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  • Seminar provides Conifer residents with overview of water, water issues

    A three-hour seminar on groundwater in Conifer on Saturday was wide-ranging in its scope, providing more than 75 residents with knowledge about county zoning regulations regarding water, wells and septic systems and how they work, and where groundwater comes from.

    The water education seminar was organized by the Conifer Area Council because residents are concerned about their wells as more development is being proposed in the area, CAC president Shirley Johnson said.

  • Nonprofits, community learn about each other at Mountain Area expo

    Christies of Genesee was abuzz Thursday with the sound of nonprofit advocates explaining the work they do, recruiting volunteers and finding ways to collaborate.

    The second annual Mountain Area Non-Profit Expo is organized by Scotty Smith and Joylyn Quintana, owners of Genesee Pub and BBQ. Quintana explained that the couple wanted to provide a way both for the public to learn more about the nonprofits and for the nonprofits to network among themselves, finding ways to collaborate and share resources.

  • Bird's arraignment continued two weeks

    An Evergreen woman who allegedly shot her husband has had her arraignment continued to 8 a.m. Nov. 19, during which she may enter a plea.
    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

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  • Report: Crime on the rise in Jeffco

    Crime is trending up in Jefferson County, according to a quarterly law enforcement report from Sheriff Jeff Shrader.

    Violent crimes are up slightly in Jefferson County, but perhaps even more so are property crimes, including motor vehicle thefts and criminal trespass to motor vehicles.

  • Indian Hills residents raise concerns about rezoning plan

    Many Indian Hills residents are concerned about a proposal to rezone 11 acres on Parmalee Gulch Road that would allow Eudaimonia Human Flourishing Center to continue operating and one day expand.

  • Class-1 e-bikes allowed at Jeffco Open Space parks

    After piloting the idea for a year, Jeffco Open Space will permanently allow class-1 e-bikes on all trails.

    “Looking at the numbers and the opportunity that this is offering our visitors and the feedback that we’re getting on it, we would like to turn this pilot into policy,” said Mary Ann Bonnell, visitors services manager with Jeffco Open Space, during an Oct. 23 staff briefing with the commissioners.

  • EHS alum shows her giving spirit as an American Red Cross volunteer

    Tracy Porter is the ultimate organizer.

    The 1980 Evergreen High School graduate managed restaurants for more than 20 years and recently started a business where she helps individuals organize their own lives.

    And in the last year, she has organized shelters as an American Red Cross volunteer after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. She turned down an assignment in Florida after Hurricane Michael because she’s about to become a grandmother.

  • Preliminary hearing scheduled in Morrison homicide case

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the Morrison man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson.
    Jerald Arthur Cross, 64, was arrested Oct. 7 on suspicion of first-degree murder after he called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. Cross will return to court Jan. 18 for an eight-hour preliminary hearing.

  • Two-vehicle accident snarls westbound I-70 traffic

    A two-vehicle accident near Lookout Mountain shut down westbound Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon.

    Colorado State Patrol received a call about the accident, which involved a 2006 Toyota SUV and a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck, around 3 p.m., according to Trooper Josh Lewis with CSP. All three lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 256 were closed, but officials reopened two of the lanes about an hour after the accident.

    As of 4:30 p.m., one lane remains closed.

    According to reports, there is no indication of what caused the accident.