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  • Puppet show teaches Parmalee students about harmful nature of plastic bags

    Third-grade students at Parmalee Elementary School received a refresher on plastics last week during a puppet show put on by members of the Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

    The puppet show, created by Tupper and Carla Briggs, follows Ernie the elk and his fellow wildlife puppet cast as they share a story of plastic bags’ effect on the environment. When a plastic bag wraps around Ernie’s antlers, the elk puppet seeks help from his friends.

  • County briefs

    Jeffco proposes dividing precincts

    Jefferson County is looking to divide 49 of its 258 election precincts in order to maintain compliance with a state law that requires each precinct to have 2,000 or fewer active voters.

    According to newly elected clerk and recorder George Stern, 16 precincts must be divided before the November 2019 coordinated elections. An additional 33 are close enough to exceeding the limit that Stern and his team recommended going ahead with the process in order to avoid repeating the work after redistricting in 2021.

  • Dozier, Roescher running for D2 seat in IREA election

    Two candidates are vying for the District 2 spot on the Intermountain Rural Electric Association board of directors.

    District 2, which stretches from southern Castle Rock to Conifer, Bailey, Pine and parts of Evergreen, is currently represented by Bailey resident James “Duke” Dozier. Dozier is running for re-election, though the spot is contested by Steve Roescher of Castle Rock.

  • Justice center moving closer toward funding goal

    Although plans for the PorchLight Family Justice Center have been in the works for nearly two years, the question of funding remains in flux.

    However, during a Feb. 26 staff briefing with the Jeffco commissioners, PorchLight staff members received the initial go-ahead to begin a final push for fundraising for the center. According to preliminary conversations in the staff briefing, the county committed to match funds up to $250,000 if PorchLight receives at least $100,000 in funding from a number of potential sources.

  • Restaurant owner files countersuit

    A local restaurateur is filing a countersuit against the law firms who claimed his business violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Conifer Heights decision postponed

    After hours of contentious discussion, the Jefferson County Planning Commission opted to continue a public hearing for a rezoning proposal that could bring 101 single-family homes to 25 acres near the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • Pine resident hopes to change perception of adaptive sports

    Marc Romero is on a mission to ensure that the world knows adaptive sports are just as competitive and fun to watch as anything else.

  • Evergreen man hosts inaugural math competition for middle-schoolers

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    An Evergreen man wants to make math fun for area middle-schoolers, and he began moving in that direction last week when he hosted a friendly math competition.

    Teams from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and Evergreen County Day School answered 12 questions in an effort to win gift cards from The Wild Game, Papa Murphy’s and HearthFire Books & Treats. In the end, the Evergreen County Day team won 16-10.

  • Arraignment set for former Jeffco deputy

    An arraignment has been scheduled for the former Jefferson County Jail deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.