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Today's News

  • Sprinkler systems may soon be required in new Indian Hills homes

    The Indian Hills fire board is considering requiring new homes to install sprinkler systems.

    In its current form, the board resolution requires new homes or construction exceeding 1,500 square feet to install in-home sprinkler systems that adhere to the National Fire Protection Association’s standards. However, the board chose to table its decision at its May 30 meeting after it became clear there was more to consider before making a decision.

  • Inter-Canyon approves purchase of new truck

    The Inter-Canyon Fire board approved the purchase of a $276,000 tactical tender truck during its May 31 meeting.

    “Within our district, we have only two small areas that have hydrants, and so that means that in the majority of our fires, we have to use water tenders to truck that water in,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman for the fire protection district.

    Tenders typically carry 2,400 gallons of water, while the average home would take 30,000 gallons of water to put out when fully involved, Hatlestad said.

  • Indian Market and Pow Wow returns to The Fort

    As the warm June sun beat down on the grounds of The Fort in Morrison, several men put on regalia embellished with beads, bells, eagle feathers and many colors.

    Soon, they would gather for the grand entry at the Tesoro Cultural Center’s 18th annual Indian Market and Pow Wow, but not before taking a moment to appreciate their culture.

  • McFayden looks ahead to successful rugby career

    As he finished his high school career last week at Platte Canyon High School, Devan McFayden also said goodbye to his time playing club rugby with Platte and Conifer, a team called PAC.

    But his rugby career is far from over.

    Now, he has his sights set on the All-State rugby club, and he’s off to a great start in that direction.

  • Clear Creek food services director rides off into the sunset

    Jane Orlando is going from cooking for 350 to cooking for two.

    The Clear Creek School District food services director — who has been responsible for providing hot meals for students at Clear Creek High/Middle School, and Carlson and King-Murphy elementary schools — is retiring after 25 years in the district. She is looking forward to visiting her children, spending more time with her horses and continuing to volunteer with the Evergreen Rodeo Association.

    Her replacement is Shadow Murphy, who has been shadowing Orlando in the job for the past year.

  • Library’s teen event brings beloved video game to life

    Adam Tal, 12, walked through Evergreen Library wearing a yellow plastic tablecloth and picked up paper plates off the floor.

    Four other youngsters, also wearing colored tablecloths, pursued him through the maze of book stacks. Whenever one of them touched Adam, they yelled out, “Waka waka.”

    After he was tagged five times, Adam handed the yellow tablecloth-turned-poncho and the mantle of Pac-Man to another player.

  • Senior Law Day moves to courthouse

    Cary Johnson stood in the middle of the courtroom, telling the people packed into the jury chairs and the public benches that in all the years he’s had his credit card, it’s never once left his sight.

    Johnson, with the Jeffco DA’s Office, explained that considering how easy it is for people to buy skimmers and steal someone’s credit card information with a simple swipe, he always pays cash at restaurants where the server takes the bill and payment away from the table.

    He recommended those in the courtroom do the same.

  • Indian Hills, Marshdale residents oppose EPRD’s proposed bond

    Some Marshdale and Indian Hills residents are unhappy with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s plan to ask taxpayers for a property tax increase in November, saying the proposed projects would add no value to their neighborhoods.

  • Suspect dead after attempted carjacking near Wellington Lake

    One person has died after an incident Sunday afternoon involving an attempted carjacking on County Road 70 near Echo Valley Ranch, which is southeast of Bailey and a few miles from Wellington Lake.

  • Platte Canyon superintendent candidate forum scheduled for Wednesday

    The Platte Canyon community will have an opportunity on Wednesday to engage with the three finalists for the interm superintendent job at Platte Canyon Schools.