Today's News

  • Phone scammer claiming to be from Elk Creek Fire soliciting funds

    The Elk Creek Fire Department has received reports that a scammer is calling local residents and asking for donations and credit-card information while posing as a representative of the fire department.

  • Pay raises urged for principals, assistant principals

    Jeffco Public Schools should pay higher salaries to its principals and assistant principals, teachers who hold relevant master's degrees, and staff in hard-to-fill positions, the district’s human resources chief said at a March 5 school board meeting.

    As the district moves into its budget season and gears up for contract negotiations with the teachers union, chief human resources officer Amy Weber recommended that board members consider instituting the pay changes to make the district more competitive. 

  • Student-based budgeting lets principals get a jump on hiring

    Several months into Jeffco Public Schools’ implementation of student-based budgeting, area principals are saying the new policy gives them the ability to react quickly to their schools' hiring needs.

  • Owls help keep rodent population under control

    The great horned owl is probably the most common owl in the Evergreen area. A few of the smaller owls may be nearly as common during their brief breeding period, but the great horned owl is a permanent resident in local areas where adequate food and nesting sites are available.

  • EHS teacher gets a soldier’s sendoff

    For the past eight years, Evergreen High School teacher Michael Poynter has dedicated himself to teaching science.

    For the next seven months, Poynter will dedicate himself to the military, returning to active duty with the inspector general’s office.

  • Jail prisoner who died was awaiting medical attention

    A shoplifting suspect who died March 2 while in custody at the Jeffco jail requested medical attention during the afternoon but stopped breathing hours later and died before she was seen by medical professionals. 

    Jennifer Lobato, 37, complained to jail staff that afternoon about feeling ill, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. A deputy then notified the jail’s medical staff that Lobato was throwing up and had asked to see a doctor.

  • Baptism by fire

    Two firefighters carefully carried what first looked like an unconscious person out of the smoke in a home at 3711 Overlook Trail in Evergreen on Saturday.

    On closer examination, the unconscious person turned out to be a dummy that was part of training exercises being conducted in the 4,000-square-foot home in the Overlook at Palo Verde neighborhood.

  • Two car-theft suspects taken into custody in Evergreen

    Authorities have two suspects in custody, a man and a woman, in connection with a car theft reported in the 3800 block of Evergreen Parkway on Tuesday afternoon near Safeway.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence dispute in front of Safeway, according to Mark Techmeyer, a sheriff's spokesman. Deputies determined that the car the couple were in allegedly had been stolen, and they took a female suspect into custody there, Techmeyer said. 

  • Keyser sponsoring bills designed to assist businesses, college students

    Since taking office in January, state Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, has become the prime sponsor of nine bills, including three designed to assist businesses in Colorado. 

  • Evergreen's community leaders honored

    Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District has been honored as 2014 Leader of the Year by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Evergreen. The owner of architectural firm EV Studio, Dalvit has helped initiate the Legacy Fund of DEED, a voluntary 1 percent add-on charge at downtown businesses to raise funds for improving infrastructure and building connecting trails.