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Today's News

  • The healing continues: Jefferson County hosts 24th annual Courage Walk

    It’s often said that grief is a silent burden to carry.

    For some, the grief was a little less burdensome last Saturday during the 24th annual Courage Walk. The walk, which coincides with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, honors crime victims and those who have lost loved ones to violence.

    Victim advocates and other supporters joined crime victims, families and loved ones for a half-mile walk around the Jeffco Courthouse to the onsite Courage Garden, where a short service recognized crime victims across Jefferson County.

  • Agencies collaborate during emergency response training exercise

    Two overturned cars. Four blood-covered people. Nine responding agencies.
    The scene on Saturday at Lair o’ the Bear Park on Highway 74 looked like a tragic car accident, but in reality, it was the scene of a joint emergency response training exercise hosted by Jeffco Open Space. This was the first coordinated training of this magnitude in the Jeffco foothills.

  • Community Voices: PCSD looks to the future on budget

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon Schools Superintendent

  • America’s pastime with a hot dog to boot

    Greg Dobbs

  • Closed dog park a victim of its success

    It never seemed like the rules were that important to a lot of people who used the Evergreen Bark Park. Dog waste was routinely left and not picked up.  Some people put the waste into plastic bags and then left the bags on the ground. When the parking lots were full, people routinely parked along the street, often right next to no parking signs. Other people didn’t use leashes when they took their dogs from their cars to the designated off-leash areas.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Temper fideles

  • Friends of Evergreen Dog Park call into question E. coli testing

    Members of the Friends of Evergreen Dog Park think they’ve obtained evidence that Jeffco Open Space’s E. coli testing in Bergen Creek at the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area is flawed, and they’re urging Jeffco commissioners to investigate discrepancies in the agency’s findings.
    Several members of the local nonprofit, as well as local dog lovers, appeared before the commissioners during their regular Tuesday meeting.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    School district purchases EMS students’ artwork

    A three-dimensional, fused glass sculpture created last year by Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders has been purchased by Jeffco Public Schools for display in the district’s superintendent’s office.

    Announced April 4, the purchase involves a piece of artwork titled, “Pentagonal Pangea,” and was created by students in art teacher Ann Simpson’s class and under the guidance of Evergreen artist David Cuin.

  • Platte Canyon volleyball player invited to play in Australia

    For 16-year old Cora Stebner, playing volleyball is all she’s ever wanted to do. From the minute the Platte Canyon junior first played as a kid in California, she’s been hooked — playing on school teams, playing with local and state volleyball clubs, participating in summer leagues and ultimately landing spots on Platte Canyon’s varsity roster and on the 3A Frontier League all-conference team in 2015.

    At 5-feet, 5-inches tall with a crush of red hair, Stebner is a force on the court.

  • Donations requested to help EFR coordinator with cancer

    A fund-raiser has been launched to assist one of Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s longest-running staffers after he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

    Dave Montesi, a 20-year veteran of EFR and the department’s new EMS coordinator, was recently diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, otherwise known as Stage IV skin cancer. According to a statement from the department, which is speaking on behalf of Montesi, the cancer has spread to Montesi’s lymph nodes and will require at least one surgery and intense immunotherapy that isn’t covered by insurance.