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Local News

  • Accident on westbound I-70 kills motorist

    One man was killed early Monday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 that snarled westbound traffic for several hours near the Lookout Mountain exit.

    The 59-year-old male driver of a 2006 Lexus SUV died at the scene, said State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. The driver was from Littleton. No other information about the driver or the crash was immediately available.

  • Glycol leak forces closure of Kaiser Permanente clinic

    Employees were evacuated and the Kaiser Permanente clinic in Evergreen was closed since Wednesday, March 11, because of a glycol leak, according to a spokeswoman. The clinic was expected to reopen Wednesday.

    The Kaiser office at 2942 Evergreen Parkway was closed Tuesday, said Amy Whited, a spokeswoman for the company. Doctors and about 15 other workers were temporarily re-assigned to Kaiser Permanente's Wheat Ridge or Lakewood offices, Whited said.

  • Evergreen Rotary Club seeks proposals for Legacy Project

    The Rotary Club of Evergreen is embarking on a second Legacy Project for the community, said Rotary member Laurie Romberg.

    “We want it to be something that gives the most benefit to the Evergreen community and is sustainable,” she said.

    The first such project was in 2005 when the organization created the Rotary Gallery at Center/Stage, Romberg said. Since then the club has been involved with other service projects that were not in the “legacy” category, she added.

  • Who manages Evergreen Lake?

    Since the tragic accident at Evergreen Lake in January that took the life of Idledale resident Greg Henika, a question of responsibility for managing the reservoir has surfaced in the community.

    Representatives of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District say the district is one of several agencies with a role in the management of Evergreen Lake. They also say that EPRD staff maintain only the portion of the lake where the ice rinks are located, and not the entire body of water. 

  • Deputy derided prisoner who later died, investigation finds

    The death of a prisoner at the Jeffco jail who waited hours in vain for medical attention has led to a demonstration and a revelation: A deputy reportedly derided the woman for using drugs hours before she died.

    Jennifer Lobato, 37, died March 2, a day after she was booked into the jail. An ongoing Sheriff’s Office investigation found that a deputy said of Lobato, who had requested medical attention: “That’s why you shouldn't do drugs.”

  • Bond set at $50,000 for principal accused in sex assault

    Bond was set at $50,000 on March 11 for the principal of Ute Meadows Elementary School in South Jeffco, who was arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault on a child that began more than 10 years ago.

    Steven Weigum, 55, was taken into custody March 9 and booked into the jail on charges of aggravated incest, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, and sexual assault by a person in a position of trust as a pattern, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • Phone scammer claiming to be from Elk Creek Fire soliciting funds

    The Elk Creek Fire Department has received reports that a scammer is calling local residents and asking for donations and credit-card information while posing as a representative of the fire department.

  • Jail prisoner who died was awaiting medical attention

    A shoplifting suspect who died March 2 while in custody at the Jeffco jail requested medical attention during the afternoon but stopped breathing hours later and died before she was seen by medical professionals. 

    Jennifer Lobato, 37, complained to jail staff that afternoon about feeling ill, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. A deputy then notified the jail’s medical staff that Lobato was throwing up and had asked to see a doctor.

  • Two car-theft suspects taken into custody in Evergreen

    Authorities have two suspects in custody, a man and a woman, in connection with a car theft reported in the 3800 block of Evergreen Parkway on Tuesday afternoon near Safeway.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence dispute in front of Safeway, according to Mark Techmeyer, a sheriff's spokesman. Deputies determined that the car the couple were in allegedly had been stolen, and they took a female suspect into custody there, Techmeyer said. 

  • Keyser sponsoring bills designed to assist businesses, college students

    Since taking office in January, state Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, has become the prime sponsor of nine bills, including three designed to assist businesses in Colorado.