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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Family escapes house fire on Lone Spruce Road

    A family and their dog escaped a house fire near El Rancho late Sunday, but their home sustained significant damage.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a call at 10:31 p.m. saying that a house was ablaze in the 30000 block of Lone Spruce Road, according to EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin.

    Martin said smoke detectors alerted the family to the flames, and so they were able to escape. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

  • Evergreen Fire OKs 2017 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District finalized its 2017 budget on Jan. 13, cementing salary and wage increases and boosts in capital spending.

    Under the 2017 spending plan, the district’s communications, fire operations, fire prevention, administration, maintenance, and emergency medical services divisions will share in more than $200,000 allocated for wage and salary increases.

  • Elk Creek Elementary to launch preschool

    After years of discussion, Elk Creek Elementary will finally join other area elementary schools in welcoming 3- and 4-year-olds when it opens its preschool program next year.

    Announced earlier this month, the move comes after a feasibility study revealed interest from more than 80 area families. According to Elk Creek principal Ryan Lucas, the preschool will be a boon for area parents who frequently have to drive 20 minutes or more to preschools at other schools, as well as for Elk Creek staff, who are excited to work with more kids.

  • Two EHS students arrested in connection with bullying, hazing

    Two Evergreen High School students were arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 19 in connection with bullying and hazing incidents at the school, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported.

    A 16-year-old student was arrested on charges of felony menacing, and a 15-year-old is facing a misdemeanor charge of harassment, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton. Fulton said the two students were arrested by the school resource officer about 2 p.m. that day.