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Today's News

  • Read, between the lines

    Becoming an author may be destiny when your last name is Read.

    That’s certainly the case for 9-year-old Rachel Read, a voracious reader with a wild imagination. The soon-to-be fifth-grader at Parmalee Elementary School recently published a book called “Hidden Fate: Book One (Fallen Spirit),” which is available for purchase on Amazon.

  • Sprinkler systems may soon be required in new Indian Hills homes

    The Indian Hills fire board is considering requiring new homes to install sprinkler systems.

    In its current form, the board resolution requires new homes or construction exceeding 1,500 square feet to install in-home sprinkler systems that adhere to the National Fire Protection Association’s standards. However, the board chose to table its decision at its May 30 meeting after it became clear there was more to consider before making a decision.

  • Inter-Canyon approves purchase of new truck

    The Inter-Canyon Fire board approved the purchase of a $276,000 tactical tender truck during its May 31 meeting.

    “Within our district, we have only two small areas that have hydrants, and so that means that in the majority of our fires, we have to use water tenders to truck that water in,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman for the fire protection district.

    Tenders typically carry 2,400 gallons of water, while the average home would take 30,000 gallons of water to put out when fully involved, Hatlestad said.

  • Indian Market and Pow Wow returns to The Fort

    As the warm June sun beat down on the grounds of The Fort in Morrison, several men put on regalia embellished with beads, bells, eagle feathers and many colors.

    Soon, they would gather for the grand entry at the Tesoro Cultural Center’s 18th annual Indian Market and Pow Wow, but not before taking a moment to appreciate their culture.

  • Morrison approves rezoning of Red Rocks Ranch

    After nearly two months of public hearings and discussion, the Morrison Town Board on May 31 unanimously approved rezoning Red Rocks Ranch and subsequently voted to disconnect the property from within its jurisdiction.

    The decision marks a big win for many Morrison residents who see the disconnection as a means of upholding the town’s longtime goal to “Keep Morrison, Morrison.” Furthermore, several Morrison board members said they are relieved to complete the process, citing sleepless nights due to a tough decision.

  • McFayden looks ahead to successful rugby career

    As he finished his high school career last week at Platte Canyon High School, Devan McFayden also said goodbye to his time playing club rugby with Platte and Conifer, a team called PAC.

    But his rugby career is far from over.

    Now, he has his sights set on the All-State rugby club, and he’s off to a great start in that direction.

  • Sculpture walk livens area

    Sculptor Jade Windell was pretty matter-of-fact as he watched his marble sculpture “Why oh Why” being installed outside Beau Jo’s in Evergreen on Saturday.

    “We are going to set it on the pedestal and then stand it up,” Windell told several volunteers who helped with the installation. “It only weighs 3,500 pounds.”

    With the help of a crane from Evergreen Crane Service, the sculpture with a hand and discernable facial features was gently set in place.

  • EHS teacher will spend the next year on a science fellowship

    Evergreen High School science teacher Cheryl Manning is a self-professed workaholic — and a science workaholic at that.

    Whether it’s teaching high school science or working on science curriculum for other schools as part of her own consulting firm, Manning eats, sleeps and breathes science.

    That is part of the reason she has been named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, and she will spend the next year in Washington D.C. working with the National Science Foundation.

  • Clear Creek food services director rides off into the sunset

    Jane Orlando is going from cooking for 350 to cooking for two.

    The Clear Creek School District food services director — who has been responsible for providing hot meals for students at Clear Creek High/Middle School, and Carlson and King-Murphy elementary schools — is retiring after 25 years in the district. She is looking forward to visiting her children, spending more time with her horses and continuing to volunteer with the Evergreen Rodeo Association.

    Her replacement is Shadow Murphy, who has been shadowing Orlando in the job for the past year.

  • Stage 1 fire restrictions implemented in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has enacted temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for all lands in Jefferson County, effective 6 p.m. June 5 due to “current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources.”