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Today's News

  • Family, friends remember Sancy Shaw for who she was and how she made life better

    “Our sunshine” — That’s how Bonnie and Keith Florquist describe their daughter Sancy Shaw, who died in a Christmas Eve accident on Interstate 70 at Genesee.

    “She was funny, able to speak her mind, competitive and a tomboy,” Bonnie said in an interview at the Florquists’ Evergreen home recently. “She was an overachiever. Give her a task, and she would do it 10 times better.”

    Sancy’s friends couldn’t agree more.

  • Marine Corps veteran set to receive new home in Pine from Homes For Our Troops

    American flags fluttered in the wind outside Elk Creek Elementary on Saturday as volunteers, community members and first responders gathered to welcome Marine Corps veteran Sean Carroll and his family to Pine.

    Carroll, a former lance corporal, was injured while serving in Iraq in March 2004. An improvised explosive device attack led to the loss of his right leg, left thumb and index finger as well as burns across 60 percent of his body.

  • King-Murphy kindergartners enter an Earth balloon to see the planet from the inside out

    King-Murphy’s kindergartners sat on Antarctica, flew to all of the continents and learned about some of the planet’s physical features on Thursday.

    The children in Paulyne Fisher’s class sat inside a massive globe balloon brought to the school by the Denver Children’s Museum. They learned about animals and music of various areas of the world.

  • Platte Canyon’s Sussenbach owns the quintessential student-athlete title

    All her life, Heidi Sussenbach has been a go-getter.

    Whether she’s on the diamond or in the classroom, the Platte Canyon junior and softball player always gives it her all, even sometimes when she’s not supposed to.

  • School board approves contract extension for Glass

    The Jeffco Board of Education on March 7 unanimously agreed to extend the contract for Superintendent Jason Glass.

    Glass, who served as superintendent of Eagle County Schools prior to coming to Jeffco, was initially hired in May 2017. The original three-year contract is now extended until June 30, 2025. While the amended contract continues to provide yearly cost of living raises, it doesn’t include any compensation or benefit increases.

  • Conifer Heights decision pushed again

    Conifer residents still don’t know whether the Jefferson County Planning Commission will recommend rezoning 25 acres at the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • West Jeff’s TSA club teaches students about STEM

    It’s not always easy to convince to students to come to school early, but one organization at West Jefferson Middle School has no problem at all.

    The West Jeff chapter of the Technology Student Association has attracted some 60 members who frequently come to school early or stay late to participate. And though science, technology, engineering and math fields are generally male-dominated, more than half of West Jeff’s club members are girls.

  • EHS performing ‘Big Fish’ this weekend

    Evergreen High School is performing a fairly new musical, “Big Fish,” this year, keeping with family-themed theater productions this year.

    In the fall, the theater department performed “You Can’t Take It With You,” an 80-year-old show about family relationships, so director Scott Ogle decided to do something more modern, though also family related, in the spring.

    “Big Fish” is based on a novel and was turned into a Tim Burton movie in 2004. It became a Broadway musical in 2013.

  • Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates award winners

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce handed out individual awards at its annual Honoree Celebration on Thursday.

  • Crime briefs

    Mother to be arraigned in I-70 crash that killed child

    The Westminster mother who allegedly caused the Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and her case has been bound over to district court for arraignment.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, is scheduled for arraignment at 8 a.m. April 8. She appeared in court on bond during her March 8 preliminary hearing.