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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Backup by the back door

  • Winners and losers
  • Living life to the fullest in Colorado

    Saturday marked a milestone, of sort, for yours truly. The day — Feb. 3 — made it 10 years since I moved to Colorado. Pulling up to my in-laws’ house with my wife and youngest children awaiting me, my oldest son and the family dog as we hopped out of the U-Haul, completing our 1,700-mile, two-day trip just in time to watch — imagine this — the New England Patriots playing in a Super Bowl.

  • West Jeff principal wins award

    West Jefferson Elementary principal Wendy Woodland has been honored with a national 2017 Healthy School Hero award from Action for Healthy Kids, an organization focused on childhood health through partnerships with schools and educators across the country.

  • Jeffco school board to pilot new meeting schedule

    The Jeffco school board will start experimenting in March with a new meeting schedule that will see study sessions and special meetings added to the Monday following a regular Thursday night board meeting.

    Discussed briefly at the Jan. 25 board meeting, the new schedule is meant to better accommodate board member schedules, as well as offer community members who may not be able to attend an evening meeting another opportunity to observe board activities.

  • Jeffco schools could receive $30 million in new state funding

    Recent revisions to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2018-19 state budget could land Jeffco Public Schools nearly double what it received in new state funding last year.

  • Locals participate in Denver, national pro-life marches

    A cross-section of Colorado — young, old, men, women, and people of various racial and ethnic groups — participated in mid-January’s Celebrate Life March & Rally in Denver.

    “There were families pushing young kids in strollers and very elderly people who had a hard time walking,” Janet Hill of South Jeffco said, adding that she marched near a group of dancers in traditional Mexican garb. “It was a very diverse group. It makes you realize how these issues touch us all throughout our society.”

  • Lot in El Rancho area to be divided for 18 houses

    A 10-acre parcel in the El Rancho area has been subdivided into 18 lots for single-family homes, and construction could begin soon.

    The land, which is on the southwest side of the intersection of Red Moon Drive and Hotel Way, is zoned planned development. PIII Evergreen LLC plans to build 18 single-family homes there called Valley View Estates.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved the final plat for the project during its Jan. 23 meeting.

  • 400 homes proposed in meadow on Floyd Hill

    A local developer has started the pre-application process with Clear Creek County to rezone lots near the high school with a long-term goal of building 400 townhomes, condominiums and single-family houses at the base of Floyd Hill. However, he’s facing some opposition from neighbors.

  • Cougar swimmers finish 2nd, Lobos take 9th

    By Levi Waddell

    ARVADA — In the 4A Jeffco league swim and dive championships at Meyers Pool on Saturday, plenty of state qualifiers from Evergreen and Conifer were in action throughout the day as they prepare for the state finals this weekend.

    Overall, the Cougars placed second as a team and the Lobos finished ninth, in last place. With her strong showing all season, the Cougars’ Lauren Vilims was in the running for swimmer of the year.