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Today's News

  • EHS athletic director, football coach placed on administrative leave

    Ryan Alsup, the athletic director at Evergreen High School, and Rob Molholm, longtime head football coach at Evergreen High School, have been placed on administrative leave in connection with a recent disciplinary issue that may’ve been handled improperly. Alsup was placed on leave last Thursday, while Molholm was suspended indefinitely from his coaching duties Monday afternoon.

    According to a letter from Evergreen High principal Brandon Brekke, Molholm’s suspension doesn’t affect his duties as a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Former Morrison police officer pleads not guilty

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to charges of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
    Anthony Joiner, 38, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in July on 29 counts. He is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

  • A taxing situation that shouldn’t have been

    Joe Webb

  • Journalists gathering the info you want

    One night last month, when Hurricane Irma was beginning to bear down on Florida, I was being honored along with five other far-more deserving journalists by being inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. But at the last minute, three friends who had bought tickets to the banquet, all journalists themselves, had to cancel. They were on their way instead to Florida.

  • Owner of Go Paint! works to save elephants

    Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint!, pretty much never stops. Just one weekend after the Evergreen Enchanted Faeries Festival, she hosted another evening of go-paint-a-pachyderm. The Paint an Elephant for Conservation project was a fund-raiser for the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, with half of the proceeds dedicated to saving pachyderms in Nepal and Tanzania. This is the second of such, with rhinos the focus of the first event last May.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A royal pain

  • Evergreen man to be tried for sex assault on child

    An Evergreen man who previously taught music at both Clear Creek Middle School and High School will stand trial next week on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at his Evergreen home on Thanksgiving in 2015.

    Mark Edward Hudson, 59, is charged with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony.

  • Inter-Canyon discusses elections, explores mill levies and its future

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is already prepping for the new year with talks of an election and added personnel.

    At a September strategic planning meeting, the board discussed the possibility of adding a new part-time emergency medical services staff member due to an increase in call volume and a decline in volunteerism. The part-time employee would join the full-time EMS chief, who was added to the Inter-Canyon team in January 2016.

  • Budget prep begins for Indian Hills

    Budget talks have begun for Indian Hills Fire Rescue, and the fire department is expecting to bring in $48,314 more than it planned for in 2017.

    In the first draft of its 2018 budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $22,094. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.

  • Huskies down Saints in strong offensive showing

    BAILEY — Early into the season, Platte Canyon football has been rolling. However, after a rough start to their homecoming game against Vail Christian on Saturday, its perfect record looked to be in jeopardy.

    That is, until it found its groove again in the second quarter. After regrouping and tightening their defense against a very good quarterback in senior Tom Engleby, the Huskies downed the Saints easily 43-22.