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  • Cyclist still in hospital after Aug. 16 on-ramp crash

    Jeffrey S. Detlefs of Evergreen was arrested on a number of charges, including vehicular assault, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

    He was held in Jefferson County Jail until Aug. 21, when he posted bail of $60,000.

    The case has been turned over to the Denver district attorney’s office for special prosecution because Hegyi is an attorney for the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office.

    A spokeswoman for St. Anthony Hospital Central could give no further details about the nature of his injuries .

  • Smoke health advisory issued

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has

    issued a smoke health advisory for northwest and north-central Colorado

    for those individuals with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the

    very young and the elderly.

    Significant smoke from fires in Canada,

    Utah, Colorado, California and other Western states will continue to

    cause widespread haze in Colorado. Smoke should gradually

    diminish later this evening in most areas.

    Fine particulate levels in the air currently are in the

  • Couple found fatally shot in Indian Hills home ID'd

    The two people found dead in an Indian Hills home have been identified as Joseph Dawson and Danielle Hudon, both 27, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

    The bodies of the unmarried couple were found in a small, single-family rental house Aug. 23 at 23007 Kiowa Road after authorities received a 911 call from the landlord at 3:35 p.m.

    The landlord was about to show the Indian Hills home to a prospective tenant when he discovered the bodies, said Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Evergreen woman seriously injured in bicycle accident near Chatfield

    Triathlete and Evergreen businesswoman Julia Purrington was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Rampart Range Road near Chatfield Reservoir on Saturday, Aug.22

    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.

  • Evergreen man free on bond after car-bike accident

    The driver involved in a car-versus-bicycle accident has been released from a Denver hospital, and the bicyclist is out of intensive care and reported to be in fair condition. The driver is out of jail on $60,000 bond.

    Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jeffrey S. Detlefs, 57, of Evergreen on a number of charges, including vehicular assault, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

    The accident occurred Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16, on the eastbound ramp from Evergreen Parkway to I-70.

  • Jeffco government salaries

    Jefferson County government salaries 2009

    County Commissioners

    Administrative Specialist II 3367.00

    Commissioners Exec Secretary 5334.26

    Elected Official 7275.00

    Elected Official 7275.00

    Elected Official 7275.00

  • Gerou on panel studying fiscal strategy

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou is relatively new to the legislature, but that doesn’t stop her from weighing in on issues that have baffled the most senior elected politicians.

    As a newly appointed member of the state Long-Term Fiscal Stability Commission, Evergreen Republican Gerou is one of 16 people who have been charged with finding a way out of the state’s fiscal fix.

    Topping the agenda is the $873 million shortfall projected in fiscal 2010-11.

  • County cites Wah Keeney landowners on grading, drainage and erosion

    The county has issued zoning violations to several parties on the east end of Wah Keeney Park, where a developer separately is trying to build a housing project on the side of the steep slope off Spruce Lane.

    The developer, Tim Barbachano, was embroiled in a complicated lawsuit with neighbors Mike and Roseanne Paslay over his right to use a road on the Paslays’ property, which faces Larkspur Road.

    Barbachano won his case in court last year, but he is still in trouble with the county over erosion control.

  • Kids look forward to school year

    It’s been an exciting week for Evergreen children — new teachers, new school supplies, new clothes — and the 2009-10 school year has begun.

    Hundreds of Evergreen children began school Aug. 24 and are in the middle of getting reacquainted with class routines, teachers and friends. Expectations were different depending upon the age of the children.

    Kindergartners at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen came to school for an hour Aug. 21 to meet their teachers and view their classrooms before the school year officially started.

  • OktoberPets now more fun - and important - than ever

    With August fading fast, pet lovers from Floyd Hill to Foxton are trying on their lederhosen, polishing the family steins, and making plans to hoist fork and flagon at the Evergreen Animal Protective League's rootin'-Teuton banquet and benefit, OktoberPets.