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  • Deck collapse injures 12 on Lookout Mountain

    A deck collapsed at a home on Lookout Mountain on Saturday afternoon, leaving 12 people injured, at least two of them seriously.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office said the second-floor deck fell about 4 p.m. at a home on Lamb Lane where a barbecue was being held.

    Reports indicated more than 20 people were on the deck when it collapsed without warning.

    The injured were taken to area hospitals.

  • 3 arrested in slaying of man whose body was found on Lookout Mountain

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with the slaying of a man whose body was found last week on Lookout Mountain, and authorities are looking for a fourth suspect.

    Sheriff’s investigators on Tuesday arrested Tina Moya, 39, Raul Nunez-Soto, 46, and a female juvenile, 17, in the fatal stabbing of Denver resident Richard Limon, 69.

  • County commissioners don’t reject short-term rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners rejected Aug. 23 the county planning commission’s recommendation against allowing short-term vacation rentals.
    The issue is being sent back to the planning commission and will likely be heard at its Oct. 5 hearing. The commission is now being asked to develop a definition of short-term rentals and edit the county planning staff’s revision to the zoning resolution.

  • Man found dead on Lookout Mountain was stabbed

    A man found dead last week on Lookout Mountain was stabbed to death, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, confirming that the case is being investigated as a homicide.

    The body of Denver resident Richard Limon, 69, was slumped over a guardrail Aug. 17 when it was spotted by two bicyclists who had stopped to rest along Lariat Loop Road.

    The Jefferson County coroner completed an autopsy of Limon’s body last week.

  • Conifer Library supporters make case against closure

    Conifer Library supporters made a case at the Aug. 18 library board meeting against closing the community’s branch library, saying only trivial savings would result from the closure.

    But the board has a limited number of options in crafting a perpetually unsustainable budget, nearly all of which will result in some form of decreased services.

  • Mini-golf has big goals at EHS

    The Masters it wasn’t.

    Yet the miniature golf course through the halls of Evergreen High School that the teachers played last Wednesday accomplished exactly what principal Matt Walsh wanted.

    This unusual way to begin the teachers’ new school year brought back their sense of community as they traversed the halls. It also allowed them to notice changes made to the building over the summer, and it acquainted some teachers with parts of the building they had never seen before.

  • Fees proposed for formerly free EMS visits

    If the emergency medical and ambulance services provided by Evergreen Fire/Rescue were a standalone business, it would be losing about $400,000 a year. 

    "Most people think when we send out a bill, we get paid. The average person doesn't realize how much we don't get reimbursed," said Bob Walters, EMS coordinator with Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Teacher plans to file lawsuit against charter school

    The American Civil Liberties Union is planning to file a discrimination lawsuit against Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen on behalf of the school’s technology teacher, who says her contract wasn’t renewed because she wanted to express breast milk at work.

    The ACLU, on behalf of teacher Heather Burgbacher, has filed a notice of claim against RMAE, a charter school that is part of Jefferson County Public Schools, and a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The school has 90 days to respond.

  • Five vying for vacancy on EPRD board

    Five men have put their hats in the ring to fill a seat on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board by Pat Callahan, who left the board in July.

    According to park district executive director Scott Robson, the board was to have interviewed the candidates at Tuesday night’s meeting and planned to determine who should take the position.

    The person selected will remain in the position through May 2012, when he has the option to run for election or leave the board.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The kids are all tight