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Today's News

  • EFR honors first responders with Code Saver awards

    Several first responders from Evergreen and elsewhere in Jefferson County were recognized late last month for their efforts to save two individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest earlier this year.
    On Sept. 25, Evergreen Fire/Rescue honored 17 people with Code Saver awards, including Jeffco Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Bybee and public responder Din Golden of Evergreen.

  • Human Services says alleged forgery had little impact on families it serves

    Jefferson County Human Services says the alleged forgery by its former employee had no negative implications for the children and families it serves.

    Richelle Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury, Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare casework with the county.

  • Parks Briefs

    Jeffco Open Space

    According to Matt Robbins, JCOS community connections manager:

    • JCOS opened the Big Easy Trailhead as part of the Peaks-to-Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park on Sept. 29. The trailhead features a recreational area with access to the water, fishing platforms, nearly a mile of new trails, three picnic shelters, a geology garden, and a new bridge over the creek to the Peaks-to-Plains Trail. The trailhead also has a restroom and 54 parking spaces.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Yoga vloggers host class, raise $700 for EAPL

    All Nancy Maule did was comment on a YouTube video. But, four months and hundreds of hours of work later, more than 50 people were traveling to Evergreen to attend a yoga class and help the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    Boho Beautiful, which has almost 600,000 YouTube subscribers, offered a yoga class at Buchanan Recreation Center on Friday afternoon with a $10 suggested donation per student. The class raised about $700, all of which will go to EAPL.

  • Morrison combating vehicle noise

    To some extent, noise will always be a concern for the town of Morrison.

    In a tourist-driven town that is home to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and Bandimere Speedway, much of it is to be expected.

    Now board members are discussing ways to combat a different type of noise – sound from vehicles and altered exhaust systems. The idea has come up in board meetings before but was reinforced by a recent letter from a resident.

  • Community invited to meet Platte Canyon school board candidates on Tuesday

    Members of the public are invited to meet the six people running for the Platte Canyon school board at a meet-and-greet Tuesday evening. Hosted by the Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Canyon Room at Platte Canyon High School. The Canyon Room is located in the center of the middle and high school buildings at 57093 U.S. 285 in Bailey.

  • Former Morrison police officer pleads not guilty

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to charges of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
    Anthony Joiner, 38, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in July on 29 counts. He is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.