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Today's News

  • Crime briefs

    Two men sentenced in 2017 Pine Junction bar fight
    The two men accused of assaulting a father and endangering his daughter at a Pine Junction bar in January 2018 were sentenced to prison on Friday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Locals make annual plunge for good cause

    While the water in Evergreen Lake was technically warmer than the near-zero temperature standing on the shore, not everyone surrounding the Lake House on New Year’s Day was cannonball-ing and belly-flopping into the water.
    About 160 people made the yearly Evergreen Lake Plunge, and the reasons behind their decisions were almost as unique as their outfits.
    One family was celebrating the dad’s birthday; one group of friends did it as a bonding activity; one man was thrown in and another plunged — accidentally — while throwing him.

  • Revelers take to Evergreen Lake for annual Skate the Lake festivities

    A throng of revelers gathered at Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year during the 23rd annual Skate the Lake.

    Most of the 1,600 participants weren’t deterred by the frigid temperature, and they quickly donned skates and got on the ice. An ice sculpture heralded in 2019, and many stopped to take photos there. Fire pits were stationed around the rink, so participants could stop to warm up and roast marshmallows.

  • Beautiful weather draws a crowd for monthly nature hike at Bear Creek Lake Park

    Not even a week after a New Year’s Eve snow, a warm, blue-skied day welcomed hikers to Bear Creek Lake Park.
    “Oh, Colorado,” said Michael Watson of South Jeffco as a group departed the Coyote Crossing picnic ground and ventured on a nature hike led by park ranger naturalist Lindsay Gillis.
    Last Saturday’s event attracted more than a dozen people of all ages. By Gillis’ estimation, it was the largest group to ever attend one of her nature hikes — perhaps it was the weather or a New Year’s resolution.

  • Conifer’s Jessica Oudakker shines in academics, athletics

    Every so often, a high school student-athlete comes along who seems like she can do everything. At Conifer High School, senior Jessica Oudakker isn’t just a multi-sport athlete; she’s on track to be valedictorian.
    Someday, she hopes the hard work she’s putting in now will help her pursue a career in medicine.

  • Medical emergency slows traffic on I-70 eastbound

    A medical emergency slowed traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 on Wednesday afternoon.
    A 58-year-old Broomfield man was unconscious but breathing in his car on the side of the highway near Lookout Mountain. It was unclear whether the man drove off the side of the road or pulled over, but Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said the incident was not considered a crash.
    “We wouldn’t consider this as a crash just because it was medical,” he said.
    The man, who hasn't been identified, was transported to St. Anthony Hospital.

  • Driver pleads guilty in accident that killed 16-year-old Evergreen resident

    The driver of a silver Chevrolet Cavalier involved in a single-car rollover accident that killed 16-year-old Rachel Hern of Evergreen last January pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide.
    Daltyn Hollon, 21, was arrested in March 2018 after an investigation by the Colorado State Patrol that lasted more than a month. He will be sentenced on March 15.

  • High levels of uranium found in King-Murphy Elementary water

    The Clear Creek School District is providing bottled water for King-Murphy Elementary School students and staff after water test results found higher-than-normal levels of uranium and adjusted gross alpha.

    In a letter to parents, the district said the situation is not an emergency, but it is looking at ways to mitigate the radiation levels to keep students safe. In the meantime, it is also retesting the water to verify the results.

  • Morrison approves annexation and rezoning for mayor’s property

    A 2-acre plot of land on 4th Street in Morrison will be annexed into the town limits and rezoned to allow for up to 10 single-family homes.
    The decision was unanimously approved Thursday by the Morrison Town Board.
    The property, purchased in 2013 by Mayor Sean Forey and his wife, Celeste, is just south of the Bear Creek Center nursing home and east of the town post office.
    While the land could technically fit up to 10 homes in accordance with the zoning, town planner Stephanie Stevens said it’s likely to have less.