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Today's News

  • Three malnourished horses seized at property in Morrison

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies seized three malnourished horses Saturday at a property in Morrison.

    A veterinarian found the horses to be in poor condition and to have significant health issues, the Sheriff’s Office reported. The horses were taken to a horse rescue facility.

    The identity of the horses' owner has yet to be released. The property where the horses were seized is in the 17000 block of Forest Avenue.

  • Rosenberg cites dedication, experience in re-election bid for Indian Hills fire board

    “My heart really is in the fire department,” said Marc Rosenberg, a board member of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District who is seeking re-election in May.

    Rosenberg is a certified firefighter and first responder who has served as a volunteer with Indian Hills Fire Rescue for the past 11 years, seven of which he has been a board member. He also is assistant fire chief for the department.

  • Firefighters rescue two deer from icy waters of Evergreen Lake

    Evergreen firefighters donned wetsuits Tuesday to rescue two deer that had wandered onto the rapidly thinning ice of Evergreen Lake.

    The deer and the firefighters were all fine afterward.

    A person walking around Evergreen Lake made a 911 call about 1 p.m. after seeing the deer floundering on the ice, said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

  • Ex-fire chief pleads guilty to 3 counts in embezzlement

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean pleaded guilty Monday to three charges in the theft of more than $647,000 from the fire district.

    MacBean, who was indicted last October, seven months after he was asked to step down as chief, entered guilty pleas in district court to two counts of theft and one count of embezzlement of public property. MacBean's sentencing is scheduled for June 24; he faces up to 27 years in prison.

  • District seeks to revive talks with teachers

    In an effort to restart contract talks, the Jeffco school board has asked the teachers union what it would take for union negotiators to return to the bargaining table.

    “I think it’s in the board’s best interest to keep JCEA at the (bargaining) table,” board member Lesley Dahlkemper said at Thursday night’s meeting.

  • Lost, then found

    Blitz is back home.

    Denverite Kate Townsend was reunited with her small black Lab on April 1 after a family in the neighborhood south of Mount Falcon took Blitz in. The dog had been lost lost for 44 days, since she chased a deer Feb. 16 while Townsend was hiking with friends at Mount Falcon Open Space.

  • County commission candidate cites incumbent's 'disconnect'

    Columbine area resident John Flerlage, a former Marine, is determined to bring his leadership qualities to Jefferson County government. 

    Flerlage, a Democrat, is running against Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier in District 3, which covers South Jeffco. The incumbent Republican is seeking his second four-year term on the GOP-controlled commission.

    Flerlage, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2010, is hoping to bring his fiscal, environmental and local approach to Jeffco leadership.

    A Marine for most of his life

  • Park board candidate would like to increase facility hours, services for residents

    Evergreen resident Monty Estis says he would like to contribute his combined experience in recreation and financial management as a board member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    A systems analyst in the IT area who actively participates in recreational activities, Estis is vying for one of three open seats on the park district board in the May 6 election.

    Although he says park district staff are doing an adequate job of managing the district, Estis sees room for improvement. 

  • Teachers union declares impasse

    Talks between the school district and the teachers union ended abruptly Monday evening when the union declared an impasse and left the bargaining table.

    “It has become clear … that this year’s bargaining process is broken and is disrespecting a 45-year tradition that has made us great,” said Stephie Rossi, bargaining chair for the Jeffco Education Association. “The JCEA team cannot meet the board’s interests if we don’t know what they are.”

  • Kirkpatrick wins Ice Melt Barrel Contest

    Evergreen resident Linda Kirkpatrick took first-place honors and bragging rights for guessing when the Ice Melt Barrel would fall into Evergreen Lake.

    She was followed by Carla Boyd, second place; Beth Feldkamp, third place; and Rod Hock, fourth place, all Evergreen residents. First place wins $1,000, second place gets $500, third place $250, and fourth place $125.

    The barrel hit the water at 1:17:31 p.m. on Friday, March 28. It was placed on the lake on Jan. 7.