Today's News

  • Wildfire Harris Park Shooting Range 100 percent contained

    A wildfire that burned ¼ of an acre at the Harris Park Shooting Range near Bailey on Thursday morning is 100 percent contained after firefighters from the Platte Canyon and Elk Creek fire departments, as well as the U.S. Forest Service, responded to the blaze. 

    According to a representative with Platte Canyon, the fire was reported at 9:38 a.m. and had burned ¼ of an acre by 10:45 a.m.

  • Stage 2 fire ban enacted in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has issued a temporary stage 2 fire ban for all of Jefferson County until further notice. According to a released statement from the department, the ban is the result of warm and dry weather conditions, which have contributed to high fire danger in unincorporated Jefferson County; the extended weather forecast is “expected to elevate the (fire danger) rating even higher” over the course of the next week.

  • Complaint claims Jeffco Sheriff’s Office violated disabilities act

    A lawsuit filed in May accuses two law enforcement agencies, including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Among other things, the civil suit alleges two women, Ruthie Jordan and Mary Patricia Graham-Kelly, both of whom are deaf, weren’t provided certified American Sign Language interpreters when they were arrested by Jeffco deputies and booked into the Jeffco jail.

  • Deakin turns love of outdoors into a career

    Nathan Deakin practically lives in the outdoors.

    For the past five years, the 29-year-old Littleton resident took his love for nature and carried it over into his work life as a zip line guide at Denver Adventures in Conifer. The Colorado transplant, originally from Charleston, W.Va., has always had that wild side about him.

  • Hiwan Homestead celebrates its centennial

    Imagine Evergreen more than 100 years ago when a mother and daughter moved here, bought property and built a homestead. The daughter went on to be one of the first female doctors in Colorado.

    Fast-forward to Saturday, when the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society celebrated the women and their home — now the Hiwan Homestead Museum — during a celebration in the grove, complete with birthday cake, activities and exhibits.

  • Conifer alumna releases novel about forgotten era of U.S. history

    Amanda Skenandore’s book about forbidden friendship, good intentions, and lost language and culture started with a photograph.

    Skenandore’s mother-in-law showed her a portrait of young Native Americans attending a boarding school, and she became fascinated with the history of it.

    After years of research and writing, the root of the experiences depicted in that photograph has come to life in Skenandore’s historical fiction novel, “Between Earth and Sky.”

  • A Jurassic World record attempt

    Dinosaur Ridge momentarily transformed back into the land before time, as tyrannosaurus rexes, iguanodons, triceratopses, velociraptors and at least one parasaurolophus took over the parking lot for a dance party.

    As part of its attempt to create a world record for the most people dressed in dinosaur costumes, Dinosaur Ridge hosted about 45 people on June 16 channeling their inner Mesozoic Era-creatures as part of the Brontos & Brews Festival.

  • Pine Junction business park rezoned for expansion

    The Parkview Plaza business park off U.S. Highway 285 in Pine Junction has been approved to rezone for expanded commercial uses.

    The building at 13700 U.S. Highway 285, which currently houses A Quilt Top Shop and Peace Hair & Art Studio, among others, sits on 1.36 acres that are zoned as planned development, commercial-one, and mountain residential-two.

  • Jury duty deception hits Jeffco

    Jeffco residents should give no credence if a law enforcement officer calls them, says they’ve missed jury duty and there’s a warrant out for their arrest, but that they can simply pay a fine to make it go away.

    Because, if they receive such a call, it’s a scam, officials say.

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