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Today's News

  • Evergreen residents turn out for new EFR auxiliary program

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is relaunching its “turn-out” auxiliary program after operating for several years without one.

    Named after the gear that firefighters wear, the turn-out auxiliary team will assist the department with a variety of duties, including support of daily operations and assistance with non-emergency, non-response situations.

    Spearheaded by fire inspector Dan Hrouda, EFR began organizing the new auxiliary program in the spring after nearly two dozen people asked how they could help the department.

  • Education briefs

    School district purchases artwork from two South Jeffco students

    Jeffco Public Schools has purchased artwork created by students at 11 schools, including two in South Jeffco.

  • Early childhood education, career pathways cited in Mitchell’s bid for re-election

    Nearly two years ago, veteran Jeffco teacher and former Columbine High principal Ron Mitchell announced his bid for a seat on the Jeffco school board as three members of the then-school board faced a recall election. One of 12 candidates for the three seats targeted by the recall, Mitchell was ultimately elected as president of the board and replaced Ken Witt.

  • Amdur’s dream about to become a reality

    It’s been three weeks of graduations for Evergreen resident Mike Amdur.

    The 18-year-old graduated from Evergreen High School in mid-May and from the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Academy on Saturday. Now a full-fledged firefighter, Amdur will spend the summer running fire calls before he travels for a year. Then he plans to attend college.

  • Artwork installed around town as part of Evergreen’s Sculpture Walk

    Sculptor Linda Johnson was nervous.

    Her sculpture, “Bliss,” was being lifted by crane from a trailer to its new home in front of the Daniel Diamonds building in Bergen Park on Saturday morning.

    “I don’t know if I can watch,” she said as the crane began lifting the 600-pound wire sculpture in the crisp morning air. She covered her face briefly before pulling out her cell phone and taking a video of the procedure. It was over quickly, and then several workers anchored the sculpture to its base at its new home.

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found unresponsive in cell

    A Jefferson County Detention Facility inmate died Sunday afternoon at St. Anthony Hospital after being found unresponsive in his jail cell four days prior.

    Mark Witkowski, 45, was found with a ligature around his neck by Jeffco deputies doing a jail walk-through at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The deputies began administering CPR and called for additional medical assistance, according to a release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Jeffco approves limited OHV use

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners signed off Tuesday on an ordinance allowing residents to operate off-highway vehicles on county roads for maintenance purposes.
    The new regulations, which still need to navigate the county’s formal approval process, would permit off-highway vehicle use on non-paved, non-maintained county roads in unincorporated Jeffco where the speed limit does not exceed 25 mph. OHV operators must be at least 16 years old and carry a valid driver’s license and insurance. OHV use is restricted to maintenance purposes only.

  • Our Readers Write

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  • College disrespect is a reflection of our country

    The disrespect shown by some Notre Dame students to their commencement speaker — Vice President Mike Pence — is not an isolated incident. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a non-profit group founded in 1999 that focuses on civil liberties in academia in the United States.