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  • Body found on Lookout Mountain; homicide suspected

    The death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on Lookout Mountain is being investigated as a possible homicide.

    The Jefferson County coroner is performing an autopsy on the 69-year-old Denver man. His body was found about 3:20 p.m. by two bicyclists who had stopped to rest on Lariat Loop Road. The body reportedly was slumped over a guardrail.

    The man’s identity is known but will not be released until the coroner’s investigation is complete, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Half-Wits Holiday redux

  • Mountain Parks wins grant for Cub Creek Park forest thinning

    Denver Mountain Parks has won a $130,000 grant from the federal government's Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program to remove ladder fuels and thin forest on 120 acres of 549-acre Cub Creek Park south of Evergreen.

    The general working area is the parkland between Brook Forest Road and Highway 73. Work is not expected to begin until summer 2012.

    The target area is mostly ponderosa pine, including a lot of small and large trees that are very tightly spaced and in danger of insect infestation and wildfire.

  • Postal annex in Bergen Park closes

    The postal-carrier annex at 1222 Bergen Parkway across from the King Soopers shopping center has been closed abruptly as a cost-saving measure. Some 25 employees were reassigned to the main Evergreen post office on Evergreen Parkway and Bryant Drive.

    Local mail will continue to be delivered six days a week as usual.

    The change means that customers will have to call the main post office at 303-679-9861 if they have trouble with mail delivery, instead of the previous phone number (303-670-0213), which was disconnected as of Saturday, Aug. 13.

  • Questions surround fire board amid chief's departure

    After four years as Evergreen’s fire chief, Garry DeJong is preparing to start a new job in Idaho, as questions continue to surround the reasons for his decision to leave — a move that was not entirely his idea.

    During the regular monthly meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board on Aug. 9, DeJong officially announced his resignation and his new appointment as fire chief in Lewiston, Idaho.

  • Picking on weeds

    Wake Up and Weed kicked off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Lake, as volunteers gathered to extricate a rogues gallery of noxious invaders.

    A brunch was served to the hungry weed wackers at midmorning in the Evergreen Nature Center. The event was sponsored by the Community Weed Awareness Campaign and Evergreen Audubon.

  • DUI checkpoint in Evergreen nets four arrests

    Four DUI arrests were made and three tickets for marijuana possession were issued on Saturday night during a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office DUI checkpoint on Evergreen Parkway at Elk Meadow.

  • Library board considers filters to block porn on computers

    Pornographic images may soon be blocked from computers in Jefferson County public libraries, though the textual content of websites such as those of Playboy and Penthouse may not.
    At a library study session Aug. 11, board members weighed several options in regulating Internet content, including doing nothing at all. Options include blocking only images considered pornographic or blocking pornographic websites in their entirety.
    Though library staff and board members seemed to favor filtering images, that process would have several flaws.

  • Teen survives fall at Maxwell Falls

    A 17-year-old from Kenosha, Wis., was airlifted in a Flight for Life helicopter to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood after taking a 25-foot fall from a cliff at Maxwell Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

     

    The teen was choppered out at the upper Maxwell Falls trailhead on Brook Forest Road about 5 miles west of Highway 73 at 3:44 p.m. A companion reached the road and called 911 at 2:18 p.m., according to Mark Techmeyer, Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Can’t see the forest for the (fake) trees