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Today's News

  • Rosier hopes to continue work in second term

    County Commissioner Don Rosier wants to finish the work he started during his first term. 

    To do that, the Republican must fend off a challenge from Democratic nominee John Flerlage in the race in District 3, which covers the southern part of the county and includes South Jeffco, Littleton and Morrison. 

    Economic development is just one of the areas Rosier would like to keep focusing on during a second term. He said passage of a county-wide economic plan was a great start but not the end of the work. 

  • Conifer High track to host Relay for Life

    The track at Conifer High School will be a beacon of hope and remembrance this weekend during the Mountain Area Relay for Life.

    The yearly event is a chance for patients, caregivers, survivors and friends and family to remember and pay tribute to those affected by cancer. Money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.

    The Mountain Area Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at 7 a.m. Saturday at Conifer High School.

  • Former Inter-Canyon chief says lack of oversight, personal problems led him to steal $647,000

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean blames a lack of oversight and his own personal problems for stealing $647,000 from the district.

    In an exclusive interview with the Courier, MacBean, who pleaded guilty in April to two counts of theft and one of embezzlement, also said the nominal stipend he received as chief led him to resent the job, and to use the district credit card “to surround myself with stuff.”

    He faces up to 27 years in prison at sentencing on June 24.

  • Board set to vote on contract with teachers

    At the June 5 Jeffco school board meeting, the board will discuss and vote on the contract agreement reached by bargaining teams for the teachers union and the district.

    The agreement, reached last month, includes an average 2.5 percent increase in salary for teachers rated “effective” or “highly effective,” an increase in pay for new teachers, and class sizes remaining the same. 

  • Wildflower festival among Lookout Mountain Nature Center’s summer programs

    Spring rains have created an abundance of wildflowers this year, many of which can be seen at a festival at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Sunday.

    The Wildflower Festival features three guided hikes led by naturalists who will point out native species in bloom at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about growing native plants in gardens and which ones attract butterflies and birds. Native plants will be available for purchase at the festival.

  • Smoking restrictions approved for district parks

    Newly installed officers John Ellis, Peg Linn and Peter Lindquist voted for a partial smoking ban in parks with other Evergreen Park and Recreation District board members at the May 28 meeting.

    Ellis and Linn were elected to office last month along with Lindquist, who retained his seat on the board.

  • Indian Hills fire board forming building committee for new station

     “I’d like to get the ball rolling,” Indian Hills fire board member Marc Rosenberg said of forming a building committee for a new fire station. “We’d be willing to sit down and work together,” he said at the May 28 meeting.

    Other board members said a five-member committee made up of district residents and at least one fire board member would be a way of involving the community in decisions about the project.

  • Smoking restrictions approved for district parks

    Newly installed officers John Ellis, Peg Linn and Peter Lindquist voted for a partial smoking ban in parks with other Evergreen Park and Recreation District board members at the May 28 meeting.

  • Local dogs have their day at Barks and Belts

    Leading the pack at the Barks and Belts 5K on Sunday was Justin Mock of Conifer and his dogs Chuck and Elly. The Mock team finished first with a time of 21 minutes, 3 seconds.

    With tails wagging and spirits high in the bright morning sun, the third annual event for canines, their owners and friends was a well-attended success, with more than 220 participants. From Chihuahuas to border collies, German shepherds and a great Dane, an astounding variety of breeds were in the event, sporting festive red scarves around their necks.

  • Local dogs have their day at Barks and Belts

    Leading the pack at the Barks and Belts 5K on Sunday was Justin Mock of Conifer and his dogs Chuck and Elly. The Mock team finished first with a time of 21 minutes, 3 seconds.