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  • 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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  • Jeffco deputies searching for missing man near Tiny Town

    The search for a missing Bailey resident led the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to Tiny Town on Friday. 

    According to Dionne Waugh, spokeswoman with Jeffco, the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that 26-year-old Jacob Paddock-Weeks might be in the area, but the search has thus far been unsuccessful. Dogs and a drone were in Tiny Town looking for the man, who has been missing since Feb. 2 when he crashed his Dodge Ram into the guardrail at U.S. 285 and Parmalee Gulch Road and left the scene of the accident. 

  • State of the Arts: 'Little Shop of Horrors' combines horror, comedy at CHS

    “Little Shop of Horrors” is a musical that incorporates a bit of horror, a bit of comedy, a bit of ‘60s doo-wop music — and the show comes to life this weekend at Conifer High School.

    “Jo (Gerlick, the show’s director) picked the show because we have a good group of kids that can handle the material,” according to CHS choral music teacher Camille Brightsmith. “It’s a musical with pretty difficult singing. To do a show like that, you must have a group of strong singers.”

  • Hemp Way Foods hoping to bring its food to every household

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series about CBD and hemp, and foothills residents who use it.

    An award-winning food company is right in our foothills backyard.

    Hemp Way Foods continues to win awards for its hemp burgers and crumbles, and owner Carla Boyd hopes to bring her food to stores regionally and eventually nationwide. She expects to be in Natural Grocers by March, and she is looking for an investor to help her take her company to the next level.

  • BizBeat: A Buck or More Dollar Store strives to be a ‘one-stop shop’

    After making regular trips down the hill to visit various dollar stores, Bailey residents Randy and Tammi Headley decided to bring one to Conifer.

    A Buck or More Dollar Store, which will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday during WinterFest, offers everything from camping and fishing gear to toys, toiletries, food, office supplies and more. Most of the merchandise — but not everything — costs $1.

  • Dakota Ridge takes unique approach in raising money for winter dance

    The whipped cream was nearly frozen, but that certainly didn’t chill the excitement of those gathered outside of Dakota Ridge High School after school on Feb. 1.

    “This is like a shaving cream fight. Everyone’s so excited,” said junior Makenna Dickey as students and faculty began to gather in front of the school.

  • Free, full-day kindergarten and its effect on Jeffco Schools

    What would free, full-day kindergarten mean for Jeffco Public Schools, a district that already offers full-day kindergarten to its students?

    Questions surrounding newly-elected Gov. Jared Polis’ proposal — one of his primary campaign promises — dominated conversation Feb. 12 when the Jeffco school board visited the state Capitol to meet with legislators representing Jefferson County.