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Today's News

  • PLAN Jeffco celebrates legacy of land preservation

    What better way to celebrate one’s 45th birthday than with bird watching, history tours and biodiversity hikes?

    PLAN Jeffco, a nonprofit that advocates for land conservation, celebrated 45 years of achievements during an outdoor celebration Aug. 29 at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. More than 150 PLAN Jeffco members, Jeffco Open Space volunteers and area residents attended the festivities.

  • EPRD discusses cost-of-living raises, time off

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District is looking to give employees a 1.1 percent cost-of-living salary or wage increase as part of its 2018 budget, the district proposed during a budget work session on Aug. 29.

    Jason Leslie, the district’s financial controller, said this was in part because the Denver metropolitan area is experiencing a market that favors employees rather than employers. Thus, the district needs to ensure it can bring in and retain quality employees, he said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Idle talk

  • Evergreen golf pro shop burglarized

    Authorities are asking for help identifying a person of interest after the Evergreen Golf Course Pro Shop was burglarized over Labor Day weekend.
    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the burglary happened between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3.
    Surveillance video shows that, while the employee was tending to customers, a man took two bags of money from a back room, hid them under his shirt and left without anyone seeing him.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue looking for information about grass fires along Evergreen Parkway

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is looking for information about how more than a half-dozen small grass fires started on the east side of Evergreen Parkway on Thursday morning.

    The fires, each about 5 feet in diameter, were on the parkway between Lewis Ridge Road and Bergen Parkway, and the fire department was called at 9:45 a.m. EFR investigators are stumped regarding how the fires started, according to Capt. Stacee Martin.

    “We are scratching our heads over this,” Martin said. “We are hoping we get somebody’s help.”

  • Tesoro Cultural Center celebrates the Old West

    This coming weekend offers the opportunity to experience a day in the Old West at the 16th annual 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison.
    The event is designed to commemorate the American mountain men and frontier women of the Bent’s Fort era, 1833 to 1849. Both days are loaded with entertainment and education for all ages.
    It is presented by the Tesoro Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization created to protect Colorado’s history. The foundation is dedicated to organizing events and educational outreach programs for adults and K-12 students.

  • Sacrificing time to make it a better place

    Joe Webb, Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • DACA program deserves a just answer
  • EHS takes thrilling home opener vs. Lewis-Palmer

    By Seth Kahn

    It was standing-room-only at Evergreen High School as a packed house cheered on its varsity football team in its home opener against the Lewis-Palmer Rangers on Friday night. Coming off a 22-19 road victory over Northridge High School six days earlier, the Cougars were looking to carry the momentum and avenge a 42-0 loss handed to them by the Rangers almost exactly a year ago.

    The Cougars redeemed themselves from last year with a thrilling 16-15 victory after a battle with the Rangers that went down to the wire.

  • EHS, PCHS girls steal the show at Liberty Bell Invitational

    LITTLETON — In a meet of grand proportions that saw nearly 100 teams from around Colorado and Wyoming, two local high school teams held their own amid stiff competition at the Liberty Bell Invitational 5K cross country competition at Heritage High School on Friday.

    The Evergreen High School girls placed third out of 14 teams in Division III with a score of 105, whereas the boys struggled a bit, finishing 10th out of 18 with a 231 score.