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Today's News

  • Forest worker cited in connection with Soda Creek Fire

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued a summons to a man who was working as a caretaker in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on Friday, March 18 — three days before the Soda Creek Fire broke out about 2:10 p.m. the following Monday.

    Joel Worley, 37, of Denver, a West Metro Fire Department employee who was hired to collect and dispose of slash, told an investigator he was burning deadwood on land owned by Christopher Payne of Humphrey Drive on March 18.

  • A game on the rise

    Sam Soell, like his teammates, braved a chilly Friday night at Marshdale Elementary School for the hour-and-half lacrosse practice for the sixth- and seventh-grade team. The Mountain Lacrosse league season-opener was right around the corner and Soell and his teammates needed to be ready.

  • For Evergreen graduate Adams it’s all about snowboarding

    Danielle Adams has always been an athletic-type. She played soccer and she was a gymnast. And the 2010 Evergreen High School graduate always pictured herself using one of those sports as a springboard into college. Then snowboarding came along.

    “My senior year I was into snowboarding more than anything. It was something that I was more passionate about,” Adams said. 

  • Winter sports all-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the winter sports season:

  • Elected officials hold bipartisan town hall

    The state budget, taxation and government waste were on the minds of citizens attending a bipartisan town hall meeting sponsored by Evergreen elected officials on Saturday morning.

    Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, and state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Gilpin County, attracted a crowd of about 75 to a too-small meeting room at the Evergreen Public Library for a 90-minute question-and-answer session that only occasionally veered from financial topics.

  • Owners seek rezoning for short-term rental

     The owners of a single-family home off Little Cub Creek Road in Evergreen have applied to the county for rezoning to rent the house to vacationers and tourists on a short-term basis.

    About 25 people showed up at a meeting March 30 at Church of the Hills on Buffalo Park Road to listen to the proposal to rezone 28185 Mariposa Road.

    A community meeting is the first step in the process of applying for a zoning change. Ultimately, the decision is up to the three members of the Jeffco Board of Commissioners.

  • Piece of mind: Quilter stands by the 'scrap' method

    Faye Hess may be almost 93 years old, but she can compete with people half her age when it comes to sewing and making quilts.

    Hess recently completed an enormous quilting project that she is donating to Mt. Evans Hospice, which is holding a raffle to raise money for the hospice.

    Tickets are $10 each or three for $25 and can be purchased online at www.mtevans.org or in person from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. A drawing will be held on the Fourth of July at the party for the Freedom Run, a benefit for Mt. Evans Hospice.

  • Forest worker cited in connection with Soda Creek Fire

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued a summons to a man who was working as a caretaker in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on Friday, March 18 — three days before the Soda Creek Fire broke out about 2:10 p.m. the following Monday.

    Joel Worley, 37, of Denver, a West Metro Fire Department employee who was hired to collect and dispose of slash, told an investigator he was burning deadwood on land owned by Christopher Payne of Humphrey Drive on March 18.

  • Kids’ sports should put fun first

    One of the best things about having four boys is the opportunity to get involved in youth sports, both as a parent and coach. Team sports was a big part of my life growing up, so it’s wonderful to see my own kids becoming part of something bigger than themselves. I can only hope that the lessons they learn stick with them as they stuck with me.

  • Skunks and their smell are a sign of spring

    The vernal equinox occurs when the tilt of the Earth and angle of the sun is directly overhead at the Equator at noon, thus causing equal hours of daylight and darkness. This occurs annually between March 20 and March 22. Thus, this year, the first day of spring was officially on March 20. From that day forward, the days get longer and the hours of darkness decrease until June when the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, also known as midsummerís eve.