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Today's News

  • Jeffco Schools nix proposal to rebuild Columbine HS

    Jeffco Public Schools asked and the community answered: Columbine High School will remain at its spot near the corner of South Pierce Street and West Bowles Avenue in South Jeffco.

  • Community joins together to find boy’s lost pendant

    “Impossible situations can become possible miracles.”

    — Robert H. Schuller

    The Berendes family of Evergreen knows about impossible situations — and it also knows about miracles.

    Last week, with the help of social media and strangers, Marla and John Berendes and their son Jack recovered a pendant that Jack lost somewhere on the Evergreen Golf Course.

  • Annual Summerfest lures in a crowd with craftsmanship and camaraderie

    The 40th annual Summerfest arts festival last weekend featured everything an arts lover could ask for: paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and more.

    The festival also featured Palette of Brews for beer lovers, wine from local Creekside Cellars, other beverages and a plethora of food trucks.

    To round out the event at Buchanan fields, there was something for music lovers with bands performing all weekend thanks to the efforts of Jim Sherwood, owner of Evergreen Clothing Co.

  • The annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event raises funds for EAPL

    Bob and Andy are no strangers to the annual dog wash in downtown Evergreen.

    They’ve come to the fundraiser for the Evergreen Animal Protective League for the past several years — and they’ve brought their owners with them, too.

    Bob is an 8-year-old great Dane, weighing 185 pounds. He sat gingerly in a kiddie pool as volunteers from TallGrass Aveda Day Spa rinsed, soaped and rinsed again. He was happy to get a blue TallGrass bandana and petting from the volunteers as his owner, Jim Higerd, watched.

  • Jeffco voters to see a TABOR-related ballot measure in November

    Jefferson County voters will be asked in November to decide whether to allow the county to retain property tax funds that exceed the Taxpayer Bill of Rights limits.

    Called “de-brucing,” the proposal would allow Jeffco to retain funding instead of returning the money to taxpayers. However, the county would still be required to go to the voters if it wanted to raise property taxes. 

  • Horse healing: Resqranch, West Wind Stables partnership helps people learn how to care for horses

    Jena Questen hopes to reinvent the relationship humans have with animals.

    As part of that goal, Questen, the owner of Aspen Park Veterinary Hospital in Conifer, created a program called Hike with Horses and Horses 101, both of which aim to teach people of all ages about horses. And while learning about rescue horses, participants learn more about training dogs, cats and other animals, too.

  • Jeffco leadership kicks off school year

    A new school year is fast approaching, and Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass has charged district leadership with continuing its focus on the student experience and deeper learning. 

    “We’re keeping the main thing the main thing, and that is learning,” he said.

  • New MRC CEO brings years of experience

    Sarah Kinzer understands the nonprofit sector, considering she’s been working in it since 1992. 

    She’s worked at the Mayfair Women’s Center in Aurora as well as the Mental Health Centers of Boulder and Denver and most recently as vice president of The Gathering Place in Denver, where she oversaw budgeting, programming, fundraising and more.

  • Commissioners deny residential rezoning at U.S. 285 and C-470

    The Jeffco commissioners unanimously denied a proposal to rezone some 10 acres near the intersection of C-470 and U.S. 285 for 69 single-family detached units.

    The property, currently zoned commercial and planned development for non-residential units, is located at 4277 S. Eldridge St., near the Home Depot in unincorporated South Jeffco. The applicants believed the project would fill a need for housing in the area.

  • Conifer tiny home rezoning proposal draws mixed reactions

    A potential rezoning proposal on Eagle Cliff Road has Conifer residents asking: What happens when an applicant proposes something currently unregulated in Jefferson County?