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Today's News

  • Helping in Houston: Crow Hill vet leads group to Texas to help furry hurricane victims

    A caravan of area residents spent a long weekend in the Houston area to help both two-legged and four-legged victims of Hurricane Harvey.

    The crew from Crow Hill Pet Hospital in Bailey and their friends left on Sept. 1, drove 24 hours to southeast Texas, spent 60 hours there, and then drove back — along the way distributing supplies they collected here and offering help.

  • Helping in Houston: ICU nurse from Evergreen is glad she could treat Houston patients after hurricane

    They call her “Colorado.”

    That’s the nickname that Deb Fuller, Evergreen resident and intensive care unit nurse, has at a hospital in Houston, where she’s been working since Sept. 1. Fuller is one of hundreds of medical professionals who’ve gone to help in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

    Fuller said since much of the staff is from other states, they’ve taken to calling each other by where they’re from.

  • Grass fire along I-70 near Genesee contained

    All lanes of Interstate 70 and Highway 40 had been reopened Wednesday evening after firefighters worked since the afternoon to douse a grass fire near Genesee. The fire is now contained and crews are continuing mop-up operations.

    The fire, which was between mile markers 254 and 255, was first reported around 1:45 p.m. The blaze was in the brush and trees on the north side of the interstate. 

  • Impact of anti-Semitic incidents lingers at area schools

    Last year was a challenging one for Jeffco Public Schools when it came to school culture.

    More specifically, last year was a challenging year when it came to the issue of anti-Semitism — allegations at at least four schools, including three in the Evergreen and Conifer areas, elicited community upset and demands for action.

  • Dahlkemper announces bid for county commissioner seat

    Former Jeffco school board president Lesley Dahlkemper is running for the District 3 seat on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners.

    Publicly announced last Friday, Dahlkemper’s campaign comes nearly two and half years after she said she wouldn’t seek a second term on the Jeffco school board.

    In an interview Monday, Dahlkemper, a Democrat, said her decision to re-enter politics was not unexpected and stems from a desire to increase her own community involvement.

  • Evergreen High grad Tom Babb enjoying college life with his fraternity brothers

    LAWRENCE, KAN. — Leaving the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, Tom Babb waited for the automatic door to open and navigated his wheelchair onto the sidewalk toward the campus.

    But there was an obstacle: a short flight of stairs to get up to the road. No matter. He simply navigated his wheelchair up the adjacent grass instead.

    “Sometimes, I joke that I’ll just get out and walk,” he said.

  • Taking the climb: Annual 9/11 event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre honors fallen

    Toting American flags, full fire gear and, in some instances, extra weights, approximately 2,000 men, women and children climbed the stairs of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Up, around and down nine times they went.

    Their trek on Monday was a symbolic one, meant to mimic the 110 flights climbed by first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City. Many climbers wore an ID badge of a New York firefighter who died on 9/11, and the significance of the event didn’t go unnoticed by organizers, participants or spectators.

  • Retiring the Stars & Stripes

    Colter Snyder, 16, gently put the final U.S. flag into the fire, its stars and stripes turning dark in the heat and slowly collapsing in the flames. It was the 142nd U.S. flag to be retired on Saturday evening.

    Colter, a Life Scout, and his fellow Scouts in Troop 737 hosted an official flag retirement ceremony at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building. The event was Colter’s Eagle Scout project, and commemorated and recognized the flag’s significance, as well as honored veterans and 9/11 victims.

  • Community input sought at upcoming CAC meeting

    Community input is being sought at the next Conifer Area Council meeting on Sept. 20 at West Jeff Middle School. According to Shirley Johnson, president of the CAC, the organization is gearing up for a new Claiming Conifer’s Character Community Survey and would like a better response than in previous years.

  • Two more enter race for Jeffco school board

    Two Jeffco school board members seeking re-election this fall will face competition after two last-minute candidates filed the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline.

    According to Helen Neal, Jeffco Public Schools’ election coordinator, Matt Van Gieson of Arvada and Erica Shields of Littleton each filed several pages of petition signatures after picking up the petitions Aug. 28. The school district certified Sept. 4 that each candidate met the required 50 verified signatures in order to get on the ballot.