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Today's News

  • Up, up and away

    Fifth-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School sent up trial balloons of sorts on May 17.

    The 100 students in groups of two and three tested tissue-paper hot air balloons by sending them floating into the air. Some balloons flew high over the ball field on the east side of the school, while others, well, not so much.

  • Jackknifed semi causes traffic detour on U.S. 285

    A jackknifed semi-truck caused traffic to be rerouted on southbound U.S. 285 for about two hours Thursday afternoon, and the highway has since reopened.

    Around 1:40 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol received a call about a jackknifed truck near Brookmont Road in Morrison, according to Trooper Josh Lewis.

    CSP troopers and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

    “We had to get the heavy wrecker to basically straighten it out and get it moved,” Lewis said.

  • Inter-Canyon considering cancer award program

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is considering participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Go Paint your way to save animals

    If you are searching for something distinctive, uncommon and creative to do while in Evergreen, why not go paint a rhino? Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint, puts it another way: “Step into your imagination!” Go Paint Rhinos is the latest project of the paint-your-own pottery studio, which also includes a build-your-own miniature garden called WeeScapes. Belmont took over ownership of the business two years ago from original owner Lisa Wood. Soon thereafter, she incorporated WeeScapes and has been hard at work ever since.

  • Our Readers Write

    Ecstatic about Dr. Glass as superintendent finalist
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  • Community voices: Together we are moving Jeffco Schools forward

    Ron Mitchell
    President, Jefferson County Board of Education

    The Jeffco Board of Education is very proud of the achievements gained this year to make Jeffco Schools one of the best in the nation. Our students and staff have demonstrated tremendous accomplishments in arts, sports and academics.

  • Don’t cut the cord because they do

    Greg Dobbs

    A really bad guy might be coming to the White House. President Donald Trump late last month invited his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, to pay a visit.

    Duterte is the tough-talking tyrant who actually encouraged the “slaughter” by his own police of drug suspects — not just dealers, but even users. They’re called “extrajudicial killings.” That means no arrest, no trial, no jury, no conviction. Just death. An estimated 7,000 so far.

  • Open Space seeking partnerships for new dog park

    A Jeffco Open Space official announced Tuesday the department is hoping to foster a partnership with at least one of the special districts in Evergreen to continue searching for a site for a new dog off-leash park.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    That can’t be all she’s smoking

  • Platte Canyon Schools to add a grant-funded social worker

    With flow-through grant funding from the Park County Department of Health and Human Services, Platte Canyon School District will be adding a part-time social worker next year.

    The social worker will serve as a resource for the district, providing mental health support for Platte Canyon students.

    “Park County has a pretty high student mental health need and students who are struggling … with suicidal tendencies,” said Superintendent Brenda Krage in a May 8 board meeting. “I’m really excited to be able to bring the support in.”