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Today's News

  • SRC President: No plans to end services despite downsizing

    Despite downsizing the staff at the Seniors’ Resource Center site in Evergreen, there is no plan to end services for seniors there, according to SRC President Chris Lynn.

    “No, not the case, not even close,” Lynn said in response to a question about whether the Evergreen SRC — known as the Yellow House on Highway 73 — would be closing.

  • Venue executive director brings a wealth of theater knowledge

    For Lora Haimes, there’s just something special about watching kids gain confidence through theater.

    “I love watching them come in and how they progress and develop through the experience,” she said. “I’ve just seen kids who come in, you know, looking at their shoes.

  • Work continues to create an Evergreen Local Improvement District

    It’s been a year since the county and Evergreen residents formally talked about creating a local improvement district, but work on the proposal continues. 

  • Jeffco Schools nix proposal to rebuild Columbine HS

    Jeffco Public Schools asked and the community answered: Columbine High School will remain at its spot near the corner of South Pierce Street and West Bowles Avenue in South Jeffco.

  • IHFR working toward hardship policy

    After a request following a patient transport, Indian Hills Fire Rescue is moving toward adopting a financial hardship policy.

    According to board president Scott Kellar, the decision to look into financial hardship policies began after a patient requested the district waive a portion of the cost of an ambulance transport by Indian Hills.

    If a procedure is ultimately approved by the board of directors, Indian Hills would have a uniform way to handle such requests.

  • Parks briefs

    Jeffco set to allocate annual funds to Beaver Ranch

    Jeffco Open Space plans to allocate money annually to the Beaver Ranch Community through its Conservation Trust Fund.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No Trash-passing

  • Evergreen man arrested after bomb scare in El Rancho area

    A 61-year-old Evergreen man was arrested Sunday after a bomb scare in the El Rancho area.

    Michael Longfellow is being held on suspicion of felony false reporting of explosives, weapons or harmful substances, according to the arrest affidavit.

    He appeared in court Monday morning, during which time his bond was set at $2,000, and he was appointed a public defender. He will be back in court on Aug. 23 to be advised of charges against him, according to Pam Russell, Jeffco district attorney’s office spokeswoman.

  • Glass: Back to school

    August means back-to-school for students in Jeffco. Teachers, principals and staff have been hard at work for weeks getting ready for this coming school year, and students report back Aug. 14.

    Thanks to Jeffco voters, who passed construction bond question 5B in 2018, there are also some exciting changes coming to Jeffco schools this school year. Construction crews have been busy across our community this summer, hard at work on the first wave of projects and improvements.

  • Rohrer: It’s not the economy, stupid

    People are feeling better about the economy, and there is an incumbent president in the race for 2020. It’s just our nature to feel good about a president when the economy is good, but is that a fact-based approach?

    While presidents often receive the blame or credit, economists believe that the availability of capital and labor and technological advancement drive our economy. The two most important measures of our economic state are the number of jobs being created and the resulting unemployment rate. What is the true economic story of our country?