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  • Proposal for 275 homes met with opposition

    More than 100 Conifer residents packed Conifer High School on Monday night to protest a rezoning proposal that could bring 275 homes to 47 acres on Light Lane behind Safeway.

    Residents voiced concern about several issues, including water, fire and traffic. Not one of the speakers favored the development.

  • 3 suspects sought in Maggie Long case

    There are now at least three suspects in the murder of 17-year-old Maggie Long, according to new information released by the Park County Sheriff’s Office at a Jan. 28 press conference. 

    Newly-elected Sheriff Tom McGraw provided a wealth of new information on the case in an attempt to rekindle interest and ultimately receive new tips to help solve the homicide case. The press conference was conducted at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in Lakewood.

  • Woman who caused I-70 Christmas Eve crash was intoxicated

    The 62-year-old woman believed to have caused the Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 70 near Genesee was intoxicated at the time, a recent autopsy report states.

    Cheri Goodard was driving eastbound on Interstate 70 near mile marker 254, when she overcorrected and her car went across the median. It struck Sancy Shaw's vehicle, which was going westbound. The two women died at the scene, and Shaw's 6-year-old daughter was airlifted to Denver's Children's Hospital in serious condition.

  • Church decommissions its 65-year-old organ

    It’s not often that a church decommissions a pipe organ, but that’s what happened at Church of the Transfiguration on Sunday.

    While the church’s pipe organ, which was installed in 1953, hasn’t been played for a couple years, it was time to give it a proper sendoff. The pipes will remain in the church, but the organ itself will be put into storage.

    “Everybody likes the pipes,” pastor Mike McManus said, “so we’ll keep them.”

    In 2017, a state-of-the-art organ was purchased and dedicated.

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  • Additional homes may be coming near The Homestead

    A proposal to subdivide 53 acres off U.S. 285 into 18 lots for single-family homes quickly passed through the Jeffco Planning Commission.

    Because the item was on the consent agenda during the Jan. 9 meeting and there were no residents in attendance to speak about it, the case moved forward without discussion. The case is scheduled to appear in front of the Jeffco commissioners on Jan. 29. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. at the county building in Golden.

  • Mother charged with vehicular homicide in crash that killed 2-year-old daughter

    A Westminster mother has been charged with vehicular homicide after she reportedly caused a crash on Interstate 70 that killed her 2-year-old daughter and injured herself and two others.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, has had charges filed against her for an Aug. 10 crash on I-70 between the Genesee and Lookout Mountain exits. Maestas was allegedly under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the crash.

  • Morrison Police vehicle totaled in early morning accident

    Icy roads caused an early morning accident that totaled a Morrison Police Department vehicle.

    According to a press release, an unidentified Morrison officer was on westbound C-470 near Morrison Road helping a driver involved in a one-car accident due to icy road conditions at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday. The car slid against the center median barrier.

    While walking from the marked Ford Explorer to the driver’s car, a silver pickup truck lost control and struck the Morrison police vehicle from behind. The accident totaled the car, but no one was injured.

  • Jeffco district attorney’s office applying for elder abuse grant

    The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office applied for a grant through the United States Office of Violence Against Women that it hopes will eventually provide some of the necessary funding for the Porchlight Family Justice Center.