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Today's News

  • Hands of the carpenter

    Most people see a chair as merely a place to sit. Jonathan Gerspach, though, has a deep-seated tendency to view chairs — and other pieces of furniture — as works of art.

    For Gerspach, a single chair can represent hours of work — designing, measuring, building, crafting and finishing.

  • Chamber offices moving to Stone House

    The new year will bring a new office for the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The chamber is moving to the Stone House on Evergreen Parkway in Bergen Park in late January.

    Chamber president Betsy Hays says the new space, with its prominent signage, will make the chamber more visible to visitors as they drive into Evergreen from Interstate 70 — though the signage will not be overbearing, as the chamber tries to be sensitive to its residential neighbors.

  • Marshdale students stuff stockings for kids in need

    Sixty stockings for kids who use Evergreen’s Mountain Backpacks program were filled to overflowing on Friday — with the help of the elves at Marshdale Elementary School.

    Students filled stockings with necessities such as toothbrushes and bandages but also with toys such as Hot Wheels cars, watercolor paints and Play-Doh.

  • Bailey resale shop re-launched as a community partnership

    The Platte Canyon Community Partnership Resale Boutique in Bailey isn’t your everyday thrift store.

    For starters, it formerly was the Mountain Peace Boutique — a resale shop owned and operated by PeaceWorks Inc. for the benefit of individuals using the Mountain Peace Shelter. After PeaceWorks decided to close the boutique in April, half a dozen volunteer managers pooled their resources and talents to re-launch the shop under a new name and new ownership in July.

  • Public meetings planned on health, safety concerns at dog park

    The Elk Meadow off-leash area in Evergreen is facing a growing list of health and safety concerns, and Jeffco Open Space officials will host a series of public meetings to inform dog owners about steps they can take to ensure the park remains open.

  • Jeffco DA agrees to suspend investigations of online child sex predators

    Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir has agreed to suspend his office’s investigations of online child sexual predators following an ethics complaint by a Denver defense attorney.

  • Wildlife board game offers wild time for young players

    Take the following quiz:

    • Koalas are most closely related to: bears, kangaroos or raccoons.

    • How many hours a day do koalas usually sleep? 6, 10 or 20.

    • What is the protection status of koalas?

    If you answered kangaroos, 20 and threatened, not only do you know a lot about koalas, but you can answer all three levels of questions about them in a new board game called Traveling Animals.

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • Platte Canyon student dies suddenly

    Crow Hill Bible Church in Bailey held an informal memorial service Thursday for Platte Canyon High School student Harry VanGulick after he reportedly died suddenly Wednesday morning.

    According to Ben Witherall, youth director at Crow Hill Bible Church, the sophomore was an active member of the church's youth group, as well as the youth group at Platte Canyon Community Church.

  • Carrigan family, Parkco deputy file lawsuit claiming negligence in Bailey shoot-out

    Attorneys for the family of Park County sheriff's Cpl. Nate Carrigan and Deputy Kolby Martin have sued the Parkco Sheriff's Office, alleging that the decisions which led to February’s fatal shoot-out with Bailey resident Martin Wirth were negligent.