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  • Jeffco’s Glass says the end of DACA would ‘rob our community’

    Three weeks after he publicly reiterated Jeffco Public Schools’ stance of support of students impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Superintendent Jason Glass says he remains concerned about plans by the federal government to possibly rescind the program next spring.

  • August named to Indian Hills Water District board

    The past few months have induced change within the Indian Hills Water District, and the trend continued last week as a new person was elected to fill the board seat previously left vacant.

    Samantha August was chosen to take the place of former board member Angie Oliver-Reed, who resigned last month. August works on the water resources team for an engineering firm in Golden and has been living in Indian Hills since November.

  • Morrison town board gives hiring, firing authority to town administrator

    Morrison’s Town Administrator Kara Winters now will be able to hire, fire and discipline employees — just in time for the town to hire a new chief for its police department. 
The decision, which was unanimously approved at a Sept. 19 board meeting, will take all personnel decision-making responsibility away from the town’s board of directors.

    “In the day we didn’t have a town manager, so the board was the hiring and firing authority,” said board member Allen Williams. “So that was miserable.”

  • Morrison’s Cider Fest a true celebration of fall

    With apple cider, bluegrass music and cool, dreary weather, Saturday’s Cider Fest in Morrison served as the perfect kickoff to fall.

    “This is fall,” Gus Chambers, co-founder of the festival, said to the crowd who lounged on hay bales with cold beers in hand. “It was summer just about three days ago.”

    The festival began 28 years ago as a way to bring the small mountain community of Morrison together, and Gus marveled at its growth over the years.

  • Arraignment continued in North Turkey Creek Fire case

    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 third 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 for an arraignment but asked for a continuance. At an arraignment, the rights of the defendant are formally read and a plea is entered.

  • Recycle Roundup vendors look to improve community

    Whether it was scraps of metal, old electronics, unused bicycles or papers that needed to be shredded, Evergreen residents took advantage of the Rotary Recycle Roundup last weekend to reduce the clutter in their homes, garages, yards and businesses.

    The Rotary Club of Evergreen hosted its annual recycling event on Saturday at Evergreen Country Day School in conjunction with a downtown cleanup by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association and the Interact Club.

  • Hidden Valley residents to vote on creating a water district

    Residents of Evergreen’s Hidden Valley community will vote on whether to create a water district in the November election.

    The Hidden Valley Mutual Water Co., located near Evergreen Parkway and Pine Crest Drive, currently serves 64 single-family homes. However, it is looking to become the Hidden Valley Water District to enter into contracts with other water districts, Jeffco staff stated in its report to the county commissioners.

  • A look at the WSU plane crash's aftermath

    Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This second part primarily focuses on the events immediately following the crash, including rescue and recovery efforts and the investigation into its cause.

    Phones were ringing for 12 hours non-stop.

    Three people at the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office were answering calls from all over — Canada, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, California and Utah.

  • Conifer man charged with attempted murder, kidnapping

     A 59-year-old Conifer man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder and six other felony counts in connection with a Sept. 11 incident involving the beating of his adult nephew.

  • Donation box at Buffalo Creek trailhead burglarized

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is searching for two people of interest who are wanted in connection with a stolen donation pole at Buffalo Creek Trailhead.
    According to the Sheriff's Office, the donation pole, which was located in the 18000 block of South Buffalo Creek Road, was burglarized during the evening of Sept. 7.
    Surveillance photos, released by JCSO, show two people — a man and a woman — at the scene during that time. They were seen with a vehicle described as a red Ford Taurus with a black front driver's seat quarter panel.