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  • Mountain Bowls fundraiser celebrates 10 years

    Every bowl on the table outside the banquet hall was connected to three sets of hands.

    The first were the hands of the person who made or painted the bowl; the second, the person who received it; and the last, the person who benefited from the exchange.

    On Oct. 16, the Mountain Resource Center hosted its 10th annual Mountain Bowls fundraiser, where attendees purchase a soup lunch or dinner and receive a donated bowl. The profits from the event go toward MRC services, such as the food pantry, financial coaching and veteran support.

  • The 1990s: The area saw tremendous growth since Fitzmaurice took the reins of the football program when CHS opened

    Growth.

    That’s how Larry Fitzmaurice, the only head football coach that Conifer High School has ever known, describes the changes that Conifer has seen since the 1990s, when he first joined the Lobo family.

    As a Littleton resident, “Fitz” noted that the biggest improvement the area saw since the mid-90s was something that directly affected him and the safety of all the residents in the area: the widening of U.S. 285.

  • Conifer Jazzercise hosts 7th annual breast cancer fundraiser

    When Karen Eisenring first started attending the annual breast cancer fundraiser hosted by Conifer Jazzercise, she was just like any other participant.

    Now, during the event’s seventh year, Eisenring is a survivor.

    “It’s great,” Eisenring said, of being able to give back. “ … Without them raising money for research, a lot of us might not be here. It’s fantastic that they do it.”

  • Jeffco presents balanced budget

    Initial 2019 budget considerations in Jefferson County show a $586.2 million spending plan, a balanced budget that is some $30 million more than was approved for 2018.

  • Jeffco Adapted Athletics hosts third annual flag football event

    A beautiful sunny day greeted students from across Jefferson County who last Wednesday traveled to Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium for the third annual flag football tournament hosted by Jeffco Adaptive Athletics.

    With warm weather and back-to-back games, it was a happy day for all; smiles were plastered on the faces of flag football players and “coaches” alike.

  • Flu season arrives in Jeffco

    Flu season has arrived in Jefferson County, and public health officials recommend residents get a flu shot sooner rather than later.

    While many employers offer flu shots, and some may visit a primary care physician or local pharmacy to receive the vaccine, Jeffco Public Health offers the vaccination at the organization’s main office in Lakewood.

  • Investigators get fresh set of eyes on Long house

    Federal investigators working in conjunction with the task force investigating the Maggie Long murder case were on scene at the Long family residence in Bailey on Monday morning.
    “We just had another set of detectives up there that were just doing a walkthrough,” said Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers. “ … Getting a different opinion from an outside jurisdiction.”

  • Friends of Evergreen Dog Park propose Elk Meadow reopening

    Although it has been more than a year since the county closed Elk Meadow Dog Off-Leash Area, Friends of Evergreen Dog Park and Jefferson County Open Space have yet to settle on a solution for a new park.

    In light of this, the nonprofit organization came before the Jeffco commissioners on Oct. 9 with a plan to reopen the dog park in its old location at Elk Meadow. During public comment, various members of the Evergreen-based group proposed changes that they believe would help mitigate some of the key issues surrounding the off-leash area’s closure.

  • Arraignment pushed for identity theft ring suspects

    The joint arraignment for seven people arrested for allegedly operating an identity theft ring in Jefferson County and elsewhere in the metro area has been postponed.

    Four men and four women are accused of operating the ring, which affected at least 26 merchants and 14 victims, according to the indictment. Of the eight, one suspect — Faith Knight — remains at large.

    The following individuals have been arrested:

    • Jacob Westfall, 20

    • Matthew Lane, 42

    • Michael John Mancuso, 28

  • Jeffco EDC on track to meet goals for 2018

    As the year nears a close, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation reports reaching or exceeding a number of its goals surrounding job creation, supporting existing businesses and working to attract new businesses to the area.

    “We are actually quite pleased with where we are today,” said Kristi Pollard, president of the EDC, during an Oct. 9 staff briefing with the Jeffco commissioners. “By the end of third quarter, we have surpassed our goals in a number of places.”