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Today's News

  • Truth, justice and the American way

    My third and final suggestion to change our political process would be easy to do, but perhaps controversial. To establish a need for this change, I will try to convince my readers that a significant problem exists.
    My premise is that even the most ardent followers of the news have trouble sorting out fact from fiction. Wikipedia lists dozens of sites that are purporting to bring us the news but have been created to bring us fake news.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Penny wires, pound fuelish

  • CDOT paving Evergreen’s Main Street

    Evergreen’s Main Street is getting a much need facelift with the Colorado Department of Transportation paving a half-mile portion of the road.
    The section of road was milled earlier this week to take off about 2 inches of asphalt, and it will be repaved Sunday and Monday night. Traffic can still get through the traffic light in downtown Evergreen.
    Officials are thrilled that the work is finally being done, especially after Evergreen Parkway from King Soopers to just north of Evergreen Lake was paved two years ago.

  • Commissioners deny El Rancho proposal

    After nearly four hours of discussion Tuesday morning, the Jefferson County commissioners unanimously denied a proposal that would have allowed 100 multifamily units in El Rancho.
    The developers wanted to amend the Planned Development zoning for seven acres at Swede Gulch and El Rancho roads.
    The Planning Commission had voted 4-3 to recommend the request for the development, which was to be called the Village at Elk Rest Meadows.

  • Indian Hills Fire moves forward with ballot question

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue plans to put a question on the November ballot in an effort to protect itself from the effects of the Gallagher Amendment.

    The amendment, enacted in 1982, limits growth in residential property tax rates. Much like other mountain-area fire departments, Indian Hills is forced to take a hard look at the financial implications of the Gallagher Amendment considering property taxes are a primary source of funding for the district.

  • Inter-Canyon schedules special meeting

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting Aug. 24 to officially decide whether to go for a ballot initiative in the November election.

    The fire protection district, which serves approximately 8,000 residents in a 52-square mile boundary, has been eyeing possibilities since the end of last year when it hired Denver-based political consulting firm Turn Corps.

  • Assessment evaluates health concerns, successes

    Mental-health treatment, food insecurity, housing, and alcohol and substance abuse are some of the top health concerns in Jefferson County, according to a recently published community health needs assessment.

    The study also says access to recreation, healthy sexual behaviors, safe food, healthy eating and breastfeeding are some of Jeffco’s strengths.

    In addition, those involved say the county’s strength lies in the community’s concern.

  • Morrison to vote twice on Red Rocks Ranch

    In addition to the Nov. 6 general election, Morrison will also hold a special election on Sept. 25 to ask its electorate two separate questions about Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property at the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470.

  • Miller wins opening 4A golf tournament

    ARVADA — After finishing second at state last year and losing two top guns on the roster, the Evergreen boys golf team had high expectations heading into this season.

    The Cougars answered the call.

    At West Woods Golf Course on Monday, the Cougars, led by senior standout Nolan Miller, earned a second-place team finish with a collective 317 score, narrowly losing out to first-place Golden, who shot a 315.

    Miller shot a 71, one-under par, to earn an individual first-place finish.

  • Lobos take fourth at Jeffco tourney

    ARVADA — After the first tournament of the 2018 season, Conifer boys golf has some work to do, but head coach Jeremy Barnett believes the Lobos have what it takes to finish out the year strong.

    In the 4A/5A Jeffco League tournament at West Woods Golf Course on Monday, the Lobos finished 11th overall as a team and fourth in 4A.