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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DPD investigating hit-and-run at Red Rocks

    A driver has been taken into custody after reportedly crashing into two pedestrians and multiple cars in the lower south parking lot at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre last Thursday night.

    Two female pedestrians, who had just left a performance from Pink Martini and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, were struck just before 10:30 p.m. at the Morrison venue. One of the women suffered minor injuries, while the other was uninjured. Neither was taken to the hospital.

  • Hundreds gather in Denver in support of Trump

    DENVER — For many, Fourth of July is a day for spending time with family, honoring those who fought for the United States’ independence and celebrating being an American. For about 100 people, Independence Day this year was a day for celebrating a president who they feel has not only given them a voice, but is also leading the country in the right direction.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A civil surprise

  • For NHRA star, racing at Bandimere is a unique experience

    MORRISON — Even though the Mopar Mile-High Nationals NHRA race is the most difficult on the 24-race tour every year, national Pro Stock star Jeg Coughlin Jr. always looks forward to racing and reuniting with old friends at Bandimere Speedway.
    “This is probably one of my favorite races on the tour,” Coughlin said. “I get guilty of saying that, though, from race to race, but this is a great event.”

  • Racing at Bandimere a love-hate experience for Romeros

    MORRISON — When it comes to the Romero family, drag racing has always been a family affair.
    “I’ve been racing probably for about 30 years, and my dad raced before that,” Ted Romero, 47, said. “He’s the one that got me into it and I just kept going.”
    Just as he inherited his love for hot rod cars from his father, Ted passed it along to his son, 19-year-old Jeremy.