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Today's News

  • Dog days of summer: Puppy paddleboard lessons making a splash at Chatfield State Park

    There were dozens of paddleboards floating in the gravel ponds area of Chatfield State Park this past Sunday, but two looked a bit different. 

    These particular paddleboarders were joined by their furry friends. In a “paddleboard pup workshop,” hosted by Marji Marshall, the life-jacket-wearing pups learned to stay put while their owners paddled through the water.

  • Officials working to keep Morrison’s charm

    Drive into downtown Morrison, and the character of the town is undeniable. Eclectic local shops and eateries line Bear Creek Avenue, and the massive rock formations of nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre peep through the tree line.

    The charm of the town is not lost on its residents. But for many, the question remains: Is it possible to retain the character and preserve the history of Morrison while allowing for inevitable growth and change?

  • 39th Evergreen Town Race another huge success

    By Alissa Noe

    EVERGREEN — For the 39th straight year, the town race down Upper Bear Creek Road on Sunday finished as another huge success, with running aficionados from all over Colorado coming to try out the picturesque course.

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  • Evergreen: The making of a ghost town

    Linda Kirkpatrick

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  • Cutter joins race for HD 25

    Lisa Cutter, a longtime Jefferson County resident and 25-year public relations veteran, is challenging Republican Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat in 2018.
    Confirming her candidacy for office in a phone interview last Friday, Cutter said a desire to serve the community in a way that extends beyond volunteer work drove her decision to run for public office.

  • Sheriff: Increased staffing helping with response times

    As it nears 100 percent of its authorized staffing, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is also closing in on its targeted response times to priority one calls, Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the law enforcement authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Aug. 1 meeting, stating the office is still not where it would like to be on response to priority one calls, but it’s close.

  • Ken-Caryl votes against prairie dog relocation

    A prairie dog colony located at the corner of South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue will not be allowed to move to land on the south hogback owned by the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District.

    In a July 25 board meeting, the district board voted to deny a request to relocate the colony of approximately 50 prairie dogs to its plot of land. The land on the hogback houses artificial burrows that, in years prior, were used to relocate prairie dogs from The Manor House in Ken-Caryl.

  • Two killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-70

    Two people have died and six were injured Sunday morning after a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the median on Interstate 70, crashing into several vehicles traveling eastbound.

    Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when he veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic. According to Colorado State Patrol, his pickup truck struck the front of a Toyota 4Runner, rotating both cars counter-clockwise.