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  • Fire damages home in Evergreen

    A fire caused major damage to a home in Evergreen overnight Wednesday, but the homeowner and his dog escaped unharmed.

    No injuries were reported, but extensive damage was sustained on the second and third floors of the house in the 34000 block of Forest Estates Road, which is off Brook Forest Road.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman Doug Saba said a neighbor reported the fire about midnight Wednesday.

  • Jeffco sheriff’s deputy shot during Aurora robbery attempt is expected to recover

    The Jeffco sheriff’s deputy who was seriously injured when he was shot while off duty Jan. 26 is still in intensive care after two surgeries, but is expected to recover, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

  • Jeffco resistant to changes in election rules

    Jeffco officials last week slammed proposed changes in election rules from the secretary of state’s office, saying moves toward requiring all counties to use the same election system would create an unfair monopoly.

    Among Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ proposed changes is a proposal to certify only a single election system, Dominion Voting Systems, a change from the past, when counties have been able to choose among several vendors.

  • Appeals court upholds decision that teachers’ sick-leave records are public information

    A Jeffco judge’s decision that teachers’ sick-leave records are public information and not confidential personnel information was upheld in a Jan. 14 state Court of Appeals decision.

    Judges Steve Bernard, Robert Hawthorne and Anthony Navarro upheld a 2015 decision against the Jefferson County Education Association, which sought to prevent the Jeffco school district from releasing the names of teachers who were absent from work during “sick-outs” at several schools in late 2014. More than one Jeffco resident had requested the information.

  • Residents concerned about Federal Center hosting immigrant kids

    A Jan. 19 telephone town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Ed Perlmutter gave Jeffco residents some answers about the anticipated spring arrival of up to 1,000 undocumented immigrant children, but some questions linger, local officials said.

  • County set to authorize centralized dispatch center

    Jeffco’s long-awaited centralized emergency dispatch center is a month away from being officially authorized, but some details — including how much foothills-area fire departments will be charged for the services — are still unclear.

    The plan to consolidate several county dispatch operations into a single center called JeffCom has been in the works for several years, and Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said at a Jan. 19 meeting that the agency should be ready to “go live” in July 2017.

  • Evergreen resident pleads not guilty in shooting of bear cubs

    The Evergreen homeowner who shot two bear cubs at his home last September pleaded not guilty to two felony and three misdemeanor charges at a hearing in Jefferson County Court on Monday.

    Judge Tamara Russell set a June 20 date for a jury trial for the defendant, Daniel C. Williams, 50, who appeared in court with his attorney, Harvey Steinberg. The judge also set an April 21 deadline for a motion hearing when a possible plea offer could be presented by Williams and his attorney.

  • Conifer woman killed by police in California after high-speed chase

    The Golden man accused of driving a car that tried to hit police officers has been charged with the murder of a Conifer woman who was fatally shot by one of the California officers involved in the high-speed chase.

    Suspected driver Geoffrey Sims, 34, was arraigned in a San Diego County court last Thursday after the chase that led police officers through El Cajon, Calif., and left 25-year-old Kelsey Rose Hauser dead.

  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser; Inter-Canyon Fire seeks volunteers

    Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser

    A Republican committee is accepting applications from people interested in applying to fill the vacancy that will be left by state Rep. Jon Keyser when he steps down to run for U.S. Senate.

    Keyser represents House District 25, which includes Conifer and Evergreen, and is resigning at the end of January.

  • Briefs: Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser; Inter-Canyon Fire seeks volunteers

    Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser

    A Republican committee is accepting applications from people interested in applying to fill the vacancy that will be left by state Rep. Jon Keyser when he steps down to run for U.S. Senate.

    Keyser represents House District 25, which includes Conifer and Evergreen, and is resigning at the end of January.