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Today's News

  • For the county by the county: a re-imagined Jeffco Fair & Festival

    This summer Jeffco is hosting the first-ever county fair planned by residents, dubbed the Jefferson County Fair & Festival.

    The four-day event Aug. 11-14 also will be the first to use the entire Jeffco Fairgrounds. There will be seven “zones,” each with a unique focus of activities and entertainment. 

    "We’re taking the same concepts and traditions and putting different spins on them,” said Dexter Foxworth, the fair's events coordinator. 

  • DA reviewing signatures on Keyser’s petitions

    The economic crime unit of the Denver DA’s office is reviewing a complaint from ProgressNow Colorado, a political group that has alleged signatures were forged on the petitions of Jon Keyser in his bid to make the GOP primary ballot for U.S. Senate.

    After receiving a letter from Alan Franklin, political director of ProgressNow, the district attorney's office agreed to review the complaint, said Lynn Kimbrough, Denver DA’s spokesperson.

  • Primary election scheduled June 28

    Voting packets are scheduled to be in the mail beginning June 6 in advance of the federal, state and county primary election June 28.  The primary will be an all-mail election, and the ballots started printing on May 9. It will be a short, one-page document. 

    May 27 is the last day a voter affiliated with a party is able to change affiliation to vote in a different party's primary.

  • Students perform patriotic program for Elk Run residents

    Condensing the 240-year history of the United States into a 35-minute program, complete with a dozen songs, could be daunting for some performers. However, the second-grade classes at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen was more than willing to share, and their audience was more than willing to listen.

  • Students perform patriotic program for Elk Run residents

    Condensing the 240-year history of the United States into a 35-minute program, complete with a dozen songs, could be daunting for some performers. However, the second-grade classes at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen was more than willing to share, and their audience was more than willing to listen.

  • Students perform patriotic program for Elk Run residents

    Condensing the 240-year history of the United States into a 35-minute program, complete with a dozen songs, could be daunting for some performers. However, the second-grade classes at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen was more than willing to share, and their audience was more than willing to listen.

  • Golf party makes fund-raising more fun for Evergreen Rotary

    The beauty of the Evergreen Rotary’s “100 Holes of Golf” annual fund-raiser is the beneficiaries not only get to do most of the work, they also have most of the fun.

    Evergreen Rotary provides the website and distributes the money to about 20 charities with a lot less effort. Anyone can make a contribution to one of the charities by going to the website 100holes.evergreenrotary.org. Donors don’t have to golf or buy anything. 

  • Members of Masters Swim Team pool their resources

    The Evergreen Masters Swim Team might be misnamed.

    While the team does hold swim practices twice weekly at Wulf Recreation Center, its mostly female members don’t limit themselves to the pool.

    “It’s not just swimming,” said member Kristine Stevens. “It’s a life experience.”

  • Jeffco school district, teachers union reach contract agreement

    Jeffco Public Schools and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement after months of negotiations.

    The five-year agreement includes $14.1 million in annual raises, $10.4 million for a one-time pay increase and a transparent pay schedule. It retains a slightly modified version of the controversial pay-for-performance system instituted by the previous school board.

  • McMinimee: Alternatives exist for addressing district’s facilities needs

    If Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed facilities master plan isn’t approved next month, the district will have to consider other solutions to the issue of its aging buildings and the capital needs associated with repairing and replacing those facilities.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, year-round school, a split-shift schedule and a bond issue focused on deferred maintenance all are possibilities.