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Today's News

  • Sixth-graders meet for pre-CCMS team building

    There was a lot of yelling, jumping, wearing blindfolds, name-forgetting, game playing and team building — lots and lots of team building.

    About 50 sixth-graders from multiple schools across Clear Creek County gathered at the Easter Seals Camp in Empire on Friday for the annual Duster Day event to help students meet one another before attending Clear Creek Middle School this fall.

  • Inter-Canyon considering cancer award program

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is considering participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    That can’t be all she’s smoking

  • Off to the races

    And they’re off!

    The veteran horse is leading the pack, but the newcomer is following close behind.

    The finish line is coming up quickly. Who will win?

    Three children raced to the end, their stick hobby horses in their hands.

    On the other side of the stable, women adorned in fancy hats take their pictures in the ‘winner’s circle,’ as music played in the nearby riding arena.

  • Dog park group still question water testing

    Members of the Friends of Evergreen Dog Park met Thursday to discuss strategies in the local nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to pressure the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners to reopen Elk Meadow, and one board member plans to unveil information he thinks will cast serious doubts about Jeffco Open Space’s water quality testing of the creek that runs through the dog park.

  • Rosier elaborates on LID process, district in South Jeffco

    After the Downtown Evergreen Economic District announced it would like to have the county declare Evergreen a local improvement district (LID), County Commissioner Donald Rosier said he believes such a classification would benefit Evergreen’s road improvement projects, such as adding drainage, parking and sidewalks.

    At a DEED meeting last month, President Dean Dalvit explained what the proposed Evergreen Local Improvement District would entail:

    • The boundaries would be the present Evergreen and West Jeffco metro districts.

  • Bailey speed study planned

    The speed limit along the stretch of U.S. 285 that runs through Bailey could be significantly reduced in the future if the Colorado Department of Transportation successfully completes a speed study it says it wants to do.
    According to Steve Harelson, CDOT’s Region 1 west program engineer, the agency began having discussions about reducing the speed after a tractor-trailer crashed into Aspen Peak Cellars last fall.

  • Loving, giving and dancing

    For someone her friends and family describe as “outgoing, dynamic and a party animal,” a dance was the perfect way to support Evergreen’s Debbie Brown.

    Cactus Jack’s hosted a “Dance with Debbie” fund-raising event Sunday afternoon as a way for Brown’s friends and family to listen to music, dance and spend time with her.

    Brown was diagnosed three months ago with Stage 4 liver, bone and spine cancer about three months ago, her family and friends said.

  • Learning to be involved

    Whether it’s leading a healthier lifestyle, helping abused animals or learning about local issues — King-Murphy sixth-graders on Friday tried to motivate their fellow students to get involved.

    In small groups, the students presented the culmination of their work on the topics, and used skits, oral presentations and posters to explain the issues and how to make a difference.

    The projects are called Exhibition, and it is a requirement for International Baccalaureate schools. King-Murphy has been an IB school for more than five years.

  • CCHS’ Arneson awarded prestigious scholarship

    Clear Creek High School senior Gavin Arneson is the perfect example of someone who has made lemonade when life gave him lemons.

    His efforts to have good grades, to get involved in community service and to be a leader among his peers despite facing many obstacles in his life have earned him several scholarships to college. On April 27, he was awarded the prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship during a surprise assembly with his classmates, teachers and family there to watch.