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Today's News

  • Schultz’s arraignment continued until November

    The arraignment for Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Human Services employee, has been continued until Nov. 27.

    Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury,

    Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare caseworker with the county.

  • Inter-Canyon hires consulting firm for 2018 election prep

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District may try for a mill levy increase in the 2018 election, but first, the department must formulate a plan to gauge taxpayers’ receptiveness.

    In order to do so, the board of directors has for months been discussing hiring an outside consulting firm. After some discussion at its Oct. 11 meeting, the board unanimously voted to hire Turn Corps, a Denver-based political consulting firm, to help with election preparation.

  • Hudson found not guilty in sexual assault case

    Mark Edward Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at his home in Evergreen over Thanksgiving in 2015, was acquitted by a jury Friday afternoon on charges related to the incident.
    Hudson, 59, was found not guilty of one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony. He pleaded not guilty to the charge in January.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Park ‘n’ snide

  • Inaugural Parmalee Fun Run is a rousing success

    Every time Maya Killough rounded the corner to complete another lap of Parmalee Elementary School’s Fun Run she paused to hug the school’s new panther mascot.

    “She’s my mom,” the second-grader said with a grin.

    For the first time, the Indian Hills elementary school hosted the before-school fun run in an effort to transform its annual fund-raising effort. Typically, the school organizes a check challenge and asks parents to write donation checks.

  • JCSO's detention deputy academy in full swing

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series.

    The instructor shouted, “Taser, Taser, Taser.”

    There was a short pop as probes shot into Casey Buell-Schoenman’s left hamstring. Thousands of volts of electricity coursed through his body, and his muscles went rigid.

    After a few seconds, the voltage ceased and his fellow recruits gave him a small round of applause as Buell-Schoenman pushed himself off the mat and stood up.

  • A bewitching good time

    Witches of every shape and size went to the Platte Canyon Community Partnership Resale Boutique in Bailey on Friday to have a good time for a good cause.

    The sixth annual Witches Tea brings together about 20 women who nosh on refreshments and socialize — all while raising money for Mountain PeaceWorks, which operates the Mountain Peace Shelter for women and their families who are domestic violence victims.

  • Evergreen golf finishes runner-up at state

     

    LITTLETON — For the first time in school history, in a rally from Bridger Tenney, Clayton Whitton, Xan Anderson and Nolan Miller, the Evergreen golf team finished runner-up in last week’s 4A state tournament, with Tenney coming in second place in the individual competition.

    “I’m extremely thankful that I was a part of this,” head coach Mike Kuzava said. “These guys kind of did their own bonding and coaching, and I was just along for the ride.

  • EHS athletic director, football coach placed on administrative leave

    Ryan Alsup, the athletic director at Evergreen High School, and Rob Molholm, longtime head football coach at Evergreen High School, have been placed on administrative leave in connection with a recent disciplinary issue that may’ve been handled improperly. Alsup was placed on leave last Thursday, while Molholm was suspended indefinitely from his coaching duties Monday afternoon.

    According to a letter from Evergreen High principal Brandon Brekke, Molholm’s suspension doesn’t affect his duties as a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Allegations in Hudson case destroyed victim’s family, relationship

    Family ties dominated the third day of trial proceedings in the case against Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting the teenage daughter of family friends over Thanksgiving in 2015.