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  • Morrison delays decision on comprehensive plan amendment

    The Morrison Town Board wants additional time to consider a proposal to amend the town’s comprehensive plan. 

    Although the matter came before the board for approval during its Sept. 3 meeting, board members unanimously voted to table the issue until an undetermined future date.

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  • Bald Mountain Fire now 75 percent contained

    The Bald Mountain Fire is now 75 percent contained, and U.S. 6 between Golden and Highway 119 has reopened.

    The fire burned 17 acres by Saturday afternoon, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Firefighters from nine departments responded to the fire, and two helicopters dropped water on the fire Friday afternoon and evening. There were no evacuations. The fire was reported at 2:38 p.m. Friday at 614 Chickadee Road in Golden. 

  • Blanketed in honor: Conifer vets receive Quilts of Valor

    Members of Conifer’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12009 came to the Mountain Resource Center last week expecting an ordinary meeting. Instead, they were in for a treat.

    Unbeknownst to the veterans in his Post, Commander Kirk Rosa coordinated with the Mountain Maverick Quilters group to plan a surprise. After months of arduous work, the mountain-area quilting group presented each VFW Post member with a Quilt of Valor, crafted by hand in variations of America’s signature red, white and blue.

  • BIZBEAT: Old-time photo studio opens in downtown Evergreen

    Interested in getting an old-time photo taken of your family, friends or co-workers? Then Professor Goodbellows’ Old Time Photo Studio is for you.

    The studio on the east end of the boardwalk in downtown Evergreen offers costumes for adults, children and babies with Professor Goodbellows, a.k.a. Jeff Wipf, as the photographer.

    Wipf has been taking old-time photos for 41 years, 31 of them at Heritage Square. When that attraction closed in June 2018, he decided to bring his photo expertise to Evergreen.

  • West Jeff middle schooler competes on ‘Chopped Junior’

    Adeline Pulioff moves through the kitchen in her Evergreen home with ease, pouring batter and flipping her crepes once each is sufficiently browned.

    At 12, Adeline is already an impressive young chef, and now she has the bright blue Chopped Junior apron to prove it. The West Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader competed on the Food Network show that challenges competitors to make an appetizer, entree and dessert using mystery basket ingredients.

  • Jeffco headed for budget amendment

    Jeffco Public Schools plans to officially amend its budget in October to provide the additional money for teacher compensation that was negotiated during a bargaining session last month.

    To provide a 2.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment and $3 million in longevity pay, both of which were approved Aug. 22 following negotiations between the district and its teachers union, Jeffco needs to come up with an additional $9 million.

  • Jeffco Schools contemplating ways to make students feel safe at school

    Jeffco Public Schools is continuing to explore ways to ensure its students feel safe at school.

    By 2022, the district hopes that at least 90 percent of its students will feel safe in school and that at least 95 percent of its educators will feel that they teach and work in a safe environment.

    “I think the key there is not just feel safe but … we need them to be safe. So that is the underlying focus of this year,” said John McDonald, Jeffco’s director of safety and security.

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  • Survey results show support for updating policies on water, mixed-use developments

    Results from a 2018 community survey indicate Jefferson County should re-evaluate its policies regarding water and mixed-use development projects.

    In preparation for a comprehensive master plan update, the county last year hosted four community meetings and conducted a survey that received more than 1,500 responses.