Today's News

  • Lobos get 27-point 4th quarter against Arvada

    By Dennis Pleuss

    ARVADA — Conifer’s boys basketball team found its scoring touch in the nick of time on Jan. 23 at Arvada High School.

    Holding on to a 39-37 lead after three quarters against an improved Arvada squad, the Lobos scored 27 points in the final eight minutes to take a 66-48 road victory in the Class 4A/3A Colorado 7 league game.

  • Condits dominant despite team loss

    By Levi Waddell

    Despite Brush’s dominant performance against the Conifer Lobos wrestling team last Tuesday, Conifer’s Zander and Cayden Condit both showed they’re worthy of their top-15 rankings in their respective weight classes.

    Although Brush came out on top 60-12, the Condit siblings both notched pins in impressive fashion.

  • Changes will bring Sit N Bull up to code

    Change is coming to Sit N Bull Saloon after months of back-and-forth fire code discussions with Indian Hills Fire Rescue.

    In October, Fire Marshal Randy Rudloff gave the Parmalee Gulch Road restaurant 90 days to obtain a new hood system for the kitchen. If the problem wasn’t corrected, the kitchen was in danger of being shut down.

  • Morrison Country Store set to close its doors

    After more than 30 years, the Morrison Country Store will soon be closing its doors.

    An official closing date has not been set, but employees expect the Morrison Country Store will be open for another month. All merchandise is 50 percent off, and everything must be sold. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sunday, when the shop opens at 11 a.m.


    Senior lunch returns to Aspen Ridge Church

    The Conifer extension of the Salvation Army is returning its free senior lunches to Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale.

    The next luncheon will start at noon Tuesday, Feb. 6, and R.S.V.P.s are needed by Friday by calling 303-838-4805. A performance by John Voehl, who portrays Abraham Lincoln, will start at 12:45 p.m.

  • Get your (basketball) game on

    Everyone was cheering for both teams.

    It was perhaps a little unusual at Evergreen High School, where the spectators are known to cheer as loudly as possible to give their Cougars a home-court advantage.

    But everyone playing in Sunday night’s game had a home-court advantage.

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District hosted its fifth annual Special Olympics Basketball Showcase at Evergreen High School.

  • Jeffco Open Space seeking land for new dog park

    Jeffco Open Space has made an informal proposal to one or more landowning parties in hopes of establishing a new off-leash dog park in the Evergreen area.

    Director Tom Hoby confirmed that the agency made an informal proposal last month to landowners, including outlining a basic concept for the park’s design and management. He recently told the Jeffco commissioners that Open Space has a follow-up meeting with the landowners in early February.

  • Francone to be sworn in on Feb. 6

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, will be sworn in as Jeffco Commissioner next week.

    The county will hold the swearing-in ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Hearing Room One of the Jeffco government center. There will be a brief reception following the ceremony. All are invited to attend or watch the broadcast on the Jeffco website.

    Francone, a Littleton resident, was appointed to replace Don Rosier as commissioner for District 3 after he resigned earlier this month. She will serve until the November election.

  • Two Evergreen-turned-L.A. songwriters compose movie soundtrack

    When writing music for a movie about a country star visiting his hometown for the first time in 10 years, there’s only one place songwriters Brett Boyett and Jackson Odell had in mind.


    The two, who hail from the mountain area but now reside in Los Angeles, cowrote songs for the movie “Forever My Girl,” which was released on Jan. 19.

  • Jeffco sheriff investigating report of attempted abduction in Conifer

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted abduction of a student near West Jefferson Elementary in Conifer on Thursday afternoon.