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  • Staunton State Park officials asking for help to find vandals

    Staunton State Park officials are asking for the public’s help in finding several letters from its entry sign that were taken Saturday night.

    Portions of the buck-rail fencing also were destroyed, according to a statement on the park’s Facebook page.

    Officials are hoping neighbors might have heard a chainsaw running or have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area that evening. Large silver metal letters “S,” “N,” “T,” “O” and “N” were taken.

  • Roberts' preliminary hearing continued to March

    The preliminary hearing for David Charles Roberts, the Evergreen man suspected of attacking three people and then barricading himself inside his home on Dec. 27, has been continued until March 27 at 8:30 a.m.

    Roberts, 30, has been charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault. Roberts' bond was set at $250,000, and he was still in custody as of Wednesday.

  • Authorities continue to search for man suspected of stealing two cars

    Authorities continue to search for a man suspected of stealing two cars, including one from an Evergreen residence, on Jan. 24.
    The suspect was believed to be in the El Rancho area on Jan. 24 after he abandoned a car he allegedly stole in Gilpin County.
    Then, a gray truck was stolen from a residence in the 28000 block of Meadowlark Drive, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office confirmed via Twitter. The 2017 Dodge Ram with the license plate COD 084 has black toolboxes in the bed.

  • Teen transported to hospital after rollover accident

    A teenage girl was transported to the hospital Thursday morning after her car rolled over in Idledale.

    According to Colorado State Trooper Gary Cutler, a 16-year-old girl was driving a Honda Accord on Shady Lane around 8:30 a.m. The car rolled and stopped on its passenger side.

    The teen was transported to Lutheran Medical Center, partially as a safety precaution because the crash involved a minor, and there was no parent or guardian at the scene, Cutler said.

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  • West Jeff students enjoy the annual Round-up Rodeo

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For the Courier
    “Yee-haw!” shouted the young cowboys and cowgirls at West Jeff Elementary School on Friday as they galloped around the gymnasium and cafeteria with their homemade horses while wearing cowboy attire.
    Every year, West Jeff Elementary School holds the Round-Up Rodeo in honor of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, and this year, 90 kindergartners and fifth-graders participated.
    Kindergarten teacher Alicia Beabout has been coordinating the event since it first began 17 years ago.

  • Humanitarians Garrou, Leadford thankful for their work in Uganda

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For the Courier
    After nine years and six trips to Uganda, Evergreen resident Jill Garrou has spent her time and money helping those in need, and in return, the Mount Evans Hospice nurse has a second home on the other side of the world.
    Garrou and fellow hospice nurse Meg Leadford have been traveling to Uganda doing humanitarian and volunteer work with multiple clinics and hospice centers, and on Jan. 25, they told stories about their experiences at a Blue Spruce Kiwanis meeting.

  • Hudson seeks to seal court records in sex assault case after acquittal

    Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher who was acquitted last October on charges of sexually assaulting a child at his home in 2015, is seeking to have the court records in the case permanently sealed.
    In a motion filed in Jeffco district court Nov. 27, Hudson asked that all criminal justice records in the case be sealed per Colorado Revised Statute 24-72-702.5, which allows for the expedited sealing of criminal records in cases where the defendant is acquitted or the case is dismissed.

  • Sichting, Alberga waive right to preliminary hearings

    Wynn Ray Sichting and Daniel Alberga, the two men arrested in connection with beating and imprisoning of a 21-year-old man in Conifer last September, both waived their right to a preliminary hearing last week after delaying the hearings for several weeks.
    Sichting, of Conifer, is accused of trying to kill his nephew, Adonis Cherokee Gomez, on Sept. 11 after Gomez attempted to retrieve some belongings he’d left behind after moving out of Sichting’s home in the 27000 block of Parsons Road a week prior.

  • Attempted child abduction in Conifer was a false report

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has determined that an attempted child abduction reported in Conifer last week didn’t actually occur after a woman called over the weekend to clarify what happened.