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Today's News

  • Former Jeffco custodian sentenced in sexting case

    The former Jeffco Public Schools custodian arrested last September on suspicion of sending nude photos to a female student was sentenced last week to four years of sex offender intensive probation.

    Jacob David Deal pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to one charge of attempted sexual assault on a child, a Class 5 felony, in connection to incidents involving two students last year.

  • Trump chatter dictates town hall

    Congressman Jared Polis’ town hall Sunday afternoon was supposed to be an opportunity for Conifer residents to voice comments and concerns about what the Boulder Democrat should do during the last year and a half of his current term as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district.

    However, most of the concerns expressed had less to do with Polis’ key initiatives — infrastructure, health care and tax reform — and more to do with President Donald J. Trump.

  • ‘Bite out of the sun’: Mount Evans draws spectators Monday morning to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse

    As the moon began its slow journey over the sun, murmurs of excitement echoed across Mount Evans.

    “It looks like somebody took a bite out of the sun,” said David Pierce, 8, from his perch atop a rock.

    David and his family traveled to Mount Evans from Denver to watch Monday’s solar eclipse and held signs reading “eclipse or bust.”

    “We’re here looking for the lizard man,” said Marty, another member of the Pierce family.

  • Change coming for Indian Hills Water District

    Tension continues in the Indian Hills Water District, but board and community members are making efforts to work together.

    After a period of conflict, the district hopes to reinstate stability and focus on its job of providing clean water to residents of Indian Hills. The upcoming months will bring a new board member to the water district, as well as a set of bylaws and a decision on permanent legal counsel.

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  • New faces on campus

    Jeff Lubansky is no stranger to small towns. In fact, the new principal of Deer Creek Elementary in Bailey loves them so much that is why he jumped at the opportunity to take a job with the Platte Canyon school district.

    “What really drew me to Platte Canyon was the programs that they offer here — STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), in particular,” Lubansky said. “I also grew up in a small town and wanted to get back to a smaller area.”

  • Annual bluegrass festival brings music lovers to Evergreen

    Offer it and they’ll come.

    The third annual Evergreen Bluegrass Festival on Saturday was a toe-tapping good time with around 2,000 people from the foothills and beyond attending the event at the Evergreen Rodeo grounds.

    Along with newcomers who had never attended before, the grounds were filled with bluegrass groupies who visit festivals such as Evergreen’s throughout the state. There’s one nearly every weekend from May through the beginning of September.

  • RMAE board ponders its gifted and talented education

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen plans to work this year on providing teachers with more support to develop plans that will better meet the needs of the school’s gifted and talented students.

    This goal is the first step in the board of directors’ plan to find ways to let parents know about their gifted and talented programming, and the board is beginning to consider whether it could offer a full-fledged GT program.

  • 16-year-old killed in U.S. 285 rollover crash

    A 16-year-old boy has died after his vehicle flipped over on northbound U.S. 285 late Wednesday night.
    While on routine patrol around 10:20 p.m., an officer with the Morrison Police Department spotted the single-car rollover accident.
    The officer pulled over to help and found that the 16-year-old juvenile driver, who hasn't been identified, was ejected from the car. The driver was pronounced dead on scene.

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  • CU professor calls total solar eclipse an experience like no other

    Doug Duncan has seen his fair share of total solar eclipses during his career as an astronomer, but for the University of Colorado professor and director of Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium, the eclipse next week will be the closest one to hit near home.
    “This is total eclipse No. 10 for me,” Duncan said. “I’ve seen them in China, South Africa, Bolivia, (the) Galapagos (Islands) and Mexico. Those are ones that come to mind.”