Local News

  • County looks to improve Highway 73

    A portion of Highway 73 could be improved if Jefferson County receives federal funding as part of the Denver Regional Council of Governments Transportation Improvement Program.

  • Search continues for Bailey man

    Law enforcement and family members are searching for a 26-year-old Bailey man who hasn’t been seen since crashing his truck into a guardrail on U.S. 285 near Parmalee Gulch Road.

    According to Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol, the accident happened around 8 a.m. Feb. 2. After crashing his Dodge Ram, the driver, Jacob Paddock-Weeks, left the scene of the accident before CSP arrived.

    “We are still actually looking for him,” Lewis said.

  • Barricaded man taken into custody

    Joseph Ford, the suspect who barricaded himself inside his Conifer home following a physical altercation with his wife, was taken into custody Monday afternoon.

  • South Jeffco detox office receives nod from Planning Commission

    Despite opposition from the community, the Jeffco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a rezoning proposal that could bring a detoxification center to South Jeffco.

    If approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the proposal would amend the planned development zoning to allow for up to seven beds in an overnight detoxification center at 5920 S. Estes St.

  • Evergreen couple start group to be social, pick up litter

    An Evergreen couple are starting a group to get people outside — and to clean things up.

    It’s called the Anti-Litter Social Club, and its first meeting will be at 11 a.m. March 24 starting at Baskin-Robbins in downtown Evergreen. At the first meeting, the group will pick up whatever they find in downtown Evergreen, along Bear Creek and around the lake.

    They hope they can get a local establishment to host a happy hour at around 2 p.m., when litter pickup will end.

  • Echo Mountain’s tubing hill sees successful opening weeks

    Say goodbye to ol’ Rosebud because inner tubes are the new way to move down snowy hillsides.

    Squaw Pass Road’s Echo Mountain Lodge is now giving both locals and visitors alike a new way to shred powder on its tubing hill, which opened Jan. 30.

    In its first two weeks, tubing received a lot of interest among both group bookings and private-event bookings, and dozens of guests have slid down the hill already, Guest Services Manager Paula Vogel said.

  • Fire briefs

    Inter-Canyon hiring staff members

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is in the process of hiring for three new positions made possible by the successful November election.

    Applications for the new wildland captain, training captain and battalion chief positions close Feb. 28, and the fire department is looking to hire from within.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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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.