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Today's News

  • Morrison survey results show divide between local residents, businesses

    Morrison residents are happy with just about everything but the traffic in town, according to the recently released results of a town survey conducted by Denver-based Corona Insights.

  • Through Faithfully K9, Conifer resident helps transform dogs into service animals

    John Jackson has trouble sleeping at night.

    As a Marine Corps veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder, he’s often plagued with nightmares. He’s used to waking up multiple times in a “vicious cycle” of distress.

    But that’s where Sierra comes in. His 5-year-old German shepherd service dog is trained to wake him up in the middle of the night if he’s having a nightmare. The dog will nudge Jackson in his chest and face until he rouses.

  • BIZBEAT: Aspen Park residents open traveling country store

    When Lauren Davis and Shane Skinner began searching for hobbies to share, they landed on something unique: pickles.

    Some four years ago, they began pickling in their Englewood apartment, and their PickleBear pickles were such a hit that they quickly turned into a business. Then Davis and Skinner moved to Aspen Park and decided they wanted to expand.

    “We thought it would be really cool to make a mobile country store to take to events,” Davis said. “And thus, The Pickle Patch was born.”

  • Evergreen cyclists place high at nationals

    Robbie Day and Trevor Coppock made a name for themselves last week in Winter Park when the Evergreen locals finished fourth and second in their respective races of the USA Cycling Mountain Biking Championships.

    In the cross country competition, incoming Evergreen High School junior Day finished second overall with a final time of one hour, 32 minutes. On Tuesday, he made the USA Mountain Bike World Championships Team.

  • Evergreen Trail Racing Series comes to the season’s end

    PINE — For many athletes, a 20-kilometer race may seem daunting, but not for the 56 runners in the final leg of the Evergreen Trail Racing Series at Staunton State Park on Saturday.

    During their 2,000-foot ascent and descent, competitors got to enjoy the natural beauty of the technical terrain. The event concluded a four-race series throughout the Evergreen and Conifer areas, which also included the Elk Meadow 5K and 10K on May 18, the Bergen Peak Half Marathon on June 1 and the Evergreen Mountain Trail Race at Alderfer Three Sisters on July 13. 

  • Maestas given work release, probation in accident that killed her daughter

    The Westminster mother who caused the August 2018 Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in the jail work release program followed by three years of probation.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, pleaded guilty to all charges in June, including vehicular homicide-DUI and child abuse resulting in death, both class 3 felonies. Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the DA's Office, clarified that the work release and the probation will not be simultaneous.

  • Mother receives probation for I-70 crash that killed daughter

    A Westminster mother who caused the August 2018 Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in the Jeffco jail work release program as well as three years of probation.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, pleaded guilty to all charges in June, including vehicular homicide-DUI and child abuse resulting in death, both class  3 felonies. Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the DA's Office, clarified that the work release and the probation sentences will not be served simultaneously.

  • Rockwell: The debate over the NPV bill

    I was approached three times this summer to sign a petition calling for a repeal of the National Popular Vote bill passed by the legislature this spring. Perhaps someone has asked you, “Do you want to give away your vote to California?” What’s this all about?

    The National Popular Vote bill creates an interstate compact that would result in our future presidents being those who receive the most votes — just like every other election in this country.

  • Webb: Language matters

    As Rush Limbaugh is fond of saying, words mean things. This is especially true when a popular catchphrase is uttered without thinking about the meaning of the words that has been spoken. One of those phrases that seems to be popular in that regard is “our children.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

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