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Today's News

  • Jeffco looking to change internal mindset, become more efficient

    When, not if, another recession happens, will Jefferson County still be financially stable? And, even now, while demand for some county services are increasing, are there ways to be more effective and efficient?

    These are the questions Jeffco staff and elected officials are focused on answering as part of the Resilient Jeffco initiative.

    Resilient Jeffco, which was the brainchild of the budget office, promotes county offices to collaborate with one another and outside entities, and to look for innovative and efficient ways to improve services.

  • Weather doesn’t cloud Easter spirit

    The sun might not have shown up for the 71st annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, but thousands of people did.

    A thick fog covered the rocks, blocking any glimpse of the morning sun, and attendees bundled together as a cold wind whipped through the air.

  • Elk Creek Fire cancels election

    The Elk Creek Fire Protection District has canceled its May 8 board of directors election due to a lack of candidates.
    According to Jayne Bales, district administrator, while two seats were up for election — those currently occupied by Mike Rogers and Len Wisneski — only one candidate self-nominated by the deadline. As a result, the fire district canceled the election and the board will appoint someone in May to fill the other vacant seat.
    Rogers and Wisneski will both exit the fire board later this year due to term limits.

  • Platte Canyon High to launch computer science program

    Students at Platte Canyon High School will have the opportunity to study computer science next year when a semester-long program debuts on a pilot basis.

  • Evergreen DMV to be closed in early June

    The Evergreen Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed for three days — June 4-6 — so that its staff can attend software training in Denver.

    The Clerk & Recorder’s Office confirmed that no other Jeffco DMV locations will be closed.

    On Aug. 6, the Colorado Department of Revenue will begin using new software in all the state’s DMV offices. Thus, all DMV staff members statewide have to be trained over the summer.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Graceless embrace

  • Husky baseball decimates rival Golddiggers

    By Michael Kelly

    EVERGREEN — The Platte Canyon baseball team didn’t so much as beat Clear Creek on Saturday afternoon as survive against the Golddiggers.

    Falling temperatures, wind gusts that blew the ball around in unpredictable ways made life difficult for both teams. But thanks to some big hits and resiliency the Huskies prevailed, 25-15, at Clear Creek High School.

  • Clear Creek offers boys hoops position to Scott Haebe

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

    “We are happy to announce that Scott Haebe, long time Evergreen boys basketball coach, has accepted our offer to be the new head boys basketball coach at Clear Creek High School,” Clear Creek athletic director David Schuessler said in an e-mailed statement.

  • Lobos’ soccer secures third shutout victory of season

    By Levi Waddell

    THORNTON — The Conifer Lobos girls soccer team’s season didn’t get off to the start it had hoped. After starting off 0-3, the Lobos have won three of their last four, including a 2-0 shutout against the SkyView Academy Wolverines on Thursday.

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.