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Today's News

  • It’s only OK when someone else does it

    John Newkirk

  • Deprived of a proper hiring process

    There are times when a government legitimately has just one finalist when hiring a chief executive. Here is a good example.

  • Seventh annual Senior Law Day set for June 3

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office announced this week it is hosting its seventh annual Senior Law Day on June 3, offering educational seminars for seniors and adults who may be facing challenges with their aging parents.

  • Dog park group still question water testing

    Members of the Friends of Evergreen Dog Park met Thursday to discuss strategies in the local nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to pressure the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners to reopen Elk Meadow, and one board member plans to unveil information he thinks will cast serious doubts about Jeffco Open Space’s water quality testing of the creek that runs through the dog park.

  • Bailey speed study planned

    The speed limit along the stretch of U.S. 285 that runs through Bailey could be significantly reduced in the future if the Colorado Department of Transportation successfully completes a speed study it says it wants to do.
    According to Steve Harelson, CDOT’s Region 1 west program engineer, the agency began having discussions about reducing the speed after a tractor-trailer crashed into Aspen Peak Cellars last fall.

  • Stinker Stores purchases Bradley

    Idaho-based Stinker Stores has acquired 41 stores from Bradley Petroleum, including the gas station in Morrison and Evergreen.
    In a board meeting last week, the Morrison town board, which also acts as the town’s liquor licensing authority, approved a liquor license transfer to the new owner of the downtown Morrison gas station.
    Though there was some discussion about the dates of application and official transfer, the board passed unanimously the motion.

  • Learning to be involved

    Whether it’s leading a healthier lifestyle, helping abused animals or learning about local issues — King-Murphy sixth-graders on Friday tried to motivate their fellow students to get involved.

    In small groups, the students presented the culmination of their work on the topics, and used skits, oral presentations and posters to explain the issues and how to make a difference.

    The projects are called Exhibition, and it is a requirement for International Baccalaureate schools. King-Murphy has been an IB school for more than five years.

  • CCHS’ Arneson awarded prestigious scholarship

    Clear Creek High School senior Gavin Arneson is the perfect example of someone who has made lemonade when life gave him lemons.

    His efforts to have good grades, to get involved in community service and to be a leader among his peers despite facing many obstacles in his life have earned him several scholarships to college. On April 27, he was awarded the prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship during a surprise assembly with his classmates, teachers and family there to watch.

  • Cougars to host boys golf meeting

    Boys entering Evergreen or Clear Creek high schools or who are home-schooled are invited to an informational meeting to learn about the Evergreen boys golf team.

    The meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Evergreen Middle School library. EHS head golf coach Mike Kuzava will be available to answer questions and provide information about the team.

    Kuzava will discuss tryout dates, locations and times, expectations for the team, summer tournament opportunities and logistics of the golf season.

  • Evergreen track earns a pair of top-10 finishes

    LAKEWOOD— After 37 events, the Evergreen girls and boys track teams were near the top of the standings in a competitive Jeffco Elite meet on Thursday at Jeffco Stadium

    The Cougars battled track powers Green Mountain and Valor Christian among others.