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Today's News

  • Morrison briefs

    Town holding off on bridge assessment

    The town of Morrison is holding off on an assessment of the Spring Street bridge, which is degrading and in need of repair.

    A $21,000 proposal from IMEG Engineers would’ve included an existing bridge inspection, a redecking concept and concepts for bridge replacement.

  • Preparing for wildfires

    Known or not, Jefferson County residents are members of the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), or high-risk wildfire area where homes are often surrounded by accumulated dead wood, slash and other natural and lethal fuels. However, an enrichment of fire wise practices is doable and can be realized with the guidance and efforts through information distributed by residents, fire stations and online.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dish fret-work

  • Sculpture Walk enjoys anniversary with a dozen new pieces in Evergreen

    Saturday morning was quiet in Evergreen as teams of workers fanned out to install this year’s new sculptures for the Evergreen Sculpture Walk.

    Sculptors, welders and helpers got to work at 8 a.m., and by 11 a.m., 12 new sculptures of all shapes and sizes officially became part of the walk, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

    Those 12 sculptures join the 37 permanent sculptures that grace Evergreen and Bergen Park.

  • Bills signed into law at West Jeff

    A bill that will provide local school districts the ability to individualize accountability systems officially became law on Monday morning.

    The bill signing at West Jefferson Elementary School marked what could have been the first time a law went into effect at the school.

    “Have laws ever been made here before?” Gov. Jared Polis asked.

    “It’s the first I know of,” said West Jeff principal Wendy Woodland.

  • Medlen School Days offers window into mountain school life

    The antique iron school desk first caught Reegan Kern’s eye.

    “My grandma told me a little bit about them, and I was kind of amazed ’cause, like, they don’t have desks like this anymore,” the 8-year-old said.

  • Evergreen resident wins title in mountain bike championships

    Evergreen has a mountain bike national champion.

    Natalie Raborn, 41, traveled to Texas in May to compete in the 2019 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, and she won in the 40+ age category.

    After 50 miles and four hours of racing, she won by an astonishing three seconds.

    The significant elevation loss, of course, helped her maintain her endurance along the Palo Duro Canyon Trail, on which she led from the beginning. Toward the end, though, someone threatened to upstage her.

  • Suspect accused of stealing guns arrested in Conifer

    A 15-year-old accused of stealing guns from a relative in Pine was arrested just before midnight Thursday at a home in Conifer.

  • BIZBEAT: Castles and Kitchens finds permanent spot

    Castles and Kitchens was buzzing Saturday, and the scent of flaky spanakopita, buttery pies and crispy empanadas wafted through the kitchen.

    The business last weekend celebrated its grand opening in its permanent location in the Staples shopping center off U.S. 285. Though it began a little more than a year ago, renting a showroom kitchen and hosting in-home classes, Castles and Kitchens soon outgrew that business model.

    “Soon after we started in the showroom, we realized we would love to have our own space,” said co-owner Fran Arniotes.

  • Residential addiction recovery center planned in Evergreen

    A Conifer resident has purchased the former Basecamp on Buffalo Park Road to turn it into a residential community for those in addiction recovery — tailoring the program primarily to veterans.