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  • MRC honored for professional development activities

    The Mountain Resource Center in Conifer has been recognized by the Colorado Nonprofit Association as one of the first nonprofits in the state to achieve the association’s Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices Recognition — a commendation awarded when a nonprofit sends its members to trainings on nine of 10 topics listed in the CNA’s handbook for “nonprofit excellence,” including advocacy, governance, communications, fund development and more.

  • Boy band performs at Conifer High School pep rally

    In the weeks leading up to Friday’s pep rally, Conifer High School students kept hearing that something big was coming. There were hints on social media and posters in the hallways.

    Each school day, a song played over the P.A. system, and some students began to make the connection.

    On Nov. 7, it was officially announced: boy band In Real Life would perform at the pep rally.

  • Jeffco to modify major roadway plan, including Conifer’s Main Street

    Jeffco staff is looking to realign a possible addition to Conifer’s Main Street, which is classified as a major thoroughfare by the county.

    The section of the road doesn’t exist yet and would likely have to be put in by a developer if the area continues growing, explained Steve Durian, Jeffco director of transportation and engineering.

  • Elk Creek Elementary pays tribute to local veterans

    “I am a Warrior and a member of a team. ... I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. ... I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

    “I am an American Soldier.”

    Students, staff and community members of Elk Creek Elementary honored veterans Thursday afternoon with the school’s annual Veterans Day Play. This year, the play’s theme was the Soldier’s Creed, which the cast members — many in military-based costumes — recited during the performance.

  • Cougars Claw: High school drama, literally

    By Mia Prahlad
    Evergreen High School

    With dozens of sports teams, Evergreen High School’s athletics are some of the best in the state. From football to soccer to cross country, Evergreen athletics always seem to be in the news.

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  • Indian Hills Fire examining budget before hearing

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue is continuing to examine its 2018 budget in preparation for a Nov. 15 budget hearing, which is open to public comment.
    In a revised budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $18,041. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.
    The board first discussed its budget in a Sept. 27 meeting, noting some of the significant changes from 2017.

  • Allergy Free Baking Company provides an alternative for those who battle allergies and dietary restrictions

    Step inside the Allergy Free Baking Company, and the aroma of cinnamon and freshly baked bread is enough to make the mouth water.

    The Morrison bakery opened about three months ago and aims to provide healthy options for those with allergies and other dietary restrictions. Hours before the business opens for the day, owner Nicole Kurland is there prepping and baking fresh goods – all of which are nut- and gluten-free, and some of which are dairy- and egg-free.

  • Morrison’s interim police chief hopes to connect with community

    Name a job in law enforcement, and George Mumma likely has held it.

    The Littleton resident has worked as a patrol and SWAT officer with the Littleton Police Department and spent time on the K9 unit with the Lakewood Police Department before joining the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office as a senior investigator.

    Now, he has taken on a new role as interim chief of the Morrison Police Department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • Jeffco school board incumbents retain seats

     Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected incumbents Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert to the Jeffco school board in a race that pitted the latter two against last-minute challengers Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson. Of the more than 423,000 people registered to vote in Jefferson County, only 30.1 percent — or about 130,000 people — turned out.
    As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:
    · Rupert in District 1 won 60.4 percent of the votes, compared to rival Van Gieson, who garnered 39.6 percent.