Today's News

  • EPRD looks for long-term solution for outdoor pickleball

    While it has scheduled the west court at Marshdale Park to be repainted for four dedicated pickleball courts, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District is trying to determine how to make the change profitable.

    At the March 20 meeting at Buchanan Recreation Center, EPRD Executive Director Ellen O’Connor said the district had scheduled a repainting for late July or early August. Estimated costs for the entire project, including the repainting and new pickleball nets, would be about $14,000 to $15,000, she added.

  • West Jeff fifth-graders experience the 18th-century

    Writing with a quill by fluorescent light. Outlining silhouettes cast by a digital projector. Making Johnnycakes on an electric skillet.

    The anachronisms only made students’ day more challenging and interesting.

    On Thursday, West Jefferson Elementary fifth-graders participated in Colonial Day, experiencing a small slice of life for 18th-century students.

  • Taking a bite out of crime

    As a cavalcade of sheriff’s vehicles pulled up to Dakota Ridge High School, a handful of students walking to class curiously watched the procession and listened to the chorus of barking from the vehicles.

    With a crowd of students from a legal systems class assembled outside, one-by-one, the dogs were brought out to demonstrate their skill sets — obedience, drug detection, bite work, muzzle and apprehension.

  • Man arrested after shooting in El Rancho area

    A 31-year-old man will appear in court Friday after he reportedly shot an Evergreen man in the El Rancho area on March 22. The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Matthew Gaten is suspected of shooting the Evergreen man in the 29000 block of Hotel Way around 10 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Jeffco Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton said.

  • Owing it to our children

    John Newkirk

  • Kids matter too

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon Schools

  • Taking the next steps on school safety

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Schools

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Burying the evidence

  • Let’s hope you are living your life with your head in the clouds

    Nephologists get no respect.  Wikipedia has a complete meltdown about whether the term is still relevant, internet searches might provide, instead, links to “nephrology” (the study of kidneys), and even the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admin-istration, that bastion of meteorology, gets it wrong, only producing a reference to how kidney disease is affected by climate change.

  • Jeffco Library abolishes fines on children’s materials

    Young readers in Jefferson County no longer have to worry about returning a book to the library a day or two late now that Jefferson County Public Library eliminated late fees on all children’s materials.

    The decision, which was made by the board of trustees in 2017 but took effect in 2018, is part of the library’s long-term goal of improving early literacy, and library staff members see it as a way to support young readers and improve access to the third largest public library system in Colorado.