Today's News

  • Jeffco Libraries working with funds from mill levy increase

    Less than two years after voters agreed to a one-mill property-tax increase, the Jefferson County Public Library System is making good on its promises to library patrons — and has plans to continue doing so.
    A citizens’ advisory committee was organized to help guide plans for the library system’s new funds. Members of the committee, as well as some 5,000 Jeffco residents, asked library officials to:
    • Restore core services.
    • Provide more books and materials.
    • Restore open hours.

  • Bringing the West indoors

    This Sunday, the Little Bear Saloon scores again. Marc Berger, an independent music artist who claims no real category of song, will entertain patrons with words that corral and represent the West. Although Berger grew up in Philadelphia and has spent his adult years in Manhattan, his love for the West has ruled his life and has even brought him into the spotlight. Sunday’s performance will feature music from his album “Ride” and his upcoming release “Folk Music.”

  • Jefferson County introduces 2017 Hall of Fame class

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    ARVADA — The names conjure up thousands of memories of athletic accomplishments for those familiar with Jeffco Public Schools.
    Annie Kunz, Matt Rillos, Don McGatlin, Peter Horvath and Frank DeAngelis were permanently immortalized June 9 at the Arvada Center. The five former Jeffco athletes and coaches were inducted as the Class of 2017 to the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Our Readers Write

    Take a trip to the Wild Animal Sanctuary
    To delight children with seeing wild animals, I suggest skipping the circus and taking them to visit the rescued tigers and lions at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg. When they see a big lion lying on his back, paws dangling, sound asleep in the sun, they will understand that his life is immeasurably better than when he was traveling in a cage in a circus.  

  • Journalists, don’t let interviews off the hook

    Greg Dobbs

  • Polarization comes from lack of listening

    Over the last several years. I’ve often written about the polarization in our country. I truly believe it is destructive. Lincoln said that a country divided can not stand. We can clearly see that the shooting of Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was a product of political hatred. The shooter had a list of Republicans in his pocket when he fired on a ball field of Republican legislators. At least in the short term, we are talking about being less hateful towards those on the other side. That’s a good thing, but how can that really happen.

  • Training wraps up for Inter-Canyon Fire recruits

    Last Saturday was a busy day for the 11 Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District recruits. The group concluded its fire academy and became official members of the fire service.

  • Burn ban enacted in Park County

        A burn ban affecting all public and private land in Park County went into effect Wednesday due to dry conditions and warm temperatures.

  • Staunton State Park breaks ground for new visitor center

    Four years after it officially opened, Staunton State Park is finally getting a visitor center — complete with an education room and requisite gift shop.

    According to Zach Taylor, Staunton’s park manager, the nearly 5,000-square-foot visitor center has been in the works for several years and will include a large multi-purpose education room, a retail space, an office and four employee offices to support Colorado Parks and Wildlife employees, as well as game wardens that serve districts along the 285 Corridor and Idaho Springs.

  • EFR wins prestigious EMS award for 4th year

    The American Heart Association has awarded Evergreen Fire/Rescue a Mission: Lifeline Bronze Level EMS Recognition Award for its identification of and response over the last year to patients experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), otherwise known as a serious heart attack.