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Today's News

  • RTD to reduce stops to Federal Center

    Beginning in August, RTD bus riders in Conifer and Evergreen will have one chance in each direction to get to the Federal Center.

    In addition, there will no longer be bus service between Evergreen and Conifer, and stops in Evergreen and Conifer will change.

    The RTD board of directors approved changing routes across the metro area — including Evergreen and Conifer — to address low ridership and a shortage of drivers. The changes are anticipated to go into effect on Aug. 26.

  • El Rancho shooting suspect scheduled for August arraignment

    An Alice man suspected of shooting someone in the El Rancho area last March waived his preliminary hearing, and he is scheduled for arraignment in August.

    His arraignment is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Aug. 13. He’ll be able to enter a plea at that time.

  • Preliminary hearing for Marshdale shooting suspect continued

    The preliminary hearing for an Evergreen man accused of shooting and killing his tenant on May 20 has been continued until later this month.

    David Donald Claussen, 46, has been charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth. He also has been charged with two counts of violent crime.

    Claussen was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 26, but it was continued until 1:30 p.m. July 27.

  • Hiwan Homestead Museum scheduled for $35,000 in repairs

    Jeffco Parks staff has requested $35,000 to replace the main sewer line and make other repairs at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    The funds would come from the Kathryn F. Gump Trust, which made a $71,900 donation to Jeffco in 1995 to help fund repairs for the facility, Parks Director Tom Hoby told the Jeffco commissioners on June 26.

    In addition to replacing the damaged sewer line, the funds would also go toward repairing concrete, removing trees and other miscellaneous items, the county stated.

  • Aerial adventure park opens in Bailey

    Whether you’re 7 or 70, there’s always adventure to be found among the sunny treetops and the shade of the forest floor.

    That’s why Treehouse Adventure Park has set up its huts, ropes and zip lines among the pine trees of Bailey, just across from Riverbend Market & Eatery along U.S. 285.

    The adventure park, which opened in early June, already has seen more than 500 people strap themselves into the harnesses and make their way across the eight courses.

  • West Jeff Yankees wrap up summer season

    EVERGREEN — For the West Jeff Yankees, the summer serves as a time to have fun, be with friends and learn the fundamentals of America’s favorite pastime.

    A team comprised of mostly 8-year-olds, the Yankees have dedicated their short season to learning the basics of baseball, from throwing to catching, and learning where the strike zone is.

    Caleb Tricomi, a new resident of Evergreen, just started playing the game at the beginning of the summer, when his parents signed him up for the league so he could get meet new people.

  • CPW looking for answers after bear found dead in Idledale

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating an incident of possible poaching after a large female black bear was found dead in Idledale last week.

    The bear, which had been trapped and relocated as a yearling bear in 2015, was found shot and killed at the intersection of South Grapevine Road and Sawmill Gulch Road in Idledale on the evening of June 20. An Idledale resident called the CPW after finding the bear in a wooded area near a pond at the intersection.

  • Casting votes with thought and foresight

    By Joe Webb, columnist

    Negative campaigning is one of the more unfortunate facts of politics. If you say that is true because negative campaigning is effective, then you’re engaging in shallow thinking.

    The real questions, in my mind, about negative campaigns are what gives rise to them, why they matter in the election of a public official and what their consequences are.

  • We must uphold our values, culture

    Parents are often told that among the most important things to observe and analyze are changes to their kids’ attitudes and activities and with whom they interact.

    It’s often found that when kids disassociate themselves from their longtime friends and positive influences and relationships, they become more vulnerable to negative influences that can make them more subject to destructive activities and harm.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    D’amour derailed