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Today's News

  • Evergreen girls take down the Lobos on the court

    CONIFER — Conifer’s and Evergreen’s girls basketball teams may be young this year, but on Monday night at Conifer High School, the Cougars gelled as they came out on top with a 52-6 victory.

    After losing seven seniors last year, the Cougars returned two main starters. Aside from a junior and a senior, the Lobos are comprised almost completely of underclassmen. Both teams have new coaches this year.

  • Six-vehicle crash on eastbound I-70 snarls traffic

    A six-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 70 at the Evergreen Parkway exit Friday afternoon has snarled traffic.

    One of the drivers was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure, but the rest of the people involved are OK, according to Sgt. Blake White, a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.

    Because so many cars were involved, additional lanes of I-70 had to be shut down, White said.

    Tow trucks were at the scene to move cars out of lanes of traffic. He expected everything to be cleared out shortly.

  • Posner: Of snowballs and bad law

    Last time, we spoke about bedrock constitutional principles we can’t do without.
    This time, in honor of the 12 days of Christmas, and the eight days of Hanukkah, and the old jelly-belly “ho-ho-ho!,” let’s have a laugh at some Colorado laws we can easily do without.
    This column is in honor of Dane Best, a 9-year-old in Severance, Colo., who recently persuaded the
    town council to overturn
    a town law prohibiting snowball fights.

  • Riddell: ‘Screwtape politics’

    Perhaps you’ve heard of the recent surreptitious discovery of a heretofore top-secret code book. The booklet apparently has been widely circulated among Progressive Democratic Party operatives and is rather explicit in its guidelines for use. This information was forwarded to me by a former card-carrying member of the book’s Pocket Progressive Democrats. This fellow is now hiding out in a box of uncounted ballots somewhere in the swamps of Florida.

  • Expenditures outpacing revenues for Indian Hills Fire in 2019

    After making changes during a Nov. 28 board meeting, Indian Hills Fire board is close to finalizing its 2019 budget, a $485,000 spending plan that requires a transfer from the district’s reserves.
    Capital expenditures top the list for Indian Hills with the district budgeting $120,000 to purchase a new ambulance and $70,000 to purchase new diesel exhaust removal systems for each apparatus to protect first responders from dangerous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulfur compounds.

  • Expenditures outpacing revenues for Indian Hills Fire in 2019

    After making changes during a Nov. 28 board meeting, Indian Hills Fire board is close to finalizing its 2019 budget, a $485,000 spending plan that requires a transfer from the district’s reserves.
    Capital expenditures top the list for Indian Hills with the district budgeting $120,000 to purchase a new ambulance and $70,000 to purchase new diesel exhaust removal systems for each apparatus to protect first responders from dangerous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulfur compounds.

  • Jeffco achieves gold on AHA workplace index

    Jefferson County’s human resources department was recognized during a Dec. 4 meeting for receiving a gold award on the American Heart Association’s 2018 workplace health achievement index.
    According to information from the American Heart Association, the workplace health achievement index is a self-assessment scorecard. In addition to measuring the quality of a company’s workplace health program, it also looks at the overall heart health of its employees. In doing so, it asks a series of yes or no questions and utilizes three performance measures.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Evasion of privacy

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison to allow commercial coffee roasting as special use
    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance that includes commercial coffee roasting as a special use in the town’s commercial zone district.
    According to minutes from the Nov. 6 board meeting, the town directed Town Attorney Gerald Dahl to look into the matter after receiving a request to open a coffee roasting business in town.

  • Evergreen’s Holiday Walk draws a crowd, offers new sights

    Before traveling around the world on Christmas Eve, Santa made his annual stop in Evergreen on Friday night. He and Mrs. Claus let the reindeer have a break for the evening, and they rode into downtown atop a fire truck, as is their custom.