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  • Williams sentenced to probation in shooting of bear cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the Evergreen man convicted in November on multiple charges related to the shooting of two bear cubs in September 2015, was sentenced Monday afternoon to two years of probation and 48 hours of useful community service.

    In addition, Judge Tamara Russell ordered Williams to pay $2,000 in fines and $187.10 in restitution for a window broken in the incident, as well as undergo an animal cruelty evaluation and any recommended treatment.

  • Mixed reactions to mixed decision on Rooney Valley rezoning

    A week after the county commissioners' mixed decision on a rezoning application that could have brought auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, the parties involved say they remain uncertain about their next move.

  • Golden home invasion, stabbing from May ’16 yields four guilty pleas

    Three men and one woman charged in the Golden home invasion, robbery and stabbing last May have all entered guilty pleas for their roles in the alleged attack, according to a news release from the Jeffco DA's office.

  • Coroner identifies victims of fatal crash into Bear Creek

    Officials have identified the two people who died when their vehicle ran off Highway 74 and plunged into Bear Creek on Tuesday night.

    The Jeffco coroner's office confirmed that Corry Danks, 26, of Conifer and Kira Blaugher-Wyszomirski, 20, of Evergreen died when the car went off Highway 74 just west of Kittredge.

    Trooper Josh Lewis of the State Patrol said investigators estimated the crash happened about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The patrol and Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a report of a car in the creek about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Mountain Foothills Rotary kicks off 11th Ice Melt Contest

    For the past 10 years, mountain area residents and their out-of-town friends and family have placed their bets on Mother Nature — specifically, how long will it take for the ice on Evergreen Lake to melt enough that a 20-pound barrel will fall in the water.

    This year will be no exception, as the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club placed the newly painted bright yellow barrel on the ice at the lake Jan. 11 to kick off the annual Evergreen Ice Melt Contest.

  • Dems, independents discuss need to promote causes in next 4 years

    Some Conifer area residents are “lacing up their boots” and brainstorming on how best to participate in politics at the local, state and federal levels as a new president prepares to move into the White House.

    More than 60 people gathered at the Aspen Park Community Center on Friday night to learn more about a group currently called itself Organizing for Action-Conifer, which is a local branch of a nationwide movement.

  • Players form bonds at basketball showcase

    The basketball players in the Wulf Rec Center gym formed two lines — players in one would do a lay-up; those in the other would rebound and pass the ball off, starting the pattern again. The youngsters switched sides with each turn, gently passing the ball to their teammates.

    Whatever the differences between them — in age, experience, height or ability — they were all kids, having fun playing basketball.

  • Commissioners favor rezoning for development at Dinosaur Ridge — without car dealerships

    Jeffco’s county commissioners were poised to vote Tuesday on a rezoning that could bring auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, but after a marathon meeting they instead showed support for a substitute motion by Commissioner Libby Szabo to eliminate vehicle dealerships from the controversial development.

  • Evergreen High students raise funds to give Littleton boy his wish

    The Evergreen High School Student Senate hopes the community will get behind its fund-raising efforts to help pay for a student’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

    The group is raising money for 12-year-old Dan, a middle-schooler in Littleton. Dan faced a heart transplant, and his wish is to go to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., through the foundation. Students hope to raise $2,500 by Jan. 27.

  • Protesters rally against Rooney Valley rezoning

    Some dressed in full-on dinosaur costumes, others wore dinosaur hats, and many carried signs proclaiming, “No car dealerships, no rezoning” — all to protest a rezoning application that would have allowed auto dealerships, hotels and retail on the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge.