Local News

  • From prisoner housing to roads, Tighe talks about challenges in Jeffco

    Since his election to the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners last November, Democrat Casey Tighe has become immersed in issues ranging from relocating a halfway house for prisoners to road projects and gun control.

    “One of the biggest challenges I had early on was trying to relocate Community Corrections, a halfway house,” he told the Mountain Area Democrats in Evergreen on Saturday. “The city of Lakewood would like it to move from the old New York Building to another place.”

  • Scammer posing as cop tells victims to buy cards to pay fine

    A phone scammer targeting Jeffco residents is attempting to trick victims into buying retail gift cards to avoid fines from supposedly missing a jury-duty summons.

    The scam artist first targeted Jeffco residents starting Sept. 2 and 3. Throughout September, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office received more than 10 reports from citizens who received calls from a man pretending to be a major with the department. The man introduced himself as “Maj. Tom Wilson” and told the victims they had missed jury duty and were going to be arrested.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Where there’s smoke …

  • Drug court makes case for funds

    A group that works with families dealing with substance abuse asked Jeffco commissioners on Oct. 15 not to cut its funding as the county considers the proposed 2014 budget.
    Several people involved with the county’s Family Integrated Treatment Court spoke on behalf of the organization’s work during Jeffco’s first public hearing on its 2014 budget. FIT Court is funded through the Jeffco Human Services Division budget.
    Kris Ward, a guardian ad litem for children involved in FIT Court, said the organization had heard its funding might be cut.  

  • Evergreen senior part of winning video

    Gavin Rudy's work in film has now gone national.
    The Evergreen resident and Lakewood High School senior found out with the rest of his team Friday that they had won a contest held by "Good Morning America" and singer Katy Perry. The prize will be a free concert by the chart-topping singer on Friday, Oct. 25, which is also the singer's 29th birthday. The concert will be open only to LHS students and staff.

  • Writing the book on aid to libraries

    In the past few years the Jefferson County Public Library has lost more than $3.4 million in funding, forcing cuts in hours and staffing at its branches.
    But with the help of organizations like the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors and people like Judy Jeronimus, owner of Evergreen's iconic Little Bear, the library is hoping to move forward with plans to restore and expand services.
    The Realtors have teamed with Jeronimus to host a costume-party fund-raiser called “Goldilocks and the Little Bear” for Bailey, Clear Creek and Jeffco libraries.

  • Two benefits to aid local flood victims

    Two benefits are planned in early November for those affected by the Sept. 13 Bear Creek flooding, and organizers hope people will rally to support those in Evergreen who suffered from the damage.

    On Nov. 2, five bands will perform and dinner will be provided from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive, with proceeds benefiting businesses, employees and homeowners who were affected by the flooding. Tickets cost between $25 and $35, and include a special shirt that says “Evergreen Flood, Sept. 13, 2013, Give where you live, work and play.”

  • Sheriff's Calls


    A first-class flub

  • Former Inter-Canyon fire chief faces theft, embezzlement charges

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief Dave MacBean is facing theft and embezzlement charges in connection with $643,000 in purchases made with district funds over a three-year period.


    A news release from the Morrison-based fire district said MacBean was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Oct. 15 after an investigation was triggered by an internal audit in January. MacBean was placed on leave in January and left the department in March.

  • Proposal to expand commission doesn't grow on Jeffco commissioners

    It appears it will take a citizen-led effort to get on the ballot the question of whether the Jeffco Board of Commissioners should be expanded from three to five members.
    Ray Goodhart, a member of the Jeffco5 citizens group that is working to expand the board, said the group would start to prepare for a signature drive next year to put the issue on the 2014 ballot.