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Today's News

  • Looking out for the lookout: Group aims to save Squaw Mountain tower

    While much of the mountain area’s pioneering history is wonderfully accessible, some takes a little more effort to appreciate.

  • Former county attorney reportedly 'joked' about killing critic

    Former Jefferson County Attorney Frank Hutfless "joked" in 2006 about having a county critic who is suing Jeffco killed, according to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation report.

  • Hospice to benefit from land sales at Cub Creek Ranch

    David Graham has always been a supporter of Mount Evans Hospice, but about a year ago he decided to show his support in a more “constructive” way.

    The longtime Evergreen developer pledged to donate 1 percent of the sale price of each home site in Cub Creek Ranch at the end of Little Cub Creek Road south of downtown Evergreen.

    At stake are 49 luxury home sites (from 4 to 9 acres) selling for $500,000 to $600,000 each.

    Over the the life of the project, the lots could be worth $250,000 to Mount Evans Hospice.

  • Town center emerging on C-470 near Red Rocks

    A massive development that aims to tie the commercial potential of a new C470 interchange at Alameda Parkway with a luxury Tuscan-style housing development is taking shape on the bluff east of Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    When it opens to the public as the Parade of Homes from July 26 to Labor Day, Solterra aims to change the image of the historic Rooney Valley by attracting tourists and eventually corporate campuses, retail spaces and jobs.

  • $200,000 grant will help build two sections of NEAT trail

    North Evergreen continues to get an activity trail, piece by piece thanks to a recent $200,000 grant.

    Two more pieces of the trail are expected to be built in the summer of 2009: One will link Evergreen Middle School and Bergen Meadow Elementary along Hiwan Drive; the other will link two other portions of the trail between the crosswalks on Bergen Parkway.

  • Get ready for a lacrosse invasion this weekend

    The third annual Mountain Lax Jam is not your typical sports tournament.

    There’s no bracket, for one.

    Every team that participates is guaranteed four games; something a lot of other tournaments don’t offer.

  • Cougars ready for state

    Evergreen’s boys and girls track teams each took home third place finishes at last weekend’s Class 4A, Region 6 meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.

    The girls’ 4x800-meter relay team of Danielle Randolph, Kyla Berendzen, Bryn Haebe and Tayler Warren took first place with a time of 10 minutes, 13.56 seconds.

  • Spring storm knocks out power to thousands, closes schools

    Two mountain area schools were closed early May 13 during a spring snowstorm that cut power to thousands of residents.

    Roughly 4,000 thousand homes experienced intermittent power outages over a 12-hour period during the latest storm to hit the foothills, according to Xcel Energy spokesman Tom Henley.

    By midday May 13, power to most homes had been restored.

    Outages began soon after the storm hit late Monday, May 12. Sporadic outages continued through the morning hours of Tuesday.

  • District, Jeffco teachers reach agreement

    Jeffco Public Schools and the Jefferson County Education Association have come to a tentative agreement that guarantees a 2.7 percent pay increase and $1.4 million to help teachers with "workload issues."

    The deal also promises a 0.9 percent increase in the district's contribution to the Public Employees' Retirement Association. An additional 0.5 percent salary increase is promised if the district gets a mill-levy increase passed in November.

    The 2.7 percent cost-of-living increase will begin Sept. 1.

  • Parmalee's all-school play features more than 'bare necessities'

    Three months of extraordinary effort on the part of students and staff at Parmalee Elementary School paid off handsomely with the year-end production of “The Jungle Book,” which was performed May 1 and 2 by the entire student body.

    Music teacher Christine Gaudreau came up with the idea of an all-school play involving 200 students, and fellow educators at the school made it possible by offering so much support, she said.