Local News

  • Senior Law Day moves to courthouse

    Cary Johnson stood in the middle of the courtroom, telling the people packed into the jury chairs and the public benches that in all the years he’s had his credit card, it’s never once left his sight.

    Johnson, with the Jeffco DA’s Office, explained that considering how easy it is for people to buy skimmers and steal someone’s credit card information with a simple swipe, he always pays cash at restaurants where the server takes the bill and payment away from the table.

    He recommended those in the courtroom do the same.

  • Indian Hills, Marshdale residents oppose EPRD’s proposed bond

    Some Marshdale and Indian Hills residents are unhappy with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s plan to ask taxpayers for a property tax increase in November, saying the proposed projects would add no value to their neighborhoods.

  • Evergreen man announces bid for Polis’ seat

    Roger Barris, a retired real estate investor and relative newcomer to Evergreen, has announced his bid for Jared Polis’ 2nd Congressional District seat.

    Formally announced last month, Barris’ candidacy for the seat makes him the first Libertarian to join the race and one of handful of candidates currently running for the seat, including Democrats Joe Neguse and Mark Williams, Republican Peter Yu, and independent Nick Thomas.

  • Jeffco Public Schools to hold community meeting June 12

    Community members without a direct connection to Jeffco Public Schools are invited to join Superintendent Jason Glass and other district staff for a community meeting June 12 to discuss how the school district and students could better support the community and vice versa, as well as how Jeffco could better communicate with the community.

    According to Diana Wilson, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, the meeting is part of Glass’ efforts to start a community engagement task force and will include members of the district’s communications staff.

  • Suspect dead after attempted carjacking near Wellington Lake

    One person has died after an incident Sunday afternoon involving an attempted carjacking on County Road 70 near Echo Valley Ranch, which is southeast of Bailey and a few miles from Wellington Lake.

  • Platte Canyon superintendent candidate forum scheduled for Wednesday

    The Platte Canyon community will have an opportunity on Wednesday to engage with the three finalists for the interm superintendent job at Platte Canyon Schools. 

  • Evergreen man accused of barricading himself inside home pleads not guilty

    The Evergreen man suspected of attacking three people and then barricading himself inside his home last December has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault.

    David Charles Roberts, 31, has been charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault. During his arraignment on Monday afternoon, Roberts’ jury trial was scheduled for Nov. 5.

    Before that, Roberts will have a pre-trial conference scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 1 and a motions hearing at 1 p.m. Oct. 4.

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  • Compensation increases prioritized in Platte Canyon’s 2018-19 budget

    Teachers and other staff in the Platte Canyon school district are expected to receive both a 2 percent salary increase and a 2 percent cost-of-living increase next year after the school board formally adopts the school district’s proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year on June 11.

  • PCHS principal, Jeffco schools exec among finalists for superintendent job

    Three finalists have been named in Platte Canyon Schools’ search for an interim superintendent for next year: Mike Schmidt, principal at Platte Canyon High School; Karen Quanbeck, interim chief of schools (elementary) for Jeffco Public Schools; and John Marchino Jr., principal of Hotchkiss K-8.

    The finalists were culled from a pool of 24 applicants for the job and were announced by the Platte Canyon school board after more than eight hours of interviews on May 22 following the application deadline May 18.