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Today's News

  • Love at any age: Elk Run residents Dick Ingram and Lucy Antista find companionship with each other

    Two residents at Elk Run Assisted Living are proving that you can find love and companionship at any time and at any age.

    Lucy Antista, 83, and Dick Ingram, 89, who coincidentally have apartments next to each other, have become inseparable since Ingram moved into Elk Run 18 months ago. Antista has lived there for four years.

    “She tries to spoil me,” Ingram said of Antista. “She’s a fun lady. We like the same things: watching baseball games, football games and Westerns.”

  • Evergreen wins 3A state title

    FORT COLLINS — Long after the 3A state swim and dive meet had ended, only a few swimmers remained at the Edora Pool Ice Center on Saturday. Between taking team pictures and selfies, the Evergreen swimmers beamed, singing “We are the Champions” at the top of their lungs.

    In their first year under the 3A veil, the Cougars saw unmitigated success at state with another team crown. Even among all that prosperity, one girl stood out.

  • Community joins in support of Special Olympians

    The Evergreen High School gymnasium erupted in cheers Saturday morning as Mattie Beebe put up the final basket for the white team, even though the green team won the basketball game 44-42.

    The game was different than other basketball games at Evergreen High School because both teams consisted of members of the area Special Olympics basketball team and members of the EHS boys and girls basketball teams. This was the sixth year for the Special Olympics Showcase.

  • Marshdale students battle it out in 40 rounds at Conifer-area spelling bee

    By the time the 40-round Conifer-area spelling bee was over, Jackson Weeks could barely spell his own name without doing so spelling-bee style.

    “J … A … C … K,” the Marshdale Elementary School fifth-grader began, just minutes after winning the spelling competition held Feb. 5 at Elk Creek Elementary. “Can you use that in a sentence?” his dad joked.

  • Jeffco Schools continues discussion on later school start times

    Although the Jeffco Schools Start Time Task Force studied the issue for a year, there are still more questions than answers when it comes to the issue of school start times.

    During a Feb. 7 board meeting, a task force studying the issue recommended pushing school start times to 8 a.m. or later for middle schools and 8:30 a.m. or later for high schools. They suggested the change take effect in fall 2020.

  • Students learned a lot participating in the annual Mountain Area Science Fair

    The scientific method is about trial and error, and area students whose projects were in the Mountain Area Science Fair on Saturday said they learned just that.

    Whether it was learning about physics or botany or health or zoology, testing a hypothesis means having patience as Brenden Schauerhamer, a fourth-grader at West Jefferson Elementary School, learned.

    “It was frustrating,” he said of his project on aerodynamics. “It was frustrating when I would try something that didn’t work.”

  • Morrison considering criminal ordinances

    Morrison is looking to enact criminal ordinances for less serious crimes in an effort to keep Morrison police officers in town and those arrested in Morrison out of the Jefferson County Jail.

    The effort, spearheaded by Chief George Mumma, includes ordinances that cover smaller crimes that can be dealt with through a ticket and fine. The crimes are those Mumma sees most frequently in town, particularly at the height of the summer tourist season at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and Bandimere Speedway.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison PD applying for grant

    The Morrison Police Department is applying for a Justice Assistance Grant to acquire 10 mobile data terminals and antennas.

    Mobile data terminals are computerized devices used in public transit vehicles, military logistics, emergency vehicles and more. The tablets allow for communication with a central dispatch office.

  • School programs to get additional funding

    Several education and support areas in Jeffco Public Schools will get additional funding this year thanks to the tax increase approved by voters in November.

    The Jeffco Public Schools board unanimously approved a supplemental budget appropriation of nearly $2.5 million for its current budget. The money will go to career technical education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), safety and mental health support, and early childhood education.

  • No one injured in house fire near Old Squaw Pass Road

    Investigators have yet to determine the cause of a structure fire Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 103 and Old Squaw Pass Road.

    The fire burned a resident’s outbuilding, adjacent to a house, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Martin said. The workshop was mainly lost, but the garage was saved and the owner was able to get out safely. As of Monday afternoon, investigators had ruled out a chimney fire and were looking to see whether the cause was accidental, she said.