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Local News

  • News briefs

    Cabin break-ins continue in foothills

    Cabin break-ins are on the rise in the mountains of Jefferson County, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The break-ins, which took place in at least 19 unoccupied cabins in Evergreen, Conifer and Pine, are reportedly associated with two white or Hispanic men.

    Items stolen at the cabins include jewelry, safes, outdoor gear, credit cards, telescopes, tools, clothing, furniture, bikes, generators, a vehicle and firearms.

  • Buffalo Creek woman working to rename Redskin Creek

    When Sarah Weed Chandler spotted Redskin Creek on a map of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, she felt nauseous. 

    As a former resident of Washington D.C., she’s been privy to years of discussion about the word “redskin,” an offensive slang term for Native American, particularly as it relates to the city’s NFL team.

    “It just makes me kind of queasy and ashamed that we still have that name on there. We should have renamed it 40 years ago,” Chandler said.

  • Commissioners to discuss ballot initiative for TABOR relief

    Jefferson County plans to discuss a ballot initiative that would provide relief from Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights during a public hearing on Tuesday, July 23.

    Those interested in commenting can do so during the hearing, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the county building in Golden.

    Called “de-brucing,” the proposal would allow Jeffco to retain funding that exceeds the TABOR limit instead of returning the money to taxpayers.

  • EPRD celebrates 50 years of being part of community

    It’s all about the smiles — the smiles on the faces of the families that use the Evergreen Park & Recreation District facilities.

    That’s what John Ellis, a lifelong Evergreen resident and an EPRD board member, said was the best part of watching the district grow since its inception 50 years ago. Ellis spoke briefly to attendees at the Community Appreciation Party on Thursday, hosted by the rec district and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Longtime fire marshal Rudloff dies

    Randy Rudloff, the longtime fire marshal with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue, died unexpectedly Tuesday.

    Rudloff, who served for more than 25 years, was well-known among the mountain-area fire protection districts.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Back at the ranch …

  • Two injured in motorcycle accident on Highway 74

    Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident that closed Highway 74 between Morrison and Idledale.

  • Updated lighting, signage codes approved

    The Morrison town board on July 2 approved changes to its outdoor sign and lighting codes that the town maintains will help preserve the “eclectic feel” of its Old Town area.

    “This actually was a really great exercise for us to go through and see what’s actually happening in Old Town and take a look at the design guidelines and see where we may be able to fill in some gaps,” town planner Jennifer Woods said.

  • JCOS developing website for information, questions

    Jeffco Open Space is developing an application that it hopes will one day serve as a one-stop shop for all land stewardship questions in the county.

    Called TerraSource, the website will serve as the umbrella under which various resources come together. Tentative plans indicate that Jeffco Open Space will divide information into five categories:

    • Water quality and conservation.

    • Invasive species management.

    • Wildlife, including habitat conservation.

  • County briefs

    Jeffco still undecided on a ballot measure

    Jefferson County is continuing conversations with a Denver-based public affairs firm and plans to decide in the next few weeks whether it will pursue a ballot initiative in the 2019 election.