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  • Family, community and pets alike honor longtime Evergreen veterinarian

    More than 150 people and nearly as many dogs turned out Sunday afternoon to honor Terry Stephen, a longtime Evergreen veterinarian who died of cancer on March 27 at the age of 66.

    Before they took to the trail around the Buchanan Ponds, they stopped to share some stories — and some tears — about a man they called compassionate to both animals and humans.

  • Students target gun reform with voter registration push

    Last month, hundreds of Jeffco students walked out of their classrooms in hopes of sending a message to lawmakers about gun violence in schools. Ten days later, they joined millions across the country in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations on March 24 that, again, were aimed at sending a message to politicians. Now the kids are sending another message to legislators: Do something about gun reform or we’ll vote you out of office.

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  • Elk Creek Fire cancels election

    The Elk Creek Fire Protection District has canceled its May 8 board of directors election due to a lack of candidates.
    According to Jayne Bales, district administrator, while two seats were up for election — those currently occupied by Mike Rogers and Len Wisneski — only one candidate self-nominated by the deadline. As a result, the fire district canceled the election and the board will appoint someone in May to fill the other vacant seat.
    Rogers and Wisneski will both exit the fire board later this year due to term limits.

  • Platte Canyon High to launch computer science program

    Students at Platte Canyon High School will have the opportunity to study computer science next year when a semester-long program debuts on a pilot basis.

  • Weather doesn’t cloud Easter spirit

    The sun might not have shown up for the 71st annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, but thousands of people did.

    A thick fog covered the rocks, blocking any glimpse of the morning sun, and attendees bundled together as a cold wind whipped through the air.

  • King-Murphy sixth-graders take on global issues during Exhibition

    Sixth-graders at King-Murphy Elementary School want their fellow students to know about global issues that affect people and the environment.

    That was the theme of Exhibition, a requirement for International Baccalaureate schools that is a culmination of everything the sixth-graders have learned in elementary school. King-Murphy has been an IB school for more than seven years.

  • Wilmot students are on the run

    Students at Wilmot Elementary are running nearly 1,700 miles to Evergreen, Pa. — both figuratively and literally.

    The school started a running club in early February, and students run behind the school during recess and before school on Thursdays. By mid-March, participants already had run 1,153 miles.

    Parent Heidi Schuette, who spearheaded the effort, thinks the students will get to Evergreen, Pa., soon and will make it back to Colorado before the school year ends.

  • Jeffco looking to change internal mindset, become more efficient

    When, not if, another recession happens, will Jefferson County still be financially stable? And, even now, while demand for some county services are increasing, are there ways to be more effective and efficient?

    These are the questions Jeffco staff and elected officials are focused on answering as part of the Resilient Jeffco initiative.

    Resilient Jeffco, which was the brainchild of the budget office, promotes county offices to collaborate with one another and outside entities, and to look for innovative and efficient ways to improve services.

  • Evergreen DMV to be closed in early June

    The Evergreen Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed for three days — June 4-6 — so that its staff can attend software training in Denver.

    The Clerk & Recorder’s Office confirmed that no other Jeffco DMV locations will be closed.

    On Aug. 6, the Colorado Department of Revenue will begin using new software in all the state’s DMV offices. Thus, all DMV staff members statewide have to be trained over the summer.