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  • Fence not good, neighbors say

    Lisa and Bryan Carter moved to Peggy Lane in Evergreen Park Estates two years ago because they wanted to be closer to nature. They found the perfect small house on an acre of land at the edge of Jeffco open space.

    The couple were aware that their land bordered publicly owned open space, but what they didn’t know until last week was that the Jeffco Open Space Division planned to build a mile-long fence along the boundary line from Buffalo Park Road on the north to Cliff Road on the south. The fence will be about 25 feet from the Carters’ back door.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire burning along Hogback south of Morrison

    Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze on open land south of Morrison on Monday afternoon.

    The fire, near C-470 and U.S. 285, was being pushed north along the Hogback by strong winds.

    The on-ramp from Morrison Road to eastbound C-470 was closed.

     

  • Jeffco plans joint venture with land developers

      Almost a third of the land owned by Jeffco’s airport would be commercially developed under an unprecedented plan in which any ultimate profits would be split with a private firm based in Denver.

    Details of a contract for the joint venture, the first public-private partnership land deal in Jefferson County’s 148-year history, may not be finalized for months.

  • Democrat Schulz challenging incumbent treasurer

      Jeffco treasurer candidate Larry Schulz boasts 44 years of public service — all of which he attributes to childhood allergies. Schulz, incumbent treasurer for the city of Wheat Ridge, was headed for a life in agriculture until fits of sneezing prodded him toward higher education and a career away from his family’s farm.

    “I grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota,” said Schulz, 66. “I learned about hard work there, and about honesty.”

  • Kauffman touts experience in treasurer race

      Republican Tim Kauffman was working as a commercial banker when he was called in 2008 and asked to replace newly elected Commissioner Faye Griffin as Jeffco treasurer. And though he was not new to politics, it took a bit of coaxing before he agreed to fill the office.

    “My phone rang after the election in 2008. … They kept calling, and I realized this might be a really good fit,” said Kauffman, 42, a Westminster resident who served on the city council for seven years, four of which he was mayor pro tem.

  • Incumbent Coffman says voters have clear choice in 6th CD

      Republican Congressman Mike Coffman, up for re-election to a potential second term in November, paints himself as a distinct partisan politician, one unmistakably different from Democratic challenger John Flerlage in Colorado’s 6th District.

    “This race is not about two Marines campaigning against each other but one where a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat happen to be running for the same office,” Coffman said in an e-mail to the Courier. “We are polar opposites, and the

  • Benefit to honor two suicide victims

    Two area residents who committed suicide will be remembered on Saturday, July 24, at a benefit motorcycle run and rally sponsored by Cactus Jack’s Saloon in downtown Evergreen.

    The motorcycle run in honor of Tom Karsell begins with registration at 9 a.m. and the ride at 10 a.m. The start is at Crossroads in Pine Junction. Stops include the Holiday Bar in Morrison, Susie’s in Golden, Mother’s in Georgetown and ending at Cactus Jack’s in Evergreen.

  • County holding first all-mail primary in history

    As of July 22, some 215,000 ballots had been mailed to registered voters in Jefferson County’s first all-mail primary election, and the first in state history as well.

    Of the 54 counties in Colorado, 47 have decided to go with the all-mail option, which is made possible after the legislature passed a new law in 2009.

    Citizens should drop off their ballot envelopes, with a 44-cent stamp attached, at a local post office in time to arrive at the Jeffco Elections Division by 7 p.m. Aug. 10. (A ballot that is merely postmarked Aug. 10 is not acceptable.)

  • November trial date set in theft from Cub Scout pack

    The judge in the case of the former Cub Scout treasurer accused of taking funds from Evergreen Pack 39 said he would postpone the trial date, after the defendant revealed she had found a lawyer.

    The new date is Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m., instead of Aug. 3, according to documents on file at the county courthouse.

    The pretrial conference was continued by agreement of the parties to Sept. 7 at 1 p.m.

  • Santaguida appearance continued until August

    The July 26 arraignment of Zachariah Santaguida, an Evergreen man accused of first-degree murder in the April 8 slaying of his sister, Elizabeth Santaguida, was continued until 10 a.m. Aug. 23 in Jefferson County District Court.

    Santaguida’s attorney, public defender Rob Heineman, requested the continuation pending the defendant’s ongoing psychological evaluation.

    District Judge Margie Enquist readily agreed to the request, but set Aug. 23 as the deadline to set a motions-hearing date and a trial date.