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Snafu delays county employees’ checks

By AJ Vicens

An administrative error left hundreds of county employees without the paychecks they expected to receive on Sept. 4.


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A lucky strike: Evergreen man survives lightning strike during hike on Quandary Peak

By Vicky Gits

It was a freak lightning strike that involved no thunder, rain or warning, except for some dark clouds. It was a cold day in the 30s, and snow began falling on the 14,000-foot peak after noon. Others in the vicinity said there was a single, terrifying bolt of lightning.


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Lowest bid for building budgeted for $150,000 comes in at $214,000.

Park maintenance facility must be built in stages

By Vicky Gits

A couple of unheated steel shipping containers connected by a makeshift roof will have to serve as the park district’s vehicle repair shop and storage facility for at least one more winter.

Plans to build a new park maintenance facility had to be put on hold last month after the construction costs for the bare-bones plan turned out to be substantially higher than first estimated.


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Rocky Mountain PBS finally gets massive power boost to Mount Morrison antenna

Channel 6 viewers need to rescan digital sets

By Vicky Gits

The station just raised its antenna 200 feet and increased its power to 1 million watts at the tower on Mount Morrison, where it reaches viewers along the Front Range and in the mountains.

(Mount Morrison is the prominent peak above Red Rocks Amphitheatre that can be seen from I-70 and Highways 73 and 74 in Evergreen.)

Before the power boost, Channel 6 was operating at only 315,000 watts.

Channel 6 expected to lose about 10 percent of its coverage area temporarily when it went digital June 12.


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Purrington to be released to rehab hospital

By Vicky Gits

Julia Purrington of Evergreen, 34, is recovering from a fractured left kneecap and severely torn ligaments in her right knee and is expected to be released from Littleton Adventist Hospital into a rehabilitation hospital this week.

Purrington was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Rampart Range Road near Chatfield Reservoir on Aug. 22.

She said from the hospital that she had a couple of surgeries on her knees and is waiting for the results of an MRI on her shoulder.


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Cyclist still in hospital after Aug. 16 on-ramp crash

By Vicky Gits

Jeffrey S. Detlefs of Evergreen was arrested on a number of charges, including vehicular assault, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

He was held in Jefferson County Jail until Aug. 21, when he posted bail of $60,000.

The case has been turned over to the Denver district attorney’s office for special prosecution because Hegyi is an attorney for the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office.

A spokeswoman for St. Anthony Hospital Central could give no further details about the nature of his injuries .


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Smoke health advisory issued

By The Staff

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has

issued a smoke health advisory for northwest and north-central Colorado

for those individuals with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the

very young and the elderly.

Significant smoke from fires in Canada,

Utah, Colorado, California and other Western states will continue to

cause widespread haze in Colorado. Smoke should gradually

diminish later this evening in most areas.

Fine particulate levels in the air currently are in the


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Evergreen woman seriously injured in bicycle accident near Chatfield

By Vicky Gits

Triathlete and Evergreen businesswoman Julia Purrington was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Rampart Range Road near Chatfield Reservoir on Saturday, Aug.22

Richard Paradis of Vail was also seriously injured after hitting his head on the pavement and being transported out by Flight for Life. He was in Swedish Medical Center in an induced coma.

Purrington’s friend, Kathleen Allen, was also in the riding group of six people, but she was not injured.


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Couple found fatally shot in Indian Hills home ID'd

By Vicky Gits

The two people found dead in an Indian Hills home have been identified as Joseph Dawson and Danielle Hudon, both 27, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The bodies of the unmarried couple were found in a small, single-family rental house Aug. 23 at 23007 Kiowa Road after authorities received a 911 call from the landlord at 3:35 p.m.

The landlord was about to show the Indian Hills home to a prospective tenant when he discovered the bodies, said Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

 


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Evergreen man free on bond after car-bike accident

By Vicky Gits

The driver involved in a car-versus-bicycle accident has been released from a Denver hospital, and the bicyclist is out of intensive care and reported to be in fair condition. The driver is out of jail on $60,000 bond.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jeffrey S. Detlefs, 57, of Evergreen on a number of charges, including vehicular assault, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

The accident occurred Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16, on the eastbound ramp from Evergreen Parkway to I-70.


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