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Westminster council fails to fill vacant seat after 99 rounds of voting

Westminster City Council was not able to appoint someone to a vacant council seat after 99 rounds of voting, topping the council's previous 78-round record. During a 2 1/2-hour special meeting on …

Changes ahead of anticipated big year on Clear Creek

What a difference a year makes. Last summer, Golden’s beloved Clear Creek became a lightning rod of controversy and, for many in Golden, anxiety as the result of the possibility that crowds of …

Columbine survivor: 'Not a single one of us walked out the same'

Twenty years. Twenty years since the day hell opened beneath Columbine High School. Since students streamed out of the south Jefferson County school, their hands over their heads, fleeing two …
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Wild summer for Jeffco readers

Registration is still open for Wild Ideas, this year’s theme in the Jeffco Library Summer Challenge. Book lovers of all ages can participate. Simply log onto to www.jeffcolibrary.org and click on …

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy Staff reports Cesar Irreza, who pled guilty in April to attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference charges in …

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled …

EFR selects F+D International to design, build new Station 1

The Evergreen Fire/Rescue board gave Fire Chief Mike Weege the go-ahead to negotiate a contract with F+D International based in Boulder to design and build a new Station 1. The fire board has not …

Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s Station 1 will be replaced by 2024. Some Evergreen residents would like the EFR board to divert some of the money it is saving for the building to do mitigation on evacuation routes.

Residents want more evacuation-route mitigation

About 20 Evergreen residents have asked the Evergreen Fire/Rescue board of directors to back off on saving money to build a new Station 1 and divert it instead to evacuation-route mitigation work. …
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Mark Osmun, a Jeffco counselor and teacher, rallies in support of better pay.

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster …
Seventh-graders from Evergreen Country Day School prepare a yard for sod at Empire’s Habitat for Humanity project site on May 21. The students spent much of the day doing yardwork at several Habitat houses, including one for an ECDS teacher.

A strong educational foundation

When one of their teachers and her neighbors needed help preparing their new yards, students Evergreen Country Day School were more than willing to help. The school’s 16 seventh-graders took a …
Jeffco Superintendent Tracy Dorland speaks to the Marshdale student body, staff, parents, alumni and more at the May 17 groundbreaking ceremony. Principal Zak Martin is in the background.

Of student, education … and bison

In the 1980s, Marshdale Elementary School had the distinction of being known for — among other things — conducting bison drills. Alum Liam Vickers remembers when students would practice steering …
Evergreen High School science teachers Dave Moutoux and Cheryl Manning are among the nine staff members retiring from area schools this month.

Two EHS science teachers retiring

The foothills’ public schools are saying goodbye to nine staff members this year, two of whom have been staples in the Evergreen High School science department. Dave Moutoux and Cheryl Manning will …

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for …
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Eve, Claire and Jacob Goeke pose with the game they helped create, Canoosh.

Lakewood family creates new board game

What does a family do when a global pandemic hits, leaving countless hours to fill and three children to keep entertained? If the family in question is the Goekes of Lakewood, they invent their own …
Representatives from area businesses wait for potential employees to discuss job openings at the jobs fair at El Rancho Brewing.

The search is on for Evergreen-area business owners

Evergreen businesses are on a fishing expedition — trying to find the right bait to lure in a great catch of new employees. Some are offering wages in the range of $15 to $20 an hour, hoping that …
John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …

Wild Game submits rezoning request

The owners of the Wild Game and the Evergreen Mercantile properties in Bergen Park have submitted their formal rezoning request to add residential units on the seven acres. The owners, Dave Wilson …
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