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  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Szabo takes over as commission chair; CASA seeks volunteers

    Szabo takes over as commission chair

    Jeffco County Commissioner Libby Szabo will serve as chair of the three-person board during 2016.

    Commissioner Casey Tighe had filled the role for the past year. 

  • Jeffco school district set to hire new communications director

     The Jeffco school board is set to vote Thursday on a new chief communications officer for the district, a position that has been vacant since June.

    The board will vote whether to hire candidate Diana Wilson, a Lakewood resident whose background includes nearly eight years as a spokeswoman for the Westminster Fire Department and a stint serving on Lakewood’s City Council.

  • Jeffco prepares for arrival of immigrant kids

    The potential spring arrival of up to 1,000 undocumented Central American children at a Jeffco federal facility should have few impacts on local law enforcement and the community, according to a spokeswoman for the Administration of Children and Families, which is overseeing the program.

  • Livestock owners warned of potential fire dangers

    Livestock owners need to be aware of potential fire dangers if they decide to heat animal enclosures or use heating units to keep water from freezing, according to two experts who spoke at an Evergreen Fire/Rescue forum on Jan. 6.

    One of the most important things livestock owners can do is read the boxes that appliances, light bulbs and extension cords come in, according to Jeff deDisse, an electrician, rancher and Evergreen firefighter.

  • Developer's plan for multifamily project in Bergen Park irks neighbors

    A Denver developer is planning a multifamily housing project on property beside Rocky Mountain Village Estates in Bergen Park, and some residents of the senior adult community are not pleased.

  • Early-morning fire destroys home on Floyd Hill

    A home on Aspen Drive on Floyd Hill was destroyed by fire early Monday.

    Stacee Martin with Evergreen Fire/Rescue reported that no one apparently was in the house when the blaze started, and that a neighbor had phoned 911 about 5:59 a.m.

    More than 25 firefighters from Evergreen, Clear Creek, Foothills, Elk Creek and Genesee were at the scene in frigid temperatures. EFR said the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Semi, school bus collide on Highway 74

    A semi driver was ticketed after his rig collided with a school bus early Friday morning on Highway 74 between Kittredge and Evergreen, damaging both vehicles. The bus driver sustained minor injuries.

    No students were on the bus at the time, said State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

    The driver of the Core-Mark truck, 36-year-old George Danley, was cited, although Lewis said he didn’t know for what specific violation.

  • School bus, semi damaged in early-morning crash

      A school bus and a semi collided early Friday morning on Highway 74 between Kittredge and Evergreen, leaving both vehicles damaged and one driver with minor injuries.

    No students were on the bus at the time, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. No one was transported to a hospital.

    It was unclear which vehicle caused the accident. Lewis said reports didn't specify which way the bus was traveling.

  • Jeffco Fair getting makeover with county management, funding

    This year’s Jefferson County Fair will feature traditional and new events reflecting the diversity of the county, says Dexter Foxworth, recently hired fairgrounds event coordinator.

    County management and funding have created the chance to make the annual fair in Golden a unique experience, a celebration of Jefferson County, Foxworth said.

    Last summer Jeffco’s county commissioners agreed to assume management of the fair, approving a budget of $300,000 to produce it.

  • Master plan to connect Evergreen with trails, bike lanes completed

    An ambitious master plan to link key areas of Evergreen through trails and bike lanes is complete after more than a year of development.

    The next step is deciding on the first project to build in the Evergreen Trails Master Plan, said Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, which is leading the effort.

    Once DEED selects a feasible project, the organization will begin seeking partners and grant funding to implement it, Dalvit said.