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Today's News

  • Extra credit

    A Conifer High School senior, Kris has been doing a whole lot more home work this year. Not that he’s complaining about it.
    “It’s really fun,” said Kris, inserting strips of fiberglass insulation between floor joists with a practiced hand. “It’s amazing to see a big pile of wood come together into a house.”

  • Jeffco DA’s office investigating former Morrison police officer

    The Jefferson County District Attorney's office is investigating improprieties by a former Morrison police officer.
    Lt. Anthony Joiner resigned from his position with the Morrison Police Department in January after the town hired an outside firm to conduct an internal investigation.
    Town administrator Kara Winters confirmed in an e-mail sent to media outlets following an open records request that Joiner is a “former” employee, but specifics on the alleged improprieties have not yet been made available as the investigation is ongoing.

  • Cut gas line forced home evacuations

    A gas line in Conifer was accidentally cut, forcing about 15 homes to be evacuated.
    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Twitter account, around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, an unmarked gas line was cut near 30624 Kings Valley Drive. The Sheriff's Office and Elk Creek Fire Protection District worked to take individuals from the affected area to Elk Creek Fire Station 1.
    The Sheriff's Office reported that Xcel Energy was on the scene.

  • Stinker Stores purchases Bradley

    Idaho-based Stinker Stores has acquired 41 stores from Bradley Petroleum, including the gas station in Morrison and Evergreen.
    In a board meeting last week, the Morrison town board, which also acts as the town’s liquor licensing authority, approved a liquor license transfer to the new owner of the downtown Morrison gas station.
    Though there was some discussion about the dates of application and official transfer, the board passed unanimously the motion.

  • Seventh annual Senior Law Day set for June 3

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office announced this week it is hosting its seventh annual Senior Law Day on June 3, offering educational seminars for seniors and adults who may be facing challenges with their aging parents.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Fuzz buster

  • Jeffco names Glass as sole finalist for superintendent job

    Current Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason E. Glass has been named as the sole finalist for the Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent position.

    Voted on at a special meeting of the Jeffco school board Monday night, Glass was one of 11 candidates recommended by executive search firm Ray and Associates last month and one of six individuals interviewed over two days last week.

  • PCSD superintendent confirms schedule changes, staff reductions

    In a bid to address ongoing financial challenges, Platte Canyon Schools is moving forward with plans to consolidate schedules at the middle and high schools, as well as combine several staff roles at the high school.

    According to Superintendent Brenda Krage, elective schedules at Fitzsimmons Middle School and Platte Canyon High School will be aligned starting this fall and kick off what she expects will be a two-year process to shift both schools onto the same schedule.

  • Jeffco school board majority files for re-election

    Three members of the Jeffco school board are running for re-election.

    Board President Ron Mitchell, along with vice president Susan Harmon and treasurer Brad Rupert filed their intent to seek re-election with the Colorado Secretary of State earlier this week.

  • SHARE with your wild neighbors

    By Christie Greene

    She was lying in a shallow ditch, very still, when our dogs spotted her. They sniffed her curiously, and before we could react, one dog gave her a quick lick on the nose before we shooed them away.

    I very slowly approached the tiny elk calf, at first concerned about her condition. Was she hurt? Should I call Parks and Wildlife for help? I agonized that she may even be dead. She was so utterly still. Her body lay in a shallow ditch, her head resting quietly on the path.