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Today's News

  • Evergreen man accused of barricading himself inside home pleads not guilty

    The Evergreen man suspected of attacking three people and then barricading himself inside his home last December has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault.

    David Charles Roberts, 31, has been charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault. During his arraignment on Monday afternoon, Roberts’ jury trial was scheduled for Nov. 5.

    Before that, Roberts will have a pre-trial conference scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 1 and a motions hearing at 1 p.m. Oct. 4.

  • Go back to school

    Joe Webb

  • Status shouldn’t be tied to witch hunt

    As Colorado Democrats attempt to elect a Secretary of State for the first time since 1954, one of the things some people have tried to pin on Republican secretary of state Wayne Williams is too much cooperation with President Donald Trump’s ridiculous voter fraud witch hunt last year. Those charges are wrong and misleading.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Re-chewed feud

  • Compensation increases prioritized in Platte Canyon’s 2018-19 budget

    Teachers and other staff in the Platte Canyon school district are expected to receive both a 2 percent salary increase and a 2 percent cost-of-living increase next year after the school board formally adopts the school district’s proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year on June 11.

  • PCHS principal, Jeffco schools exec among finalists for superintendent job

    Three finalists have been named in Platte Canyon Schools’ search for an interim superintendent for next year: Mike Schmidt, principal at Platte Canyon High School; Karen Quanbeck, interim chief of schools (elementary) for Jeffco Public Schools; and John Marchino Jr., principal of Hotchkiss K-8.

    The finalists were culled from a pool of 24 applicants for the job and were announced by the Platte Canyon school board after more than eight hours of interviews on May 22 following the application deadline May 18.

  • Compensation takes precedence in Jeffco Schools $991M budget

    Following a lengthy planning process, Jeffco Public Schools is moving forward with a proposed $991 million budget that highlights pay increases for educators, continuation of student-based budgeting dollars at all of the district’s 157 schools and dozens of budget requests recommended by the district’s cabinet for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

  • Ex-EHS AD out after mishandling student drinking incident

    Ryan Alsup, Evergreen High School’s former athletic director, will not be returning to the school after the district terminated his employment due to mishandling a disciplinary incident with an EHS football player.

    Alsup, who was EHS principal from 2013 to 2016, took on the athletic director role in fall 2016.

  • Morrison differs from Lakewood on RR Ranch rezoning

    Morrison Town Board hosted a public hearing to discuss Red Rocks Ranch last Thursday, and it sounded quite a bit different than the Rooney Valley Commission hearings of weeks past.

  • ‘A place of lifelong experiences’

    When Susan and Gail Shermack say goodbye to Shadow Wild, a lifetime of experiences will remain on the 164-acre plot of land in Indian Hills.

    The land, which includes three historic cabins named MaryLin, Nutshell and Jackstraws, has been in the Shermack family for decades. The two sisters live full-time in a house they built on the property in the early 2000s, but they grew up spending every summer in the Shadow Wild cabins. Furniture, appliances and decorations that predate the Shermack family remain in each of the cabins.