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Today's News

  • WJMS hosts interactive Science Night for kids, community

    Did you know that putting glow sticks in hot water will make them shine brighter, while putting them in colder water will help them last longer?

    If you don’t, Parker Liebaert, an eighth-grader at West Jeff Middle School, can tell you all about it.

  • CUSP plants third round of wood-eating mushrooms

    How much wood could a mushroom eat if a mushroom could eat wood?

    Well, in the case of the Coalition for the Upper South Platte’s latest wood chip-eating mushroom inoculation, a lot: The newest plot of wood chips is 90 feet by 51 feet.

    In its third year, CUSP’s mushroom experiment involves training different species of mushrooms to “eat” wood chips leftover from grinding up slash, thus accelerating a natural decay process that traditionally takes 20 to 30 years while leaving behind nutrients that benefit the ecosystem.

  • Yoga vloggers host class, raise $700 for EAPL

    All Nancy Maule did was comment on a YouTube video. But, four months and hundreds of hours of work later, more than 50 people were traveling to Evergreen to attend a yoga class and help the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    Boho Beautiful, which has almost 600,000 YouTube subscribers, offered a yoga class at Buchanan Recreation Center on Friday afternoon with a $10 suggested donation per student. The class raised about $700, all of which will go to EAPL.

  • Morrison combating vehicle noise

    To some extent, noise will always be a concern for the town of Morrison.

    In a tourist-driven town that is home to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and Bandimere Speedway, much of it is to be expected.

    Now board members are discussing ways to combat a different type of noise – sound from vehicles and altered exhaust systems. The idea has come up in board meetings before but was reinforced by a recent letter from a resident.

  • Community invited to meet Platte Canyon school board candidates on Tuesday

    Members of the public are invited to meet the six people running for the Platte Canyon school board at a meet-and-greet Tuesday evening. Hosted by the Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Canyon Room at Platte Canyon High School. The Canyon Room is located in the center of the middle and high school buildings at 57093 U.S. 285 in Bailey.

  • Former Morrison police officer pleads not guilty

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to charges of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
    Anthony Joiner, 38, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in July on 29 counts. He is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

  • The touch of an angel: Evergreen pendant celebrates 25 years

    Angels are messengers, comforters, guardians, love — and the 25 Evergreen Angel pendants serve as a reminder of angels’ healing power.

    The 25th pendant named Olivia, who carries an olive branch, was unveiled Friday morning. The pendants are a fund-raiser for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, and the angel symbolizes the work the nonprofit does daily, according to CEO Charley Shimanski.

  • EPRD begins short-term work on lake trail this month

    Stakeholders will begin short-term fixes on the Evergreen Lake North Trail this month, although the work will not open the trail immediately.

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District and the Evergreen Metropolitan District have scheduled maintenance repair on the water line underneath the trail for Oct. 10-11. There will be a one-lane night closure on Evergreen Parkway during that time, EPRD Park Operations Manager Heart Cameron confirmed.

  • Crash site an important memorial for ‘Gold Plane’ family

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This final part focuses on the long-term impact of the crash, including the team’s “Second Season” and the victims’ families and friends’ continual visits to the crash site.

    Seventeen thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven days.

    Exactly 47 years.

  • Budget prep begins for Indian Hills

    Budget talks have begun for Indian Hills Fire Rescue, and the fire department is expecting to bring in $48,314 more than it planned for in 2017.

    In the first draft of its 2018 budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $22,094. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.