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Today's News

  • Couples marry, renew vows at Red Rocks

    On a warm, sunny Valentine’s Day, dozens gathered at the top of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Some wore veils and carried bouquets, while others dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. But all ventured to the park for the same reason – to share their love on the day dedicated to it.

    The Red Rocks Mass Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremony is hosted yearly at the park by former radio personality Uncle Nasty, also known as Gregg Stone. Though he is no longer associated with a radio station, Stone has continued the tradition.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into possibly purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.

  • Craig Levy joins Indian Hills Water District board of directors

    Craig Levy has become the fifth member of the Indian Hills Water District’s board of directors.

    One position on the board was left vacant when former secretary Jay Rosenfield stepped down earlier this year. Levy, a resident of Indian Hills for 16 years, was approved unanimously by the board.

    Levy told the board at the water district’s meeting last Thursday that he has been on several boards before, though none of a political nature.

  • Benefits of working with a personal trainer

    If you are someone who has recently made goals around your health and fitness, it’s important to carefully evaluate how you are going to achieve your goals. One tool you might consider using is a certified personal trainer.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pistol pinched

  • Elk Creek student advances to state bee

    The Conifer area spelling bee started with a “welcome” and ended with a “ricochet.”

    For the first time in several years, an Elk Creek Elementary School student won the Conifer-area spelling bee and will compete in the state bee on March 10.

    Fifth-grader Bobby Roy won the Feb. 6 spelling bee at Marshdale Elementary School.

    Bobby beat out 13 other competitors from Elk Creek, Marshdale and West Jefferson Elementary, including runner-up Matthew Adams, also an Elk Creek fifth-grader.

  • Kids learn winter essentials while outdoors as Junior Rangers

    When helping someone with hypothermia, wrap them up in a sleeping bag like a burrito; more layers is better when traveling in the cold; and, when packing for a hike, it will never be necessary to bring a VHS version of “Home Alone.”

    About 30 kids and their parents discovered these winter fundamentals and more on Sunday as part of their curriculum to become Jeffco Open Space Winter Junior Rangers.

  • Judge seals Hudson’s records

    A Jeffco district judge last week ruled in favor of sealing all court records related to the investigation and trial of Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher who was acquitted last October on charges of sexually assaulting a child at his home in 2015.

  • EPRD starts boxing class for people with Parkinson's disease

    As “Eye of the Tiger” blasted through the speakers, four boxers and their instructors marched in place. The floorboards of the rec center studio trembled under the strength and determination in their strides.

    At the end of their warm-ups, they worked the bags — first the heavy bags, then the speed bags. After that, two boxers did abdominal workouts and stretches on the floor, while the other two stacked and unstacked cups.

    A little unorthodox, perhaps, for a boxing class.

  • Elk Creek Octagon and Barn land on ‘most endangered’ list

    The historic Elk Creek Octagon and Barn at Shaffer’s Crossing have landed on Colorado Preservation Inc.’s 2018 Most Endangered Places list, an annual listing of historic places around the state whose existence is threatened.

    One of more than 100 sites now listed, the two buildings and the 250 acres of land they occupy were part of the original Shaffer family homestead and are believed to have been built around 1903.