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Today's News

  • Red Barn lodging rezoning denied

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted May 22 to deny a rezoning proposal to allow overnight lodging at the Red Barn in Marshdale.

    The case had been continued from March 20 because the commissioners wanted more information on water usage and monitoring. They said that the water issue was the main reason for their denial.

    “I didn’t want to send you down a primrose path. At the end of the day, it’s not sustainable,” Commissioner Casey Tighe said.

  • Elks members commemorate veterans, loved ones in Field of Honor

    There was a name attached to each flag — the names of parents, spouses, children and friends.

    And next to each one was another, greater name — that of their country and one of its military branches.

    On Sunday afternoon, the Evergreen Elks Lodge raised a Field of Honor, consisting of about 40 flags. Each was in memory of one or more deceased loved ones, almost all of whom had served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • EPRD board members uneasy about bond ask

    Evergreen Park & Recreation District board members are wondering whether asking voters in November for an additional $34 million for district improvements and to support operations is too much, and they hope a survey sent to homeowners plus input at community forums will help.

  • ELID proponents not deterred after commissioners postpone proposal

    The group working to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District is not deterred even though county commissioners informally decided on May 22 to postpone approving the district indefinitely.

    Downtown Evergreen Economic District board members, who helped start the ELID process, said they only see the vote as a minor setback, and discussions aren’t over long-term.

  • Brush fire near Pine contained

    A small brush fire near Pine on Thursday night burned about one quarter acre before being contained early Friday morning.
        According to the U.S. Forest Service's official fire blog for the Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, the fire was first reported at 8:30 p.m. near County Road 126 and Forest Service Road 550 — roughly 5 miles from Pine.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Call baiting

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Call baiting

  • Reflections from a grateful superintendent

    Dr. Jason Glass

  • Progress means accepting new ideas

    You may be familiar with the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. How about, one person’s progress is another person’s bad news?
    It seems that progress comes from the realization that there may be a better way of doing things. But, we humans may not be willing to immediately let go of the old way.

  • DCES PTA raises thousands for Chromebooks

    Students and teachers at Deer Creek Elementary School in Bailey will benefit significantly after the school’s PTA raised nearly $10,000 for specialized equipment and technology for the school library. Announced during the May 14 Jeffco school board meeting, the PTA raised $9,087 for four Hovercam document cameras, 40 Chromebook laptops, five activity tables with six chairs each, sky panels, and books for Veterans Day.