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  • Missing person case now being investigated as a potential homicide

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office now believes foul play was involved in the case of a Littleton man who hasn’t been seen since January. 

    Joseph Michael Brinson, 28, was last seen Jan. 17 in his home in the 9000 block of Mica Mine Gulch Road in Littleton. His family reported him missing on Jan. 23, according to Mike Taplin with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Commission recommends denial of Conifer Heights

    As a Conifer resident, Planning Commission member Gail Spencer has a particular understanding of the challenges the mountain area faces regarding water and fire. 

    And for that reason, Spencer was one of five commissioners who voted to recommend denial on Conifer Heights, a rezoning proposal that could bring as many as 101 town homes to 25 acres near the historic Yellow Barn at the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • Commission recommends denial of Conifer Heights

    As a Conifer resident, Planning Commission member Gail Spencer has a particular understanding of the challenges the mountain area faces regarding water and fire.

    And for that reason, Spencer was one of five commissioners who voted to recommend denial on Conifer Heights, a rezoning proposal that could bring as many as 101 town homes to 25 acres near the historic Yellow Barn at the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

    “I don’t think that this is the time for us to put this type of a development on that corridor,” Spencer said.

  • Annual Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyles Show allows residents to prepare for spring projects

    Despite gloomy weather on Saturday, it was a perfect day to think about spring projects — home improvements, gardening and remodeling.

    And the perfect place to find vendors was the Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyles Show at Evergreen High School. Eighty vendors discussed their wares and services with attendees who perused their booths.

    The show, which used to be called the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show, had some new additions: massage therapy, acupuncture and healing therapies — only adding to the number of people the event now appeals to.

  • A story worth telling: The Youngs have enjoyed 66 years of happiness and fulfillment

    It was 1952 when Emmett Young and Barbara Jones went roller skating on their first date. Six months later, they got married — and they will tell you it’s been 66 years of happiness and fulfillment.

    The Youngs, who’ve lived at Life Care Center of Evergreen for the past four years, have learned many life lessons along the way.

    “I have had the best life,” Emmett said. “Every minute has just been fun. Everything nice has happened to me.”

  • Sketch of 3rd suspect in Maggie Long case released

    A sketch of a third suspect in the murder of Maggie Long, the 17-year-old who was killed at her home in December 2017, has been released.

    Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw promised at a community meeting on Jan. 28 that the third sketch would be released. It will be posted on the Maggie Long Task Force website, www.maggielongtaskforce.com.

  • Nuggets Ambassadors visit Parmalee Elementary

    A bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life, Ervin Johnson told a gym full of Parmalee Elementary students.

    They repeated it back to him: A bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life.

    This was one of the several takeaways Johnson wanted the students to remember from his visit and learn to live by. He also encouraged them to establish positive habits and goals, respect others, and learn from their mistakes.

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  • CHS’s HOSA offers peek into health care industries

    A relatively new club at Conifer High School is teaching students about the health care industry in a fun and engaging way.

    HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is an international student organization recognized by the U.S Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. According to its website, the organization’s mission is two-fold: to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison continues discussion on criminal ordinances

    Morrison Town Board is moving closer to adopting criminal ordinances for less serious crimes that can be dealt with through a ticket and fine.

    After first hearing about the proposal in February, the Morrison Town Board asked Police Chief George Mumma to gather more data, including the number of each of the crimes he’s recommended.

    Of the crimes proposed, Mumma said the town experienced the following number of each: