Today's News

  • Finding a common thread: People Comforters a fabric in community

    Imagine making 10,000 quilts.

    That is a feat a nonprofit called People Comforters has done for the past 30 years. The group meets three times a week at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen to cut and sew fabric into quilts with every pattern imaginable.

    There’s a room in the SRC dedicated to the group, and it’s a quilter’s paradise. Two of the walls are lined with bolts of fabric, and there are four sewing machines. Just outside the door is an ironing board.

  • News briefs

    GoFundMe set up for EMS teacher who lost her home in fire

    An Evergreen Middle School teacher lost her home in a fire last week, and a GoFundMe has been set up to help her family.

    Dawn Beck, a seventh-grade science teacher, was on a trip to Iceland with Evergreen Middle School students and families when her home caught fire, according to Evergreen Middle principal Tim Vialpando. She returned to Colorado to find her home and all her belongings gone.

  • New program offers those with memory loss a chance to ‘share the moment’

    For those with memory loss, a moment can be everything. 

    And that’s exactly what Center for the Arts Evergreen hopes to convey through its “Share the Moment” program.

    The program, based on a similar one at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, is meant for those with memory loss and their caregivers but can be enjoyable for seniors without memory impairment as well.

  • South Jeffco teacher says goodbye to community in fun-packed sendoff

    It’s not every day the Denver Broncos Stampede performs at a private party. 

    But that’s exactly what happened June 1, when Dale Clark, a longtime South Jeffco teacher, danced his way into retirement alongside family and friends.

    Dancing is a theme for Clark, who ended his 47-year teaching career at Chatfield Senior High School. According to his daughter Mary Kenney, who had her dad as a teacher, he made up a new dance with his students every single day.

  • Red Barn rezoning case returns to county

    A rezoning proposal that would allow overnight lodging at the Red Barn in Marshdale is making its way through Jefferson County’s planning process again thanks to a significant change that allows the applicants to obtain a rehearing.

  • County briefs

    County looking into ballot initiatives 

    Jefferson County is exploring the possibility of a ballot measure either in 2019 or 2020.

    Although discussions are preliminary, the county met with BluePrint Strategies LLC, a Denver-based public affairs firm, during a June 11 staff briefing to talk strategy and met again with elected officials a few days later.

  • Not their first Rodeo … Parade

    Ross Seline may not have physically been there Saturday for the 53rd annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade, but his spirit was alive and well in downtown Evergreen.

    Some of Seline’s ashes traveled through the streets in the saddlebag of a horse in the parade, serving as a tribute to the Evergreen resident and longtime Rotarian and Evergreen Rodeo Association member. He died last September.

    “This meant a lot to them,” said his son Richard Seline of the rodeo festivities, minutes before the parade began.

  • Suspect killed in standoff in South Jeffco

    A 35-year-old Denver man was fatally shot around noon on Tuesday in an apartment complex near West Belleview Avenue and South Alkire Street in South Jeffco following a standoff with law enforcement.

    According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Taplin, the suspect, Michael Sheridan, had been wanted on charges of felony menacing, third-degree assault and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. There were multiple warrants out for his arrest.

  • Bucking the fear and insecurity

    EVERGREEN — To Casey Colletti, family and rodeo has been everything. Five years ago, it was almost taken away from him.

    A bareback rider out of Pueblo, 33-year-old Colletti had seen his fair share of injuries when, in 2014, he suffered partial paralysis in his left arm due to a spinal cord injury. His doctor told him he would never ride again. If he stepped off a curb wrong, it could result in much more widespread paralysis.

    Miraculously, a year and a half later, he found himself back on the bucking horse, his arm fully and inexplicably healed.

  • Husky boaters wow on water

    Throughout its 17-plus-hour race along the coastline of Washington state at the start of June, the Platte Canyon High School yacht club searched for a light in the darkness.

    The Huskies got a little help from the ocean wildlife to guide them to a 23rd-place finish in the 70-mile Seventy48 boat race that hosted 109 teams.

    With every stroke of their paddles, they stirred up bioluminescent algae that lit their path overnight.