it to those who need it. It’s a simple, but relatively new concept that takes many volunteers to see it through — and one that has come to the Evergreen area since the end of October.

  • Cougars take down Jaguars in close game

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys’ basketball team knows how to start off league play right.

    Following a win against Standley Lake and a 61-55 victory over visiting D’Evelyn on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars now sit at 2-0 in league play (9-2 overall) and show no signs of slowing down. The Jaguars, however, have struggled in Jeffco play with two tough losses to start out the new year (4-6).

  • All around, in every way

    At every school, there’s always that student-athlete who perfectly exemplifies the idea of the “student-athlete,” someone who excels at being both in school and in competition. For Conifer, senior Mark Studer checks all the boxes.

    For much of his high school career, Studer has been a stud the court and on the field for the Lobos, as he serves as a guard for the basketball team and as a defensive midfielder in lacrosse. In school, he’s taken more than 15 AP and honors classes during his of high school career and pushes himself when he can.