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Today's News

  • First responders practice extrications at scene of mock accident

    At 6:15 p.m. Saturday, a call came into Foothills Fire & Rescue: A multi-vehicle accident. One vehicle on fire. Three people trapped in vehicles. A possible hazardous-material issue.

    Four minutes later, another call went out for mutual aid from the Indian Hills and Genesee fire departments, and from the Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, and suddenly fire trucks and ambulances converged on a location in El Rancho.

  • ‘Addams Family’ a creepy, kooky romp at EHS

    The Evergreen High School production of “The Addams Family” is a little creepy, definitely kooky, and a little mysterious and spooky. Maybe you could call it altogether ooky.

    Pardon the reference to the lyrics of the television show’s theme song, but the adjectives are fitting for the musical version that comes to life this weekend on the EHS stage. All of the beloved characters — Morticia and Gomez Addams, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma and the butler, a very tall Lurch — will be there.

  • EPRD tests the waters for potential tax hike

     The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is surveying some district residents to gauge their willingness to approve a tax increase this fall.

    Denver-based Public Opinion Strategies will choose random residents and ask them to participate in a phone survey between March 8 and 13, according to a district news release.

    The tax hike — which would include a bond package and a change in the district mill levy — would go toward the district’s programs and facilities, the release said.

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

    Jeffco, Comcast continue talks

    Jeffco officials and Comcast have not yet agreed on a change in the company’s fee structure for its use of county-managed right-of-way.

    The county commissioners told Comcast on Feb. 2 that unless the company signed a contract by month’s end to change the way it pays to do business in unincorporated Jeffco, the commission would consider revoking its use license.

  • DA seeks grant to boost prosecutions in sex assault cases

    Jeffco’s district attorney and his staff want to focus more resources on prosecuting felony sexual offenders, and have applied for state grant funding to help with that goal.

    Eva Wilson, who serves as DA Pete Weir’s senior chief deputy district attorney, told the county commissioners March 1 that she hopes a grant will help the office double the number of felony sexual assaults that it prosecutes.

  • Emily’s Parade has seen its final run

    Emily’s Parade, the longstanding annual procession honoring the memory of a Bailey student killed in a shooting 10 years ago and other victims of school violence, has run its course, organizers announced last week.

  • Organizers gearing up for 2016 Relay for Life

     By Michael Elizabeth Sakas/For the Times

    Twenty-four committee members are in the early stages of planning this year’s Mountain Area Relay for Life, which is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12, at Evergreen High School. 

  • McCasky resigns as head of economic development group

     Kevin McCasky has resigned as president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp., according to a news release.

    The former county commissioner, who had led the Golden-based economic development organization since 2011, stepped down effective March 2, according to the release. No reason was given for his departure.

  • Sand Creek provides plenty of sting

    EVERGREEN — Sand Creek has an impressive resumé heading into the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinal showdown against Evergreen.

    The Scorpions (24-1 record) is on a 24-game winning streak since losing their opener to Poudre back on Dec. 3. Holy Family, another 4A Final Four qualifier, is the only team Sand Creek didn’t defeated by double-digit points this season. Not to mention, Sand Creek was the 4A state runner-up a year ago.

  • Evergreen takes defensive road to Final Four

    EVERGREEN — Defense wins championships.

    If Evergreen’s girls basketball team can duplicate the defensive performance it had March 4 against Class 4A Jeffco rival D’Evelyn, the Cougars might very well be playing for a 4A state championship Saturday, March 12, in Boulder.