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Today's News

  • Speakers provide lots of advice to EHS graduates

    Friday night’s chilly wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Evergreen High School’s 249 graduates and their families and friends at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    The audience — huddled in warm clothing and blankets — lauded the graduates’ successes with cheers, cowbells and even an air horn.

    Speakers provided the graduates with recipes for success, suggesting that they be proud of their achievements, positive about the world and create change.

  • Conifer seniors reflect on high school's challenges, triumphs

    When senior Kellin Reay started at Conifer High School last fall — his third high school in four years — he was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time.

    But, after a lot of hard work his senior year, Reay graduated on Saturday with hundreds of his fellow Lobos. He had made it.

    “My biggest motivation was to prove myself,” Reay said.

  • Public split over El Rancho complex

    A development that will break ground next month called Vista El Rancho — a 54-unit affordable housing complex — continues to have its proponents and opponents.

    The two-hour open house at Congregation Beth Evergreen on Monday night drew more than 100 people interested in learning about specifics of the project. Among attendees were Jefferson County Commissioner Casey Tighe and state Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, plus representatives from organizations such as Evergreen Christian Outreach and Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity.

  • Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies

    The Jeffco commissioners have given preliminary approval for the Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies — six in patrol, 22 in the jail — and have $400,000 more in overtime for 2018.

    Formal approval to adjust JCSO’s 2018 budget to include these items will be a consent agenda item at an upcoming Board of County Commissioners hearing.

    At a March 13 staff briefing, Sheriff Jeff Shrader asked the commissioners for an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand.

  • Belgian musician makes connections at Evergreen’s Memory Café

    As a universal language, music makes connections wherever and whenever it’s heard — between people and their neighbors, between one’s thoughts and feelings, and between one’s past and present.

    That was what Belgian musician Hanne Deneire told the 30-some Memory Café attendees on May 16, when she visited Evergreen’s Seniors’ Resource Center during a weeklong trip to Colorado.

  • Wilmot superheroes take on energy conservation

    Wilmot Elementary School students are on a mission to make the Earth a better place.

    Fourteen students have been named to the Green Team Superheroes, and they’ve worked all year with their classmates in three ways to curtail what they call energy pollution: reducing the amount of light used in classrooms, reducing the amount of energy from plugged-in electronic devices and reducing the amount of energy wasted because things were plugged in overnight when they didn’t need to be.

  • Evergreen shooting leaves one dead

    One person has died after being shot in Evergreen on Sunday afternoon.

    According to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the department received a call at 1:40 p.m. Sunday about a disturbance in the 7000 block of Highway 73. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found a man with life-threatening injuries after a shooting. The unidentified victim was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where he was pronounced dead. 

  • Pure Spectrum lands sponsorship with CrossFit games

    Officials at Evergreen-based Pure Spectrum are thrilled that their logo is now on the CrossFit website as a premier sponsor of the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.

    Daniel Huerter, Pure Spectrum’s chief operating officer, called the sponsorship good for both the cannabidiol — or CBD —industry and good for the business.

  • Longtime West Jeff kindergarten teacher retires

    It wouldn’t be unfair to compare West Jefferson Elementary School’s kindergarten teacher Alicia Beabout to Ms. Frizzle from “The Magic School Bus.”

    She’s funny and creative; has unwavering energy and passion for teaching; and is always trying to find better ways for her students to learn both academics and how to be good people, Beabout’s co-workers describe.

    A staple of West Jeff’s kindergarten program for 23 years, Beabout will retire this month to spend more time hiking, fly-fishing and on other outdoor adventures.

  • Harris Park Shooting Range wildfire 100 percent contained

    A wildfire that burned 15 acres at the Harris Park Shooting Range in Bailey late last week is 100 percent contained after firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and several local fire departments — including Platte Canyon, Elk Creek and Evergreen Fire/Rescue — spent more than 48 hours working to put it out.