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Today's News

  • One finalist named in Jeffco superintendent search

    The Jeffco school board announced Saturday that Daniel McMinimee is the lone finalist for Jeffco’s superintendent position.

    McMinimee is the assistant superintendent of secondary education for Douglas County Schools. 

    The board voted 3-2 in favor of making McMinimee its only finalist, with board members Ken Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk voting yes. Board members Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman voted no. 

  • Board balks, imperiling pact with teachers

    An apparent agreement between Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union is now less than certain after school board members quickly requested changes in the pact.

    Bargaining teams for the school district and the Jeffco Education Association reached a tentative agreement last Thursday night on raises for teachers and other items in the contract. But the district stipulated later that non-probationary teachers rated as not effective or partially effective would not be eligible for raises.

    The original agreement reached Thursday included:

  • Firefighters respond to downed power line, house fire

    Firefighters doused a small grass fire caused by a downed power line Thursday night near Idledale.

    According to reports, the power line fell from about 250 feet up a ridge to within 100 feet of the road at 11:30 a.m. Friday. The 10-foot-by-10-foot fire was pretty easily contained because of the wet weather, said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

    But firefighters from the Foothills Fire Protection District had to climb a power pole to cut the line, after the power was turned off. It took until 1:30 p.m. to resolve the issue, Weege said.

  • Body of woman found on Lookout Mountain identified

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has identified the body of a woman found murdered on May 8 near the parking lot of the Windy Saddle Trailhead on Lookout Mountain as Sandra Mercado, 38, of Aurora.
    Mercado was stabbed to death, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.
    A visiting out-of-state hiker found the body. The hiker was questioned and is not considered a person of interest in the case, Kelley said.

  • Sheriff's Office urges caution in wake of car break-ins

    Purses, wallets and other items were taken from seven locked vehicles that were broken into in Evergreen on May 2, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    The thefts from vehicles occurred between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in areas between Bergen Park and Evergreen Lake, Kelley said. Incidents took place at Dedisse and Stagecoach parks, as well as other locations.

    "The victims left property in plain view," Kelley said. "People need to put property in the trunk of the car."

  • Rosenberg, Walton, Lehman re-elected to Indian Hills fire board

    Incumbent board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman will continue serving the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, according to unofficial election results posted Tuesday night.

    In a close race with low voter turnout, challengers Don Schoenbein and Ty Robbins were narrowly defeated. Rosenberg came in first among candidates, with 108 votes. Lehman followed with 96 votes, and Walton received 87 votes. Schoenbein and Robbins trailed in the race, receiving 80 and 70 votes, respectively.

  • Linn, Ellis, Lindquist elected to park district board

    Evergreen voters chose Peg Linn and John Ellis to join the five-member board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District in Tuesday’s election. Peter Lindquist, the only incumbent in the race, was re-elected, according to unofficial results.

    Linn received 513 votes, Ellis 446 and Lindquist 445. Candidate Monty Estis, a relative newcomer to Evergreen, received 210 votes in the election.

  • Incumbent Reddy loses Inter-Canyon seat

    Newcomer Kerry Prielipp and incumbents Leslie Caimi and Karl Firor captured the three available seats on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board, according to Tuesday’s unofficial election results.

    Two-term incumbent Michael Reddy lost his bid for re-election.

    The unofficial vote totals:

    • Leslie Caimi: 49 votes

    • Karl Firor: 45 votes

    • Kerry Prielipp: 39 votes

    • Michael Reddy: 32 votes

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt. A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • Huskies’ late flurry spoils senior night

    Everything seemingly had turned in Evergreen’s favor as the third period wound down, and then came the fourth quarter. Senior night for the Cougars was spoiled in a matter of 3 minutes, 45 seconds as visiting Douglas County, behind three of Josh Miller’s four goals, scored five consecutive times and held off Evergreen 12-9 on May 2 at Evergreen High School.