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Today's News

  • Rosier to resign as Jeffco commissioner

    Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier is resigning from the Board of County Commissioners in early January to serve as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, the county announced Wednesday afternoon.
    Rosier was elected commissioner of District 3, which includes South Jeffco, in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014. He is term-limited in 2018.
    According to the county, the vacant position will be filled per state statute by the      vacancy committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party.

  • Indian Hills Fire Rescue’s 2018 budget nearing approval

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue took a final look at its 2018 budget, which is set for approval Dec. 13, during a public budget hearing on Nov. 15.

    The district currently is expecting to bring in a net income of $14,941 after making revisions to the upcoming spending plan. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.

  • Indian Hills Water District approves budget

    The Indian Hills Water District on Nov. 16 unanimously approved its 2018 budget — a spending plan in which the district’s expenses are about $90,000 higher than its revenues.

    But thanks to its current general fund reserve of $716,202, the water district expects to maintain $597,705 in its general fund at the end of 2018 with $27,000 in TABOR reserves.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Rocky Road

  • Elk Creek Elementary pays tribute to local veterans

    “I am a Warrior and a member of a team. ... I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. ... I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

    “I am an American Soldier.”

    Students, staff and community members of Elk Creek Elementary honored veterans Thursday afternoon with the school’s annual Veterans Day Play. This year, the play’s theme was the Soldier’s Creed, which the cast members — many in military-based costumes — recited during the performance.

  • Boy band performs at Conifer High School pep rally

    In the weeks leading up to Friday’s pep rally, Conifer High School students kept hearing that something big was coming. There were hints on social media and posters in the hallways.

    Each school day, a song played over the P.A. system, and some students began to make the connection.

    On Nov. 7, it was officially announced: boy band In Real Life would perform at the pep rally.

  • Jeffco school board incumbents retain seats

     Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected incumbents Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert to the Jeffco school board in a race that pitted the latter two against last-minute challengers Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson. Of the more than 423,000 people registered to vote in Jefferson County, only 30.1 percent — or about 130,000 people — turned out.
    As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:
    · Rupert in District 1 won 60.4 percent of the votes, compared to rival Van Gieson, who garnered 39.6 percent.

  • Spodyak wins re-election in Platte Canyon school board election

    Incumbent Katie Spodyak will continue serving on the Platte Canyon school board after Park County residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to re-elect her.

    According to unofficial election results, Spodyak captured 19.69 percent of the total votes, and will be joined by newcomers Frank VanDeHey and Joe Burgett, who defeated three other challengers for seats on the school board.

    Roughly 4,300 people voted in the election, or about 30.46 percent of registered voters in Park County.

  • Idledale passes ballot issues for water and sanitation district

    Idledale residents approved both a mill levy override and bond issue for its water and sanitation district by a wide margin Tuesday night.
With all precincts reporting, the measures passed with 72 and 71 percent of voters in favor, respectively. There are 219 registered voters in the Idledale Water & Sanitation District; 106 votes were cast in the mill levy issue and 101 in the bond issue.

    Mill levy override


  • Jeffco jail opens new housing unit for veterans

    As soon as Dale Murphy heard about the new veterans’ housing unit at the Jefferson County Jail, he signed the papers to join.

    “I wanted to help perpetuate the program,” the four-year Army veteran said.

    “I don’t want to expect anything too much, but I do have high hopes. Man, I really have high hopes for people to come later,” Murphy added. “With it being so new, I’m not going to be able to get the full benefits, but I wanted to be here to help kick it off.”