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  • Cell tower gets some static in Kittredge

    At least one neighbor — Adobe Creek Center owner Elizabeth Betterton — is worried that the new cell-phone tower in Kittredge is dangerous because of the radiation it emits.

    Betterton said she plans to buy a radiation-monitoring device to check emissions from the disguised cell-phone tower erected recently by Verizon Wireless just south of 26040 Highway 74. She is worried that radiation from the tower could cause leukemia and cancer in nearby residents.

  • Home on Deer Path damaged by fire

    A home in the 6000 block of Deer Path that had new owners as of Friday was damaged by fire Sunday morning.

    No one was home when the fire started about 10:30 a.m., and Evergreen firefighters rescued the family’s two dogs. One was fine, and the other was taken to a veterinarian to be checked out, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague. The dog has been released from the animal hospital and returned to the owners.

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  • County planners OK senior living facility at El Rancho

    The El Rancho area may get a state-licensed senior group living facility.

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the county commissioners allow the property owner, George DeMarsico, a special-use permit for a 96-bed facility at 1055 El Rancho Road. The commissioners are expected to conduct a public hearing and vote on the issue at their March 25 meeting.

  • 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.