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Today's News

  • Conifer chamber gives Prescotts the Norm F. Meyer Award, announces other awards at annual dinner

    Whether it’s Christmas lights or firewood, Arman and Donna Prescott are right in the middle of things at Conifer Community Church and in the community.

    Donna is the church administrator, and Arman heads up the church’s firewood ministry. In addition, Arman is the leader of the church’s Christmas lights display with Arman’s company, Impact Christmas Lighting.

  • Conifer baseball spends spring break in Florida

    When it comes to Conifer baseball, springtime can be the most unforgiving season. The team rarely gets the chance to practice outdoors given adverse field conditions at 8,277 feet.

    That’s why, every year, head coach Justin DeBerry leads the Lobos on a spring break expedition to Florida to practice and play. This year was no different.

    Last week, the Lobos went to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, where the team got some reps on the field. That’s something they haven’t been able to do in Colorado yet other than during games.

  • Sketch of 3rd suspect in Maggie Long case released

    A sketch of a third suspect in the murder of Maggie Long, the 17-year-old who was killed at her home in December 2017, has been released.

    Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw promised at a community meeting on Jan. 28 that the third sketch would be released. It will be posted on the Maggie Long Task Force website, www.maggielongtaskforce.com.

  • Webb: Laws need to be worth more than paper

    Laws are a little hollow and empty if no one agrees to enforce them. According to a count I saw on social media, 26 counties throughout the state have publicly declared themselves to either be Second Amendment sanctuaries or they have sheriffs who’ve stated publicly that they will not enforce the red flag bill if it is signed into law.

  • Rockwell: Pay attention to wildfire mitigation

    We all feel blessed to live in this remarkable community. The blue skies, the miles of beautiful trails, excellent schools, great neighbors and local businesses providing almost all our needs. The people of Paradise, Calif., felt the same way, but they lost it all last year — homes, schools, stores and life itself — to wildfire.

    I was surprised to learn that Paradise had been rated the No. 1 insurance-loss risk in the country. That distinction now belongs to the Evergreen/Conifer area. If that doesn’t keep you up at night, what will?

  • Nuggets Ambassadors visit Parmalee Elementary

    A bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life, Ervin Johnson told a gym full of Parmalee Elementary students.

    They repeated it back to him: A bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life.

    This was one of the several takeaways Johnson wanted the students to remember from his visit and learn to live by. He also encouraged them to establish positive habits and goals, respect others, and learn from their mistakes.

  • OTM: Sabotaging your weight loss efforts

    The time has changed and there was a winter storm last week. A sure sign of spring! With thoughts of spring, come thoughts of outdoor activities and our 2019 goals. If you are working on losing weight but haven’t been successful, perhaps you are unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Below are the top reasons why people do so. Can you identify with any of them?

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • CHS’s HOSA offers peek into health care industries

    A relatively new club at Conifer High School is teaching students about the health care industry in a fun and engaging way.

    HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is an international student organization recognized by the U.S Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. According to its website, the organization’s mission is two-fold: to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison continues discussion on criminal ordinances

    Morrison Town Board is moving closer to adopting criminal ordinances for less serious crimes that can be dealt with through a ticket and fine.

    After first hearing about the proposal in February, the Morrison Town Board asked Police Chief George Mumma to gather more data, including the number of each of the crimes he’s recommended.

    Of the crimes proposed, Mumma said the town experienced the following number of each: