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Today's News

  • Inter-Canyon hosting community barbecues

    In an effort to connect district residents and firefighters, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is organizing a series of neighborhood barbecues for the second consecutive year.
    This year’s theme is “preparing for evacuation in wildfire.”
    “Residents of the district can meet their volunteer firefighters, EMTs and paramedics,” said Inter-Canyon spokesman Dan Hatlestad in an email. “(They also can) learn more about evacuation and enjoy a BBQ lunch.”  

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  • Dance the afternoon away

    What luau is complete without a limbo contest, piñatas, dancing and smiles?

    The Evergreen Lake House was made over to have that luau atmosphere, with multi-colored streamers, palm tree-shaped decorations, ukuleles and leis on Thursday afternoon as the Evergreen High School Interact Club hosted its fourth-annual dance for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Special Needs Program.

  • Dramatizing the danger

    Kristi Ellerbroek looked up from her steering wheel to see that her beloved TrailBlazer had smashed into the driver’s side of a Subaru hatchback. More importantly, though, her friend Jesse West had flown through the windshield and was face-down, motionless on the hood.

    Meanwhile, Joe Mead kept trying to wake up his friend Mark Ness, whose head had broken through the Subaru’s passenger-side window and was bleeding onto the tiny shards of glass that now covered the parking lot.

    “Someone help him,” Mead shouted.

  • Superintendent candidates to be kept confidential

    Jeffco voters will likely have no further opportunities to provide input about Jeffco Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent after several candidates requested confidentiality during the hiring process.

    According to Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Weber, most of the candidates that have applied for the job have asked the district not to publicly disclose their names and professional backgrounds and the district wants to respect that.

  • Platte Canyon volleyball player invited to play in Australia

    For 16-year old Cora Stebner, playing volleyball is all she’s ever wanted to do. From the minute the Platte Canyon junior first played as a kid in California, she’s been hooked — playing on school teams, playing with local and state volleyball clubs, participating in summer leagues and ultimately landing spots on Platte Canyon’s varsity roster and on the 3A Frontier League all-conference team in 2015.

    At 5-feet, 5-inches tall with a crush of red hair, Stebner is a force on the court.

  • Sheriff’s Office graduates detention deputies

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated its first class of department-certified detention deputies Friday afternoon at the county courthouse in Golden.

    Thirteen deputies graduated from the nine-week academy. They will receive 10 more weeks of practical field training at the Jeffco jail. The graduates’ duties will be exclusive to the detention function.

  • Donations requested to help EFR coordinator with cancer

    A fund-raiser has been launched to assist one of Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s longest-running staffers after he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

    Dave Montesi, a 20-year veteran of EFR and the department’s new EMS coordinator, was recently diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, otherwise known as Stage IV skin cancer. According to a statement from the department, which is speaking on behalf of Montesi, the cancer has spread to Montesi’s lymph nodes and will require at least one surgery and intense immunotherapy that isn’t covered by insurance.

  • Longtime Evergreen dentist retires

    After serving the mountain community for more than five decades, long-time Evergreen dentist Dr. C. Richard Powell is retiring from his practice.

    Friends and patients, some of whom had been going to Powell’s office since he first came to Evergreen in 1961, threw him a retirement party on Friday. More than 120 people dropped in to wish him well in his new ventures.

  • The healing continues: Jefferson County hosts 24th annual Courage Walk

    It’s often said that grief is a silent burden to carry.

    For some, the grief was a little less burdensome last Saturday during the 24th annual Courage Walk. The walk, which coincides with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, honors crime victims and those who have lost loved ones to violence.

    Victim advocates and other supporters joined crime victims, families and loved ones for a half-mile walk around the Jeffco Courthouse to the onsite Courage Garden, where a short service recognized crime victims across Jefferson County.