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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Conifer chamber gives Prescotts the Norm F. Meyer Award, announces other awards at annual dinner

    Whether it’s Christmas lights or firewood, Arman and Donna Prescott are right in the middle of things at Conifer Community Church and in the community.

    Donna is the church administrator, and Arman heads up the church’s firewood ministry. In addition, Arman is the leader of the church’s Christmas lights display with Arman’s company, Impact Christmas Lighting.

  • Conifer baseball spends spring break in Florida

    When it comes to Conifer baseball, springtime can be the most unforgiving season. The team rarely gets the chance to practice outdoors given adverse field conditions at 8,277 feet.

    That’s why, every year, head coach Justin DeBerry leads the Lobos on a spring break expedition to Florida to practice and play. This year was no different.

    Last week, the Lobos went to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, where the team got some reps on the field. That’s something they haven’t been able to do in Colorado yet other than during games.

  • 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.

  • Webb: Laws need to be worth more than paper

    Laws are a little hollow and empty if no one agrees to enforce them. According to a count I saw on social media, 26 counties throughout the state have publicly declared themselves to either be Second Amendment sanctuaries or they have sheriffs who’ve stated publicly that they will not enforce the red flag bill if it is signed into law.

  • Rockwell: Pay attention to wildfire mitigation

    We all feel blessed to live in this remarkable community. The blue skies, the miles of beautiful trails, excellent schools, great neighbors and local businesses providing almost all our needs. The people of Paradise, Calif., felt the same way, but they lost it all last year — homes, schools, stores and life itself — to wildfire.

    I was surprised to learn that Paradise had been rated the No. 1 insurance-loss risk in the country. That distinction now belongs to the Evergreen/Conifer area. If that doesn’t keep you up at night, what will?