Today's News

  • Summerfest continues tradition of mixing art, beer and music

    Something old, something new, something bought, and something brewed.

    This year’s Summerfest is looking to be bigger, better and longer than previous years, organizers say, with extended hours on Saturday, “all local, all live” musical acts and the classic mixture of art and artists that attendees have come to expect.

    Center for the Arts Evergreen is hosting the 38th annual Summerfest on July 15-16 at Buchanan Park. Organizers have been planning for almost a year, and artists started applying in December.

  • EPRD board discusses drone use on park property

    In the wake of more people wanting to use drones around Evergreen’s parks, particularly for weddings at the Lake House, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District Board of Directors talked with a local commercial drone operating company about the rules and regulations governing the activity.

    Chris Swathwood and Chris Hanson of Evergreen-based Alpha Pixel presented the topic at the board of directors meeting on June 25 at Wulf Recreation Center, clarifying that the rules that govern hobby flights and commercial flights are very different.

  • Campfire an opportunity to teach kids about wildfires, ecosystem

    After their instructor for the evening told the kids that honey is essentially bee vomit, some of the youngsters made audible groans. Meanwhile, others couldn’t help but smile and shout out, “Cool!” and then made pretend-vomiting noises and gestures.

    About a dozen children and their parents attended Jeffco Open Space’s campfire, which was substituted with a gas-powered fire pit because of area fire restrictions, at Lair o’ the Bear on Thursday night.

  • Commissioners vote to keep getting federal affordable housing grants

    Jefferson County will continue accepting federal funds to help support local affordable housing projects, the Jeffco commissioners decided on June 27 — with one caveat.

    They asked county staff to conduct a thorough assessment of the program over the next three years and determine whether the county should stop accepting these funds. If so, staff should create a plan to wean Jeffco off the dollars.

  • Fire restrictions enacted in Jeffco

    Due to dry conditions favorable to the possibility of a wildfire and limited fire-fighting resources, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for parts of Jefferson County, including areas west of Highway 93, and south and west of the intersection of Wadsworth Blvd. and C-470 to the Platte River.

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  • Fireworks not a friend to pets

    Christie Greene

  • Jeffco Libraries working with funds from mill levy increase

    Less than two years after voters agreed to a one-mill property-tax increase, the Jefferson County Public Library System is making good on its promises to library patrons — and has plans to continue doing so.
    A citizens’ advisory committee was organized to help guide plans for the library system’s new funds. Members of the committee, as well as some 5,000 Jeffco residents, asked library officials to:
    • Restore core services.
    • Provide more books and materials.
    • Restore open hours.

  • Bringing the West indoors

    This Sunday, the Little Bear Saloon scores again. Marc Berger, an independent music artist who claims no real category of song, will entertain patrons with words that corral and represent the West. Although Berger grew up in Philadelphia and has spent his adult years in Manhattan, his love for the West has ruled his life and has even brought him into the spotlight. Sunday’s performance will feature music from his album “Ride” and his upcoming release “Folk Music.”

  • Jefferson County introduces 2017 Hall of Fame class

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    ARVADA — The names conjure up thousands of memories of athletic accomplishments for those familiar with Jeffco Public Schools.
    Annie Kunz, Matt Rillos, Don McGatlin, Peter Horvath and Frank DeAngelis were permanently immortalized June 9 at the Arvada Center. The five former Jeffco athletes and coaches were inducted as the Class of 2017 to the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.