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  • The top of the world: Morrison slackliner breaks world record

    At the top of a mountain, gazing out at the vast wilderness below, there is a sense of stillness.

    For many, there also is a rush of adrenaline, and maybe — for some — a bit of fear.

    As Taylor VanAllen harnesses himself in, removes his shoes, balances on a 1-inch piece of webbing and takes his first step away from solid ground, he draws on these very feelings. Despite more than seven years of practice, the 26-year-old slackliner is not without fear.

  • Former Morrison officer arrested, facing 29 counts of theft

    A former Morrison police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being indicted on 29 counts of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Between December 2010 and February 2016, Anthony Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the Town of Morrison through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Local legislators critical of U.S. Senate health care bill

    Area legislators are not happy with the latest health care bill proposed by the GOP, calling the process under which it was drafted “ridiculous” and advocating for less government involvement in the health care industry.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, criticized both the U.S. Senate and House for drafting their versions of the American Health Care Act — renamed the Better Care Reconciliation Act in the Senate’s version of the bill — behind closed doors.

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  • Area near Deer Creek zoned for residential use

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning areas near the Deer Creek Golf Course to allow for residential and commercial development, emphasizing that much of the current golf course will remain undeveloped open space.

    The 90-acre area, which includes the golf course, is north and east of C-470 and southwest of the intersection of Shaffer Parkway and Chatfield Avenue.

  • A splish-splashin’ good time

    The Fourth of July signifies freedom and patriotic pride, but for the town of Indian Hills, it’s also about water — and lots of it.

    Halfway through the town’s annual Independence Day parade, American flags are traded in for water guns and hoses, and a huge community-wide water fight breaks out.

    The firefighters spray residents with their hoses, and residents fight back with squirt guns. It’s fun for all, and the event attracts people from across the mountain area.

    Jenn Dougherty traveled from Conifer for the parade.

  • Police chase on U.S. 285 leads to rollover accident

    A police chase led to a rollover accident that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour Monday afternoon.

    Around noon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a Jeep Cherokee swerving and driving erratically in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. A deputy began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Date set for next year’s REVEL Rockies races

    A date has been set for next year’s REVEL Rockies.

    The half- and full-marathon races, which end in downtown Morrison, will be June 3 — a week earlier than in 2017. This is due, in part, because the IRONMAN event will be held in Boulder on June 10, and Colorado State Patrol will have a lot of its officers in Boulder for the triathlon.

  • Round One — A place for fun

    The flash of colorful lights and persistent beat of popular music is enough to draw those walking through Southwest Plaza into Round One Entertainment.

    But take a step inside, and the fun really begins.

    Round One offers arcade games galore, as well as bowling, karaoke rooms, ping-pong, pool, darts and more. The amusement center has roots in Japan but opened in South Jeffco just over six months ago. The company, which has 17 locations in the United States, has plans to expand to 50 in total in the next five years.

  • Black Bear Trail set to connect two parks

    Construction has begun on a trail that will one day connect Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park.

    Two weeks ago, the Board of County Commissioners approved a $213,892 contract with Arrowhead Trails Inc. to help construct the Black Bear Trail.