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  • Speakers provide lots of advice to EHS graduates

    Friday night’s chilly wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Evergreen High School’s 249 graduates and their families and friends at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    The audience — huddled in warm clothing and blankets — lauded the graduates’ successes with cheers, cowbells and even an air horn.

    Speakers provided the graduates with recipes for success, suggesting that they be proud of their achievements, positive about the world and create change.

  • Jeffco investigators locate 13-year-old runaway

    A 13-year old runaway last seen in Pine on May 21 has been located after a friend he ran away with informed investigators of his whereabouts.

  • Park County commissioners, coroner file complaint against Evergreen Newspapers

    The Park County Board of Commissioners, acting by and through Park County coroner David Kintz Jr., has filed a legal complaint against the Canyon Courier's umbrella organization Evergreen Newspapers, as well as reporter Sal Christ and editor Michael Hicks, seeking to restrict access to Maggie Long's autopsy. 

  • Belgian musician makes connections at Evergreen’s Memory Café

    As a universal language, music makes connections wherever and whenever it’s heard — between people and their neighbors, between one’s thoughts and feelings, and between one’s past and present.

    That was what Belgian musician Hanne Deneire told the 30-some Memory Café attendees on May 16, when she visited Evergreen’s Seniors’ Resource Center during a weeklong trip to Colorado.

  • Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies

    The Jeffco commissioners have given preliminary approval for the Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies — six in patrol, 22 in the jail — and have $400,000 more in overtime for 2018.

    Formal approval to adjust JCSO’s 2018 budget to include these items will be a consent agenda item at an upcoming Board of County Commissioners hearing.

    At a March 13 staff briefing, Sheriff Jeff Shrader asked the commissioners for an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand.

  • Conifer seniors reflect on high school's challenges, triumphs

    When senior Kellin Reay started at Conifer High School last fall — his third high school in four years — he was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time.

    But, after a lot of hard work his senior year, Reay graduated on Saturday with hundreds of his fellow Lobos. He had made it.

    “My biggest motivation was to prove myself,” Reay said.

  • Marshdale shooting suspect out on bond

    The Evergreen man who reportedly shot and killed his tenant on May 20 posted bond last week after his first court appearance.

    On Friday, David Donald Claussen, 46, was charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth. He also has been charged with two counts of violent crime.

    After his first court appearance on May 21, Claussen’s bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety. He made bond that same day.

  • Evergreen shooting leaves one dead

    One person has died after being shot in Evergreen on Sunday afternoon.

    According to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the department received a call at 1:40 p.m. Sunday about a disturbance in the 7000 block of Highway 73. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found a man with life-threatening injuries after a shooting. The unidentified victim was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where he was pronounced dead. 

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  • Investigators in Maggie Long case say family home was targeted

     Nearly six months after 17-year-old Maggie Long was murdered at her family's home in Bailey, investigators are finally sharing more information about the case — specifically saying that the Long family home was targeted and that Long's murder was not part of a pattern of crimes occurring in neighboring counties or elsewhere.