Today's News

  • School funding initiative makes ballot

    A ballot initiative aimed at boosting school funding in Colorado by raising the state’s corporate tax rate and increasing incomes taxes for the wealthy has made it on the November ballot.

  • Conifer cannabis company targeted in lawsuit

    A Conifer cannabis company that sells a variety of therapeutic hemp and cannabis extract products has been sued for alleged patent infringement by a Golden-based biotechnology company specializing in the “development of cannabis as medicine.”

  • Preliminary hearing set for woman charged with attempted murder

    The preliminary hearing for an Evergreen woman who allegedly shot her husband has been continued to 10 a.m. on Sept. 21.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Bird has been charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a firearm. Her bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.

  • Indian Hills Fire moves forward with ballot question

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue plans to put a question on the November ballot in an effort to protect itself from the effects of the Gallagher Amendment.

    The amendment, enacted in 1982, limits growth in residential property tax rates. Much like other mountain-area fire departments, Indian Hills is forced to take a hard look at the financial implications of the Gallagher Amendment considering property taxes are a primary source of funding for the district.

  • Assessment evaluates health concerns, successes

    Mental-health treatment, food insecurity, housing, and alcohol and substance abuse are some of the top health concerns in Jefferson County, according to a recently published community health needs assessment.

    The study also says access to recreation, healthy sexual behaviors, safe food, healthy eating and breastfeeding are some of Jeffco’s strengths.

    In addition, those involved say the county’s strength lies in the community’s concern.

  • Morrison to vote twice on Red Rocks Ranch

    In addition to the Nov. 6 general election, Morrison will also hold a special election on Sept. 25 to ask its electorate two separate questions about Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property at the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470.

  • Inter-Canyon schedules special meeting

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting Aug. 24 to officially decide whether to go for a ballot initiative in the November election.

    The fire protection district, which serves approximately 8,000 residents in a 52-square mile boundary, has been eyeing possibilities since the end of last year when it hired Denver-based political consulting firm Turn Corps.

  • Three Evergreen pilots return to their roots with air show performances

    For three Evergreen pilots, the love of flying started at an early age. From there, it developed into a duty to their country, airline flying and now, showmanship.
    A few weeks back at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, the Rocky Mountain Renegades, a group of local airline pilots, put on quite the show. They flew in a variety of patterns, including a four-plane diamond with three solo flyers. They left zero dead spots during their performance.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Penny wires, pound fuelish

  • Investigation continues in fatal I-70 crash

    Authorities are still investigating the cause of Friday's fatal Interstate 70 crash where a 2-year-old girl died and three other people were injuried.

    Colorado State Patrol has confirmed that Sophia Maestas, 2, was in a car driven by her mother, 28-year-old Samatha Maestas of Westminster.

    According to Trooper Josh Lewis, CSP investigators believe Maestas was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, and charges are pending with the First Judicial District.