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  • MacBean's motions hearing delayed

    The motions hearing for former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, who is charged with felony theft and embezzlement, has been moved to April.

    MacBean’s motions hearing, originally scheduled for March 14, was moved to April 7. MacBean is expected to enter a plea next month, and a jury trial is scheduled for July 7-11.

    MacBean is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon’s reserve funds from 2010 to 2012. 

  • Developers’ concerns spur addition to open space master plan

    Responding to concerns from developers about property with commercial potential, the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on March 6 approved an addition to its master plan. The addition states that the agency will negotiate only with willing sellers, and will not pursue a property that has an active development proposal with Jeffco Planning and Zoning.

  • Negotiations between teachers, school district begin

    Fears that the new school board majority will play hardball with the teachers union surfaced on the first day of contract negotiations Monday, as the union called for the district to extend the current agreement.

    “Extending that contract would put some rumors to bed and allow staff to focus on better things, like our students,” said Lisa Elliot, executive director of the Jefferson County Education Association.

    More than 50 people showed up to hear the negotiations, which are being conducted in public for the first in Jefferson County.

  • Jeffco school bus driver killed in U.S. 285 accident

    A Jeffco school bus driver was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on U.S. 285 near Windy Point.

    The driver's name is not being released pending notification of family members. There were no students on board at the time of the accident.

    According to Colorado State Patrol spokesman Josh Lewis, the driver was standing outside the bus and was struck by another vehicle. The accident happened about 1 p.m. Inter-Canyon firefighters were on the scene, and as of 4 p.m. both directions of U.S. 285 were still closed.

  • Evergreen champion competing in Paralympic Winter Games

    Evergreen resident Monica Bascio is taking a break from her work as an occupational therapist to compete as a Nordic skier in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

    “I’m super-focused on my training,” Bascio said last week while preparing for the competition as a TeamUSA member.

  • Body found in Clear Creek in Golden

    A body was found in Clear Creek near the Golden History Museum on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Golden Police Department said the body of a male, believed to be in his 60s, had been discovered about 2 p.m. floating in Clear Creek.  

    No other information about the man’s identity and how he died was available.

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  • Park district planning neighborhood meetings for residents

    “We’ve begun to discuss the concept of neighborhood meetings to get some information out,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The meetings with residents are designed to inform them about new park rules and regulations and provide an overview of events planned in coming months, Robson told EPRD board members on Feb. 25. The gatherings also would offer a forum for discussing issues such as the level of use of Evergreen Lake Park, he added.

  • Planning Commission approves brewpub for Evergreen Conference Center site

    While Evergreen is a step closer to having a brewpub at the former Evergreen Conference Center, neighboring residents hope they still can persuade the Jeffco commissioners that it doesn’t make sense to have a restaurant in a residential neighborhood.

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission on March 5 unanimously recommended to the county commissioners that the rezoning be approved. The commissioners will conduct a public hearing before making a decision March 25.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire board discusses youth program

    The Inter-Canyon Fire board on Saturday discussed whether the district’s Patrol program, a youth organization, poses unacceptable risk for injury and liability.

    Inter-Canyon has offered the youth program since 1958 to recruit future firefighters; youths ages 16 to 18 get the chance to train and even respond on calls under the supervision of firefighters. The program currently has 16 members.

    Board members talked about safety concerns for participants and whether Inter-Canyon can afford to continue the program.