Local News

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre wastewater improvements in progress

    Wastewater improvements are underway at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Among the improvements, the comminutor vault is being installed; the equalization basin at the venue is being removed; and the venue, which is owned and operated by the city and county of Denver, is switching to a direct flow to the town of Morrison’s treatment plant, according to utilities department director Fritz Fouts.

  • Annual bag-off event benefits local nonprofits

    After Jeffco county manager Don Davis, clad in a black-and-white referee uniform, counted down to zero, boxes and cans began flying down the grocery store conveyor belt and were haphazardly tossed into bags.

  • Former Jeffco deputy pleads not guilty

    The former Jefferson County Jail deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate pleaded not guilty during a Monday afternoon arraignment.

    Myriah Lovato, 29, returns to court on May 13 for a pre-trial conference. She faces felony charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, first-degree introducing contraband, two counts of second-degree introducing contraband and sexual conduct in a correctional institution.

  • Indian Hills fire and water districts sign IGA

    More than nine months after first discussing it, Indian Hills Fire Rescue and Indian Hills Water District have officially entered into an intergovernmental agreement.

    Among other things, the agreement defines each district’s role in the community and specifies the resources of each.

  • County facing budget woes

    The year is not even halfway complete, but departments in Jefferson County have been asked to cut budgets in 2020 largely because of limitations placed on the county by Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR.

  • Elk Creek Elementary celebrates Day Without Hate

    She might be 6 years old, but Lexi Killian is quite self-aware.

    “Everybody calls me bossy,” the Elk Creek Elementary School kindergartner said matter-of-factly.

  • EPRD briefs

    Active4All raises $14,000 at Lake Plunge

    The Evergreen Lake Plunge raised $14,000, a remarkable achievement considering the Active4All Foundation took over organizing the event at the 11th hour, according to a member of the foundation board.

  • Students display filmmaking skills at festival

    Whether it was family adventures or fiction stories, thrillers or documentaries, the student film festival at Evergreen Country Day School had something for everyone.

    The student festival was part of Mountainfilm on Tour, which showed professional films on Friday and Saturday. The student portion was added last year to give young filmmaker wannabes a chance to show their work.

  • Boulder-based filmmaker discusses coral documentary project with area residents

    Zack Rago of Boulder is on a mission: Get others to understand the devastating effects of global warming on all living things, especially on his precious coral, and get them to do something about it.

    Rago, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, helped film a documentary called “Chasing Coral,” during which he witnessed first-hand coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia. Bleaching occurs when the ocean’s waters get too warm, and it is usually the last step before coral dies.

  • Students of all ages listen to others, give feedback at King-Murphy’s Young Writers Conference

    King-Murphy Elementary students read books at school on Thursday — not just to themselves but to their classmates.

    The entire school participated in a Young Writers Conference in which one student from each grade is put into a group, and they find a place in the school to share something they have written. Everyone listens and gives feedback, and when each child is done reading, the adult leader puts a sticker on the book, lauding them for their excellent work.