Today's News

  • The annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade draws a crowd early and often

    Before the Rodeo Parade, it’s tailgate party time — Evergreen style.

    Folks arrive as early as 5:30 a.m. to get spots in the downtown parking lot, where they set up tents and chairs in anticipation of the 10 a.m. parade start.

    The families from the Herzman Mesa subdivision were in full-swing party mode at 9:30 a.m. with about two dozen adults and kids eating breakfast, listening to country music and socializing.

  • Suspect, information sought in Evergreen road rage incident

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man suspected of brake-checking and assaulting another driver in Evergreen in April.

  • Inaugural event brings western art to Evergreen

    Sunday’s damp weather didn’t deter art lovers from stopping by the second day of the inaugural Evergreen Western Art Celebration.

    The two-day event in the Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Store parking lot had more than 50 artists showing and selling their work — photography, jewelry, paintings, bags, ceramics, metal and more.

    Those walking around as they dodged the raindrops remarked that the art was high quality, and many stayed until 1 p.m., when there was a drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to be spent at the show.

  • Jail's veterans unit provides inmates with sense of purpose, direction

    The bang of the jail cell door was enough to jolt some of the veterans from a deep sleep and catapult them back to combat.

    “At night, the loud pop of the door opening would scare a lot of us. Or we’d be asleep, and we’d just wake up panicked. It’s kind of stressful,” said Hondo Underwood, a Marine Corps veteran and one of the first inmates to be part of the Jeffco jail’s veterans unit.

  • Deputies’ experience as veterans helps them connect with inmates, each other

    As Deputy Russell Montanio started the session, he reminded the participating inmates that what happens in the group stays in the group.

    While two-thirds of the inmates in the Jeffco jail’s veterans unit went to recreation, about six or seven stayed with Montanio and began their Moral Reconation Therapy session.

    As the men talked, it became evident that, while they were wearing different uniforms now, they wore similar uniforms before — in the United States military.

  • Colorado’s 2018 primary election: Everything you need to know about how to vote in it

    Yes, it’s that time of year again, where almost every other commercial is a political ad and there are perhaps too many candidates to keep track of for too many races.

    After Colorado’s primary elections next Tuesday, however, the pool of candidates for governor, state legislators, Congressional representatives and a smattering of other municipal offices will dwindle — setting the stage for four months of heavy campaigning by finalists and a clearer picture of what the November elections will look like.

  • BIZBEAT: Red Rocks Beer Garden opens next to Morrison’s town hall

    Nestled in a quaint cottage on a shady parcel in Morrison is a new beer garden serving solely Colorado beers.

    Since first opening its doors in April, Red Rocks Beer Garden is working to find its footing in hopes of becoming the go-to place for hikers, visitors, locals, dog lovers and concert-goers alike.

    “We wanted to be a place people would come beforehand,” owner Paul Thompson said of his business’ relationship with the famous concert venue.

  • Morrison residents hoped for town vote – and they got it

    Even though the Morrison Town Board approved rezoning Red Rocks Ranch for residential and commercial development on May 31, the issue isn’t over yet.

    More than 50 Morrison residents signed a petition to put the rezoning on the ballot, and the Morrison Town Board unanimously agreed on Tuesday with the election to be held on Nov. 6.

  • Schmidt chosen as interim superintendent for Platte Canyon Schools

    Platte Canyon High School principal Mike Schmidt has been named interim superintendent of Platte Canyon Schools.

    Announced Monday night at a special meeting of the Platte Canyon school board, Schmidt was one of 24 candidates who applied for the job and one of three finalists presented to the public earlier this month — including Hotchkiss K-8 principal John Marchino and Jeffco Public Schools executive Karen Quanbeck.

  • Jeffco Public Schools approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract with its teachers union after a contentious negotiations period that saw teachers stage walkouts in April to protest teacher pay levels and school funding in Colorado, as well as proposed changes to the Public Employees Retirement Association — the state’s public employee pension fund.