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  • Indian Hills Water District approves budget

    The Indian Hills Water District on Nov. 16 unanimously approved its 2018 budget — a spending plan in which the district’s expenses are about $90,000 higher than its revenues.

    But thanks to its current general fund reserve of $716,202, the water district expects to maintain $597,705 in its general fund at the end of 2018 with $27,000 in TABOR reserves.

  • Citing adult diversion program, Askins’ arraignment continued again

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued for the fourth time.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two Class 4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

    He appeared before the court Monday afternoon for an arraignment but asked for a continuance. At an arraignment, the rights of the defendant are formally read and a plea is entered. Askins will return to court at 1 p.m. Jan. 16.

  • In the Christmas spirit

    You know the holidays are upon us when the Conifer Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of Trees comes around.

    On Thursday night, representatives from 14 businesses decorated their trees, which were on display through Saturday at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. Santa made some appearances to chat with children as families viewed the holiday creations.

    In addition to the trees, wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments also were on display.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dr. Doolittle dismissed

  • Jeffco jail opens new housing unit for veterans

    As soon as Dale Murphy heard about the new veterans’ housing unit at the Jefferson County Jail, he signed the papers to join.

    “I wanted to help perpetuate the program,” the four-year Army veteran said.

    “I don’t want to expect anything too much, but I do have high hopes. Man, I really have high hopes for people to come later,” Murphy added. “With it being so new, I’m not going to be able to get the full benefits, but I wanted to be here to help kick it off.”

  • Red Rocks Elementary celebrates Veterans Day

    For students at Red Rocks Elementary School, last Friday was a day of remembrance as students, teachers and community members gathered for the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration.

    After a formal flag ceremony with an honor guard posting of the flag outside of the school, various veterans stopped by classrooms to share stories of their time in the military.

  • Morrison considering possible solar garden

    The town of Morrison may one day receive power from a community solar garden.

    After hearing a presentation from Oak Leaf Energy Partners of Denver in a Nov. 7 town meeting, the board of directors decided to move forward with the data-collection process. The company has been around for about 12 years and has completed approximately 70 projects similar to one it proposed for Morrison.

  • Flights Wine Café on the move

    While Flights Wine Café is not closing its doors for good, the Morrison business is saying goodbye to the quaint and quirky cottage it currently calls home.

  • Rosier to resign as Jeffco commissioner

    Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier is resigning from the Board of County Commissioners in early January to serve as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, the county announced Wednesday afternoon.
    Rosier was elected commissioner of District 3, which includes South Jeffco, in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014. He is term-limited in 2018.
    According to the county, the vacant position will be filled per state statute by the      vacancy committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party.

  • Business Beat: Sometimes you find great food in unusual locations

    Evergreen has many places to find great food, and three of them are located in spots that one might not consider. But consider all three of these:

    Oh Crepe Colorado offers savory, sweet concoctions