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Today's News

  • Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association wants to help district with new fire station

    The Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association is taking a vote of its members to remove a restriction on a two-acre parcel of land at Highway 73 and Malamute Drive, so Evergreen Fire/Rescue can sell it.
    The land has had a restriction that it must be used for a fire station, but the fire department built one a half-mile north in Marshdale.

  • Evergreen Fire ready to buy property on Highway 73

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue expects to complete the purchase of two parcels of land in early January that will be the eventual new location of Station 1.
    The land includes the former Evergreen Mountain Market parcel and the parcel south of it totaling about an acre on Highway 73 across from the Evergreen Library. D-Rass Deli and a liquor store are in the building.
    Fire Chief Mike Weege said it would be five years before anything would be done with the site. The district is saving money for construction, and Weege hopes to get conceptual designs for the station next year.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Tourist infraction

  • Romberg: Changing history and hiding records

    As it has become easier to gather information about people over the Internet, concerns have been raised about how disclosure of earlier indiscretions can impact their lives. People with criminal records often find it difficult to rent a home or get employment. Those criminal records have been likened to scarlet letters by some advocacy groups who’ve argued that people who cannot move on from their crimes are more subject to recidivism than people who can move on with their lives without the stigma of their criminal pasts.

  • Volunteers place wreaths on veterans’ graves as part of Wreaths Across America

    There were both laughter and tears Sunday at Evergreen Cemetery as about 50 volunteers laid wreaths on the graves of veterans as part of Wreaths Across America.

    The beautiful evergreen wreaths with red bows were a colorful contrast to the dry grass around the gravestones. Volunteers from the Evergreen Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 2001, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and others participated in a short ceremony and then moved throughout the cemetery to place 66 wreaths.

    Another group of volunteers laid 220 wreaths at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale.

  • Morrison approves 2019 budget

    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved its 2019 budget, a more than $2.8 million spending plan that requires a transfer from the town’s reserves.

    Overall, the town has budgeted for $2.45 million in revenue, and approximately $2.87 million in expenditures thus leaving the town with a $416,403 deficit. After transferring money from reserves, Morrison will have just under $4 million remaining in its general fund balance.

  • Protecting pets: Many mountain-area residents have found success using CBD for animals

    Editor's note: This is the second in a series about CBD and foothills residents who use it.

    When Eileen O’Hara’s 6-year-old Great Pyrenees was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, she felt a bit helpless.

    In preparing a path forward, most of the veterinarians O’Hara consulted with agreed: Either put Moby down or form a treatment plan. The pain was simply too much to stand by and do nothing.

    “He was in excruciating pain, and we had to make a decision,” O’Hara said.

  • Morrison approves budget for 2019

    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved its 2019 budget, a more than $2.8 million spending plan that requires a transfer from the town’s reserves.

    Overall, the town has budgeted for $2.45 million in revenue, and approximately $2.87 million in expenditures thus leaving the town with a $416,403 deficit. After transferring money from reserves, Morrison will have just under $4 million remaining in its general fund balance.

  • Education briefs

    Initial bond issuance expected to generate $375 million

    After ballot initiative 5B passed in the November election, Jeffco Public Schools has issued general obligation bonds that will generate approximately $375 million for district-wide improvements.

    “This is a great day for Jeffco schools,” said Steve Bell, Jeffco’s chief operating officer, in a Dec. 13 board meeting.

  • Morrison PD honors officers at annual awards ceremony

    As Jeremiah Wilbur prepared to leave dinner with his family one night in late October, he noticed a man choking.

    Without hesitation, Wilbur went over to the man and began doing the Heimlich maneuver. Thanks to impeccable timing and Wilbur’s quick thinking, the man was fine.

    “Had it been a minute later, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been there,” Wilbur said.