Today's News

  • Art, elevated: Bailey potter Rhonda Davis is perfecting her craft

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a monthly series on artisans along the 285 corridor. If you would like to recommend someone for this project, email dswearingen@evergreenco.com.

    Rhonda Davis doesn’t mind making a mess.

    In fact, Davis probably feels most comfortable when she’s covered in clay working on a pot in the disorganization of her home studio.

    “My hands have always been busy, and so (pottery) just kind of was a natural thing for me,” she said.

  • Free, full-day kindergarten and its effect on Jeffco Schools

    What would free, full-day kindergarten mean for Jeffco Public Schools, a district that already offers full-day kindergarten to its students?

    Questions surrounding newly-elected Gov. Jared Polis’ proposal — one of his primary campaign promises — dominated conversation Feb. 12 when the Jeffco school board visited the state Capitol to meet with legislators representing Jefferson County.

  • Business beat

    A Buck or More Dollar Store strives to be a ‘one-stop shop’

    After making regular trips down the hill to visit various dollar stores, Bailey residents Randy and Tammi Headley decided to bring one to Conifer.

    A Buck or More Dollar Store, which will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday during WinterFest, offers everything from camping and fishing gear to toys, toiletries, food, office supplies and more. Most of the merchandise — but not everything — costs $1.

  • Fire briefs

    Inter-Canyon hiring staff members

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is in the process of hiring for three new positions made possible by the successful November election.

    Applications for the new wildland captain, training captain and battalion chief positions close Feb. 28, and the fire department is looking to hire from within.

  • County looks to improve Highway 73

    A portion of Highway 73 could be improved if Jefferson County receives federal funding as part of the Denver Regional Council of Governments Transportation Improvement Program.

  • Search continues for Bailey man

    Law enforcement and family members are searching for a 26-year-old Bailey man who hasn’t been seen since crashing his truck into a guardrail on U.S. 285 near Parmalee Gulch Road.

    According to Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol, the accident happened around 8 a.m. Feb. 2. After crashing his Dodge Ram, the driver, Jacob Paddock-Weeks, left the scene of the accident before CSP arrived.

    “We are still actually looking for him,” Lewis said.

  • South Jeffco detox office receives nod from Planning Commission

    Despite opposition from the community, the Jeffco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a rezoning proposal that could bring a detoxification center to South Jeffco.

    If approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the proposal would amend the planned development zoning to allow for up to seven beds in an overnight detoxification center at 5920 S. Estes St.

  • Dakota Ridge takes unique approach in raising money for winter dance

    The whipped cream was nearly frozen, but that certainly didn’t chill the excitement of those gathered outside of Dakota Ridge High School after school on Feb. 1.

    “This is like a shaving cream fight. Everyone’s so excited,” said junior Makenna Dickey as students and faculty began to gather in front of the school.

  • Love at any age: Elk Run residents Dick Ingram and Lucy Antista find companionship with each other

    Two residents at Elk Run Assisted Living are proving that you can find love and companionship at any time and at any age.

    Lucy Antista, 83, and Dick Ingram, 89, who coincidentally have apartments next to each other, have become inseparable since Ingram moved into Elk Run 18 months ago. Antista has lived there for four years.

    “She tries to spoil me,” Ingram said of Antista. “She’s a fun lady. We like the same things: watching baseball games, football games and Westerns.”

  • Evergreen wins 3A state title

    FORT COLLINS — Long after the 3A state swim and dive meet had ended, only a few swimmers remained at the Edora Pool Ice Center on Saturday. Between taking team pictures and selfies, the Evergreen swimmers beamed, singing “We are the Champions” at the top of their lungs.

    In their first year under the 3A veil, the Cougars saw unmitigated success at state with another team crown. Even among all that prosperity, one girl stood out.