Today's News

  • Morrison town board approves budget

    Morrison’s town board on Dec. 5 unanimously approved the 2018 budget, a spending plan that will require the town to transfer approximately $624,000 from its reserves.

    The town expects to begin 2018 with $4.45 million in its general fund balance and $1.38 million in its utility fund balance. With $2.34 million estimated in general fund revenues and $2.96 million estimated in expenditures, Morrison plan to transfer $624,261 from its general fund reserves. Doing so would leave approximately $3.82 million in the town’s general fund balance at the year’s end.

  • News briefs

    Evergreen contractor sentenced to 12 years in theft case
    Jonathan Paul McMillan, the Evergreen contractor who in July pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft and two felony counts of theft from an at-risk adult, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 12 years in a community corrections facility.
    Indicted in March for theft from homeowners through his business, Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, McMillan, 41, was originally scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 6 and faced up to 36 years in prison.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Boarder crossing

  • Remains of missing Platte Canyon student identified

    BOLO issued for suspect in 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.

  • BOLO issued for suspect in Maggie Long case

    Remains of missing Platte Canyon teen identified:

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

  • 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.

  • ‘As cute as can be’: Collector relishes his variety of Christmas tree stands

    Rocky Brougham at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center is a self-professed “collector kind of guy.”

    Brougham has a prized collection of 11 Christmas tree stands dating back to around the 1920s. The cast-iron stands from Germany are ornately decorated with pinecones, angels, stars, trees, angels and candles — and one says “stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,” which is German for “silent night, holy night.”

  • Reward offered for information about local hit-and-run

    The Littleton man who was seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Nov. 26 on Evergreen's Little Cub Creek Road still hopes the driver will turn himself or herself in to the Colorado State Patrol.

    And that is why a bicycling legal advocate continues to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver.

  • Speaking up against bullying

    An organizer of a nonprofit called #ICanHelp asked Evergreen High School students to speak up when they see something going on that isn’t right.

    Matt Soeth spoke at a morning assembly at the school on Nov. 29, and then spoke with teachers and parents later in the day. His message was simple: The way to stop inappropriate behavior among teens on social media is for other teens to step up and say something.