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Today's News

  • Saving Parkland—26 times over

    The hypocrisy can sometimes feel overwhelming. The recent anti-gun march in Washington masquerading as an anti-gun violence demonstration focused on protecting our children.
    It was, in fact, a cleverly organized, coordinated demonstration by the anti-gun, anti-NRA, anti-Trump political left. Coordinated by Democrat Party alliances involving George Soros, the Women’s March and others, these folks certainly have the legal right to exercise their First Amendment rights.

  • Evergreen Players honors the community

    Recently, I sat down with three caring and determined ladies responsible for a great deal of Evergreen Players’ continuous success. I have personal history with the Players and remain enlivened by its impeccable standards and the strides it has made over the years.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Graceless embrace

  • Running between the raindrops: perspectives on the skunk

    Few animals are as reviled as the unassuming night dweller, the beautifully coiffed, yet largely invisible skunk. Mostly identified by the telltale odor, the small mammals are hard to spot alive because of their nocturnal habits and shadowy excursions. And yet, there exist glimmers of appreciation of the animal.

  • Elk Creek Fire cancels election

    The Elk Creek Fire Protection District has canceled its May 8 board of directors election due to a lack of candidates.
    According to Jayne Bales, district administrator, while two seats were up for election — those currently occupied by Mike Rogers and Len Wisneski — only one candidate self-nominated by the deadline. As a result, the fire district canceled the election and the board will appoint someone in May to fill the other vacant seat.
    Rogers and Wisneski will both exit the fire board later this year due to term limits.

  • Platte Canyon High to launch computer science program

    Students at Platte Canyon High School will have the opportunity to study computer science next year when a semester-long program debuts on a pilot basis.

  • Weather doesn’t cloud Easter spirit

    The sun might not have shown up for the 71st annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, but thousands of people did.

    A thick fog covered the rocks, blocking any glimpse of the morning sun, and attendees bundled together as a cold wind whipped through the air.

  • King-Murphy sixth-graders take on global issues during Exhibition

    Sixth-graders at King-Murphy Elementary School want their fellow students to know about global issues that affect people and the environment.

    That was the theme of Exhibition, a requirement for International Baccalaureate schools that is a culmination of everything the sixth-graders have learned in elementary school. King-Murphy has been an IB school for more than seven years.

  • Wilmot students are on the run

    Students at Wilmot Elementary are running nearly 1,700 miles to Evergreen, Pa. — both figuratively and literally.

    The school started a running club in early February, and students run behind the school during recess and before school on Thursdays. By mid-March, participants already had run 1,153 miles.

    Parent Heidi Schuette, who spearheaded the effort, thinks the students will get to Evergreen, Pa., soon and will make it back to Colorado before the school year ends.

  • Jeffco looking to change internal mindset, become more efficient

    When, not if, another recession happens, will Jefferson County still be financially stable? And, even now, while demand for some county services are increasing, are there ways to be more effective and efficient?

    These are the questions Jeffco staff and elected officials are focused on answering as part of the Resilient Jeffco initiative.

    Resilient Jeffco, which was the brainchild of the budget office, promotes county offices to collaborate with one another and outside entities, and to look for innovative and efficient ways to improve services.