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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The bang of the gravel

  • Webb: Something to celebrate this Labor Day

    I recently had the opportunity to meet with a dear friend for lunch in Colorado Springs. He is an excellent man with a thriving business.

    It was a glorious summer day in Colorado. We walked along Colorado Avenue and then turned south on Cascade. He wanted to check out the offerings of the food trucks that were in front of what I was told was a government building.

  • Doyle: Time to ‘de-bruce’ Jeffco

    With summer fun and travel almost in the rearview mirror and kids back in school, perhaps you have a little extra free time. Put that time to good use by learning about Jeffco Ballot Issue 1A, which will appear on your Nov. 5 ballot.

    This is a non-partisan issue, having been approved unanimously by the county commissioners. The outcome will directly impact the quality of your life in many ways, including health, public safety, transportation and recreation.

  • DeLozier 50th anniversary

    Roger and Deana DeLozier of Evergreen Meadows celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30. They met in 1969 on the beaches of San Diego and married just four months after their first date at Disneyland. 

    Roger was a naval officer and Deana, a legal secretary. They settled in Evergreen in 1986 with four children: Tamara, Tiffany and Trisha, all graduates of Evergreen High School, and Mike, who graduated from Conifer High School.

  • Art, Elevated: Appreciation of nature and a gift led Bailey resident to jewelry making

    Jewelry making is a lot like writing for Angela Weaver. There are waves of creative flow followed by moments where inspiration wanes.

    “It’s, I would say, a very therapeutic hobby. It’s really kind of a peaceful thing,” the Bailey resident said. “I tend to work in … creative spurts. I’ve compared myself sometimes to a writer where nothing comes for a while and then all of sudden one day you can sit down and go for hours and hours and things just come.

  • Fun for all: Community enjoying Clement Park's new accessible playground

    Cindy Davy and her grandchildren love the playground at Clement Park, but they hadn’t visited in awhile. When she heard about all the improvements, however, Davy knew it was time to bring the kiddos to play.

  • Crime briefs

    Arraignment scheduled for woman facing multiple charges after shooting

    The woman who allegedly shot her husband during a domestic dispute at Arrowhead Manor waived her right to a preliminary hearing last week.

    Marguerite Herb, 53, returns to court in October for an arraignment, in which she must enter a plea. She faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and menacing with a deadly weapon.

  • Bear euthanized following attack in Pine

    Colorado wildlife officials euthanized a bear that entered a home in Pine on Aug. 26, injuring a 71-year-old man.

    According to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Jon Johnson was with his wife, George Field, in the downstairs area of their home around 8:45 p.m. last Monday when they heard noises in the kitchen.

  • Conifer lots sold off in auction

    The auction for 56 lots in Conifer happened quickly, and dozens were sold before the seller ended the auction prematurely.

    Although there are 56 lots in total, Williams and Williams Real Estate Auctions, an Oklahoma-based real estate company, sold the lots in 27 groups. All were at least 1 acre with some closer to 7 acres. The properties, located east of Wamblee Trail in Conifer, are in recorded plats; some are in Whispering Pines 1, but most are in Whispering Pines 2, according to planning supervisor Russ Clark.

  • Elk Creek Fire Protection District approves ballot language

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is officially asking its voters for a 5.085-mill property tax increase in the November election that could result in an additional $900,000 for the district.

    The board of directors unanimously approved ballot language during a special meeting on Thursday. If approved, the property tax increase would bring Elk Creek’s total mill rate to about 12 mills and would result in an additional $12 a month in property taxes for a home valued at $400,000.