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Today's News

  • Jeffco ordered to pay family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million in jail death suit

    A federal judge awarded the family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit against Jefferson County.

  • Leonard faces sentencing for contempt of court in divorce case

    Republican Tim Leonard may have won his election in state House District 25, but a lingering divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica, has resulted in a contempt-of-court citation against him.

  • Evergreen man found guilty of felony in shooting of bear cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the man who shot two bear cubs in Evergreen last year, was convicted by a jury last Thursday on charges related to the shooting after a four-day trial and nearly eight hours of deliberations.

    Williams was found guilty of one felony — illegal discharge of a firearm — and two misdemeanors: illegal possession of wildlife and animal cruelty. The jury found him not guilty of two misdemeanor counts of hunting black bears out of season and one misdemeanor count of shooting from a public road.

  • Treatment for offenders a better approach, counselor says

    Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Consider this: If domestic violence victims can be helped, some perpetrators can be helped as well.

    Rehabilitation of domestic violence offenders is a delicate subject — some believe offenders not only can’t be helped in the long run, but shouldn’t be.

  • West Jeff students honor, thank local veterans

    “Service before self.”

    That message was shared by several members of the military and the community with West Jefferson Middle School during a Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

    “We went when we were called, to be part of something bigger than ourselves,” Sgt. 1st Class Peter Benning told the students during an assembly in the gymnasium.

  • Salvation Army begins annual red-kettle campaign

    The Salvation Army in Evergreen and Conifer has started ringing the traditional holiday bells as part of the annual winter fund-raising campaign, marked by the bright red kettles.

    Evergreen volunteers started ringing bells at Safeway on Monday, and will start at King Soopers on Thursday, said Christa Babb, a volunteer coordinator for the Evergreen locations. Walmart and Walgreens will have bell-ringers starting Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Team Evergreen gives $180,000 to nonprofits in 2016

    Team Evergreen Cycling, sponsor of the popular Triple Bypass, has donated $180,000 this year to about 40 national, state and local charities and bicycling advocacy groups.

    Executive director Jennifer Barbour said Team Evergreen has given $2 million to nonprofits over the past 17 years from funds raised at the Triple Bypass and other events. While some are national- or state-based nonprofits, many of the beneficiaries are based in Evergreen, Conifer and Clear Creek County, she said.

  • Voters reject bond issue, tax hike for schools

    Voters on Tuesday rejected Jeffco Public Schools' ballot initiatives 3A and 3B, which would have resulted in a $535 million bond issue and generated $33 million annually in increased property taxes. 

  • Variety of services available to victims of domestic violence

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    For every domestic violence crime that’s reported, countless others aren’t — but they don’t go unnoticed. 

  • Woman lost sense of well-being; friend lost her life

    Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in the mountain communities in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Darkness shrouds the door to Jenn’s home to such an extent that you don’t realize there’s a door there at all — until the porch light flickers on abruptly, betraying your presence to anyone and everyone nearby.
    Perhaps it’s just a default setting, but maybe it’s something more.