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Today's News

  • JCOS developing website for information, questions

    Jeffco Open Space is developing an application that it hopes will one day serve as a one-stop shop for all land stewardship questions in the county.

    Called TerraSource, the website will serve as the umbrella under which various resources come together. Tentative plans indicate that Jeffco Open Space will divide information into five categories:

    • Water quality and conservation.

    • Invasive species management.

    • Wildlife, including habitat conservation.

  • Updated lighting, signage codes approved

    The Morrison town board on July 2 approved changes to its outdoor sign and lighting codes that the town maintains will help preserve the “eclectic feel” of its Old Town area.

    “This actually was a really great exercise for us to go through and see what’s actually happening in Old Town and take a look at the design guidelines and see where we may be able to fill in some gaps,” town planner Jennifer Woods said.

  • County briefs

    Jeffco still undecided on a ballot measure

    Jefferson County is continuing conversations with a Denver-based public affairs firm and plans to decide in the next few weeks whether it will pursue a ballot initiative in the 2019 election.

  • Crime briefs

    Preliminary hearing set for suspect accused of injuring man with ax

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the 46-year-old man accused of wielding an ax and injuring a man at a campground in Pine.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Back at the ranch …

  • Building character: JCOS works with teens through Trails Stewardship Team

    The green hard hats and tan T-shirts moved in perfect rhythm as teenagers, aged 14 through 18, were swinging tools up and down on the hillside at Flying J Ranch.

    The group were members of Jeffco’s Trails Stewardship Team. And on June 19, in the second week of their employment, half the team worked to reclaim an unused trail in the Conifer park, while the other half helped create slash piles as part of the ongoing forestry project there.

  • Pine taxidermist has perfected the art of preserving animals

    The massive face of a grizzly bear greets those who enter Dean Hendrickson’s workshop.

    In the shop outside his home in Pine, you can find mountain lions, wolves, deer, badgers and more. But for Hendrickson, the journey to his current role as a taxidermist begins with an antelope.

    “When I was a little kid, my dad had an antelope in the house, and I always thought that was so cool,” Hendrickson said. “(It was) just something I always wanted to learn how to do. It’s just grown and expanded over the years.”

  • Longtime members are Inter-Canyon Fire’s backbone

    First in a five-part series on first responders in the area.

    Shane Buckles would drive across the country to give his friend a nickel. At least that’s what Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Chief Skip Shirlaw says.

    “As incredible a firefighter that he is, the man he is surpasses all of that. His values, his integrity … I’m really proud to call him one of my mentors,” Shirlaw said.

  • Marshdale residents decry proposed dog park

    About 15 Marshdale-area residents say they don’t want an off-leash dog park at Evergreen Memorial Park.

    Among their concerns are potential groundwater contamination, spending a lot of taxpayer money to create the park, and how the dog park will negatively impact the area.

  • Luxury condos planned for La Plaza property

    Luxury condominiums are proposed for a lot in the back of the La Plaza commercial development along Evergreen Parkway.

    Owners Phil Shanley and Barb Hadley of Evergreen want to put a building for 10 to 15 condos on the northeast corner of the property that has adobe buildings. To do that, they must rezone the property to mixed use.