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  • Arraignment continued in North Turkey Creek Fire case

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued for the third time.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

    He appeared before the court Monday for an arraignment but asked for a continuance. At an arraignment, the rights of the defendant are formally read and a plea is entered.

  • Recycle Roundup vendors look to improve community

    Whether it was scraps of metal, old electronics, unused bicycles or papers that needed to be shredded, Evergreen residents took advantage of the Rotary Recycle Roundup last weekend to reduce the clutter in their homes, garages, yards and businesses.

    The Rotary Club of Evergreen hosted its annual recycling event on Saturday at Evergreen Country Day School in conjunction with a downtown cleanup by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association and the Interact Club.

  • Hidden Valley residents to vote on creating a water district

    Residents of Evergreen’s Hidden Valley community will vote on whether to create a water district in the November election.

    The Hidden Valley Mutual Water Co., located near Evergreen Parkway and Pine Crest Drive, currently serves 64 single-family homes. However, it is looking to become the Hidden Valley Water District to enter into contracts with other water districts, Jeffco staff stated in its report to the county commissioners.

  • A look at the WSU plane crash's aftermath

    Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This second part primarily focuses on the events immediately following the crash, including rescue and recovery efforts and the investigation into its cause.

    Phones were ringing for 12 hours non-stop.

    Three people at the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office were answering calls from all over — Canada, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, California and Utah.

  • Conifer man charged with attempted murder, kidnapping

     A 59-year-old Conifer man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder and six other felony counts in connection with a Sept. 11 incident involving the beating of his adult nephew.

  • Donation box at Buffalo Creek trailhead burglarized

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is searching for two people of interest who are wanted in connection with a stolen donation pole at Buffalo Creek Trailhead.
    According to the Sheriff's Office, the donation pole, which was located in the 18000 block of South Buffalo Creek Road, was burglarized during the evening of Sept. 7.
    Surveillance photos, released by JCSO, show two people — a man and a woman — at the scene during that time. They were seen with a vehicle described as a red Ford Taurus with a black front driver's seat quarter panel.

  • Jeffco collaborative promoting mental health training

    A collaborative group is working to destigmatize mental health in Jefferson County by promoting and coordinating a countywide expansion of Mental Health First Aid.

    The program, which is similar to CPR, trains the everyday person how to identify when someone is in crisis and then coaches the person through what to say and how to help with the intention of connecting the person to professional resources.

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  • 1830s Rendezvous takes attendees on a trip back in time

    Hailey Hunt flashed a big smile as she posed with Henry Crawford — and a half-cooked buffalo tongue.
    The 8-year-old and her mother, Janet, for the first time attended the 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison last weekend. And they were not the only ones who marveled at Crawford’s boiling buffalo tongue, either.
    Janet and Hailey, who live in Littleton, eyed the piece of meat with curiosity. While it looked a bit strange, they both agreed they would give it a try.
    “I’m not going to turn it down,” Janet said with a smile.

  • Former Jeffco child welfare worker indicted on counts of forgery

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker has been accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.