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Today's News

  • Morrison donates to Parrish memorial fund

    The town of Morrison will donate $500 to Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish’s memorial fund.
    Parrish, 29, who was killed in Sunday’s officer-involved shooting in Highlands Ranch, served as a reserve officer for the Morrison Police Department in 2014.
    The Morrison Board of Trustees voted unanimously to make the donation during its Tuesday meeting, after Mayor Pro Tem Brewster Caesar informed his fellow board members of Parrish’s work for Morrison.

  • Voter deadline for March caucuses next week

    The 2018 precinct caucuses are still more than eight weeks away, but voters who wish to participate must be affiliated with either the Republican Party or Democratic Party by no later than Monday and register to vote by no later than Monday, Feb. 5. In order to vote in any precinct caucus, a voter must also have been a resident of said precinct for at least 30 days.

  • New program at Jeffco Jail benefits Foothills Animal Shelter

    Dogs at the Foothills Animal Shelter now have new beds to lie in thanks to a new program for inmates at the Jefferson County Jail.

    The program, which began in September, teaches inmates to sew by refurbishing old bedding materials into dog beds.

    “This is product that would otherwise be going to landfills,” said Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader. “It just makes sense that we would partner with an organization like (Foothills Animal Shelter).”

  • Morrison petition nominations due soon for elections

    The submittal deadline for Morrison’s upcoming April election is fast approaching.
    Those interested in running for one of the four open positions must submit a nomination petition to the town clerk by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
    The position of Mayor Sean Forey and three trustees – Brewster Caesar, Debora Jerome and Allen Williams – will be up for election in April. To run, a person must be 21 years old, a registered elector and a resident of Morrison for at least a year, according to Town Administrator Kara Winters.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Penalty kick

  • Attempted kidnapping reported near Chatfield and Kipling

    Law enforcement is searching for a man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a young boy on Tuesday near West Chatfield Avenue and South Kipling Parkway.
    According to Jeffco Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jenny Fulton,  around 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 2, an 11-year-old boy was walking alone from a shopping center to his home when a man he didn't recognize approached him and offered a ride home.
    When the boy refused, the man told him he'd seen him before and again offered to give him a ride. The boy refused again and ran home from the shopping center.

  • Francone to fill Rosier’s seat as Jeffco commissioner

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, has been named by Jeffco Republican officials as the replacement for former Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier.

  • Ensuring the availability of the Evergreen Lake trail

    One of the best things to do in Evergreen is to walk around Evergreen Lake. It’s a relatively easy hike with spectacular views, lots of activity as other people take advantage of a plethora of recreational activities that are available on and around the water, and access to a wide variety of wildlife, including many different bird species. Unfortunately, part of the trail was closed for more than a year and a half because of instability before it finally reopened in November.

  • Dividends or investment?
  • Sheriff’s office searching for suspects in South Jeffco graffiti spree

    Eighteen pieces of property, including vehicles, windows and mailboxes, were defaced on New Years Eve in South Jefferson County, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help locating the suspects.
    The graffiti was done between 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and 8 a.m. Jan. 1 along a stretch of West Fair Avenue from South Pierson Court to South Lewis Street. Among other things, a white truck, a mailbox, a neighborhood sign and a fence all were defaced with black spray paint.