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  • Open Space launches e-bike pilot program

    Mountain bikers will now be able to use e-bikes at any Jeffco Open Space park.

    The agency announced Tuesday night at its annual Trails Talk Forum, which addresses e-bikes and four other topics, that it will be launching its e-bike pilot program through the rest of 2018. The program will evaluate the impact of class 1 e-bikes on both the trails and other park-users, and then Open Space will determine how to address their usage into 2019 and beyond.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Stalk report

  • Lot near Coal Mine, Kipling rezoned

    Despite recommendation to deny from staff and neighbors, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to rezone a 3-acre lot in South Jeffco to allow for a gas station.
    The lot, which sits on the northeast corner of Coal Mine Avenue and Kipling Parkway, is undeveloped and was zoned for agricultural use. Blakeland Drive Investors LLP owns the lot, but Murphy Oil USA, Inc., plans to lease the north half for a gas station. The other half would remain undeveloped, but, with the board’s approval, the whole lot now has been rezoned as Planned Development.

  • Red Rocks Beer Garden poised to open in Morrison

    A new beer garden featuring local drinks and food is poised to open in downtown Morrison later this year.

    The business — called Red Rocks Beer Garden — will be housed in the former location of Flights Wine Cafe on Stone Street. The wine cafe moved from the quaint cottage to its current location on Bear Creek Avenue in early 2018 when owners Rhonda and Carl Benton decided to sell the building.

  • Morrison looking to ensure ADA compliance

    The Morrison Town Board is working towards ensuring its historic town facilities are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    To do so, the town is considering a variety of options and partnering with Meeting the Challenge and architecture students at the University of Colorado Denver. Meeting the Challenge is a Colorado Springs-based consulting firm that will be conducting an ADA evaluation of town facilities.

  • Francone takes over as District 3 county commissioner

    In a formal swearing-in ceremony, Tina Francone last week officially replaced former Commissioner Don Rosier on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners.

    Friends, family members, Jeffco employees and an assortment of politicians packed the hearing room in the county building for the Feb. 6 event.

  • Moore is retiring from Columbine, but his legacy will live on

    As students and faculty gathered in the gymnasium at Chatfield Senior High School in the aftermath of the April 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, Ivory Moore led the crowd in a chant that has since become recognizable to all.

    “We are… Columbine!”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Left behind

  • Jeffco Conservation District seeks board nominations

    The Jefferson Conservation District is seeking nominations for four board of supervisor seats that are up for election this year. Those seats are currently occupied by Janet Bell, Julio Iturreria, Gayle Gordon and Celia Greenman.
    Board supervisors oversee the activities of the JCD, including forest- and weed-management projects, education and outreach events, and more. Board supervisors are unpaid and serve four-year terms.

  • Dakota Ridge sophomore organizes fund-raiser for police

    Sagan Lang grew up with an appreciation for police officers and the work they do.

    That’s why the 15-year-old Dakota Ridge High School student felt compelled to do something when within a month officers from Douglas and Adam counties were killed while on duty.

    “I’ve always been involved with the sheriffs and officers in our community,” Lang said. “(And) I’ve always been really passionate about serving and protecting my country.”