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Today's News

  • The touch of an angel: Evergreen pendant celebrates 25 years

    Angels are messengers, comforters, guardians, love — and the 25 Evergreen Angel pendants serve as a reminder of angels’ healing power.

    The 25th pendant named Olivia, who carries an olive branch, was unveiled Friday morning. The pendants are a fund-raiser for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, and the angel symbolizes the work the nonprofit does daily, according to CEO Charley Shimanski.

  • EPRD begins short-term work on lake trail this month

    Stakeholders will begin short-term fixes on the Evergreen Lake North Trail this month, although the work will not open the trail immediately.

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District and the Evergreen Metropolitan District have scheduled maintenance repair on the water line underneath the trail for Oct. 10-11. There will be a one-lane night closure on Evergreen Parkway during that time, EPRD Park Operations Manager Heart Cameron confirmed.

  • Crash site an important memorial for ‘Gold Plane’ family

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This final part focuses on the long-term impact of the crash, including the team’s “Second Season” and the victims’ families and friends’ continual visits to the crash site.

    Seventeen thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven days.

    Exactly 47 years.

  • Budget prep begins for Indian Hills

    Budget talks have begun for Indian Hills Fire Rescue, and the fire department is expecting to bring in $48,314 more than it planned for in 2017.

    In the first draft of its 2018 budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $22,094. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.

  • Grand Junction executive named new Jeffco EDC head

    A Grand Junction woman with ties to the U.S. Senate has been named the new president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

    Kristi Pollard, the outgoing executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, was appointed the EDC’s new head by the board of directors Sept. 22 after a months-long national search.

  • Kings Valley Road interchange given $30 million price tag

    Six months after the Colorado Department of Transportation said it would move forward with designing and constructing an underpass to address safety concerns at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road in Conifer, the department is now suspending those plans in favor of a much pricier interchange.

  • 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