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  • Evergreen DMV to be closed in early June

    The Evergreen Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed for three days — June 4-6 — so that its staff can attend software training in Denver.

    The Clerk & Recorder’s Office confirmed that no other Jeffco DMV locations will be closed.

    On Aug. 6, the Colorado Department of Revenue will begin using new software in all the state’s DMV offices. Thus, all DMV staff members statewide have to be trained over the summer.

  • Barricaded Evergreen man to be arraigned May 29

    An Evergreen man suspected of attacking three people and then barricading himself inside his home on Dec. 27 has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and his case has been bound over to district court.

    David Charles Roberts, 30, has been charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault. Roberts’ bond was set at $250,000. He was still in custody as of March 27.

    His arraignment has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 29. This will be his first opportunity to enter a plea.

  • Families enjoy annual Marshdale-area egg hunt

    Finding one of 3,000 Easter eggs hidden around the grounds was easy. Finding a parking spot next to Aspen Ridge Church on Saturday morning was considerably more difficult.

    About 150 families came out for a morning of Easter egg hunts, face-painting and petting animals during the annual MOPS Hop Easter Egg Hunt at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale.

    Gina Moran, one of the organizers through Aspen Ridge’s Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group, said the event has always been well-attended in the five years she’s been at the church.

  • El Rancho shooting suspect facing attempted murder charge

    The 31-year-old man suspected of shooting another man in the El Rancho area last month has been charged with attempted first degree murder and assault.

    Matthew Gaten was arrested March 22 after he reportedly shot an Evergreen man around 10 p.m. that evening in the 29000 block of Hotel Way.

    Gaten’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Jeffco courthouse. Bond was set at $125,000.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not-okay corral
    CONIFER
    — Dale Evans called JCSO to report foul play on Foxton Road. According to Dale’s report, rustlers unknown made off with the gate to her “paddock area.” Dale surmised the sidewinders most likely removed the gate by “adjusting the mounting brackets.” She further advised deputies that the crooks stole the mounting brackets. Nothing was damaged, said Dale, except the paddock’s internal integrity. The case remains wide open.

    Sight unseen

  • National group looks for independent candidate in House District 25 race

    The Colorado chapter of Unite America, a grassroots political group that works to get independent candidates elected to state offices, is targeting the 2018 House District 25 race in an effort “bridge the growing partisan divide” both locally and statewide.

    Announced just days before the statewide caucuses March 6, Unite Colorado’s executive director Nick Troiano says the effort stems from what he sees as an opportunity for an independent candidate to take the district.

  • Building trades program at Conifer High to shut down

    Nearly three years after it was revived, the building trades program at Conifer High School will be shuttered next year because of a lack of interest from area students.

    According to Diana Wilson, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, the district’s decision to put the program on hold earlier this year had everything to do with a lack of student interest versus district-level funding challenges.

  • National group targets House District 25 race

    The Colorado chapter of Unite America, a grassroots political group that works to get independent candidates elected to state offices, is targeting the 2018 House District 25 race in an effort “bridge the growing partisan divide” both locally and statewide.

    Announced just days before the statewide caucuses March 6, Unite Colorado’s executive director Nick Troiano says the effort stems from what he sees as an opportunity for an independent candidate to take the district.

  • More security, mental health a priority in the foothills

    Conifer and Evergreen residents at a Jeffco Public Schools-sponsored school safety meeting agreed with officials and others there that the district needed to find funding both for more security measures at area schools and more mental health resources for students and staff.

    In anonymous breakout sessions following the main presentation on March 20, several people voiced concern that more wasn’t being done to protect schools in Conifer and Evergreen.

  • RMAE teacher chosen for Space Foundation program

    Ian Dunbar, the technology teacher at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, has been selected for the Space Foundation’s 2018 Teacher Liaison program — beating out more than two dozen other applicants for a spot on this year’s roster.