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  • Jeffco government salaries

    County Commissioners

    Administrative Specialist II 37163.27

    Commissioners Exec Secretary 63776.90

    Elected Official 63203.00

    Elected Official 87300.00

    Elected Official 63203.00

  • Battling robots challenge future engineers

    A group of high school kids has been holed up in the basement of a house in Evergreen working nights and weekends to assemble a working imitation of an unmanned, motorized “lunar explorer.”

    Collectively known as Team Blitz Robotics, the 15 teens hope the explorer will take them to the top of the prestigious Colorado Regional FIRST Robotics Competition on March 26 at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center at the University of Denver.

  • Jeffco leaders again look to citizens for budget advice

    Jefferson County officials are hoping a panel of county residents can offer fresh ideas on how to grapple with more than $277 million in construction, equipment and maintenance costs through 2013.

  • Coffman lays out agenda as Jeffco's new congressman

    The country's financial malaise has made Wall Street bankers mighty unpopular these days. But coming in a close second are politicians, who are scrambling to address an economic recession that seems to get worse with each news cycle.

    In that vein, it's not hard to guess what freshman Rep. Mike Coffman's focus is right now in Congress.

  • Evergreen resident arrested on securities fraud charges

    Evergreen resident Kenneth G. Berry, 65, has been charged with 11 counts of securities fraud in Colorado in connection with selling shares of stock in a reportedly non-existent company called Biotech Information Systems Inc.

    Berry’s wife, Anne Wakeford Berry, is listed as a co-defendant in the case.

    Ken Berry is alleged to have illegally obtained money from eight people, each of whom invested about $10,000 between Nov. 17, 2006, and May 15, 2008, according to the complaint filed Feb. 18 in Jefferson County District Court.

  • Concerned citizens turn out for town hall meeting

    An informal town hall meeting came together in the Evergreen Middle School cafetorium at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in front of a lively crowd of about 60 people.

    Participants included freshman state Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen and state Sen. Dan Gibbs of Silverthorne. Topics ranged from an update on the pine bark beetle to the latest transportation legislation just passed in the state Senate.

  • HOA survey finds opposition to Buchanan Park plans

    Most residents of the subdivision close to Buchanan Park are opposed to developing the park with recreational buildings and would prefer to see the land left in its natural state.

    People who live nearby are worried about attracting traffic, strangers, musical events, festivals, lights and noise to the relatively peaceful island between busy Evergreen and Bergen parkways.

    At least that seems to the be general consensus of neighborhood opinion, based on an informal private opinion survey spearheaded by Cindy Brown, president of The Trails at Hiwan homeowner association.

  • I-70 lane to close at Floyd Hill

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will close one lane of eastbound Interstate 70 on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The closure will start from the bottom of Floyd Hill and continue to the top, allowing crews to clean culverts, drains, signs and delineators.

    The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph, and minor traffic delays are expected.

     

  • Town hall meeting planned Thursday

    An Evergreen Town Hall meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, at Evergreen Middle School from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou and state Sen. Dan Gibbs will be on hand to discuss legislative issues with their constituents. Also, the concept of a regular town hall gathering to address local issues will be discussed.

  • Jeffco commissioners ax internal audit department

    The Jefferson County commissioners eliminated the county’s internal audit department on Feb. 17, citing the need “to reduce administrative overhead costs” and saying the department’s functions were duplicative.

    But the now-former internal auditor said that’s not the reason at all.

    Susan Johnson, who lost her job along with her assistant, says it’s all about accountability.