Today's News

  • RMAE on the upswing after a tumultuous period

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen has turned a corner and is moving in a positive direction, according to school officials.

    The school, which was in turmoil during the fall semester of 2016, now is seeing enrollment growth and a positive school culture among parents, staff and students.

    “It’s been an extremely busy but amazing year for us as a school community,” said Amy Broxterman, president of the school’s board of directors. “We are doing well, and the future is extremely bright. … We are not in crisis mode.”

  • West Jeff eighth-graders re-enact Ellis Island immigration

     West Jefferson Middle School eighth-graders transformed into the tired, the poor and the huddled masses of 1892, yearning to cross the threshold of the United States and breathe free.

  • Developers propose townhomes, commercial development near Evergreen's tennis bubble

    Residents near the tennis bubble in Evergreen said a new proposal to develop the land there was better than the last proposal, but it might not be good enough.

    Nearly 70 people attended a community meeting on May 1 to learn about the new plan, which would put a dozen townhomes on the east end of the eight-acre property, a refurbished tennis facility, and a three-story building with some retail including a restaurant with as many as 30 to 40 apartments above it.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office dedicating unit to family crimes

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, in addition to increased response from its victim advocates, has established a Family Crimes Unit.

    Sheriff Jeff Shrader presented the first-quarter 2018 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ May 1 hearing, stating that the unit became fully functional in January. It has four investigators and a sergeant dedicated to handling crimes involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault by a family member or acquaintance, human trafficking and elder abuse.

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  • 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.

  • Park County commissioners, coroner file complaint against Evergreen Newspapers

    The Park County Board of Commissioners, acting by and through Park County coroner David Kintz Jr., has filed a legal complaint against the Canyon Courier's umbrella organization Evergreen Newspapers, as well as reporter Sal Christ and editor Michael Hicks, seeking to restrict access to Maggie Long's autopsy. 

  • Southbound 285 open after motorcycle accident

    A 58-year-old man has been injured and transported to the hospital after his motorcycle went into the median of U.S. 285 on Monday afternoon.

    As of 12:45 p.m., his condition was unknown. Traffic was snarled briefly, but all lanes near Calfee Gulch Road were reopened as of 1:06 p.m.

    According to Trooper Josh Lewis, Colorado State Patrol received a call at 12:06 p.m. about a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle down in the median. The rider was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

  • Marshdale shooting suspect out on bond

    The Evergreen man who allegedly shot and killed his tenant Sunday has posted bond after his first court appearance Monday.

    David Donald Claussen, 46, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth. He has not yet been formally charged but is scheduled to make a second court appearance on Friday.

    His bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety.

  • Legislative session a contentious one

    The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended last week. It was a contentious session that was distracted by sexual harassment allegations, but that ultimately made progress on the highest priority issues.