Today's News

  • New program at Jeffco Jail benefits Foothills Animal Shelter

    Dogs at the Foothills Animal Shelter now have new beds to lie in thanks to a new program for inmates at the Jefferson County Jail.
    The program, which began in September, teaches inmates to sew by refurbishing old bedding materials into dog beds.
    “This is product that would otherwise be going to landfills,” said Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader. “It just makes sense that we would partner with an organization like (Foothills Animal Shelter).”

  • Conifer’s Wolfers wins prestigious international photography award

    Twelve-year-old Morgan Wolfers of Conifer has won the Young Travel Photographer of the Year award. Wolfers was honored as part of the 2017 International Travel Photographer of the Year awards competition in England.

    Awarded for a portfolio of several aspen tree and leaf photographs, the honor recognizes overall youth excellence in travel photography, which spans a wide range of genres and subjects, including landscapes, food, architecture, people, wildlife and more.

  • Voter deadline to participate in March caucuses next week

    The 2018 precinct caucuses are still more than eight weeks away, but voters who wish to participate must be affiliated with either the Republican Party or Democratic Party by no later than Monday and register to vote by no later than Monday, Feb. 5. In order to vote in any precinct caucus, a voter must also have been a resident of that precinct for at least 30 days.

  • Morrison petition nominations due soon

    The submittal deadline for Morrison’s upcoming April election is fast approaching.
    Those interested in running for one of the four open positions must submit a nomination petition to the town clerk by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
    The position of Mayor Sean Forey and three trustees — Brewster Caesar, Debora Jerome and Allen Williams — will be up for election in April. To run, a person must be 21 years old, a registered elector and a resident of Morrison for at least a year, according to Town Administrator Kara Winters.

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  • Evergreen man who barricaded himself inside home to be charged

    An Evergreen man will make his first appearance in court on Thursday after he allegedly attacked three people and then barricaded himself inside his home on Dec. 27.

    David Charles Roberts, 30, was taken into custody around 10 a.m. after a nine-hour standoff in the 29000 block of Pine Road near Evergreen High School. His bond has been set at $250,000.

    Roberts was scheduled to be advised on Thursday morning of the 20 charges against him that include attempted murder and assault, Pam Russell, district attorney spokeswoman, confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Barricaded Evergreen man taken into custody

    Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday morning ended a nine-hour standoff with an Evergreen man who had barricaded himself inside his home by storming the house and taking him into custody.

    The man, David Charles Roberts, 30, who reportedly injured three people, lives in the 29000 block of Pine Road near Evergreen High School. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the standoff, Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, confirmed.

  • Long family tentatively set to close businesses in Pine

    The family of Maggie Long is tentatively expected to close its businesses in Pine at the end of 2017. According to staff at the Derrick Thai restaurant last week, the family will close both the restaurant and the adjacent Long’s Liquors on Sunday in light of the loss of their daughter earlier this month.
    While a manager who asked not to be identified confirmed those plans, he said the family may change its mind and instead continue operating the businesses into the New Year.

  • Missing Kittredge man found dead

    Mark Finn, the Kittredge man who was reported missing Tuesday, was found dead Wednesday afternoon near Highway 74 and Troublesome Gulch Road in Evergreen.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Finn's death is not considered suspicious and foul play is not suspected. A cause of death, however, has not yet been determined.

  • Reward offered in Maggie Long murder investigation

        The Park County Sheriff’s Office — in conjunction with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) — is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone involved in the murder of Platte Canyon High School student Maggie Long.