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Today's News

  • Evergreen contractor indicted on theft charges

     An Evergreen contractor has been indicted for theft from homeowners through his roofing business.

    According to the First Judicial District Attorney’s office, a grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment against Jonathan Paul McMillan, 41, owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration in Evergreen. The indictment was returned on March 24.

  • Defendant receives suspended sentence

    The fourth and final defendant charged in a 2016 Golden home invasion and stabbing was sentenced Friday in Jeffco District Court to six years in the Colorado Youthful Offender System.
    Tyler Gorringe of Lafayette, who was 17 last May when the crime occurred, pleaded guilty in December to one count each of felony first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and attempted aggravated robbery. He received a suspended 24-year prison sentence conditional  successfully completing a six-year stint in the youthful offender program.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    School district purchases EMS students’ artwork

    A three-dimensional, fused glass sculpture created last year by Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders has been purchased by Jeffco Public Schools for display in the district’s superintendent’s office.

    Announced April 4, the purchase involves a piece of artwork titled, “Pentagonal Pangea,” and was created by students in art teacher Ann Simpson’s class and under the guidance of Evergreen artist David Cuin.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Temper fideles

  • Body of missing man recovered from Wellington Lake

    The body of a man reported missing after a canoe accident at Wellington Lake last month was recovered Friday by Jeffco sheriff's deputies following an exhaustive search.

    Henry Wendel, 66, and his wife, Janice, of Bailey, were canoeing at the lake early on March 22 when the canoe overturned. While his wife was able to swim to shore and was later airlifted to an area hospital with severe hypothermia, Henry Wendel was not immediately located.

  • Man charged with second-degree arson in North Turkey Creek Fire

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22.

    Andrew Askins, 18, has been charged with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but Askins was not yet in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

  • Threat probed at Conifer HS

    Officials at both Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office are investigating a threat of violence made against Conifer High School last week.

    According to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, a threat written on a bathroom surface was discovered on April 17 and lead to an increased law enforcement presence at the school the next day.

  • Gardening in the foothills is challenging, rewarding

    Christie Greene: Inside the Outdoors

  • NREL is paving the way for research

    Greg Dobbs

  • Sears failed to keep up with the times

    In 1973, Sears was the premier retailer in the U.S. It scoffed at upstarts Kmart and Walmart, calling them discounters as opposed to what Sears men called legitimate retailers. The company’s headquarters was housed on Chicago’s westside in a very tough neighborhood.