Today's News

  • JCSO addresses high number of school threats

    Local law enforcement addressed threats at schools during each of the first four weeks of the school year, Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the third-quarter 2017 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Oct. 24 meeting, stating that several Jeffco schools received threats that required investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Elk Creek Elementary hosts annual Poetry Café

    One by one, they took the stage.

    Reciting words learned from a page.

    Sporadically, they came in pairs.

    Originals, a few would share.

    More than 30 young poets performed in Elk Creek Elementary School’s annual Poetry Café on Friday. Participants from kindergarten through fifth grade took to the stage in the library, reciting poems for their fellow students, teachers, parents and other visitors.

  • Longtime Bailey resident Burgett wants to address divide among PCSB, community

    Joe Burgett is like a lot of the candidates running for a seat on the Platte Canyon school board, in that he’s a longtime resident of Bailey and the parent of kids whose entire education took place in Platte Canyon schools. In fact, Burgett’s wife, Cindi, too, is a product of the school district — having moved to the area in third grade and graduated from Platte Canyon High School.

  • Van Gieson’s upbringing plays a role in his desire to join the Jeffco school board
  • Park County commissioner’s wife under fire

    The wife of a Park County commissioner is under fire after she intentionally excluded two Platte Canyon school board candidates from a Park County Republican Women meeting last week, although the four other candidates were invited to speak.

  • Boogie at the Barn looks forward to 2018 schedule

    Of all the musical attractions found in this mountain community, Boogie at the Barn remains a favorite. This past September saw the completion of the 2017 Boogie dance schedule, and as always it was successfully attended and held in high regard by all.
    This particular event honored the Alpine Rescue Team, which is dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. All funds raised after cost went to the rescue team. Subject2Change kicked off the music, with Something Underground following.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Chain reaction

  • Pursuit of goodness or greatness?

    Isn’t it odd how sometimes several ideas come into our heads that support each other. I don’t know how that happens, but my pastor may have a theory. It occurred to me that when this happens, perhaps I should write down the ideas and share them.
    Last week at Rotary, we were reminded how a businessman, Herbert J. Taylor, transformed a failing business into a successful one by implementing four principles and making them the guiding values of the business. They are now called the Rotary Four-Way Test: Of all the things we think, say and do

  • Stealey left his mark on political landscape

    We lost a giant of Colorado politics earlier this month with the passing of Wally Stealey. I was privileged to know and work with (and against) him for the better part of 30 years. He graciously was a mentor to me and then even more graciously allowed our relationship to transition into that of friends and colleagues as I got older and more experienced.

  • Cougars dust Lobos in annual Mountain Bowl rivalry

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen Cougars dismissed the distractions of the hoopla surrounding its rivalry game on Oct. 20 and beat Conifer Lobos 38-13 in the Mountain Bowl Friday.

    The Cougars won their second straight game under interim coach Dave Leek, who had been the special teams coordinator, and fifth in a row overall and third in league play. The Cougars improved to 7-1 overall and can clinch the 3A West Metro title with a win this week against Green Mountain.