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  • Jeffco approves 2018 budget

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners adopted the proposed 2018 budget in which the county’s expenditures are projected to outpace its revenue. However, the commissioners urged at the Dec. 5 meeting that this cannot be a continuing trend.
    In the 2018 budget, the county has estimated $432.2 million in revenues and $556.1 million in expenses.
    Thus, Jeffco staff has budgeted $101.4 million in intra-county transactions and will withdraw $22.5 million from the county’s fund balance to make up the difference.

  • A ray of sunshine gone too soon

    Dear Maggie,
    I didn’t know you, but, by all accounts, you were a ray of sunshine. That’s obvious.
    The social media posts that popped up in the days after your disappearance and those that somberly appeared last Thursday after the Park County Sheriff’s Office confirmed your passing characterized the person you truly were to friends and family.

  • A glimpse into the past

    While fourth-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School were fascinated by the mountain men of the early 1800s, they said they were glad they live in the 21st century.

    They were excited about learning that the Plains Indians called mountain men with beards “dog face” — a derogatory term — and how beaver pelts were worth $5 a piece, a small fortunate at the time.

    They learned Indian sign language, how animals were trapped, and about flintlock rifles, cooking and other everyday activities.

  • Christmas crafts of the DIY kind

    The Church of the Hills craft fair on Saturday in Evergreen wasn’t your typical event.

    Instead of crafters selling their wares to visitors, the visitors made their own crafts to take home. It’s really a do-it-yourself craft fair.

    Tables lined the church’s hall with stations for attendees to make mobiles, graham cracker houses, snow globes, twig trees, ornaments, reindeer food and more. At each station was a master crafter who helped both kids and adults make their crafts.

  • BOLO issued for suspect in Maggie Long case

    PREVIOUS STORIES:
    Remains of missing Platte Canyon teen identified:
    http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/remains-missing-platte-canyon-stude...

    Platte Canyon HS senior missing: http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/platte-canyon-high-school-senior-re...

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  • Remains of missing Platte Canyon student identified

    OTHER STORIES:
    BOLO issued for suspect in Maggie Long case:
     http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/bolo-issued-suspect-maggie-long-case

    Platte Canyon student reported missing: http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/platte-canyon-high-school-senior-re...

    The remains of missing 17-year old Platte Canyon High School student Maggie Long have been positively identified after being found at her family’s home in Bailey late last week while law enforcement officials investigated an arson at the home.

  • Morrison woman pleads guilty to felony theft

    A Morrison woman and former Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists employee has pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft for buying approximately $3,000 worth of personal items using the company’s credit cards.

    Sue Ann Olson, 58, pleased guilty in district court on Nov. 20. She was granted a two-year diversion program and was ordered to pay restitution.

  • Children enjoy the magic of Evergreen’s Holiday Walk

    “I see him, I see him,” a youngster called to his parents as Santa and Mrs. Claus slowly made their way through the parking lot.

    A crowd had gathered near the large evergreen tree near Beau Jo’s in the downtown parking lot.

    “Don’t worry,” one dad told his kids. “We’ve got a good spot.”

    Another parent was helping his daughter tell the rest of their family how Santa and Mrs. Claus had pinched her cheeks and told her she looked like a Christmas ornament.

  • The alien invasion before Christmas

    There were the Boy Scouts riding along in a giant cardboard television and a dance troupe bopping along in red-and-green knee-high socks, and there was the Conifer Jazzercise crew in their elf costumes and the Elk Creek Fire department bringing up the back — but nothing about Conifer’s annual Christmas parade last Saturday quite measured up to the little green aliens peppering the procession with at least one spaceship in tow.