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Today's News

  • Evergreen protects its home court

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Cougars basketball coach Scott Haebe seemed indifferent on Jan. 13 to all the hoopla that comes with any Evergreen-Conifer matchup.

    “I don’t get as caught up with the Conifer rivalry,” said Haebe, who’s participated in many games between the two in his 24 years as the helm of the boys basketball team.

  • Man who escaped jail, then went on crime spree, guilty of 33 charges

    A man who escaped from the Jeffco jail, committed a string of car thefts and burglaries, and was arrested again after flipping a stolen car while fleeing law enforcement has been convicted of 33 felony charges after a week-long trial.

    Travis Sandlin, 33, a registered sex offender, was convicted by a jury Jan. 12 of escape and numerous counts of burglary of a dwelling, aggravated motor vehicle theft, vehicular eluding, identity theft and vehicle trespass, according to the Jeffco district attorney’s office. 

  • Morrison rated among Colorado's safest cities

    MORRISON — Morrison Police Chief Rudy Sandoval was pleasantly surprised and mildly competitive upon hearing his town was recently ranked among the 10 safest cities in Colorado. 

    “That’s good news,” Sandoval said. “Who beat us?”

    While Lakeside finished first, followed by Black Hawk and then Campo, Morrison finished fourth based on most police officers per capita. The recent report from ConsumerAffairs.com relied onFBI and Census Bureau data. 

  • Jeffco Open Space establishes guidelines for climbers at parks

    From North Table Mountain Park in Golden to Cathedral Spires Park in Pine, growing numbers of climbers scale high rocky outcrops using fixed hardware. Jeffco Open Space staff has developed rules and regulations to minimize climbing’s impacts on natural areas.

  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Szabo takes over as commission chair; CASA seeks volunteers

    Szabo takes over as commission chair

    Jeffco County Commissioner Libby Szabo will serve as chair of the three-person board during 2016.

    Commissioner Casey Tighe had filled the role for the past year. 

  • Jeffco school district set to hire new communications director

     The Jeffco school board is set to vote Thursday on a new chief communications officer for the district, a position that has been vacant since June.

    The board will vote whether to hire candidate Diana Wilson, a Lakewood resident whose background includes nearly eight years as a spokeswoman for the Westminster Fire Department and a stint serving on Lakewood’s City Council.

  • Livestock owners warned of potential fire dangers

    Livestock owners need to be aware of potential fire dangers if they decide to heat animal enclosures or use heating units to keep water from freezing, according to two experts who spoke at an Evergreen Fire/Rescue forum on Jan. 6.

    One of the most important things livestock owners can do is read the boxes that appliances, light bulbs and extension cords come in, according to Jeff deDisse, an electrician, rancher and Evergreen firefighter.

  • Small signs of spring appear despite cold weather

    (Reprinted from Jan. 19, 2010)

    January is flying by with severely cold weather.

    January is the coldest month of the year, according to the National Weather Service, and it certainly has been this winter. Many nights have been well below zero, and the wind-chill factor has made some of them feel as cold as 20 below.

  • Wilmot fourth-graders raise funds for water projects in South Sudan

    Wilmot Elementary students swarmed a table in the school on Friday to buy baked goods from a group of fourth-graders aiming to help families on the other side of the world get clean water.

    The bake sale netted $175 for Water for South Sudan, a nonprofit that digs wells so families can have clean water to drink.

  • Developer's plan for multifamily project in Bergen Park irks neighbors

    A Denver developer is planning a multifamily housing project on property beside Rocky Mountain Village Estates in Bergen Park, and some residents of the senior adult community are not pleased.