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Today's News

  • Jeffco school transformed into first responder training site

    Eighteen years after the shooting at Columbine High School forever changed the face of Colorado, there now exists a place where first responders, law enforcement and school principals can train and prepare for the worst.

    Two weeks ago, what used to be Martensen Elementary became the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — a facility outfitted with a police simulator, smoke machines, remote-controlled strobe lights, a sound system and mock classrooms bearing all the trappings of student life.

  • Crow Hill slash site reopens

    The Bailey slash site off the County Road 72 exit on U.S. 285 on top of Crow Hill will reopen May 5 after being closed for the winter.

    Launched last August, the permanent site is the only slash drop-off location in Bailey and is operated by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. The site opened after several previous attempts by other organizations to start a slash site in the area failed in recent years.

  • PCSD superintendent confirms schedule changes, staff reductions

    In a bid to address ongoing financial challenges, Platte Canyon Schools is moving forward with plans to consolidate schedules at the middle and high schools, as well as combine several staff roles at the high school.

    According to Superintendent Brenda Krage, elective schedules at Fitzsimmons Middle School and Platte Canyon High School will be aligned starting this fall and kick off what she expects will be a two-year process to shift both schools onto the same schedule.

  • The art of the matter

    At Center for the Arts Evergreen’s 120 for $120 fund-raiser on Friday night, it’s all about the list.

    Each of the 120 participants had a system for ranking the 120 pieces of art on display at the gallery, and each participant took one home by the time the event was over

    In the 12th annual fund-raiser for CAE, 120 people paid $120 each to get a piece of art from a Front Range artist. Each participant received a number when he/she bought the ticket. Then 120 numbered tokens were put into a container and randomly drawn.

  • Joining together in peace

    Peace is a good thing.

    That was the message Marshdale Elementary School’s student leadership wanted to send to students, faculty and parents Friday as part of Day Without Hate.

    To commemorate the day, students created a group art project by putting their thumbprints on a black canvas with a peace sign on it. The rainbow colors filled the background, while student leadership members put their white thumbprints inside the peace sign.

  • Conifer falls to Rocky Mountain

     Five goals wouldn’t be enough for the Conifer girls lacrosse team as it fell 17-5 against Rocky Mountain on Friday night.

    Both teams did their best to fight snowy conditions, which brought more than a foot of fresh powder to the Conifer area that night. The Lobos were led by sophomore Lena Heaney, who finished the game with two goals on five shots. 

  • Cougars proud despite loss

    LAKEWOOD — The seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team flexed its muscle on April 27 in a 20-9 victory over Evergreen.

    “I’m very pleased with our team after today,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “We have a very young team, first year program and I’m proud of how good this young team played against a strong program like Dakota Ridge.”

  • Foundation built: Lobos win league title

    There may have been snow on the ground, but it was Gatorade that showered Conifer head coach Justin DeBerry on April 26. The Lobos celebrated their first league championship in more than 10 years after they defeated Skyview 15-2 at Conifer High School.

  • Cut gas line forced home evacuations

    A gas line in Conifer was accidentally cut, forcing about 15 homes to be evacuated.
    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Twitter account, around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, an unmarked gas line was cut near 30624 Kings Valley Drive. The Sheriff's Office and Elk Creek Fire Protection District worked to take individuals from the affected area to Elk Creek Fire Station 1.
    The Sheriff's Office reported that Xcel Energy was on the scene.

  • EPRD budget exceeds first-quarter projections

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District exceeded projected revenues for the first quarter of 2017.

    Financial Controller Jason Leslie told the EPRD Board of Directors at its monthly meeting April 25 at Wulf Recreation Center that the district exceeded projected revenues by approximately $96,000. The district’s expenses also were below what was budgeted for the first quarter.

    Leslie told the board that this news “bodes well” for the district, as the busier months tend to fall in the second and third quarters.