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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.

  • Marshdale shooting suspect out on bond

    The Evergreen man who allegedly shot and killed his tenant Sunday has posted bond after his first court appearance Monday.

    David Donald Claussen, 46, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth. He has not yet been formally charged but is scheduled to make a second court appearance on Friday.

    His bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety.

  • Jeffco investigators locate 13-year-old runaway

    A 13-year old runaway last seen in Pine on May 21 has been located after a friend he ran away with informed investigators of his whereabouts.

  • Park County commissioners, coroner file complaint against Evergreen Newspapers

    The Park County Board of Commissioners, acting by and through Park County coroner David Kintz Jr., has filed a legal complaint against the Canyon Courier's umbrella organization Evergreen Newspapers, as well as reporter Sal Christ and editor Michael Hicks, seeking to restrict access to Maggie Long's autopsy. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DCES PTA raises thousands for Chromebooks

    Students and teachers at Deer Creek Elementary School in Bailey will benefit significantly after the school’s PTA raised nearly $10,000 for specialized equipment and technology for the school library. Announced during the May 14 Jeffco school board meeting, the PTA raised $9,087 for four Hovercam document cameras, 40 Chromebook laptops, five activity tables with six chairs each, sky panels, and books for Veterans Day.

  • 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.