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Today's News

  • Sichting pleads guilty ahead of trial

    Wynn Ray Sichting, the Conifer man accused of beating and imprisoning his 21-year old nephew in a metal shipping container last September has pleaded guilty to three counts in connection with the incident.

  • CAE celebrates its first birthday in new building

    Happy Birthday, Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    On Sunday, the art gallery will celebrate its first birthday in its new, permanent home in the former Bergen Park Church. It’s a huge milestone for the organization, which began as the Evergreen Arts Council 44 years ago and open CAE in a rented facility next to Buchanan Recreation Center in 2003.

  • Visitors learned about what life was like in the ‘olden days’ at Staunton State Park

    History came alive last weekend when volunteers taught young and old alike about log homes, medicinal herbs, games — and johnny cakes — at Staunton State Park’s Living History Days.

    “We need to know our history,” park volunteer Linda Jagger said.

    Her husband, Tom Jagger, also a volunteer, added: “We can count our blessings. They had a much rougher life — but in some ways a much easier one than we do now.”

  • Clear Creek’s response to 2013 floods was a ‘proud’ moment

    Five years ago, Principal David Epp and 150 sixth-graders and staff members were hiking two miles to the school buses waiting for them; Commissioner Tim Mauck was listening to the eerie sounds of boulders rolling down the creek outside his house; and Sheriff Rick Albers was running incident command out of Idaho Springs’ fire station.

  • BizBeat: New liquor store owners highlight customer wants

    Conifer’s newest liquor store owners specialize in something a little different: Whatever the customers like.
    Creighton and Staci O’Neal are the new owners of Conifer Village Liquors, the sprawling liquor store that sits between Safeway and Aspen Perk Cafe. Transplants from Kansas and current Evergreen residents, the O’Neals ended up in the liquor business after Creighton decided he wanted to get rid of his Denver commute and do something different after 20 years in the software development industry.

  • Barris clarifies comments on building border wall

    Roger Barris, the Libertarian candidate for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District seat, is clarifying his response to an August debate question about support for building a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

  • Education briefs

    Outdoor Lab Foundation donates $900k to Jeffco
    Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab Foundation provided Jeffco Public Schools with more than $900,000 in support during the 2017-18 school year.
    During a presentation of a check to the school board on Thursday, the foundation’s executive director Shannon Hancock announced that the organization was able to provide $910,916.58 in support to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab schools at Mount Evans and Windy Peak — largely due to the generosity of community donors.

  • Morrison board briefs

    Initial budget talks underway

    Initial budgets talks in Morrison indicate the town will end 2019 with a budget deficit of more than $533,000 — despite having $3.77 million in its general fund balance.

    The Morrison Town Board took a first look at next year’s budget during its Sept. 4 meeting. The initial proposal presented in the board packet estimates the town will bring in approximately $2.51 million while spending about $3 million.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Adding injury to insult

  • Amendments have my vote; what about yours?

    It takes at least two-thirds of the members of both the House of Representatives and Senate to refer proposed constitutional amendments from Colorado’s legislature to its people.  
    In addition to those super majority votes, all of the proposals are subject to a public hearing with testimony from interested members of the public and debate with two votes on the floor of both the House and Senate. With all of those criteria, it’s usually a safe bet that amendments referred by the legislature deserve support.