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Today's News

  • Parks Briefs

    Jeffco Open Space considering Heritage Square exchange

    Jeffco Open Space is considering a land exchange with Martin Marietta Materials that would allow the company to expand operations and extend the life of its quarry in Golden.

    If approved, the county open space organization would ultimately receive more than 80 acres, including Heritage Square and the Nancy Bachmann property in Golden, in exchange for 64 unused acres in Matthews/Winters Park.

  • News briefs

    Morrison man pleads not guilty to first-degree murder
    The Morrison man arrested in connection with the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges during a Thursday arraignment.

    Jerald Arthur Cross, 64, was arrested Oct. 7 on suspicion of first-degree murder after he called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. He is set to return to court on May 17 for a motions hearing.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Family, friends remember Sancy Shaw for who she was and how she made life better

    “Our sunshine” — That’s how Bonnie and Keith Florquist describe their daughter Sancy Shaw, who died in a Christmas Eve accident on Interstate 70 at Genesee.

    “She was funny, able to speak her mind, competitive and a tomboy,” Bonnie said in an interview at the Florquists’ Evergreen home recently. “She was an overachiever. Give her a task, and she would do it 10 times better.”

    Sancy’s friends couldn’t agree more.

  • Marine Corps veteran set to receive new home in Pine from Homes For Our Troops

    American flags fluttered in the wind outside Elk Creek Elementary on Saturday as volunteers, community members and first responders gathered to welcome Marine Corps veteran Sean Carroll and his family to Pine.

    Carroll, a former lance corporal, was injured while serving in Iraq in March 2004. An improvised explosive device attack led to the loss of his right leg, left thumb and index finger as well as burns across 60 percent of his body.

  • King-Murphy kindergartners enter an Earth balloon to see the planet from the inside out

    King-Murphy’s kindergartners sat on Antarctica, flew to all of the continents and learned about some of the planet’s physical features on Thursday.

    The children in Paulyne Fisher’s class sat inside a massive globe balloon brought to the school by the Denver Children’s Museum. They learned about animals and music of various areas of the world.

  • School board approves contract extension for Glass

    The Jeffco Board of Education on March 7 unanimously agreed to extend the contract for Superintendent Jason Glass.

    Glass, who served as superintendent of Eagle County Schools prior to coming to Jeffco, was initially hired in May 2017. The original three-year contract is now extended until June 30, 2025. While the amended contract continues to provide yearly cost of living raises, it doesn’t include any compensation or benefit increases.

  • Conifer Heights decision pushed again

    Conifer residents still don’t know whether the Jefferson County Planning Commission will recommend rezoning 25 acres at the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • West Jeff’s TSA club teaches students about STEM

    It’s not always easy to convince to students to come to school early, but one organization at West Jefferson Middle School has no problem at all.

    The West Jeff chapter of the Technology Student Association has attracted some 60 members who frequently come to school early or stay late to participate. And though science, technology, engineering and math fields are generally male-dominated, more than half of West Jeff’s club members are girls.

  • EHS performing ‘Big Fish’ this weekend

    Evergreen High School is performing a fairly new musical, “Big Fish,” this year, keeping with family-themed theater productions this year.

    In the fall, the theater department performed “You Can’t Take It With You,” an 80-year-old show about family relationships, so director Scott Ogle decided to do something more modern, though also family related, in the spring.

    “Big Fish” is based on a novel and was turned into a Tim Burton movie in 2004. It became a Broadway musical in 2013.