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Today's News

  • Reward increased to $20,000 in Maggie Long case

    Law enforcement officials, in their first public address since confirming the death of Platte Canyon student Maggie Long at her family’s home in Bailey in December, have increased the reward being offered in the case to $20,000.

    In addition, officials confirmed that a burglary took place the night she was killed. A safe, firearms and small jade statues were stolen from the home off Highway 43. Officials also clarified that the collection of DNA samples last month was not completed at random.

  • Conifer family escapes house fire that destroyed garage

    A father and son living on Meyer Parkway in Conifer escaped a house fire late Feb. 6 after a passersby at the King Soopers across U.S. 285 alerted first responders to the blaze.

    According to Jacob Ware, deputy fire chief for Elk Creek Fire, Jeffco sheriff’s deputies were called about a structure fire in the 9700 block of Meyer Parkway at 10:14 p.m. Feb. 6, and discovered an attached garage and several trees on fire. Deputies Denise Denuzzi, James Huffman and Jacy Gardner were able to wake the homeowner, who told deputies that his teenage son was in the basement.

  • Francone takes over as District 3 county commissioner

    In a formal swearing-in ceremony, Tina Francone last week officially replaced former Commissioner Don Rosier on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners.

    Friends, family members, Jeffco employees and an assortment of politicians packed the hearing room in the county building for the Feb. 6 event.

  • Red Rocks Beer Garden getting underway in downtown Morrison

    A new beer garden featuring local drinks and food is poised to open in downtown Morrison later this year.

    The business — called Red Rocks Beer Garden — will be housed in the former location of Flights Wine Cafe on Stone Street. The wine cafe moved from the quaint cottage to its current location on Bear Creek Avenue in early 2018 when owners Rhonda and Carl Benton decided to sell the building.

  • Indian Hills residents continue to pay attention to water district

    Every third Thursday of the month, community members pack the Indian Hills firehouse, armed with questions and concerns for the Indian Hills Water District board of directors.

    In towns such as Indian Hills with about 1,500 residents, it’s rare to see this much community involvement. But for water district meetings, people have started showing up.

  • Parks Briefs: Ongoing, upcoming trail projects and other news items

    • Jeffco Open Space will be working with a contractor on a restoration project at the former Elk Meadow dog park. During its Feb. 6 hearing, the Board of County Commissioners approved a $114,000 contract with Western States Reclamation, Inc., for design and construction services. Open Space anticipates it will take three years to completely restore the site. For the first few months, the contractor will help JCOS understand the ecology and water flow. The agency doesn’t anticipate any heavy land work until the fall to minimize impacts on the nearby stream.

  • Jeffco Conservation District seeks board nominations

    The Jefferson Conservation District is seeking nominations for four board of supervisor seats that are up for election this year. Those seats are currently occupied by Janet Bell, Julio Iturreria, Gayle Gordon and Celia Greenman.

    Board supervisors oversee the activities of the JCD, including forest and weed management projects, education and outreach events and more. Board supervisors are unpaid and serve four-year terms.

  • Morrison looking into updating facilities to ensure ADA compliance

    The Morrison Town Board is working towards ensuring its historic town facilities are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    To do so, the town is considering a variety of options and partnering with Meeting the Challenge and architecture students at the University of Colorado Denver. Meeting the Challenge is a Colorado Springs-based consulting firm that will be conducting an ADA evaluation of town facilities.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Evergreen Chorale presents ‘Company’

    This Friday night the Evergreen Chorale presents “Company,” a landmark modern musical that explores the desire, need, vulnerability and vicissitudes of romance and relationships. “Company” opened on Broadway in 1970 and was immediately recognized as a breaker of all rules, as it has no defined conclusion, not being linear in anyway. As a matter of fact, it’s the vignettes that carry the plot and deliver the message, originally revolutionizing theatre through the combination of storytelling and song.