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Today's News

  • Joining together in peace

    Peace is a good thing.

    That was the message Marshdale Elementary School’s student leadership wanted to send to students, faculty and parents Friday as part of Day Without Hate.

    To commemorate the day, students created a group art project by putting their thumbprints on a black canvas with a peace sign on it. The rainbow colors filled the background, while student leadership members put their white thumbprints inside the peace sign.

  • Conifer falls to Rocky Mountain

     Five goals wouldn’t be enough for the Conifer girls lacrosse team as it fell 17-5 against Rocky Mountain on Friday night.

    Both teams did their best to fight snowy conditions, which brought more than a foot of fresh powder to the Conifer area that night. The Lobos were led by sophomore Lena Heaney, who finished the game with two goals on five shots. 

  • Cougars proud despite loss

    LAKEWOOD — The seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team flexed its muscle on April 27 in a 20-9 victory over Evergreen.

    “I’m very pleased with our team after today,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “We have a very young team, first year program and I’m proud of how good this young team played against a strong program like Dakota Ridge.”

  • Foundation built: Lobos win league title

    There may have been snow on the ground, but it was Gatorade that showered Conifer head coach Justin DeBerry on April 26. The Lobos celebrated their first league championship in more than 10 years after they defeated Skyview 15-2 at Conifer High School.

  • Cut gas line forced home evacuations

    A gas line in Conifer was accidentally cut, forcing about 15 homes to be evacuated.
    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Twitter account, around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, an unmarked gas line was cut near 30624 Kings Valley Drive. The Sheriff's Office and Elk Creek Fire Protection District worked to take individuals from the affected area to Elk Creek Fire Station 1.
    The Sheriff's Office reported that Xcel Energy was on the scene.

  • EPRD budget exceeds first-quarter projections

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District exceeded projected revenues for the first quarter of 2017.

    Financial Controller Jason Leslie told the EPRD Board of Directors at its monthly meeting April 25 at Wulf Recreation Center that the district exceeded projected revenues by approximately $96,000. The district’s expenses also were below what was budgeted for the first quarter.

    Leslie told the board that this news “bodes well” for the district, as the busier months tend to fall in the second and third quarters.

  • Library, JCOS team up for self-defense class

    Evergreen Library was filled with shouts of “Get back,” “Get away from me,” and various grunts and yells as during a self-defense taught by Jeffco Open Space rangers.

    The 14 participants — 12 women and two men ranging in age from teenagers to seniors — took turns practicing palm-heel strikes, hammer fists, and elbow and knee strikes on the punching bags at the class on April 26.

  • Third-graders learn about Sand Creek Massacre

    As West Jefferson Elementary School third-graders took their seats in front of an assortment of Native American artifacts and instruments, local composer and historian Jonathan Skyler asked them why they should learn about history.

    Kevin Sanchez shot up his hand, and said they should “study history to be smart.”

    Bristol Diedrich added that it’s “so we don’t make the same mistakes.”

  • Jeffco names Glass as sole finalist for superintendent job

    Current Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason E. Glass has been named as the sole finalist for the Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent position.

    Voted on at a special meeting of the Jeffco school board Monday night, Glass was one of 11 candidates recommended by executive search firm Ray and Associates last month and one of six individuals interviewed over two days last week.

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.