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Today's News

  • WJMS hosts interactive Science Night for kids, community

    Did you know that putting glow sticks in hot water will make them shine brighter, while putting them in colder water will help them last longer?

    If you don’t, Parker Liebaert, an eighth-grader at West Jeff Middle School, can tell you all about it.

  • EPRD begins short-term work on lake trail this month

    Stakeholders will begin short-term fixes on the Evergreen Lake North Trail this month, although the work will not open the trail immediately.

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District and the Evergreen Metropolitan District have scheduled maintenance repair on the water line underneath the trail for Oct. 10-11. There will be a one-lane night closure on Evergreen Parkway during that time, EPRD Park Operations Manager Heart Cameron confirmed.

  • Tenney, Cougars earn runner-up finish in 4A boys golf tourney

    LITTLETON – The Evergreen High School boys’ golf team, for the first time in program history, finished as the runner-up at the 4A state tournament on Tuesday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course.

  • CUSP plants third round of wood-eating mushrooms

    How much wood could a mushroom eat if a mushroom could eat wood?

    Well, in the case of the Coalition for the Upper South Platte’s latest wood chip-eating mushroom inoculation, a lot: The newest plot of wood chips is 90 feet by 51 feet.

    In its third year, CUSP’s mushroom experiment involves training different species of mushrooms to “eat” wood chips leftover from grinding up slash, thus accelerating a natural decay process that traditionally takes 20 to 30 years while leaving behind nutrients that benefit the ecosystem.

  • Kings Valley Road interchange given $30 million price tag

    Six months after the Colorado Department of Transportation said it would move forward with designing and constructing an underpass to address safety concerns at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road in Conifer, the department is now suspending those plans in favor of a much pricier interchange.

  • Grand Junction executive named new Jeffco EDC head

    A Grand Junction woman with ties to the U.S. Senate has been named the new president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

    Kristi Pollard, the outgoing executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, was appointed the EDC’s new head by the board of directors Sept. 22 after a months-long national search.

  • Conifer High teacher fired for drug, alcohol use

    Daniel Steever, a longtime Conifer High School science teacher, was fired last month by Jeffco Public Schools after tests showed he was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol while on campus a year ago.

  • Crash site an important memorial for ‘Gold Plane’ family

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This final part focuses on the long-term impact of the crash, including the team’s “Second Season” and the victims’ families and friends’ continual visits to the crash site.

    Seventeen thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven days.

    Exactly 47 years.

  • Missing Evergreen teen found safe in Golden

    An Evergreen teenager who went missing Friday has been found safe.
    Haley Doane, 14, was found by the Golden Police Department on Sunday afternoon, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office confirmed.
    According to Capt. Joe Harvey of the Golden Police Department, around 3 p.m. on Sunday, someone called in a tip that Doane was in Golden. The police made contact with her a few minutes later.
    Doane was taken to the Jeffco Juvenile Assessment Center, per runaway protocol, Harvey said.

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