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  • 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.

  • Crime briefs

    Preliminary hearing set for suspect accused of injuring man with ax

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the 46-year-old man accused of wielding an ax and injuring a man at a campground in Pine.

  • Independence Day parade and water fight are fun-filled traditions in Indian Hills

    The sirens blare and excitement builds.

    “I think it’s starting,” parade-goers eagerly say, straining their necks to see if the floats have started the trek.

    It’s July 4 in Indian Hills, and all the people lining the length of Parmalee Gulch Road know what’s coming: all-out war. In the small mountain community, the traditional Independence Day parade quickly morphs into a community-wide water fight.

  • Genesee artist debuts national parks exhibit at American Mountaineering Museum

    For Topher Straus, there’s nothing more inspiring than nature. 

    “For me, being outside in nature allows your soul to be free. It disconnects you with the world around you,” he said. “... That’s why I choose to do my art in Genesee, to produce it in Genesee. Because I love the mountains. I love the fresh air. I love seeing the stars at night.”

    Oftentimes, being an artist requires taking a risk and putting yourself out there.

  • ParkCo searching for missing teens

    Park County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two teenage girls who are believed to have run away from a home off Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine Junction. 

    The missing teens — Emma Stokes and Anna Frankman, both 16 — are not related but were living together in a foster home. They reportedly have significant mental health issues that were being treated in the home, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Accident closes U.S. 285 in both directions

    A two-car accident has shut down both sides of U.S. 285 near Kings Valley in Conifer.

    According to Cpl. Ivan Alvarado with the Colorado State Patrol, a call about the accident came in around noon. The crash involved a white sedan and a black SUV. The SUV ended up rolling, but Alvarado said neither driver was injured in the crash. There were multiple people in each car, but Alvarado said he didn’t believe anyone else was injured in the crash.

    “Right now, it looks like it's just a property damage crash,” he said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Double-tapped

  • County briefs

    County moving toward adopting a fire code

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners will consider approving fire codes in an upcoming hearing.

  • CDOT briefs

    Kings Valley interchange project still in the works

    The interchange project at Kings Valley Road and U.S. 285 in Conifer is moving forward, but nothing is set in stone as of yet.