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  • West Jeff students enjoy the annual Round-up Rodeo

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For the Courier
    “Yee-haw!” shouted the young cowboys and cowgirls at West Jeff Elementary School on Friday as they galloped around the gymnasium and cafeteria with their homemade horses while wearing cowboy attire.
    Every year, West Jeff Elementary School holds the Round-Up Rodeo in honor of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, and this year, 90 kindergartners and fifth-graders participated.
    Kindergarten teacher Alicia Beabout has been coordinating the event since it first began 17 years ago.

  • Humanitarians Garrou, Leadford thankful for their work in Uganda

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For the Courier
    After nine years and six trips to Uganda, Evergreen resident Jill Garrou has spent her time and money helping those in need, and in return, the Mount Evans Hospice nurse has a second home on the other side of the world.
    Garrou and fellow hospice nurse Meg Leadford have been traveling to Uganda doing humanitarian and volunteer work with multiple clinics and hospice centers, and on Jan. 25, they told stories about their experiences at a Blue Spruce Kiwanis meeting.

  • Hudson seeks to seal court records in sex assault case after acquittal

    Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher who was acquitted last October on charges of sexually assaulting a child at his home in 2015, is seeking to have the court records in the case permanently sealed.
    In a motion filed in Jeffco district court Nov. 27, Hudson asked that all criminal justice records in the case be sealed per Colorado Revised Statute 24-72-702.5, which allows for the expedited sealing of criminal records in cases where the defendant is acquitted or the case is dismissed.

  • Sichting, Alberga waive right to preliminary hearings

    Wynn Ray Sichting and Daniel Alberga, the two men arrested in connection with beating and imprisoning of a 21-year-old man in Conifer last September, both waived their right to a preliminary hearing last week after delaying the hearings for several weeks.
    Sichting, of Conifer, is accused of trying to kill his nephew, Adonis Cherokee Gomez, on Sept. 11 after Gomez attempted to retrieve some belongings he’d left behind after moving out of Sichting’s home in the 27000 block of Parsons Road a week prior.

  • Attempted child abduction in Conifer was a false report

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has determined that an attempted child abduction reported in Conifer last week didn’t actually occur after a woman called over the weekend to clarify what happened.

  • Scholarship, annual award created in Long’s memory

    Maggie Long’s legacy at the Venue Theatre in Conifer will live on for years to come after the launch of a scholarship in her name.
    Announced at Long’s public memorial service in December, the scholarship will provide needy students with funding to cover tuition costs at the Venue.

  • Agencies disavow request to delay release of Long autopsy

    The Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Department of Justice are denying claims made by Park County Coroner David Kintz Jr. that they asked him to withhold from public release the official autopsy and medical examiner’s report in the Maggie Long murder investigation.

  • Changes will bring Sit N Bull up to code

    Change is coming to Sit N Bull Saloon after months of back-and-forth fire code discussions with Indian Hills Fire Rescue.

    In October, Fire Marshal Randy Rudloff gave the Parmalee Gulch Road restaurant 90 days to obtain a new hood system for the kitchen. If the problem wasn’t corrected, the kitchen was in danger of being shut down.

  • Morrison Country Store set to close its doors

    After more than 30 years, the Morrison Country Store will soon be closing its doors.

    An official closing date has not been set, but employees expect the Morrison Country Store will be open for another month. All merchandise is 50 percent off, and everything must be sold. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sunday, when the shop opens at 11 a.m.