Local News

  • Conifer Heights decision postponed

    After hours of contentious discussion, the Jefferson County Planning Commission opted to continue a public hearing for a rezoning proposal that could bring 101 single-family homes to 25 acres near the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • Pine resident hopes to change perception of adaptive sports

    Marc Romero is on a mission to ensure that the world knows adaptive sports are just as competitive and fun to watch as anything else.

  • Evergreen man hosts inaugural math competition for middle-schoolers

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    An Evergreen man wants to make math fun for area middle-schoolers, and he began moving in that direction last week when he hosted a friendly math competition.

    Teams from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and Evergreen County Day School answered 12 questions in an effort to win gift cards from The Wild Game, Papa Murphy’s and HearthFire Books & Treats. In the end, the Evergreen County Day team won 16-10.

  • Arraignment set for former Jeffco deputy

    An arraignment has been scheduled for the former Jefferson County Jail deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.

  • Part of Bear Creek Avenue closed for rock mitigation

    A portion of Bear Creek Avenue in Morrison is closed Wednesday and Thursday as the Colorado Department of Transportation works on rock mitigation in the area.

    The segment, which is currently coned off, is near the intersection with Highway 8 west of the Morrison Liquor Store. Both sides of the street are closed. According to a press release from the Morrison Police Department, the mitigation is scheduled to last at least two days.

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  • Education briefs

    Healthy Kids Colorado will soon be opt-out

    Starting next school year, Jeffco Public Health hopes to have access to additional health-related data from a more representative group of Jefferson County students.

  • Conifer High School hosts third-annual Diversity Day

    As a black man growing up in Ohio, Effley Brooks can remember three teachers who impacted life as he knows it today.

    One recognized the racism Brooks experienced at his mostly white school but never took action; another completely overlooked Brooks, making him feel unworthy and invisible; and the last saw Brooks’ pain and allowed him to share his thoughts, to open up and be vulnerable.

  • AT&T tower could be on its way to Idledale

    A new telecommunications tower is being proposed in Idledale as a means of bringing AT&T wireless service to the area and providing infrastructure for additional service providers.

    The tower, which would be northwest of the intersection of Highway 74 and Grapevine Road, is being proposed by Nexius, a telecommunications service provider based in Texas. If approved, it will be on private land owned by Steven and Dianne Palaschak. The tower will be some 90 feet tall and fashioned to look like a tree.

  • Off-duty firefighter saves boy in Pine fire

    Off-duty Platte Canyon Fire Protection District firefighter Kyle Chavez was standing in the kitchen of his Pine Junction home on Feb. 18 when he noticed smoke billowing out of a nearby home.

    “I ran over to their property, knocked on doors and windows,” Chavez recalled in a phone interview. “Finally, a lady answered and was pretty panicked. I heard a kid screaming in the back room, ran in and grabbed him.”