Local News

  • One injured in Conifer house fire

    Firefighters have put out a house fire in the 11100 block of Conifer Mountain Road that injured one person.

    Jacob Ware, Elk Creek Fire Protection District's deputy fire chief, confirmed a civilian was transported to the hospital with complications exacerbated by the fire but not directly caused by it. The person is in stable condition.

  • Weekend in the West benefits Bootstraps

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    There were plenty of horses in the arena at Lucky Penny Ranch, but not the kind that usually pace the dirt. These horses were in the dozens of paintings lining the walls for the second annual Weekend in the West art show and auction.

    Two dozen local artists donated their skill and time to the event, which benefited Bootstraps, an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance for Evergreen and Conifer students to pursue academic careers.

  • Preparing for wildfires

    Known or not, Jefferson County residents are members of the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), or high-risk wildfire area where homes are often surrounded by accumulated dead wood, slash and other natural and lethal fuels. However, an enrichment of fire wise practices is doable and can be realized with the guidance and efforts through information distributed by residents, fire stations and online.

  • Morrison briefs

    Town holding off on bridge assessment

    The town of Morrison is holding off on an assessment of the Spring Street bridge, which is degrading and in need of repair.

    A $21,000 proposal from IMEG Engineers would’ve included an existing bridge inspection, a redecking concept and concepts for bridge replacement.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dish fret-work

  • Suspect accused of stealing guns arrested in Conifer

    A 15-year-old accused of stealing guns from a relative in Pine was arrested just before midnight Thursday at a home in Conifer.

  • Jeffco considers tearing down, rebuilding Columbine HS

    Twenty years ago, in the weeks after two gunmen entered Columbine High School killing 13 people and themselves on April 20, 1999, students, staff and the community vowed to keep the school open.

    For many, doing so felt like a way to reclaim the space and demonstrate hope’s everlasting triumph.

  • Bills signed into law at West Jeff

    A bill that will provide local school districts the ability to individualize accountability systems officially became law on Monday morning.

    The bill signing at West Jefferson Elementary School marked what could have been the first time a law went into effect at the school.

    “Have laws ever been made here before?” Gov. Jared Polis asked.

    “It’s the first I know of,” said West Jeff principal Wendy Woodland.

  • Residential addiction recovery center planned in Evergreen

    A Conifer resident has purchased the former Basecamp on Buffalo Park Road to turn it into a residential community for those in addiction recovery — tailoring the program primarily to veterans.

  • Senior Law Day a source of information for seniors, caregivers

    People flocked to the Jeffco Courts and Administration Building on Saturday for the ninth annual Senior Law Day.

    The event offers seniors, caregivers, family members and other affected parties an opportunity to learn about estate planning, end-of-life planning, identity theft, scams and other aging-related issues. Participants could attend workshops, consult with an attorney, and eat breakfast and lunch.