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Today's News

  • County allows use of off-highway vehicles for road maintenance

    Residents in unincorporated Jeffco will be permitted to use off-highway vehicles for road maintenance.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution adopting the policy at its regular meeting on Tuesday, and staff told the commissioners the OHVs must be used for road maintenance on county-owned roads that are unpaved and haven’t been accepted for maintenance by Jeffco.

    The vehicles may only be used for road maintenance, and only in unincorporated areas, staff emphasized.

  • Arraignment continued for man accused of N. Turkey Creek Fire

    Arraignment continued for man accused of N. Turkey Creek Fire

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban.

  • Community turns out to meet Jeffco’s new superintendent

    Ten days into his tenure as Jeffco Public Schools’ new superintendent, Jason Glass hit the ground running July 10 with a whirlwind of hour-long community meetings across the entirety of Jeffco.

    Aimed at giving the public an opportunity to meet Glass and ask questions town hall-style, the tour began at a Westminster Village Inn restaurant and wound down at The Wild Game in Evergreen.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A civil surprise

  • Chatfield likes where its standing going into 2017

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Conventional wisdom professes that football success is directly linked to domination in two areas: the lines and quarterback.
    That being the case, Chatfield coach Bret McGatlin likes where his team stands with six weeks remaining until the 2017 season opener in Florida.

  • Our Readers Write

    Can’t run a nation like a business
    Editor:
    Maybe Trump is the president. Maybe not. The investigation into Russian meddling in our electoral system might just enlighten us on that matter —meddling as in it’s too subtle for an ordinary person to know it’s happening until it’s all over. 

  • Mature behavior is needed from all of us

    Joe Webb, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party