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  • Community joins in support of Special Olympians

    The Evergreen High School gymnasium erupted in cheers Saturday morning as Mattie Beebe put up the final basket for the white team, even though the green team won the basketball game 44-42.

    The game was different than other basketball games at Evergreen High School because both teams consisted of members of the area Special Olympics basketball team and members of the EHS boys and girls basketball teams. This was the sixth year for the Special Olympics Showcase.

  • Morrison considering criminal ordinances

    Morrison is looking to enact criminal ordinances for less serious crimes in an effort to keep Morrison police officers in town and those arrested in Morrison out of the Jefferson County Jail.

    The effort, spearheaded by Chief George Mumma, includes ordinances that cover smaller crimes that can be dealt with through a ticket and fine. The crimes are those Mumma sees most frequently in town, particularly at the height of the summer tourist season at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and Bandimere Speedway.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison PD applying for grant

    The Morrison Police Department is applying for a Justice Assistance Grant to acquire 10 mobile data terminals and antennas.

    Mobile data terminals are computerized devices used in public transit vehicles, military logistics, emergency vehicles and more. The tablets allow for communication with a central dispatch office.

  • No one injured in house fire near Old Squaw Pass Road

    Investigators have yet to determine the cause of a structure fire Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 103 and Old Squaw Pass Road.

    The fire burned a resident’s outbuilding, adjacent to a house, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Martin said. The workshop was mainly lost, but the garage was saved and the owner was able to get out safely. As of Monday afternoon, investigators had ruled out a chimney fire and were looking to see whether the cause was accidental, she said.

  • Man injured after ATV accident on Mount Evans Blvd.

    Flight for Life transported a man involved in a single ATV accident Saturday on Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine.

    The call came in around 4:20 p.m., and the man involved in the accident was transported around 5:30 p.m., according to Jenny Fulton with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Elk Creek Fire responded to the call, and Flight for Life landed its helicopter at Elk Creek station three in Pine Junction.

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  • JCOS land exchange approved

    Dinosaur Ridge is moving one step closer to opening a new Visitor Center now that the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a land exchange between Jeffco Open Space and Stream Realty. The Visitor Center will eventually move to the south side of West Alameda Parkway.

  • Evergreen woman sentenced to 10 years’ probation after shooting

    An Evergreen woman has been sentenced to at least 10 years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to assaulting her husband during a July 5 incident when she shot him.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Bird admitted during her sentencing Thursday that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, saying she regretted her actions.

  • Park County hosts first town hall since Maggie Long’s murder in 2017

    It’s been more than a year since Maggie Long was murdered in Bailey, and the community is beginning to understand more about what happened to her.

    In a town hall held Jan. 29 at Fitzsimmons Middle School, newly elected Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw reiterated many of the points made a day earlier in a press conference at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Lakewood.

  • Former West Jeff family filing lawsuit against Jeffco Public Schools

    A former West Jefferson Middle School student and her father are suing Jeffco Public Schools for the district’s handling of the family’s anti-Semitism claims, which originally surfaced in early 2017.

    The case, initially filed in the U.S. District Court in Denver in December, also names the United States Department of Education and J. Aaron Romine, the regional director of the Office for Civil Rights, which enforces federal civil rights laws, conscience and religious freedom law and more, as defendants in the lawsuit.