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Today's News

  • Alberga’s sentencing hearing postponed until March

    The sentencing hearing was postponed for the second suspect accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year-old man in Conifer in September 2017.

    Daniel Alberga faces 10 felony counts, including kidnapping, aggravated robbery and second-degree assault. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Alberga’s hearing on Monday was postponed while he is screened for community corrections. He is scheduled for sentencing March 7.

  • County briefs

    DirectLink considering broadband tower in Conifer

    DirectLink LLC is looking to work with private landowners to install a low-power, single-user broadband tower on Upper Ridge Road in Conifer.

    Because the proposed tower is taller than 35 feet high, which is what the current zoning allows for, the landowners are looking to rezone from agricultural to planned development.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bad gr-attitude

  • Bailey’s LifeBridge Food Pantry serves those in need

    Every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, cans, fresh produce, meat, dairy and bread line the walls of LifeBridge Food Pantry in Bailey, waiting for those in need to step inside.

    But the work begins long before customers arrive. Volunteers begin early Friday morning by driving down the hill to collect food from various grocery stores. Then they return to the food pantry to sort and stock the shelves. By late afternoon, they’re ready to serve.

  • Sixty kids embrace the outdoors through the Winter Jr. Rangers program

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    About 60 kids of all ages braved the wind to visit the Hiwan Homestead on Sunday, but not even the chilly weather could dampen the fun to be had at the Winter Jr. Rangers program.

    Hosted by Jeffco Open Space, the event was called “Winter Jr. Rangers: Then and Now.” It aimed to teach youngsters about the duties of modern-day park rangers compared to the tasks of their counterparts more than 100 years in the past.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's searching for Walmart shoplifting suspects

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men accused of hitting a Clear Creek Sheriff’s deputy with their truck while the deputy tried to arrest them for shoplifting at the Evergreen Walmart.

  • 3 suspects sought in Maggie Long case

    There are now at least three suspects in the murder of 17-year-old Maggie Long, according to new information released by the Park County Sheriff’s Office at a Jan. 28 press conference. 

    Newly-elected Sheriff Tom McGraw provided a wealth of new information on the case in an attempt to rekindle interest and ultimately receive new tips to help solve the homicide case. The press conference was conducted at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in Lakewood.

  • Proposal for 275 homes met with opposition

    More than 100 Conifer residents packed Conifer High School on Monday night to protest a rezoning proposal that could bring 275 homes to 47 acres on Light Lane behind Safeway.

    Residents voiced concern about several issues, including water, fire and traffic. Not one of the speakers favored the development.

  • Talks of unionization, collective bargaining premature

    When Jefferson County consolidated its law enforcement agencies and fire departments into one central dispatching center, it expected growing pains.

    Jeffcom 911, the consolidated center housed at West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, provides services to eight member agencies and supports an additional 14, including the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Evergreen Fire/Rescue, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue. In doing so, it required dispatchers from different sized centers with varying cultures and protocols to join forces.

  • Board of Adjustment nixes gun shop proposal

    The Jefferson County Board of Adjustment denied a proposal that would have allowed an Evergreen resident to operate a gunsmithing operation out of his home after listening to dozens of neighboring residents who opposed the request.