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Today's News

  • Grand Junction executive named new Jeffco EDC head

    A Grand Junction woman with ties to the U.S. Senate has been named the new president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

    Kristi Pollard, the outgoing executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, was appointed the EDC’s new head by the board of directors Sept. 22 after a months-long national search.

  • Conifer High teacher fired for drug, alcohol use

    Daniel Steever, a longtime Conifer High School science teacher, was fired last month by Jeffco Public Schools after tests showed he was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol while on campus a year ago.

  • Crash site an important memorial for ‘Gold Plane’ family

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This final part focuses on the long-term impact of the crash, including the team’s “Second Season” and the victims’ families and friends’ continual visits to the crash site.

    Seventeen thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven days.

    Exactly 47 years.

  • Missing Evergreen teen found safe in Golden

    An Evergreen teenager who went missing Friday has been found safe.
    Haley Doane, 14, was found by the Golden Police Department on Sunday afternoon, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office confirmed.
    According to Capt. Joe Harvey of the Golden Police Department, around 3 p.m. on Sunday, someone called in a tip that Doane was in Golden. The police made contact with her a few minutes later.
    Doane was taken to the Jeffco Juvenile Assessment Center, per runaway protocol, Harvey said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Evergreen Chorale delivers again

    Bravo! That’s the word that came to mind Friday  night as I sat in rapt attention watching “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at Center Stage.
    The Evergreen Chorale opened the show on Sept. 15 and it will run through Oct. 8. The stage was filled to capacity with 56 singing actors and seven children, which included choir members lining the aisles of the theatre.

  • Free speech attacks not confined to college campuses

    Tim Neville

  • Being more civil, respectful moving forward

    Happy New Year.  
    No, I’m not confused and didn’t lose my calendar. The year 5778 on our Jewish calendar started at sundown last Wednesday night. The new year (Rosh Hashanah) begins our 10-day observance of the High Holidays, or Days of Awe, that will end at sunset Saturday with the end of Yom Kippur, which is the Day of Atonement.

  • Part of Conifer High’s fire sprinkler system to be replaced after system failure

    Significant parts of the fire sprinkler system at Conifer High School are set to be replaced after failing almost a year ago.

    According to Diana Wilson, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, the system’s fire pump and generator — which provide high-pressure water flow to the fire sprinkler system — failed in January, and attempts to repair them were unsuccessful.

  • Elk Creek Fire launches community chipping program

    Residents and property owners in the Elk Creek Fire Protection District can now feel a little more chipper about slash they need reduced, thanks to a federal grant that has funded a community-chipping program launched by the department.

    Announced last month, the chipping program involves free chipping of slash — namely, residents sign up for chipping assistance, stack their slash piles near the road, and two department staffers will chip the slash for free on-site.