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  • Missing teenage girls found safe in Wheat Ridge

    The two 16-year-old girls who went missing from a home in Pine Junction on July 7 have been found safe in Wheat Ridge.

    Anna Frankman and Emma Stokes aren’t related, but they were living together in a foster home off Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine Junction. They reportedly have significant mental health issues that were being treated in the home, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Extreme Makeover: Dome Edition

    It might be summer vacation, but Bailey’s Deer Creek Elementary School was abuzz last week as volunteers worked to build a geodesic dome behind the school. 

    The dome, some 26 feet in diameter, will next year house garden beds to be used for all grades in the school’s science curriculum, and it’s a good choice for a mountain school due to its long lifespan and ability to withstand harsh climates and conditions.

  • Evergreen residents protest treatment of migrants

    Toting signs with messages such as “every person deserves dignity and decency” and “help protect immigrant families,” protestors took to the corner of Evergreen Parkway and County Road 65 last Friday to chide the treatment of migrant children.

  • Mountain-area fire chiefs remember longtime fire marshal who died

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Chief Skip Shirlaw will never forget the first time he met Randy Rudloff.

    Rudloff, an Inter-Canyon veteran and district fire marshal, stopped by Shirlaw’s neighbor’s home to investigate a chimney fire.

  • News briefs

    Cabin break-ins continue in foothills

    Cabin break-ins are on the rise in the mountains of Jefferson County, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The break-ins, which took place in at least 19 unoccupied cabins in Evergreen, Conifer and Pine, are reportedly associated with two white or Hispanic men.

    Items stolen at the cabins include jewelry, safes, outdoor gear, credit cards, telescopes, tools, clothing, furniture, bikes, generators, a vehicle and firearms.

  • Buffalo Creek woman working to rename Redskin Creek

    When Sarah Weed Chandler spotted Redskin Creek on a map of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, she felt nauseous. 

    As a former resident of Washington D.C., she’s been privy to years of discussion about the word “redskin,” an offensive slang term for Native American, particularly as it relates to the city’s NFL team.

    “It just makes me kind of queasy and ashamed that we still have that name on there. We should have renamed it 40 years ago,” Chandler said.

  • Commissioners to discuss ballot initiative for TABOR relief

    Jefferson County plans to discuss a ballot initiative that would provide relief from Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights during a public hearing on Tuesday, July 23.

    Those interested in commenting can do so during the hearing, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the county building in Golden.

    Called “de-brucing,” the proposal would allow Jeffco to retain funding that exceeds the TABOR limit instead of returning the money to taxpayers.

  • EPRD celebrates 50 years of being part of community

    It’s all about the smiles — the smiles on the faces of the families that use the Evergreen Park & Recreation District facilities.

    That’s what John Ellis, a lifelong Evergreen resident and an EPRD board member, said was the best part of watching the district grow since its inception 50 years ago. Ellis spoke briefly to attendees at the Community Appreciation Party on Thursday, hosted by the rec district and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Longtime fire marshal Rudloff dies

    Randy Rudloff, the longtime fire marshal with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue, died unexpectedly Tuesday.

    Rudloff, who served for more than 25 years, was well-known among the mountain-area fire protection districts.