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Today's News

  • Morrison approves state highway annexation

    Morrison Town Board approved a “clean-up annexation” to include a small portion of state Highway 8 into Morrison town limits and provide jurisdictional clarity.

    The project, which has been in the works since 2006, covers the space from the new Town of Morrison sign by Ozzi’s and moves east toward C-470 and the Phillips 66 gas station, which was formerly a Conoco. It includes the roadway and the bicycle path.

    The addition is logical, considering most assume the area already is within Morrison’s jurisdiction.

  • Jeffco briefs

    Jeffco Head Start looks to increase services

    Jefferson County Head Start is seeking approval from the Jeffco commissioners to receive additional funding from the Office of Head Start in order to increase more of its services from half day to full day.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Crimes against literature

  • Jeffco deputy faces felony charges in connection with employee misconduct

     A former detention deputy with the Jefferson County Jail has been charged with several felonies following a month-long investigation into her alleged misconduct. 

     

    Myriah Lovato, 29, was placed on unpaid administrative leave on Dec. 22 while the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office conducted a criminal investigation. However, according to information from the Sheriff’s Office, she resigned on Jan. 2 before the investigation was complete. 

  • Vehicle fire closes U.S. 285

    A vehicle fire on Friday afternoon slowed traffic on southbound U.S. 285 between Highway 8 and Parmalee Gulch Road.

    The call came in at 2:21 p.m., according to Trooper Gary Cutler with the Colorado State Patrol. The fire has since been extinguished in a joint effort by Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue.

    Dan Hatlestad with Inter-Canyon Fire did not know what caused the fire but said he was unaware of any injuries. However, information from CSP indicates southbound U.S. 285 remains closed at Morrison.  

  • Rorher: What gets measured gets done
  • Hicks: Giving back through a Random Act of Catering

    I don’t know Chris Kilcullen all that well, but he knows the situation quite well. After all, he’s been there.
    There was a period of time — 2009, during the recession, to be exact — when the Evergreen resident lost everything: his house, his job and his entire life savings. Gone. Kaput.
    “We could barely put food on the table much less buy Christmas gifts,” Kilcullen recalled.
    Imagine that? I’m sure, at one time or another, we all could’ve been or have been there. I know I’ve been there.

  • Mountain lions: the cats with 40 names

    “In the dim glow, the queen cat passed like a yellow spectre between the scarred trunks.”
    “Yellow Eyes” by Rutherford Montgomery

    Who knew that the large tawny cat with the distinctive tail would win a place in the Guinness Book of World Records? Unbeknownst to the mountain lion, she has been anointed with more than 40 names, like puma, panther, catamount and cougar.

  • 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.

  • 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.