Today's News

  • Conifer High School surprises student with first-ever braille yearbook

    RJ Sampson never forgot his conversation with Conifer High School yearbook teacher Leslie Thompson, the one where he requested a yearbook in braille.

  • King-Murphy’s Exhibition allows sixth-graders to make a difference

    The annual Exhibition at King-Murphy Elementary School continues to prove that sixth-graders are passionate about a variety of social issues.

    On Thursday, the students presented the projects they’ve been working on for months to fellow students, parents and the community. Their topics ranged from the effects of war and animal rights to freedom of speech in sports.

  • Wilmot’s Mural Club strives to help others with meaningful messages

    The walls into the bathrooms at Wilmot Elementary School are becoming more inspirational.

    The school’s Mural Club decided to create murals with messages of support and encouragement. They completed two and hope to finish two more before the school year ends.

    “We decided to hit up the school with positive messages,” said art teacher Elisabeth Marcus.

    The murals are placed in such a way that students walking down the hallway can see them, too.

  • Annual Art of the Egg competition brings out the artist in amateurs, allows professionals to get creative

    Some 119 eggs were inspected by adults and children alike on May 1 as they decided which were their favorites and which they were interested in buying.

    Visitors found eggs in every design imaginable. Some were so creatively decorated that you couldn’t tell they were eggs in the first place.

    The Art of the Egg, the annual egg-decorating contest, culminated with its finale viewing party at Go Paint!, and both professional and amateur egg decorators get involved.

  • Jeffco Schools moves toward June budget adoption

    Ahead of June when the proposed $1.2 billion budget will be finalized, the Jeffco Public Schools board had some tough conversations during last Thursday’s meeting about the district’s finances and how to prioritize spending for the upcoming school year.

  • Developers meet with community on El Rancho rezoning case

    Dozens of El Rancho community members filled a room at Evergreen Country Day School on May 1 to share their frustration with Jefferson County and developers over a high-density development plan for their neighborhood.

    Moreover, they’re discouraged by the fact that they’re going through the process again less than 10 months after their protests helped kill the project.

  • County briefs

    Jeffco looks to expand enterprise zone

    Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. is looking to expand its enterprise zone to potentially include portions of Kittredge, Idledale and Morrison.

  • Education Briefs

    Meal prices going up next year for Jeffco Public Schools

    Jeffco Public Schools is raising the cost of school lunches next year, primarily to offset the additional cost of employee salaries due to a minimum wage increase.

    “The only way to really keep up with that is unfortunately lunch price increases,” said Beth Wallace, executive director of Jeffco’s food and nutrition services department.

    The costs for the 2019-20 school year are as follows:

    • 15 cent increase for all breakfasts

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Insecurity system

  • News Briefs

    Preliminary hearing set for teenage murder suspect

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the 18-year-old charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Joseph Michael Brinson.

    Blake Alan Quinlan was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail on April 4. He is being held without bond and will return to court for a preliminary hearing on July 19.