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  • EPRD sees strong second quarter

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District had a strong second quarter financially, exceeding projected revenues by more than $400,000 and below budgeted expenses by about $200,000.

    Financial controller Jason Leslie told the EPRD Board of Directors at its monthly meeting on July 25 at Buchanan Recreation Center that EPRD had a year-to-date net income of $1.2 million.

  • Dance partners jitter and jive at Evergreen Jazz Festival’s Sweet 16

    For the past 16 years, couples have been dusting off and shining up their dancing shoes to celebrate the Evergreen Jazz Festival the best way they know how — with swing, foxtrot, tango, one-step and other styles of ballroom dancing.

    This weekend, the festival offered attendees dozens of hours to jitter and jive at five dance floors across Evergreen and gave people the chance to stretch their legs to several styles of jazz.

  • Nashville mayor’s son dies in a home in Littleton

    The son of Nashville, Tennessee Mayor Megan Barry died July 29 at a private residence in the South Jeffco area.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Max Barry, 22, was visiting two friends that live in the area and spent most of the day at the home before being found unresponsive that evening.

  • Formerly homeless Conifer man hopeful he gets to remain on his property

    For Clem Smith, home isn’t just where the heart is. Home has been the streets, home has been his car, home has been an RV parked at a campground or in a Walmart parking lot in any number of cities and towns across Colorado and other states. Earlier this year, home took another form when Smith used inheritance money from his late mother’s estate to purchase 11 ½ acres of land just south of Conifer with the intent to build a house of his own — the first real home he’s had as an adult.

  • Evergreen contractor pleads guilty to theft

    Jonathan Paul McMillan, the Evergreen contractor indicted in March for theft from homeowners through his roofing business, pleaded guilty July 31 to two felony counts of theft from an at-risk adult and two felony counts of theft.

    McMillan, 41, the owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, faces up to 36 years in prison and will be sentenced Oct. 6.

  • South Jeffco PR exec joins race for HD 25

    Lisa Cutter, a longtime Jefferson County resident and 25-year public relations veteran, is challenging Republican Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat in 2018.

    Confirming her candidacy for office in a phone interview last Friday, Cutter said a desire to serve the community in a way that extends beyond volunteer work drove her decision to run for public office.

  • Fitness on the Rocks draws a crowd to Red Rocks

    Up and down. Up and down. Up and down.
    Seven up-and-downs made 1 mile for those participating in the mile run up the stairs of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre during Saturday’s annual Fitness on the Rocks event.
    Along the way, there was blood, sweat and maybe even some tears. Many called it quits before completing the trek. But not Nikita Cordier. The 18-year-old runner from Denver came in first in the male division with a time of 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

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  • Former Morrison officer arrested, facing 29 counts of theft, forgery

    A former Morrison police officer was arrested July 18 after being indicted on 29 counts of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
    Between December 2010 and February 2016, Anthony Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the Town of Morrison through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Preliminary hearing set in Brooks case

    A preliminary hearing will be held 9 a.m. on Aug. 15 for the woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour recently.
    Around noon on July 10, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a green Jeep Cherokee swerving in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. Deputies Gary Whitesides and Brian Spery were dispatched to the scene. Whitesides began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.