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Today's News

  • Slash-collection schedule

    All weekend dates are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • June 6-7 — Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road

    • June 13-14 —eeConifer High School and Inter-Canyon Fire Station 3 on Settler's Drive

    • June 27-28 — Evergreen High School

    • July 18-19 —eeConifer High School and North Fork Fire Department Station 1, 19384 Highway 126 in Buffalo Creek

    • Aug. 15-16 — Inter-Canyon Fire Station 3 on Settler's Drive,eeand Foothills Fire Department, U.S. 40 and Lookout Mountain Road.

  • LARASA helping Latinos apply for food stamps in Jeffco

    A Denver-based Latino advocacy organization is helping Latino residents apply for food stamps in Jefferson County, and the county says the project has been a huge help.

    The Latin American Research and Service Agency recently was awarded a federal grant to help low-income Latino households apply for food stamps in Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder and Denver counties.

    The nonprofit group initially planned to use the money to encourage more Latinos to apply for benefits but after meeting with county officials, it became clear the mission had to change.

  • Blue Heron Elementary crows about 7th birthday: First class of kindergartners moving on to middle school

    Most of the children knew what was going on as the giant chicken approached their classroom.

    "It's the birthday bird!" they shouted, knowing they were about to rattle off answers to school trivia questions.

    How many students attended Blue Heron Elementary the first year it opened? Their answer: 150.

    How many attend now? Answer: 450.

    How many books are in the library? Answer: 10,000.

    How many pizzas does the school serve on pizza day? Answer: 36

  • Chatfield golfers take sixth at state

    A child led them – to a league title and sixth place at state.

    Behind freshman Shannon Lubar and sophomore Rachel Reiling, the Chatfield Chargers girls golf team, which includes senior Julie Davis,  junior Samantha Verrill and sophomore Marina Beach, won the Class 5A Jefferson County League title and was sixth at the 5A state tournament at Fort Collins’ Collindale Golf Course on May 18 and 19.

    At state, the Chargers placed sixth as their three best scorers combined to shoot a two-day total of 530. They shot a 266 on the first day and a 264 on the second.

  • County releases first quarter 2009 financial numbers: Revenues down slightly, expenditures up over 2008 first quarter

    Jefferson County's general fund maintained a healthy balance in the first quarter of 2009, but it reflects some of the country's economic woes when compared with the first three months of 2008, according to a recent presentation by the county's top budget official.

    The county's general fund is doing fine, even though revenues are down or flat and expenditures are up, County Administration and Services Director Todd Leopold told county commissioners May 19.

  • County awarded $213,000 in suit over investments

    A district judge awarded Jefferson County more than $213,000 after ruling that investments made by former treasurer Mark Paschall were unlawful.

    The county sued Ohio-based Capital Securities of America Inc. in 2007 after two of its brokers sold then-Treasurer Mark Paschall four collateralized mortgage obligations worth more than $114 million.

  • Jeffco teachers union at an impasse with district over pay

    The union representing Jeffco Public Schools' teachers has voted to declare an impasse in negotiations with the district over pay increases.

    However, both sides say they want to resolve the pay issues so the teachers have a contract and are willing to go to a state negotiator if necessary.

  • Age nothing but a number; Flater still going strong

    Winning never gets old. Roald Flater never seems to either.

    Flater, 83, took home his fifth gold ball May 10 following a three-set victory to win the U.S. National Indoor Championship’s 80-and-up division in Vancouver, Wash.

    “I was surprised,” the longtime Evergreen resident and member of the Colorado tennis hall of fame said. “Probably my best win I’ve ever had.”

    And that’s saying a lot for a man that has quietly been making a racquet around the country and world for decades.

  • Roxborough celebrated as natural wonder

    The sun was shining and temperatures hovered in the mid-60s on the morning of May 16 — a perfect day for a hike.

    Bill Smyth and his wife, Jane Grogan, of Centennial decided to get out of the city and take that hike at Roxborough State Park. And the couple trekked right into a birthday party.

    The Colorado State Parks System turns 50 this year, and the visitor center at Roxborough had a variety of activities Saturday to celebrate.

  • Foothills Features: District proud of past year’s accomplishments

    May marks my one-year anniversary with Foothills Park & Recreation District. As I reflect on the past year, I wanted to provide a report of where we are as an organization and how I think we have grown and positively changed. I am reminded every day what great, dedicated employees we have. The quality employees I met during the interview process are what convinced me to take this position, and they are still what motivate me every day.