Today's News

  • Chatfield Senior High celebrates diversity

    Last week, a large multi-colored “coexist” sign greeted those who came to Chatfield Senior High School.

    That’s because last Thursday the school, for the very first time, organized “Coexist Day,” a celebration dedicated to diversity, inclusion and coexistence.

    At the heart of the day was the idea that “our experiences and differences define who we are,” said David Hashemi, who works in Chatfield’s English department.  

  • Agencies collaborate during emergency response training exercise

    Two overturned cars. Four blood-covered people. Nine responding agencies.

    The scene on Saturday at Lair o’ the Bear Park on Highway 74 looked like a tragic car accident, but in reality, it was the scene of a joint emergency response training exercise hosted by Jeffco Open Space. This was the first coordinated training of this magnitude in the Jeffco foothills.

  • Dog-friendly brewery in the works

    A new dog-friendly craft brewery has taken steps toward opening in South Jeffco.

    Coal Mine Ave. Brewing Company, to be located at 9719 W. Coal Mine Ave., met with the Jeffco Planning Commission last Wednesday, seeking approval for a rezoning that would add craft brewery as an allowed use and an off-leash area for dogs as an accessory use. After a nearly two-hour discussion, the motion passed with a vote of 6-1 to allow for the rezoning.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

     The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.

  • Mortensen Elementary fulfills Make-a-Wish presentation

    Amanda and Ethan Gehman know the value of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    When Ethan, now a third-grader at Mortensen Elementary, was going through cancer treatments two years ago, the Gehman family went to Disney World as part of a wish granted by the foundation.

    “It was a nice break from what life was like,” said his mother, Amanda.

  • Bestselling author, Netflix star talks kindness at Columbine High

    When Angela Krolicki contacted Leon Logothetis about speaking at Columbine High School, she did not expect to hear back. Logothetis, after all, has a Netflix TV show called “The Kindness Diaries.” He’s also a bestselling author, motivational speaker and philanthropist.

    “You don’t expect to send a message out like that and hear something back,” said Krolicki, a parent of a Columbine High School student.

    So imagine her surprise when Logothetis not only responded, but agreed to speak.

  • Sheriff’s Office graduates detention deputies

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated its first class of department-certified detention deputies Friday afternoon at the county courthouse in Golden.

    Thirteen deputies graduated from the nine-week academy. They will receive 10 more weeks of practical field training at the Jeffco jail. The graduates’ duties will be exclusive to the detention function.

  • McMinimee hired as charter system superintendent

    Former Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee has been hired as the new superintendent of New America School-Colorado, a network of public charter high schools that serve academically underprivileged students, including English language learners and new immigrants.

    Announced to NAS staff Tuesday morning, McMinimee will replace the organization’s longtime superintendent Dominic DiFelice, who is retiring from the role after 11 years.


    School district purchases middle schoolers artwork

    A three-dimensional, fused glass sculpture created last year by Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders has been purchased by Jeffco Public Schools for display in the district’s superintendent’s office.

    Announced April 4, the purchase involves a piece of artwork titled, “Pentagonal Pangea,” and was created by students in art teacher Ann Simpson’s class and under the guidance of Evergreen artist David Cuin.

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