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Today's News

  • Airline customer service … an oxymoron

    Highly respected Evergreen based airline consultant Mike Boyd told our Rotary Club that we should not anticipate the airline industry improving its customer service. Boyd pointed out that the airlines have rationalized the routes resulting in full airplanes all the time. Therefore, he explained, there is no incentive for airlines to improve customer service. He’s right as domestic airline  ravel has become similar to riding a bus. Perhaps airlines will soon sell tickets in which passengers stand in the aisle hanging onto a strap.

  • Legislature compromises in the 11th hour

    After a flurry of activity in the waning days of the session, the accomplishments of the 2017 Colorado legislature may well be the most productive with a split legislature in the history of our state.

  • Boosters hope to build multipurpose room at CCHS

    The Clear Creek Booster Club hopes this will finally be the year it will build a multipurpose room onto the high school.
    The proposed 42-foot by 42-foot steel building would become the wrestling team’s practice room, and it also would be used by other teams, according to athletic director Dave Schuessler.

  • Jeffco school board majority files for re-election

    Three members of the Jeffco school board are running for re-election.

    Board President Ron Mitchell, along with vice president Susan Harmon and treasurer Brad Rupert filed their intent to seek re-election with the Colorado Secretary of State earlier this week.

  • Something camp-y on the way at Staunton

    Visitors to Conifer’s Staunton State Park will soon be able to walk in, pitch a tent and yes, camp overnight.

    According to Zach Taylor, Staunton’s park manager, more than two dozen campsites are expected to open at the park as early as this fall or next spring and with some basic amenities, such as picnic tables.

  • A life of loyalty

    George Lockwood has lived a life of loyalty — to his country, the Air Force and his family.

    Lockwood, 94, is a World War II veteran who frequents the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen twice a week, and he recently talked about his time in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic on Guam, his life since the war and his family.

    “If there was another world war, I’d do the same thing: Go back in the Air Force,” he said while sitting in a meeting room at the SRC.

  • Annual Citizens’ Academy ‘connects’ the community with Sheriff’s Office

    After 10 weeks of learning about SWAT, K-9, forensics and patrol units, among others, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated 25 Jeffco residents from its 24th annual Citizens’ Academy on May 17.

    The academy, which kicked off in March, allowed participants to learn about the various departments within the Sheriff’s Office, including their duties, training, resources and protocols.

  • Conifer graduates, parents celebrate new beginnings

    Conifer High School graduation’s keynote speaker Joshua Nielson asked the class of 2017 who helped them dig through the proverbial garbage — who had stayed up late and helped them with homework assignments, given them money when they’d gotten a speeding ticket and had been there to support them through all the challenges of high school.

    Their parents.

  • Conifer-area vets reflect on military service

    Veteran Allisha Cody was grateful that the 500 men and women in her Navy Reserve unit came back safely after they’d been deployed to Iraq in 2008.

    “I had a lot of friends that would be outside the wire for a week or two weeks, and you always hope and pray that everybody would come back safe,” Cody said. “There were no fatalities in my unit, which was a blessing.”

  • SHARE with your wild neighbors

    By Christie Greene

    She was lying in a shallow ditch, very still, when our dogs spotted her. They sniffed her curiously, and before we could react, one dog gave her a quick lick on the nose before we shooed them away.

    I very slowly approached the tiny elk calf, at first concerned about her condition. Was she hurt? Should I call Parks and Wildlife for help? I agonized that she may even be dead. She was so utterly still. Her body lay in a shallow ditch, her head resting quietly on the path.