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Today's News

  • Conifer High teacher fired for drug, alcohol use

    Daniel Steever, a longtime Conifer High School science teacher, was fired last month by Jeffco Public Schools after tests showed he was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol while on campus a year ago.

  • Inter-Canyon discusses elections, explores mill levies and its future

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is already prepping for the new year with talks of an election and added personnel.

    At a September strategic planning meeting, the board discussed the possibility of adding a new part-time emergency medical services staff member due to an increase in call volume and a decline in volunteerism. The part-time employee would join the full-time EMS chief, who was added to the Inter-Canyon team in January 2016.

  • Missing Evergreen teen found safe in Golden

    An Evergreen teenager who went missing Friday has been found safe.
    Haley Doane, 14, was found by the Golden Police Department on Sunday afternoon, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office confirmed.
    According to Capt. Joe Harvey of the Golden Police Department, around 3 p.m. on Sunday, someone called in a tip that Doane was in Golden. The police made contact with her a few minutes later.
    Doane was taken to the Jeffco Juvenile Assessment Center, per runaway protocol, Harvey said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A royal pain

  • Hudson found not guilty in sexual assault case

    Mark Edward Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at his home in Evergreen over Thanksgiving in 2015, was acquitted by a jury Friday afternoon on charges related to the incident.
    Hudson, 59, was found not guilty of one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony. He pleaded not guilty to the charge in January.

  • Bearing respect for binging bruins

    The drying leaves rattle in the breeze, a morning chill freshens the air, and, in the distance, the shrill echo of a majestic bull elk signals that fall has arrived. On a mountain path, there are well-placed mounds of scat, laden with seeds, indicating that a bear stood in that very spot not so long ago.  

  • Learning at the center of where effort should be

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools

  • The right to free speech

    We were in England the last week of September to attend the play my daughter Alex directed for her final project to complete a master of fine arts degree from the East 15 Acting School in London. Whenever we travel abroad, I’m always fascinated to see what news from the United States seems to be the most important to the locals.

  • Jeffco introduces 2018 budget with average 3 percent pay increase

    Jeffco has proposed an average 3 percent increase in salaries and 2.5 percent increase in benefits for its employees for 2018. As a whole, the county would spend almost $11.5 million more on salaries and benefits than it did in its 2017 budget — a 4.7 percent increase.

    The county has a little more than 3,000 full-time and grant-funded employees; salaries and benefits have made up about half of the county’s expenditures the past several years, the Jeffco commissioners said.

  • EHS football takes down Skyview in thriller

    By Craig Harper

    EVERGREEN — Evan Price booted a game-winning field goal in his debut as his brother Davis’ replacement last season. And this year he hauled in his first touchdown pass, an 80-yarder no less.

    Those “firsts’’ were memorable for the Evergreen senior. But they paled in significance and satisfaction to when he accomplished both for the second time in the fourth quarter of a statement 10-9 win over Skyview on Friday. It was the third-straight victory for the Cougars (5-1 overall).