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Today's News

  • Shearing for a cause

    Those who stepped up to the barber’s chair to have their heads shaved for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser on Saturday did it for one reason: to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

    “How we take care of our kids says a lot about our country and our culture,” shavee Matt Moore told about 50 people who assembled at Ascent Church in Evergreen to watch the head-shaving event.

  • Cougars stay dominant over Lobos

    EVERGREEN — Whenever Conifer and Evergreen face off in any given sport, spectators can generally expect a heated, competitive game.

    That was the case on Saturday night at Evergreen High School as, despite a highly defensive effort from both soccer squads, the Cougars — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com 4A poll — emerged victorious for the sixth year in a row against their rivals, 2-0. 

  • Cougar lacrosse defeats Lobos

    By Levi Waddell

    EVERGREEN — Behind a stellar performance from senior captain Nic Crosbie, the Evergreen Cougars’ lacrosse team overcame longtime rival Conifer 8-6 on March 14 on their home field. In a back-and-forth game that saw both teams go on big runs, Crosbie’s five goals were the difference.

  • Catlin selected local RTD Director

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners selected Peggy Catlin to serve as Regional Transportation Director for District N.

    She will replace Tina Francone, who resigned the position after she was appointed to replace Commissioner Don Rosier in late January.

    Catlin, who was officially appointed at Tuesday’s board hearing, will serve until January, when the winner of the November election is sworn in.

  • Red Barn rezoning case for lodging continued

     Wanting more information on water usage and monitoring, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners has continued a rezoning proposal to allow overnight lodging at the Red Barn in Marshdale. The hearing will resume on May 15.

  • CDOT contractor dies in Clear Creek Canyon accident

    A CDOT contractor died after falling in Clear Creek Canyon on Tuesday afternoon.

    Jaime Sarinana-Herrera, 40, was part of a crew doing rockfall mitigation work along U.S. 6 when the accident occurred. Sarinana-Herrera fell between 50-70 feet.

    The scene of the incident was initially investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The specific cause of the accident will be determined during a future OSHA investigation.

    The rockfall work included rock-scaling efforts, rock anchors and adding 285,000 square feet of wire mesh.

  • JCSO asks for $1 million more in overtime to meet call demand

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is asking the county to authorize an adjusted 2018 budget to pay for more overtime and/or more full-time employees.

    Sheriff Jeff Shrader has recommended the county hire an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand. Alternatively, he suggested Jeffco approve an overtime budget of approximately $3.2 million, which is about $1 million more than what was in the county’s 2018 proposed budget.

  • Trail work at Floyd Hill park planned for summer

     Jeffco and Clear Creek County residents should strap on their hiking shoes and grab a shovel because there’s trails to be built and hiked at Floyd Hill Park this summer.

    Martha Tableman, Clear Creek County open space coordinator, said Clear Creek is working with various volunteer organizations to schedule trail-building projects at Floyd Hill through August.

    The park, which was acquired by the two counties last April, currently has about 1.3 miles of trails, but preliminary plans are to build more over the next few years.

  • Platte Canyon to pursue interim superintendent

    The Platte Canyon school board has decided to pursue an interim superintendent for the upcoming school year after current Superintendent Brenda Krage accepted a job last week as the new superintendent of Florence-Penrose School District in Fremont County.

  • District, PCSO reassure community that schools are safe

    Concerns in the Bailey community about a lack of school security in the Platte Canyon School District were recently met with reassurances from both district officials and Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener, as well as promises to provide more safety training for teachers, staff and other district employees.