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Local News

  • 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.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Senior lunch returns to Aspen Ridge Church

    The Conifer extension of the Salvation Army is returning its free senior lunches to Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale.

    The next luncheon will start at noon Tuesday, Feb. 6, and R.S.V.P.s are needed by Friday by calling 303-838-4805. A performance by John Voehl, who portrays Abraham Lincoln, will start at 12:45 p.m.

  • Get your (basketball) game on

    Everyone was cheering for both teams.

    It was perhaps a little unusual at Evergreen High School, where the spectators are known to cheer as loudly as possible to give their Cougars a home-court advantage.

    But everyone playing in Sunday night’s game had a home-court advantage.

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District hosted its fifth annual Special Olympics Basketball Showcase at Evergreen High School.

  • Jeffco Open Space seeking land for new dog park

    Jeffco Open Space has made an informal proposal to one or more landowning parties in hopes of establishing a new off-leash dog park in the Evergreen area.

    Director Tom Hoby confirmed that the agency made an informal proposal last month to landowners, including outlining a basic concept for the park’s design and management. He recently told the Jeffco commissioners that Open Space has a follow-up meeting with the landowners in early February.

  • Francone to be sworn in on Feb. 6

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, will be sworn in as Jeffco Commissioner next week.

    The county will hold the swearing-in ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Hearing Room One of the Jeffco government center. There will be a brief reception following the ceremony. All are invited to attend or watch the broadcast on the Jeffco website.

    Francone, a Littleton resident, was appointed to replace Don Rosier as commissioner for District 3 after he resigned earlier this month. She will serve until the November election.

  • Two Evergreen-turned-L.A. songwriters compose movie soundtrack

    When writing music for a movie about a country star visiting his hometown for the first time in 10 years, there’s only one place songwriters Brett Boyett and Jackson Odell had in mind.

    Evergreen.

    The two, who hail from the mountain area but now reside in Los Angeles, cowrote songs for the movie “Forever My Girl,” which was released on Jan. 19.