Local News

  • New program offers those with memory loss a chance to ‘share the moment’

    For those with memory loss, a moment can be everything. 

    And that’s exactly what Center for the Arts Evergreen hopes to convey through its “Share the Moment” program.

    The program, based on a similar one at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, is meant for those with memory loss and their caregivers but can be enjoyable for seniors without memory impairment as well.

  • South Jeffco teacher says goodbye to community in fun-packed sendoff

    It’s not every day the Denver Broncos Stampede performs at a private party. 

    But that’s exactly what happened June 1, when Dale Clark, a longtime South Jeffco teacher, danced his way into retirement alongside family and friends.

    Dancing is a theme for Clark, who ended his 47-year teaching career at Chatfield Senior High School. According to his daughter Mary Kenney, who had her dad as a teacher, he made up a new dance with his students every single day.

  • Red Barn rezoning case returns to county

    A rezoning proposal that would allow overnight lodging at the Red Barn in Marshdale is making its way through Jefferson County’s planning process again thanks to a significant change that allows the applicants to obtain a rehearing.

  • County briefs

    County looking into ballot initiatives 

    Jefferson County is exploring the possibility of a ballot measure either in 2019 or 2020.

    Although discussions are preliminary, the county met with BluePrint Strategies LLC, a Denver-based public affairs firm, during a June 11 staff briefing to talk strategy and met again with elected officials a few days later.

  • Not their first Rodeo … Parade

    Ross Seline may not have physically been there Saturday for the 53rd annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade, but his spirit was alive and well in downtown Evergreen.

    Some of Seline’s ashes traveled through the streets in the saddlebag of a horse in the parade, serving as a tribute to the Evergreen resident and longtime Rotarian and Evergreen Rodeo Association member. He died last September.

    “This meant a lot to them,” said his son Richard Seline of the rodeo festivities, minutes before the parade began.

  • Suspect killed in standoff in South Jeffco

    A 35-year-old Denver man was fatally shot around noon on Tuesday in an apartment complex near West Belleview Avenue and South Alkire Street in South Jeffco following a standoff with law enforcement.

    According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Taplin, the suspect, Michael Sheridan, had been wanted on charges of felony menacing, third-degree assault and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. There were multiple warrants out for his arrest.

  • Preparing for wildfires

    Known or not, Jefferson County residents are members of the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), or high-risk wildfire area where homes are often surrounded by accumulated dead wood, slash and other natural and lethal fuels. However, an enrichment of fire wise practices is doable and can be realized with the guidance and efforts through information distributed by residents, fire stations and online.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dish fret-work

  • Morrison briefs

    Town holding off on bridge assessment

    The town of Morrison is holding off on an assessment of the Spring Street bridge, which is degrading and in need of repair.

    A $21,000 proposal from IMEG Engineers would’ve included an existing bridge inspection, a redecking concept and concepts for bridge replacement.

  • LGBTQ community, allies press for better protections

    As an educator in Jefferson County and a transgender person, Joel Zigman understands that a proactive approach is often best when it comes to sharing matters of gender identity with students.