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Today's News

  • Wilmot superheroes take on energy conservation

    Wilmot Elementary School students are on a mission to make the Earth a better place.

    Fourteen students have been named to the Green Team Superheroes, and they’ve worked all year with their classmates in three ways to curtail what they call energy pollution: reducing the amount of light used in classrooms, reducing the amount of energy from plugged-in electronic devices and reducing the amount of energy wasted because things were plugged in overnight when they didn’t need to be.

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  • Evergreen shooting leaves one dead

    One person has died after being shot in Evergreen on Sunday afternoon.

    According to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the department received a call at 1:40 p.m. Sunday about a disturbance in the 7000 block of Highway 73. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found a man with life-threatening injuries after a shooting. The unidentified victim was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where he was pronounced dead. 

  • Longtime West Jeff kindergarten teacher retires

    It wouldn’t be unfair to compare West Jefferson Elementary School’s kindergarten teacher Alicia Beabout to Ms. Frizzle from “The Magic School Bus.”

    She’s funny and creative; has unwavering energy and passion for teaching; and is always trying to find better ways for her students to learn both academics and how to be good people, Beabout’s co-workers describe.

    A staple of West Jeff’s kindergarten program for 23 years, Beabout will retire this month to spend more time hiking, fly-fishing and on other outdoor adventures.

  • Investigators in Maggie Long case say family home was targeted

     Nearly six months after 17-year-old Maggie Long was murdered at her family's home in Bailey, investigators are finally sharing more information about the case — specifically saying that the Long family home was targeted and that Long's murder was not part of a pattern of crimes occurring in neighboring counties or elsewhere.

  • Harris Park Shooting Range wildfire 100 percent contained

    A wildfire that burned 15 acres at the Harris Park Shooting Range in Bailey late last week is 100 percent contained after firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and several local fire departments — including Platte Canyon, Elk Creek and Evergreen Fire/Rescue — spent more than 48 hours working to put it out. 

  • 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.