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Today's News

  • Genesee-to-El Rancho bike trail could open in June

    Construction again is under way on a bike trail along I-70 from Genesee to El Rancho, after a winter hiatus. 

    The trail is expected to open in early June.

    The fencing has been moved, the path is graded, and concrete paving is scheduled to start in the next couple of weeks, said Bob Wilson, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Most of the trail will be on land owned by the city and county of Denver. 

  • His will is finding a way

    DENVER — Delightful. Determined. Competitive. Funny.

    Those terms are used by the staff at Craig Hospital to describe Tom Babb, the Evergreen 19-year-old who was paralyzed in a freak accident while on a family vacation in Hawaii last December.

  • Neighbors oppose rezoning for rental units near tennis bubble

    About 100 people turned out for a community meeting at the Evergreen Tennis Club on Monday night to discuss a developer’s plan to build 60 units of moderately priced rental housing in three buildings on 5 acres southeast of the tennis bubble at 2914 Evergreen Parkway. 

    The project is contingent on approval from Jeffco's county commissioners, who must vote to rezone the property to planned development, including residential. The land is now being used for outdoor tennis courts. 

  • Ending pay-for-performance not the top priority for some board members

    All five members of the Jeffco school board want to return to paying teachers on a regular salary schedule and end the controversial 2014 move toward pay-for-performance made by now-recalled conservative board members.

    But some current members said April 7 that moving back to a salary grid isn’t their top priority when compared with other needs. 

  • School board mulls budget decisions, increasing employee compensation

    Employee compensation and budgetary concerns largely dominated the Jeffco school board meeting last Thursday. 

    In a meeting that stretched almost to midnight, the board spent much of the time discussing how to address its top priority: increasing educator compensation in order to attract and retain talent within the school district.

  • New yoga format has participants up in the air

    Yoga students are going to flip — literally and figuratively — over aerial yoga now being offered at Inspired Fitness.

    Called AIReal Yoga, the classes provide students with additional support as they negotiate the poses and stretches. Rebecca Kirschner, the owner of Inspired Fitness and an AIReal Yoga instructor, has been offering the classes for about a month, and she says they’re getting rave reviews.

  • Medical provider seeks to dismiss portions of lawsuit in jail death

    By Gabrielle Porter

    Staff Writer

    The medical provider being sued by the family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the lawsuit, calling the complaint “scattershot.”

  • Resignations of three top EDC execs termed a ‘restructuring’

    An executive board member of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. said last week’s simultaneous resignations of three high-level staffers were part of a restructuring.

    Rob Osborn, a past chair of the EDC’s board of directors, said the departures of president and CEO Kevin McCasky, executive vice president Doug Bene and investor relations manager Lilly Daniels mark the first step in a downsizing of the Golden-based organization.

  • How to vote in the park district election

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold a polling-place election May 3 to decide two open seats on the five-member board of directors.   

    Janet Heck Doyle, who served two four-year terms, is term-limited. Andrew Adamowski, who was elected in 2012, is not running for a second term.

    Three names will be on the ballot: Doug Lempke, Monty Estis and Bill May. Voters can choose two.

    Polling places: Buchanan and Wulf rec centers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3

  • EPRD board votes not to seek tax increase for rec center expansion

    After five years of study and debate, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board unanimously rejected a proposal to ask voters to approve a tax increase for a $9 million expansion of the Buchanan Recreation Center. In the end, a public opinion study was the deciding factor.