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Today's News

  • Pure Spectrum lands sponsorship with CrossFit games

    Officials at Evergreen-based Pure Spectrum are thrilled that their logo is now on the CrossFit website as a premier sponsor of the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.

    Daniel Huerter, Pure Spectrum’s chief operating officer, called the sponsorship good for both the cannabidiol — or CBD —industry and good for the business.

  • Wilmot superheroes take on energy conservation

    Wilmot Elementary School students are on a mission to make the Earth a better place.

    Fourteen students have been named to the Green Team Superheroes, and they’ve worked all year with their classmates in three ways to curtail what they call energy pollution: reducing the amount of light used in classrooms, reducing the amount of energy from plugged-in electronic devices and reducing the amount of energy wasted because things were plugged in overnight when they didn’t need to be.

  • Public split over El Rancho complex

    A development that will break ground next month called Vista El Rancho — a 54-unit affordable housing complex — continues to have its proponents and opponents.

    The two-hour open house at Congregation Beth Evergreen on Monday night drew more than 100 people interested in learning about specifics of the project. Among attendees were Jefferson County Commissioner Casey Tighe and state Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, plus representatives from organizations such as Evergreen Christian Outreach and Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity.

  • Speakers provide lots of advice to EHS graduates

    Friday night’s chilly wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Evergreen High School’s 249 graduates and their families and friends at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    The audience — huddled in warm clothing and blankets — lauded the graduates’ successes with cheers, cowbells and even an air horn.

    Speakers provided the graduates with recipes for success, suggesting that they be proud of their achievements, positive about the world and create change.

  • Jeffco investigators locate 13-year-old runaway

    A 13-year old runaway last seen in Pine on May 21 has been located after a friend he ran away with informed investigators of his whereabouts.

  • Platte Canyon’s Rayburn vaults to 2nd at state

    LAKEWOOD — Platte Canyon’s Hayley Rayburn was having a phenomenal season at pole vault, winning every single track and field meet she attended.

    On Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, she finally met her match.

    Following more than two hours of lightning delays and a few other hiccups, it came down to a battle between the No. 1-seeded Husky senior and Classical Academy’s Erika Willis, who set the 3A pole vault state track meet record last year at 12 feet, 5 inches. The duel lasted until about 8:30 p.m., long after 99 percent of the fans had left.

  • Evergreen falls to Valor Christian 1-0 in semifinals

    Highlands Ranch — After the game was over, more than the players huddled around coach Peter Jeans.

    The entire Evergreen girls soccer family gathered together to conclude the season with a final sendoff as parents, siblings and friends embraced their players.

    “Playing with heart is a memory that holds out,” Jeans told the group. “... To watch us go down to the wire fighting — I’m very proud of you guys.”

  • Park County commissioners, coroner file complaint against Evergreen Newspapers

    The Park County Board of Commissioners, acting by and through Park County coroner David Kintz Jr., has filed a legal complaint against the Canyon Courier's umbrella organization Evergreen Newspapers, as well as reporter Sal Christ and editor Michael Hicks, seeking to restrict access to Maggie Long's autopsy. 

  • Belgian musician makes connections at Evergreen’s Memory Café

    As a universal language, music makes connections wherever and whenever it’s heard — between people and their neighbors, between one’s thoughts and feelings, and between one’s past and present.

    That was what Belgian musician Hanne Deneire told the 30-some Memory Café attendees on May 16, when she visited Evergreen’s Seniors’ Resource Center during a weeklong trip to Colorado.

  • Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies

    The Jeffco commissioners have given preliminary approval for the Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies — six in patrol, 22 in the jail — and have $400,000 more in overtime for 2018.

    Formal approval to adjust JCSO’s 2018 budget to include these items will be a consent agenda item at an upcoming Board of County Commissioners hearing.

    At a March 13 staff briefing, Sheriff Jeff Shrader asked the commissioners for an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand.