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  • Elk Creek principal Lucas headed to Littleton school

    Elk Creek Elementary School’s longtime principal Ryan Lucas will depart at the end of the 2017-18 school year to take a job as principal of Governor’s Ranch Elementary in Littleton.
    Announced late last month, Lucas’ departure was motivated, in part, by a desire to work closer to where he lives down the hill. Prior to joining Elk Creek in 2012, Lucas taught at Belmar Elementary School in Lakewood and Evergreen Middle School, and was the director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for two years.

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  • Kittredge hosts relocated business

    Epic Estate Treasures has successfully relocated to Adobe Creek in Kittredge.
    The notion to make the move came down to basic foot traffic. Although the original shop, located in Evergreen Village Center on Meadow Drive, carried much of the same inventory, drop-ins were few.

  • Bear injures alpacas near Floyd Hill

    A bear attacked and seriously wounded three alpacas at two locations on April 9 and 10 near Floyd Hill, prompting officials to ask residents to keep food locked up and pets on leashes or in enclosed areas.

  • Fire Briefs: Elk Creek Fire Protection District

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is working to establish a Rapid Extraction Module. It will be one of only three fire departments in the state to have one, along with West Metro Fire Protection District and the Greeley Fire Department.

    An REM involves four firefighters assigned to do off-road rescues in case a firefighter is injured or trapped during larger incidents, Chief Bill McLaughlin told the district's Board of Directors at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Chief Mike Weege announced the district has hired Paul Amundson, an Evergreen resident and part-time paramedic for EFR, to be its wildfire mitigation/education coordinator.

    During the April 10 Evergreen Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting at the Bergen Park Administration Building, Weege said the district was hiring three new staff members, including Amundson.

  • Conifer marathoner’s new book recounts Boston bombing experience

    Five years ago, Conifer’s Greg Kalkwarf crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon shortly before the bombing.

    Fortunately, his family wasn’t in the area.

    “If we hadn’t had VIP passes, this little guy” — he said, pointing to his now 8-year-old son Bryce — “would’ve been right next to the bomb.”

  • Decision pushed back on Red Rocks Ranch rezoning

    Of the 20 or so Lakewood and Morrison residents who spoke at an April 12 Rooney Valley Commission hearing, not one supported the Red Rocks Ranch development – at least not its current version.

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Who can resist puppies in ‘101 Dalmatians’

    Cute puppies are coming to the Montessori School of Evergreen’s Marshdale campus when Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale performs “101 Dalmatians Kids.”

    The 28 second-, third- and fourth-graders in the production will perform a show that is “recognizable and adorable, and the music is fabulous,” according to director Lisa Cole.