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Today's News

  • West Jeff middle schooler competes on ‘Chopped Junior’

    Adeline Pulioff moves through the kitchen in her Evergreen home with ease, pouring batter and flipping her crepes once each is sufficiently browned.

    At 12, Adeline is already an impressive young chef, and now she has the bright blue Chopped Junior apron to prove it. The West Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader competed on the Food Network show that challenges competitors to make an appetizer, entree and dessert using mystery basket ingredients.

  • EPRD getting closer to rebuilding Evergreen Lake North Trail

    Evergreen Park & Recreation District has gotten a giant leap closer to rebuilding the Evergreen Lake North Trail after being awarded a large grant, but it needs one more to make this effort a reality.

    The district received a $2.61 million federal grant through the Denver Regional Council of Governments for the project, but it still is hoping for a $550,000 Colorado the Beautiful grant from Colorado Parks & Wildlife. If the district gets that grant in January, it will have the $3.7 million necessary to begin construction on the project.

  • EHS soccer defeats tough Lobo opponent

    EVERGREEN — High school athletics in the foothills doesn’t get much more exciting than the Mountain Bowl between Evergreen and Conifer, no matter what the sport.

    On Sept. 3 on Evergreen High School’s new turf field, the Cougars took on the Lobos and won a competitive, physical boys soccer game 4-1. Junior forward/midfielder Nick Graziano led his team with two scores, both of which came off of free kicks from roughly 25 yards out.

  • Jeffco solves 38-year-old cold case

    Genetic genealogical testing helped the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office solve a 38-year-old homicide cold case, and it appears to be the first instance of its kind in the state.

    “This is perhaps the first genealogical DNA match in solving a cold case crime in Colorado,” said Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader.

  • Jeffco inmate diagnosed with Hepatitis A

    An inmate in the Jefferson County jail has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.

  • Official: Caution used when allowing paddle boards on lake

    Despite watercraft being prohibited on Evergreen Lake, the city of Denver recently offered a paddle board class there because the class had already been scheduled, a Denver official said.

    Yolanda Quesada, spokeswoman for Denver Parks and Recreation, said all of the paddle boards brought to the class were power-washed before entering the water to allay the Evergreen Metropolitan District’s concerns about invasive species getting into the lake.

  • Jeffco Schools contemplating ways to make students feel safe at school

    Jeffco Public Schools is continuing to explore ways to ensure its students feel safe at school.

    By 2022, the district hopes that at least 90 percent of its students will feel safe in school and that at least 95 percent of its educators will feel that they teach and work in a safe environment.

    “I think the key there is not just feel safe but … we need them to be safe. So that is the underlying focus of this year,” said John McDonald, Jeffco’s director of safety and security.

  • Jeffco headed for budget amendment

    Jeffco Public Schools plans to officially amend its budget in October to provide the additional money for teacher compensation that was negotiated during a bargaining session last month.

    To provide a 2.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment and $3 million in longevity pay, both of which were approved Aug. 22 following negotiations between the district and its teachers union, Jeffco needs to come up with an additional $9 million.

  • EPRD briefs

    EPRD board looks at additional revenue, salary increases for 2020

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District is expecting to see an additional $231,000 in property taxes in 2020, which will help it afford to give employees an average 3.3 percent merit increase to keep salaries competitive with surrounding rec districts.

  • Annual Living History Days teaches Staunton visitors about park’s past

    Staunton State Park was transported back in time last weekend during its annual Living History Days celebration.

    The two-day event, now in its sixth year, offers a wealth of history on the park and includes a number of interactive activities for all to enjoy.

    For Suzi Morris, former president of the Conifer Historical Society, who manned the organization’s booth at the event, Living History Days is important to support.