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  • Trump slams Clinton, corruption and Colorado balloting in Jeffco appearance

    At a Jeffco rally on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump compared Hillary Clinton's e-mail troubles to Watergate-level corruption and voiced suspicions about the validity of the state's mail-in balloting.

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Trump addressed thousands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon, hoping to sway undecided voters and solidify his supporters in this battleground state. 

  • Man sentenced to 16 years for kidnapping of Bailey teen in 2015

    The man convicted of kidnapping a Bailey teen from the Conifer King Soopers in August 2015 was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison.

    Dakota Holand, 21, was convicted by a jury June 16 of multiple counts of kidnapping and other charges, including second-degree kidnapping, third-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and misdemeanor theft.

    On Aug. 20, 2015, Holand forced a 16-year-old male to drive him from Conifer to Pueblo after entering the victim’s Jeep Wrangler.

  • Picnic table event raised $12,000 for local charities

    The world’s longest picnic table is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving. Not only has it placed Evergreen in the Guinness Book of World Records, but the event last month raised $12,000 for four mountain area charities.

    Victor Mills, a representative from the Leadership Evergreen class of 2015, who organized the record-setting event, said the group had a presentation ceremony at Beau Jo’s on Oct. 14 to give $3,000 checks to Evergreen Christian Outreach, LifeBridge, Loaves & Fishes and the Seniors’ Resources Center.

  • Deputies reunite man with cash

    When disposing of unneeded items, it’s best to double-check that nothing valuable is being tossed as well.

    One local man learned that over the weekend, after he inadvertently dropped off a box of cash at the Jeffco sheriff’s Drug Take-Back Day, a nationwide event that allows people to dispose of prescription drugs safely and responsibly.

  • 8-unit apartment building proposed in Kittredge

    A proposed rezoning to accommodate an eight-unit apartment building on Avenue C in Kittredge elicited concerns from nearby residents at a community meeting last week.

    The Powell family of Morrison is proposing to buy the property at 3402 Avenue C and build a two-story apartment building on an existing foundation; a single-family home; and a multicar garage. The plan would require rezoning to residential the part of the property that is currently zoned commercial.

  • Conifer High hosts trick-or-treat street, haunted house

    It might not yet be Halloween, but that didn’t stop the spirits from walking the earth Saturday night — along with werewolves and other monsters, real and mythical animals, ninjas, princesses and Disney characters.

    Conifer High School hosted its annual trick-or-treat street and haunted house for all ages Saturday night, drawing almost 150 visitors. About 30 student members of the Key Club and National Honor Society organized and hosted the event, dressing in costume to get in the spirit.

  • For prosecutors, domestic violence cases pose unique challenges

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in the mountain communities in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which takes place annually in October.

  • Jeffco authorities participate in cross-country operation targeting sex traffickers

    The FBI’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force and local law enforcement partners — including the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and district attorney — last week targeted sex traffickers who put children up for sale in Colorado and Wyoming, arresting 11 pimps and 32 customers, and recovering nine children. 

  • Two-car crash on Evergreen Parkway snarls traffic

    A two-car crash on Evergreen Parkway near Elk Meadow snarled traffic in the northbound lanes on Wednesday morning.

    The State Patrol said there were no injuries in the accident.

  • Jeffco commissioners postpone vote on rezoning for retreat near Pine Junction … again

    For the second time in as many meetings, a rezoning request by the Archdiocese of Denver for a proposed retreat and conference center near Pine Junction took a back seat to public concerns about a perceived increased risk of wildfire.