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  • Love at any age: Elk Run residents Dick Ingram and Lucy Antista find companionship with each other

    Two residents at Elk Run Assisted Living are proving that you can find love and companionship at any time and at any age.

    Lucy Antista, 83, and Dick Ingram, 89, who coincidentally have apartments next to each other, have become inseparable since Ingram moved into Elk Run 18 months ago. Antista has lived there for four years.

    “She tries to spoil me,” Ingram said of Antista. “She’s a fun lady. We like the same things: watching baseball games, football games and Westerns.”

  • Community joins in support of Special Olympians

    The Evergreen High School gymnasium erupted in cheers Saturday morning as Mattie Beebe put up the final basket for the white team, even though the green team won the basketball game 44-42.

    The game was different than other basketball games at Evergreen High School because both teams consisted of members of the area Special Olympics basketball team and members of the EHS boys and girls basketball teams. This was the sixth year for the Special Olympics Showcase.

  • Man injured after ATV accident on Mount Evans Blvd.

    Flight for Life transported a man involved in a single ATV accident Saturday on Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine.

    The call came in around 4:20 p.m., and the man involved in the accident was transported around 5:30 p.m., according to Jenny Fulton with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Elk Creek Fire responded to the call, and Flight for Life landed its helicopter at Elk Creek station three in Pine Junction.

  • No one injured in house fire near Old Squaw Pass Road

    Investigators have yet to determine the cause of a structure fire Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 103 and Old Squaw Pass Road.

    The fire burned a resident’s outbuilding, adjacent to a house, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Martin said. The workshop was mainly lost, but the garage was saved and the owner was able to get out safely. As of Monday afternoon, investigators had ruled out a chimney fire and were looking to see whether the cause was accidental, she said.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks to the land development team

    Editor:

    I want to thank the land development team who presented at Conifer High School regarding the rezoning and development of the area behind Safeway. They were professional, patient and transparent in their process.

    The article in the Canyon Courier stated that no one spoke up in favor of the project. While that is true, please know there were those of us in the audience who came to listen and be educated.

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  • Evergreen woman sentenced to 10 years’ probation after shooting

    An Evergreen woman has been sentenced to at least 10 years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to assaulting her husband during a July 5 incident when she shot him.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Bird admitted during her sentencing Thursday that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, saying she regretted her actions.

  • County briefs

    DirectLink considering broadband tower in Conifer

    DirectLink LLC is looking to work with private landowners to install a low-power, single-user broadband tower on Upper Ridge Road in Conifer.

    Because the proposed tower is taller than 35 feet high, which is what the current zoning allows for, the landowners are looking to rezone from agricultural to planned development.

  • Mountain Air Ranch is a safe haven for Coloradan nudists

    On about 150 acres in the mountains of Jefferson County, people are learning to appreciate and celebrate their body exactly as it is.

    At Mountain Air Ranch, Colorado’s oldest nudist club, it doesn’t matter if you have scars, extra weight or a prosthetic limb. People would rather know who you are than critique what you look like.

    “The scars, the weight. We don’t see that,” said member Ellen Rice. “You see the person not the body.”

  • Alberga’s sentencing hearing postponed until March

    The sentencing hearing was postponed for the second suspect accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year-old man in Conifer in September 2017.

    Daniel Alberga faces 10 felony counts, including kidnapping, aggravated robbery and second-degree assault. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Alberga’s hearing on Monday was postponed while he is screened for community corrections. He is scheduled for sentencing March 7.