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Today's News

  • Conifer and Evergreen XC show off their top guns

    After spending an earlier, smaller meet helping pace his teammate, Evergreen senior Colin Szuch stunned the competition at the state’s biggest cross country meet of the year on Saturday morning.

    In the Division-II boys race of the Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School, Szuch won with an astonishing 15:29.40 time. The runner-up didn’t come in until 36.50 seconds later. In doing so, Szuch set the school record for the fastest 5K time.

    Just two days earlier at the Standley Lake Gator Invitational in Arvada, he was a great team player.

  • EHS bikers showcase talent at Leadville meet

    The season may be young for the Evergreen High School mountain bike team, but the Cougars are already positioning themselves as state contenders.

    On Sunday at their race in Leadville, despite missing out on three levels of girls races due to weather, Evergreen took third place as a team in the Division-I competition.

    Sophomore Julia Wordley, who came out for the sport just this year, was one of the casualties of the thunderstorm, as only the varsity girls got to compete earlier in the day.

    Still, she was happy to be there to support her teammates.

  • Rohrer: More than a paycheck

    The Business Roundtable, an organization of big businesses, caused a stir recently when it proclaimed that the purpose of business is not to serve only the interests of their shareholders. The organization’s spokesman, J.P. Morgan Chairman Jamie Dimon, announced that the group is broadening its focus by saying “Shareholder interests and stock prices shouldn’t always come first.” Their new idea is that “good corporate governance should also include the interests of employees, customers and society at large.”

  • Romberg: Saying goodbye to Dino’s

    At the end of the month, one of my favorite places in Jefferson County will be gone. The owner of Dino’s Italian Restaurant, just off the corner of Kipling and Colfax in Lakewood, announced that the restaurant will close Sept. 30 after 58 years in business.

  • Romberg: Saying goodbye to Dino’s

    At the end of the month, one of my favorite places in Jefferson County will be gone. The owner of Dino’s Italian Restaurant, just off the corner of Kipling and Colfax in Lakewood, announced that the restaurant will close Sept. 30 after 58 years in business.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Smart phone, dumb people

  • Survey results show support for updating policies on water, mixed-use developments

    Results from a 2018 community survey indicate Jefferson County should re-evaluate its policies regarding water and mixed-use development projects.

    In preparation for a comprehensive master plan update, the county last year hosted four community meetings and conducted a survey that received more than 1,500 responses.

  • Interim principal at West Jeff is familiar with the school

    It didn’t take long for the interim principal at West Jefferson Middle School to get adjusted to the area.

    That’s because Kim Halingstad is already really involved in the community. She’s been the assistant principal at West Jeff Middle for the last eight years, and she’s had children go through Marshdale Elementary, West Jeff Middle and Conifer High.

  • End Overdose Jeffco shines a light on opioid epidemic

    Ninety-eight lights twinkled in the Edgewater Civic Center last week during the annual End Overdose Jeffco event, each representing one of the 98 people who died of an opiate overdose in Jefferson County in 2017.

  • County considers building code update

    Jefferson County is looking to update its building codes to make homes more fire resistant, a change initiated by the mountain-area fire chiefs.

    The addendum hasn’t passed yet, but if it does, it would be effective for all permits applied for after Jan. 1, 2020, and would affect homes in the wildfire zone 1 of Jefferson County. The wildfire zone 1 boundary is just west of C-470 and includes Evergreen and Conifer.