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Today's News

  • Krage to go on medical leave

    Brenda Krage, the outgoing superintendent of Platte Canyon Schools, will finish out the remainder of her contract on medical leave. Announced Monday night during the Platte Canyon school board’s regular meeting, Krage said the decision came after she and her family were “thrown a curve ball” regarding her health over the past month.

  • Armed man who died after barricading self is identified

    The armed man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in a home in the 12500 block of southbound U.S. 285 last week has been identified as 37-year-old Charles Moore by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Learning about potential careers

    Evergreen High School seniors have learned that experience is the best way to find out about a possible career or to explore a passion.

    About 174 students used demonstrations, posters, presentations and a host of other methods to display what they learned through their capstone projects, and the possible career paths they studied were as diverse as the students’ interests: theater, 3-D animation, nursing, coaching, advertising, personal training, photography, marine biology, forensic science, real estate and veterinary medicine.

  • Campfires permanently banned at Beaver Ranch

    Visitors to Beaver Ranch Park in Conifer will no longer be allowed to have campfires after the park’s board of directors voted in March to prohibit the festivity.

    According to Jill Deem, president of the Beaver Ranch Park board, the decision stemmed from concerns about wildfires and feedback from a Conifer Area Council community survey.

  • Retiring RMAE teachers worked well together

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is saying goodbye to its two second-grade teachers, who’ve been at the school almost since its inception.

    Karen Hines and Ann Hushen, who retire this month, are not only co-workers but good friends. They taught in neighboring classrooms for years, and this year, when there was only one second-grade class at the school, they decided to job share.

    Hines has been at RMAE since it opened in 2001, and Hushen joined the school in 2002. Back then, Hushen taught third grade and Hines taught second grade.

  • Jeffco, Platte Canyon schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.

  • Platte Canyon releases interim superintendent job description

    Platte Canyon Schools has formally released an official job description for an interim superintendent position, which the district seeks to fill prior to the July departure of outgoing superintendent Brenda Krage.

    According to the two-page job description, which is currently posted on the school district’s main webpage, Platte Canyon is seeking an experienced educator who meets certain soft-skill requirements as opposed to hard-skill requirements, such as a masters degree or minimum number of years of experience.

  • Bikes high, pedestrians low is proposed alternative for Lake Trail

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s proposed long-term solution for the Lake North Trail is to have a wider multi-use path where the current trail is and then build a natural surface path and boardwalk along the lake shore for pedestrians only.

    Since the trail first began failing two years ago, EPRD and other stakeholders have been researching both short- and long-term solutions. While there is a temporary fix in place, it’s not expected to last more than five years.

  • Jeffco food drive a ‘godsend’ for local nonprofits

    Four tons, or 8,000 pounds of food.

    That’s enough to feed one person for four years, or 2,000 people for a day.

    And it’s the goal that the county’s staff members have set for themselves — to raise 8,000 pounds of food for nonprofits as part of their 24th annual Food and Cash Drive.

    The drive runs through May 25 and will benefit four nonprofits across Jeffco, including Evergreen Christian Outreach, or EChO, and the Holy Family Center Food Pantry at South Jeffco’s Light of the World Catholic Church.

  • Parks Briefs: Ongoing, upcoming trail projects and other news items

    Conservation Greenprint

    With the Denver metro area’s growth expected to continue growing at 2 percent a year, Jeffco Open Space has identified five big-picture key initiatives to continue addressing the challenges its parks have seen because of increasing growth. All of these initiatives are ongoing, and JCOS staff have already started on several of them.