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  • Complaint claims Jeffco Sheriff’s Office violated disabilities act

    A lawsuit filed in May accuses two law enforcement agencies, including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Among other things, the civil suit alleges two women, Ruthie Jordan and Mary Patricia Graham-Kelly, both of whom are deaf, weren’t provided certified American Sign Language interpreters when they were arrested by Jeffco deputies and booked into the Jeffco jail.

  • Hiwan Homestead celebrates its centennial

    Imagine Evergreen more than 100 years ago when a mother and daughter moved here, bought property and built a homestead. The daughter went on to be one of the first female doctors in Colorado.

    Fast-forward to Saturday, when the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society celebrated the women and their home — now the Hiwan Homestead Museum — during a celebration in the grove, complete with birthday cake, activities and exhibits.

  • Conifer alumna releases novel about forgotten era of U.S. history

    Amanda Skenandore’s book about forbidden friendship, good intentions, and lost language and culture started with a photograph.

    Skenandore’s mother-in-law showed her a portrait of young Native Americans attending a boarding school, and she became fascinated with the history of it.

    After years of research and writing, the root of the experiences depicted in that photograph has come to life in Skenandore’s historical fiction novel, “Between Earth and Sky.”

  • A Jurassic World record attempt

    Dinosaur Ridge momentarily transformed back into the land before time, as tyrannosaurus rexes, iguanodons, triceratopses, velociraptors and at least one parasaurolophus took over the parking lot for a dance party.

    As part of its attempt to create a world record for the most people dressed in dinosaur costumes, Dinosaur Ridge hosted about 45 people on June 16 channeling their inner Mesozoic Era-creatures as part of the Brontos & Brews Festival.

  • Pine Junction business park rezoned for expansion

    The Parkview Plaza business park off U.S. Highway 285 in Pine Junction has been approved to rezone for expanded commercial uses.

    The building at 13700 U.S. Highway 285, which currently houses A Quilt Top Shop and Peace Hair & Art Studio, among others, sits on 1.36 acres that are zoned as planned development, commercial-one, and mountain residential-two.

  • Jury duty deception hits Jeffco

    Jeffco residents should give no credence if a law enforcement officer calls them, says they’ve missed jury duty and there’s a warrant out for their arrest, but that they can simply pay a fine to make it go away.

    Because, if they receive such a call, it’s a scam, officials say.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Morrison residents hoped for town vote – and they got it

    Even though the Morrison Town Board approved rezoning Red Rocks Ranch for residential and commercial development on May 31, the issue isn’t over yet.

    More than 50 Morrison residents signed a petition to put the rezoning on the ballot, and the Morrison Town Board unanimously agreed on Tuesday with the election to be held on Nov. 6.

  • BIZBEAT: Red Rocks Beer Garden opens next to Morrison’s town hall

    Nestled in a quaint cottage on a shady parcel in Morrison is a new beer garden serving solely Colorado beers.

    Since first opening its doors in April, Red Rocks Beer Garden is working to find its footing in hopes of becoming the go-to place for hikers, visitors, locals, dog lovers and concert-goers alike.

    “We wanted to be a place people would come beforehand,” owner Paul Thompson said of his business’ relationship with the famous concert venue.

  • Inaugural event brings western art to Evergreen

    Sunday’s damp weather didn’t deter art lovers from stopping by the second day of the inaugural Evergreen Western Art Celebration.

    The two-day event in the Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Store parking lot had more than 50 artists showing and selling their work — photography, jewelry, paintings, bags, ceramics, metal and more.

    Those walking around as they dodged the raindrops remarked that the art was high quality, and many stayed until 1 p.m., when there was a drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to be spent at the show.