.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Evergreen resident becomes district court judge

    She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of M.J. Menendez, who returned to the U.S. attorney’s office in Denver after two years on the bench.

    Phillips worked as a civil lawyer for a private law firm for four years out of law school but since then has been in government.

    “I’m really excited (about becoming a judge),” Phillips said. “I’m a law geek. I think it’s just fascinating. I tell my friends, and they can’t believe the things that happen in a courtroom.

  • Rec district partially completes work on pools

    The Buchanan Rec Center pool is expected to be closed longer than usual for annual maintenance as work continues to replace loose tiles around the pool deck.

    The new opening date is tentatively set for Sept. 7. It was closed on Aug. 17.

    The Wulf Rec Center pool reopened at 5:45 a.m. Aug. 21.

    Both pools are now equipped with drain covers as required by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007.

  • Request for proposals goes out for park district needs survey

    Proposals are due Sept. 9 for this portion of a two-part study process on the recreation district.

    The survey initially was conceived as part of the Buchanan Park Master Plan, which called for both a feasibility study and community needs analysis as part of the planning process for the development of Buchanan Park.

    Although the district’s current board of directors is divided on the matter of building a combination community center/arts center, there was enough support to go forward with the two studies.

  • Evergreen woman seriously injured in bicycle accident near Chatfield

    Richard Paradis of Vail was also seriously injured after hitting his head on the pavement and being transported out by Flight for Life. He was in Swedish Medical Center in an induced coma.

    Purrington’s friend, Kathleen Allen, was also in the riding group of six people, but she was not injured.

    “I was behind them. They went down the hill, and when I got over the top, I saw cars stopped in the intersection,” Allen said Monday.

    “Then it registered there was a car accident. I saw bodies. Both were unconscious initially.”

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

     

    A false economy

  • Dem drops out of CD6 primary race: Canter hopes to help former rival Flerlage unseat Mike Coffman

    One of the two Democrats vying for Congressman Mike Coffman's seat in the 2010 election has dropped out of the race.

    David Canter, a Highlands Ranch attorney, says fund-raising challenges led him to end his 10-month campaign. That leaves South Jeffco's John Flerlage as the only Democrat in the race.

    "During my fund-raising and meeting with people, a lot of people in the 6th Congressional District were staying on the sidelines," Canter said. "That wasn't doing John any good, and it wasn't doing me any good."

  • Jeffco boosts funding share for animal shelter: Proposal has foundation, municipalities backstopping $1.5 million outlay

    A deal that would have Jeffco taxpayers foot an additional $1.5 million for the Foothills Animal Shelter project with the promise of being repaid within five years seems headed for approval.

    County staff recently suggested spending an additional $1.5 million from the general fund to make up for slow fund-raising on the part of the Table Mountain Animal Center Foundation.

    The new shelter, which will replace the Table Mountain Animal Center, is set to open in fall 2010 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

  • Fire board axes communications manager job

     

    “In the last five years we have increased the number of supervisors for the same amount of people by leaps and bounds.” — board member Jeff DeDisse

    The job reduction is part of an ongoing initiative, spearheaded by board member George Kling, to reduce the layers of management and shrink salary costs.

  • Evergreen resident becomes district court judge

    Gov. Bill Ritter last week appointed Evergreen resident Christine Bachmeyer Phillips as a new district judge in the 1st Judicial District, which serves Gilpin and Jefferson counties.

    She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of M.J. Menendez, who returned to the U.S. attorney’s office in Denver after two years on the bench.

    Phillips worked as a civil lawyer for a private law firm for four years out of law school but since then has been in government.

  • Fire board axes communications manager job

    The job reduction is part of an ongoing initiative, spearheaded by board member George Kling, to reduce the layers of management and shrink salary costs.

    Fire Chief Garry DeJong said he would follow the board’s mandate and make sure McMahan’s departure doesn’t negatively impact either the department or the public. “The board is trying to find ways to make the organization more effective and efficient, and that’s where we are headed,” DeJong said.

    The news came as a surprise to McMahan, who has been in the job for 14 months.