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Local News

  • 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.

  • Adapting to life's circumstances

    While Joelle Broberg was an assistant principal at Evergreen High School, she came to realize that her life’s path was to become a parent.

    That realization led her to an international adoption, a hold on her career, and the trials and tribulations of parenthood. The lives of Broberg and her daughter, Shweta, 9, are intertwined as together they’ve faced issues with international adoption, multiple surgeries to fix Shweta’s leg and the task of becoming a family.

  • Historical Society's name is history

    The Jefferson County Historical Society has changed its name to reflect the area whose history it preserves.

    It’s now the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society or EMA (pronounced Emma) for short. The society, which is a nonprofit, has a new name but does the same work, according to Elaine Hayden, president of the society.

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.

  • I Love U Guys Foundation to sell Crow Hill property

    Eight years after 15 acres of land near the top of Crow Hill was donated to the I Love U Guys Foundation, foundation board directors have voted to sell the property in an effort to address the organization’s ongoing financial challenges.

  • Lawsuit against Jeffco Public Schools alleging ADA violations settled

    A lawsuit brought against Jeffco Public Schools by a former employee who alleged the school district discriminated against him on the basis of a disability was settled last month with both parties paying for their own costs and attorney fees.

    Michael Kiley of Conifer was employed by Jeffco Public Schools from March 2016 to December 2016 as a school bus driver in a service area that included Evergreen High School, Conifer High School and Ralston Elementary in Golden.

  • Platte Canyon to hold superintendent search forum Tuesday

    The Platte Canyon school board will hold two community forums Tuesday night to gather feedback from district staff and community members about the district’s search for a new superintendent. According to board President Katie Spodyak, the forum is intended as an opportunity for staff and community members to be included in the search process — namely by providing insight into the school district’s strengths, challenges and opportunities. Spodyak said the forum isn’t for interim candidates.

  • EHS boys basketball coach Haebe to coach at Clear Creek

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.