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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Summer lovin’

  • CU professor calls total solar eclipse an experience like no other

    Doug Duncan has seen his fair share of total solar eclipses during his career as an astronomer, but for the University of Colorado professor and director of Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium, the eclipse next week will be the closest one to hit near home.
    “This is total eclipse No. 10 for me,” Duncan said. “I’ve seen them in China, South Africa, Bolivia, (the) Galapagos (Islands) and Mexico. Those are ones that come to mind.”

  • Opening of a new school year

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon School District

    For teachers, principals and school staff, August is a busy time of year. It’s also exciting as we prepare to open a new school year. At Platte Canyon School District, the floors are polished, the buses have been serviced, teachers have ordered their supplies and technology is ready to go. We are ready to welcome all of our students and families to the 2017-18 school year.

  • Investing in our children — immigrants and all

    The most important renewable resource that we can access is children. Our ability to provide education and training for future generations is the single biggest thing we can do to adequately prepare ourselves for the future.

  • School year brings about change, hope

    Tomorrow — Thursday, Aug. 17, as you read this — is the first day of school in Jefferson County, and my wife and I know it all too well. Goodbye, sleeping in until the weekend comes.
    OK, it’s not that bad. I don’t get that much sleep as it is. But with two school-aged children — one still in elementary school and another a year away from high school (gulp!) — the next nine months will be an assortment of running around to get kids to and from where they need to be, juggling homework assignments and finding that work-life balance.

  • Probable cause found in Joiner case

    A district judge last Thursday found probable cause in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the Town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016.

  • Dragonfest forms family from those of different faiths

    For more than 30 years, people of all ages have gathered in the mountains of Colorado for a celebration of Earth-based spiritualities.

    This year – on a secluded plot of private land outside of Bailey – approximately 350 people united for a multi-day spiritual retreat called Dragonfest. Camping in tents side by side, attendees shared stories, created art and learned together.

    Many arrive at the festival as strangers, but by the time it’s over, most agree they’re more like family.

  • ‘Lively energy’ - Yoga and goats create a therapeutic workout

    Helen Neal leaned into a twist on her yoga mat when she noticed a nibble on her curly hair.

    “I feel something,” the Evergreen resident said knowingly, as she turned out of the pose to find herself face to face with a goat.

    In a traditional yoga studio, this would’ve been cause for surprise. But for Neal and all those participating in goat yoga last Saturday morning, it was expected.

  • Have the healthiest school year ever

    By Dave & Deb Brown

    Back to school time offers an excellent opportunity to introduce or reinforce healthy habits for yourself, as well as your entire family. Here are some ideas to keep you and your family’s health a high priority.

    Elementary school-age kids

  • Flutter of butterflies and unkindness of ravens

    By Christie Greene

    Some readers only buy non-fiction books on the grounds that nothing is more riveting than real-life events. Certain news stories result in rueful head shaking, meaning “you can’t make this stuff up.” On occasion, the term “fake news” might be employed to express doubt about the origin of information. Let me assure you that the “terms of venary” below may be hard to take seriously, and yet, they were a status symbol in the 13th and 14th centuries.

    ‘A group of children is called a migraine.’