Local News

  • A story worth telling: The Youngs have enjoyed 66 years of happiness and fulfillment

    It was 1952 when Emmett Young and Barbara Jones went roller skating on their first date. Six months later, they got married — and they will tell you it’s been 66 years of happiness and fulfillment.

    The Youngs, who’ve lived at Life Care Center of Evergreen for the past four years, have learned many life lessons along the way.

    “I have had the best life,” Emmett said. “Every minute has just been fun. Everything nice has happened to me.”

  • Sketch of 3rd suspect in Maggie Long case released

    A sketch of a third suspect in the murder of Maggie Long, the 17-year-old who was killed at her home in December 2017, has been released.

    Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw promised at a community meeting on Jan. 28 that the third sketch would be released. It will be posted on the Maggie Long Task Force website, www.maggielongtaskforce.com.

  • Nuggets Ambassadors visit Parmalee Elementary

    A bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life, Ervin Johnson told a gym full of Parmalee Elementary students.

    They repeated it back to him: A bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life.

    This was one of the several takeaways Johnson wanted the students to remember from his visit and learn to live by. He also encouraged them to establish positive habits and goals, respect others, and learn from their mistakes.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Objectivist expressionism

  • CHS’s HOSA offers peek into health care industries

    A relatively new club at Conifer High School is teaching students about the health care industry in a fun and engaging way.

    HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is an international student organization recognized by the U.S Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. According to its website, the organization’s mission is two-fold: to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison continues discussion on criminal ordinances

    Morrison Town Board is moving closer to adopting criminal ordinances for less serious crimes that can be dealt with through a ticket and fine.

    After first hearing about the proposal in February, the Morrison Town Board asked Police Chief George Mumma to gather more data, including the number of each of the crimes he’s recommended.

    Of the crimes proposed, Mumma said the town experienced the following number of each:

  • Former Elk Run nurse pleads guilty to criminal impersonation

    A woman who worked for four months as an unlicensed nurse at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of criminal impersonation and unauthorized practice of nursing.

    Heather Lee Wood, 40, pleaded guilty on March 11. She returns to Jefferson County court for sentencing on April 22.

    Wood worked at Elk Run from June to October 2016. In addition to Elk Run, she also worked at a care facility in Glenwood Springs.

  • Repairs begin on U.S. 285 bridges

    Repairs to four bridges along U.S. 285 in Conifer will potentially help increase the life of the bridges but could slow traffic on the highway through the summer.

    The bridge work, which began Monday, includes repairs to the bridge surfaces and drainage in the medians, according to a press release from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Further, CDOT will be adding waterproof membranes to the structures to keep ice from forming and harming the concrete.

    The four bridges scheduled for repairs are located at:

    • South Turkey Creek Road

  • Work continues on affordable housing project in El Rancho

    Work continues on a 54-unit affordable housing complex in El Rancho.

    The development, which drew mixed reactions from the Evergreen community, is owned by the Jefferson County Housing Authority. It was initially expected to be completed by June, but JCHA executive director Lori Rosendahl said that’s now been pushed to early 2020.

    The foundation is being poured, but the snowy winter has slowed construction a bit.

  • Denial recommended on Hiwan Hills subdivision proposal

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission unanimously recommended denial on a proposal to rezone property in Evergreen’s Hiwan Hills neighborhood, a move met with cheers from the crowd who vehemently opposed the proposition.