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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bad gr-attitude

  • Evergreen woman sentenced to 10 years’ probation after shooting

    An Evergreen woman has been sentenced to at least 10 years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to assaulting her husband during a July 5 incident when she shot him.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Bird admitted during her sentencing Thursday that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, saying she regretted her actions.

  • County briefs

    DirectLink considering broadband tower in Conifer

    DirectLink LLC is looking to work with private landowners to install a low-power, single-user broadband tower on Upper Ridge Road in Conifer.

    Because the proposed tower is taller than 35 feet high, which is what the current zoning allows for, the landowners are looking to rezone from agricultural to planned development.

  • Mountain Air Ranch is a safe haven for Coloradan nudists

    On about 150 acres in the mountains of Jefferson County, people are learning to appreciate and celebrate their body exactly as it is.

    At Mountain Air Ranch, Colorado’s oldest nudist club, it doesn’t matter if you have scars, extra weight or a prosthetic limb. People would rather know who you are than critique what you look like.

    “The scars, the weight. We don’t see that,” said member Ellen Rice. “You see the person not the body.”

  • Alberga’s sentencing hearing postponed until March

    The sentencing hearing was postponed for the second suspect accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year-old man in Conifer in September 2017.

    Daniel Alberga faces 10 felony counts, including kidnapping, aggravated robbery and second-degree assault. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Alberga’s hearing on Monday was postponed while he is screened for community corrections. He is scheduled for sentencing March 7.

  • Park County hosts first town hall since Maggie Long’s murder in 2017

    It’s been more than a year since Maggie Long was murdered in Bailey, and the community is beginning to understand more about what happened to her.

    In a town hall held Jan. 29 at Fitzsimmons Middle School, newly elected Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw reiterated many of the points made a day earlier in a press conference at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Lakewood.

  • JCOS land exchange approved

    Dinosaur Ridge is moving one step closer to opening a new Visitor Center now that the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a land exchange between Jeffco Open Space and Stream Realty. The Visitor Center will eventually move to the south side of West Alameda Parkway.

  • Evergreen wrestling wins Jeffco league title

    WHEAT RIDGE — Amid a season chock-full of both individual and team accomplishments for the Evergreen wrestling team, the Cougars earned a higher-caliber victory on Friday night: 4A Jeffco league champions.

    In the round robin tournament at Wheat Ridge High School — which also featured Golden, Standley Lake, Littleton and Wheat Ridge — the Cougars not only won the league title with 115 team points, but they also had five individual league champions in Ryan Weber (113 pounds), Rylie Sharp (120), Gabe Benton (145), Liam Osborn (170) and Reese Gibson (220).

  • Cougar skiers continue to dominate the competition

    WINTER PARK — It seems the Evergreen ski team cannot be slowed.

    On Friday at the Winter Park ski resort, 12 Cougars — seven girls and five boys — finished their slalom races in the top 33 percent of their respective gender fields, meaning all of them qualified for state in the event.

  • Dakota Ridge charges back to defeat rival Chatfield

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge sophomore Alexis Thornton's 3-point shots looked like beautiful rainbows to Eagles girls basketball fans on Friday.

    "I was just praying that they all go in," Thornton said of her making a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a season-high 16 points. "I think that really got the team some energy and got us riled up."