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  • 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.

  • Driver, 83, arrested in accident that killed Jeffco sheriff’s sergeant

    The 83-year-old involved in a wreck that killed Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin has been arrested.

    Kenneth Martin Hosch of Golden was arrested Monday in connection with the Jan. 26 wreck on Colorado 93 near West 68th Avenue. He was charged with vehicular homicide and criminally negligent homicide.

    According to the charges, Hosch was driving in the southbound lane on Colorado 93 at a high rate of speed when he passed a driver in front of him, reportedly in a legal passing zone.

  • County seeks volunteers for marijuana task force

    Jeffco is accepting applications for volunteers who would like to serve on a marijuana task force that will report on retail pot sales in the county’s municipalities.

    The county enacted a moratorium through February 2015 on marijuana sales in unincorporated areas but wants to know about effects on public safety, health and business communities, said Jeanie Rossillon, Jeffco’s director of development and transportation.

  • Rosier in nation’s capital to lobby on local issues

    County Commissioner Don Rosier was in Washington, D.C., this week lobbying Congress on local issues such as funding for social programs and storm-water regulations.

    Rosier went to the U.S. capital as part of the National Association of Counties’ legislative conference from March 1-5, where 2,000 county governments from across the country lobby U.S. lawmakers on issues that local governments face every day.

  • 10-month-old bitten by bulldog still in critical condition

    A 10-month-old boy bitten by an American bulldog last week still is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital, and the dog has been euthanized.

    Details about the boy’s injuries are not being released, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley, but there was some improvement in his condition over the weekend.

  • Evergreen Newspapers win 33 awards at state press convention

    Evergreen Newspapers had a record-breaking weekend at the Feb. 21 Colorado Press Association awards dinner.

    The staff surpassed last year’s record total by one, taking home 33 awards at this year’s annual convention.

    The High Timber Times received a coveted Sweepstakes award for its website. In other categories, photo editor Gabriel Christus led the way, winning 19 awards. Sports editor Michael Hicks won 10, and Clear Creek Courant editor Ian Neligh won five. Many of the awards had multiple winners for design and story/photo combinations.