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Limited slash-collection opportunities a hot topic

With the prospect of another hot, dry summer looming and the Rooney Road Recycling Center no longer accepting slash, mountain area residents are wondering what to do with the annual byproduct of their fire-mitigation efforts. “The fact that Jeffco Open ...

News - - 03/06/2013 - 11:51am

School board gets briefing on school-finance legislation

Legislation that would overhaul the way Colorado’s public schools are funded was the main topic during a meeting of the Jeffco school board on Feb. 28. The district’s lobbyist at the state legislature, Ed Bowditch, reported on a bill by state Sen. Mike ...

News - - 03/06/2013 - 11:36am

Overhaul of school board districts draws criticism

Members of the Jeffco school board voted 3-2 on March 7 to redraw the districts they represent, but audience members and two board members were unhappy with the decision. The new map would swap several elementary schools among Districts 2 and 5 in the ...

News - - 03/12/2013 - 1:43pm

A business success story

Mountain Books owner Jesse McKean is probably the most interesting item you’ll find inside his store, and that’s saying a lot, considering that more than 23,000 books line the shelves. Mountain Books was named Business of the Year at the Conifer Area ...

News - - 03/12/2013 - 2:45pm

Roll playing at Elk Creek Elementary

You don’t have to be a high roller to support Elk Creek Elementary, but attendees at the school’s second annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fund-raiser this weekend can still play the part. “This year’s theme is rock ’n’ roll,” said Jennifer Burtis, ...

News - - 03/20/2013 - 2:39pm

Award-winning CHS student is focused on chemistry, community service

For Conifer High School senior Dylan Dugan, who likes to play the guitar in his limited spare time, hearing that he’d won a 2013 My Student, My Hero award was music to his ears. “It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated,” Dugan said. “I had no idea ...

News - - 03/20/2013 - 2:41pm

Flames spring from drain outside MRC

A small fire broke out inside a drain in front of the Mountain Resource Center’s resale store about 2 p.m. March 7, according to the Elk Creek Fire Department. “Somebody came into the store and said that I needed to call 911, because there’s an explosion ...

News - - 03/12/2013 - 2:08pm

Coffee With a Cop coming to Conifer

How safe am I? What can I do about people speeding through my neighborhood? Is driving 5 mph over the speed limit really a big deal?  If you’ve ever had questions like these and wanted answers, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office invites you to grab a cup o’ joe ...

News - - 03/19/2013 - 12:00pm

Elk Creek chief says wary residents reducing number of wildfires

The Elk Creek Fire Protection District has seen a decrease in the number of wildfires because of tighter burning restrictions and the vigilance of residents in the wake of last March’s Lower North Fork Fire, Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin reported at the ...

News - - 03/19/2013 - 12:07pm

Student heroes honored at ceremony

The stories told at the 2013 My Student, My Hero ceremony inspired and touched the more than 100 people who came to celebrate with the student honorees on March 16. “It warms your heart when you read about these kids,” said Greg Sims, general manager of ...

News - - 04/02/2013 - 12:35pm