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Today's News

  • CRIME BRIEFS

    Trial date set in Sichting, Alberga case

    An Oct. 22 trial date has been set in the case of Wynn Sichting and Daniel Alberga, the two men accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year old man in Conifer last September.

    Sichting faces more than a dozen felony charges, including one count of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, assault in the second degree, menacing with a deadly weapon, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

  • Evergreen Parkway in El Rancho reopened after motorcycle accident

    One motorcyclist was transported with serious injuries but non-life threatening injuries after a motorcycle accident in El Rancho Thursday morning.

    Brian Lynch, 65, of Denver and another cyclist — Byron Dormire, 65, of Windsor — were traveling northbound on Evergreen Parkway around 10:50 a.m. and approaching the intersection with Swede Gulch Road, Trooper Gary Cutler of Colorado State Patrol said.

    At the intersection, Lynch stopped and Dormire's Harley Davidson slammed into the back of Lynch's Yamaha.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    Jeffco schools welcome new administrators for 2018-19

    Several mountain area schools will welcome new principals and/or assistant principals this coming fall.

    New principals:

    • Valerie Pollitt, Elk Creek Elementary School

    •David Schoenhals, West Jefferson Middle School

    Assistant principals:

    • Scarlet Chopin, Evergreen High School

    • Laura Nelson, Evergreen High School

    •Christian Ramaker (assistant principal/athletic director), Evergreen High School

  • Trail at Matthews/Winters designated bike-only

    Jeffco Open Space has announced it will be designating two trails in its system, including the Matthews/Winters’ Dakota Ridge Trail, as bike-only starting this summer.

    The pilot program will last approximately a year, and JCOS said it will help inform how to manage designated-use and multi-use trails.

  • Lane of eastbound I-70 to be closed this week

    One lane of eastbound Interstate 70 will be closed this week in the Mount Vernon Canyon area, as traffic approaches the Dinosaur Ridge/Morrison exit.

    The lane will be blocked off as the Colorado Department of Transportation stabilizes the shoulder between mile points 257.5 and 258.5. The area is starting to be undermined by a washout below the culvert pipe, CDOT said in a release.

    The lane is expected to be closed until 3 p.m. Friday, and motorists will be notified of the closure as they approach it.

  • Sculpture walk livens area

    Sculptor Jade Windell was pretty matter-of-fact as he watched his marble sculpture “Why oh Why” being installed outside Beau Jo’s in Evergreen on Saturday.

    “We are going to set it on the pedestal and then stand it up,” Windell told several volunteers who helped with the installation. “It only weighs 3,500 pounds.”

    With the help of a crane from Evergreen Crane Service, the sculpture with a hand and discernable facial features was gently set in place.

  • Holmes Gulch Fire 100 percent contained

    The Holmes Gulch Fire, which burned 3 1/2 acres in an area 4 miles east of Bailey on Tuesday and Wednesday, is 100 percent contained after firefighters spent nearly 24 hours battling the blaze.

  • Stage 1 fire restrictions implemented in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has enacted temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for all lands in Jefferson County, effective 6 p.m. June 5 due to “current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources.”

  • The session that was: a recap of the 2018 legislative session
  • Morrison approves rezoning of Red Rocks Ranch

    After nearly two months of public hearings and discussion, the Morrison Town Board on May 31 unanimously approved rezoning Red Rocks Ranch and subsequently voted to disconnect the property from within its jurisdiction.

    The decision marks a big win for many Morrison residents who see the disconnection as a means of upholding the town’s longtime goal to “Keep Morrison, Morrison.” Furthermore, several Morrison board members said they are relieved to complete the process, citing sleepless nights due to a tough decision.