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  • Nashville mayor’s son dies in a home in Littleton

    The son of Nashville, Tennessee Mayor Megan Barry died July 29 at a private residence in the South Jeffco area.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Max Barry, 22, was visiting two friends that live in the area and spent most of the day at the home before being found unresponsive that evening.

  • Formerly homeless Conifer man hopeful he gets to remain on his property

    For Clem Smith, home isn’t just where the heart is. Home has been the streets, home has been his car, home has been an RV parked at a campground or in a Walmart parking lot in any number of cities and towns across Colorado and other states. Earlier this year, home took another form when Smith used inheritance money from his late mother’s estate to purchase 11 ½ acres of land just south of Conifer with the intent to build a house of his own — the first real home he’s had as an adult.

  • Evergreen contractor pleads guilty to theft

    Jonathan Paul McMillan, the Evergreen contractor indicted in March for theft from homeowners through his roofing business, pleaded guilty July 31 to two felony counts of theft from an at-risk adult and two felony counts of theft.

    McMillan, 41, the owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, faces up to 36 years in prison and will be sentenced Oct. 6.

  • South Jeffco PR exec joins race for HD 25

    Lisa Cutter, a longtime Jefferson County resident and 25-year public relations veteran, is challenging Republican Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat in 2018.

    Confirming her candidacy for office in a phone interview last Friday, Cutter said a desire to serve the community in a way that extends beyond volunteer work drove her decision to run for public office.

  • Fitness on the Rocks draws a crowd to Red Rocks

    Up and down. Up and down. Up and down.
    Seven up-and-downs made 1 mile for those participating in the mile run up the stairs of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre during Saturday’s annual Fitness on the Rocks event.
    Along the way, there was blood, sweat and maybe even some tears. Many called it quits before completing the trek. But not Nikita Cordier. The 18-year-old runner from Denver came in first in the male division with a time of 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

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  • Former Morrison officer arrested, facing 29 counts of theft, forgery

    A former Morrison police officer was arrested July 18 after being indicted on 29 counts of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
    Between December 2010 and February 2016, Anthony Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the Town of Morrison through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Preliminary hearing set in Brooks case

    A preliminary hearing will be held 9 a.m. on Aug. 15 for the woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour recently.
    Around noon on July 10, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a green Jeep Cherokee swerving in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. Deputies Gary Whitesides and Brian Spery were dispatched to the scene. Whitesides began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Just hangin’ around: Tree Climbing Colorado hopes to shape perspective through recreational tree climbing

    Way up in a tree, among the leaves, branches and bark, many find a changed perspective.

    That’s part of the reason why Harv Teitelbaum of Tree Climbing Colorado climbs, and it’s that very sense of connectivity and perspective that he hopes to convey to those who climb with his company.

    “It’s the perspective,” he said. “We know a tree from a couple feet up usually. You get up there, and it opens up this whole other country in the canopy.”

  • Family Justice Center being planned in Jeffco

    The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office and more than 45 partner agencies have announced they plan to launch a Family Justice Center for Jefferson and Gilpin counties to be a one-stop center to provide service to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sex trafficking.

    According to a presentation Wednesday morning at the Jeffco Government Center, the goal of the center is to provide victims with a community, and easy and convenient access to any and all services they need.