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Today's News

  • Commissioners approve rezoning for storage facility expansion in El Rancho

    Jeffco's county commissioners have approved rezoning to expand a storage facility in El Rancho, despite concerns of nearby residents about road access to the property.

    Residents in the Nob Hill subdivision say they do not object to the expansion, but rather to increased traffic it would bring to DivideView Road — a private, unmaintained road leading to their community.

  • Small but enthusiastic group develops skill set

    On one hand, Andrew Stafford’s role as director of development for Altitude FC is to introduce the game of soccer to younger, novice players. 

    But it’s more than just that he was teaching to the quaint group of participants at Evergreen Middle School from June 22-26 at the first of two developmental camps this summer. Stafford worked with the small, but enthusiastic group on developing a lifelong love for the game, teamwork and social networking skills.

  • Evergreen master trails plan getting final touches

    After a year of development and community review, the master trails plan for Evergreen is getting final touches, Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District told the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on June 23.

    The trail system designed by OV Consulting of Denver links key sections of Evergreen for residents who enjoy walking and biking to local destinations.

  • Volunteers improve Saddleback Mountain trail

    After hiking up a steep slope with two heavy containers of water, crew leader Lauren Riegler of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado coordinated efforts to develop a trail on Saddleback Mountain on Friday.

    Divided into four groups, 49 volunteers cleared overgrown sections of the trail leading to the summit and installed steps to divert water away from the path and make hiking easier. During the seven hours they worked, volunteers placed 88 check steps and worked on more than 1,000 feet of trail on the mountain, Riegler said.

  • Fellman won’t seek re-election to school board

    Jeffco school board member Jill Fellman has decided not to run for re-election this fall, saying she wants to make her family a priority.

    Fellman, a former teacher who was elected to the board in November 2011, is one of the board’s two liberal members. She has often been at odds with the board’s conservative majority, a fact she referenced on Facebook when announcing her decision Monday. 

  • Parents launch effort to recall conservative school board members

    Three Jeffco parents have filed paperwork seeking to recall the three school board members who make up the body’s conservative majority: John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams.

    Indian Hills parent Wendy McCord, Evergreen parent Michael Blanton and Littleton parent Tina Gurdikian filed the petition format Friday afternoon, according to a news release from a recently formed advocacy group, Jeffco United for Action.

  • Evergreen couple face child abuse charge related to daughter’s malnutrition

    An Evergreen couple are each facing a felony child abuse charge after their 6-year-old daughter reportedly was found to be suffering from long-term malnutrition. 

  • Indian Hills Fire taking heat over cancellation of fireworks

    An Indian Hills Fire board member said he has taken heat from the community after the department canceled its annual Fourth of July fireworks show.

    Board member Marc Rosenberg, who is also the department’s assistant chief, said in an interview that the decision to cancel the fireworks was made by the department’s members, not by board members, and that it was made for safety and cost reasons. The decision was made in April. 

  • Morrison-area girl taken to hospital after lightning strike

    A Morrison-area girl was taken to a hospital Wednesday evening after lightning struck a tree near her home, according to a fire department spokesman.

    The girl, who was outside at the time, appeared unharmed; she was taken to the hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” said Daniel Hatlestad, deputy chief of Inter-Canyon Fire.

  • At Jeffco Schools, real-life civics lessons

    Jefferson County students got a real-life lesson in civil disobedience last September when school board member Julie Williams suggested that a curriculum review committee be established that would, among other things, look into Advance Placement U.S. history classes with direction that “materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”