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Today's News

  • Indian Hills trying to fix water leak

    As of Tuesday, the Indian Hills Water District has yet to fully resolve a situation that resulted in the loss of 200,000 gallons of water from the district’s storage tanks.

    According to information provided by the district, the district detected a leak on Jan. 10. The water district reportedly located the leak, acquired the necessary permits and utility locates, and began excavating. After excavating three areas on Aztec Road, the district then reported that it could find no sign of leaking water.

  • 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.

  • West Metro trains for surface ice rescues

    A man yells for help from a hole in the ice on Bear Creek Lake. He’s clinging to the ice shelf; his body is cold; he cannot hoist himself out.

    This situation is one that the West Metro Fire Rescue dive team knows how to handle. In fact, it’s precisely what they train for.

  • County manager working to create understanding between vets and local governments

    In nearly two years as Jefferson County manager, Don Davis has made it his mission to bridge the gap between veterans and government workers.

    There’s a special understanding shared by veterans and a special set of skills that make most uniquely qualified for a position in local government. Davis, a former colonel in the United States Marine Corps, understands this better than most, and it’s this perspective that makes him effective in his role as county manager.

  • Vets helping vets:

    In nearly two years as Jefferson County manager, Don Davis has made it his mission to bridge the gap between veterans and government workers.

    There’s a special understanding shared by veterans and a special set of skills that make most uniquely qualified for a position in local government. Davis, a former colonel in the United States Marine Corps, understands this better than most, and it’s this perspective that makes him effective in his role as county manager.

  • Area organizations lend a hand to furloughed federal employees

    As the government shutdown enters into its fourth week, local agencies are stepping up to provide help for furloughed federal employees in the mountain area.

    During a government shutdown, federal agencies must discontinue all non-essential discretionary functions until new funding legislation is passed and signed into law, according to information from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Because of this, some 800,000 government employees are without work and without a paycheck and a number of local entities are pitching in to help those in need.

  • Snow much fun: People of all ages enjoy sledding at Meyer Ranch

    Last Friday marked the first big snow of the season, and excitement was in the air the following day as people of all ages packed Meyer Ranch Park with sleds in hand.

    According to the National Weather Service, Conifer had approximately 11 inches of snow by Saturday morning. For many park goers, it was their first trip to the Meyer Ranch sledding hill this season. The parking lot was packed, and dozens trudged through the thick snow hoping for a day of cold weather fun.

  • Evergreen grad Dorsey drafted by Toronto FC

    When Griffin Dorsey was growing up, kicking the soccer ball against a wooden wall his father built on the family’s Evergreen property, he always had the dream of someday playing Major League Soccer.

    On Friday in Chicago, that dream became a reality when Dorsey’s name was called as the sixth-overall pick of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He went to Toronto FC.

    The 2017 Evergreen High School graduate was in the Windy City for the big day.

  • Dishing it out: Conifer’s Landon Wallace top 10 in nation for assists per game

    When it comes to basketball, selflessness is sometimes hard to come by. For Conifer junior Landon Wallace, it’s second nature.

    A born leader, Wallace has always been a true point guard who plays only with the interest of his teammates in mind. That’s earned him national-level marks in the assist category, where, as of Tuesday, he was ranked eighth in the entire country across all classifications in assists per game, according to Maxpreps.com.

    Just a couple weeks ago, he was ranked sixth. He’s also No. 1 in Colorado.

  • Evergreen wrestlers deny Littleton in dual

    LITTLETON — Evergreen wrestling has been on fire this season.

    This season, the Cougar wrestlers are enjoying their biggest team in head coach Luke Burrier’s tenure with nearly 30 boys, but that’s not all.

    “It’s the most success Evergreen’s had since I’ve been here,” Burrier said. “This is our fourth season, this coaching staff, with them. We’re finding ways to medal. We’re finding ways to find not only individual success, but successful outcomes as a team.”