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Today's News

  • Return to running pays off for ex-Mullen star

    GEORGETOWN — Peter Cole took a couple of years off from running, and the 25-year-old Denver native is just now getting back into the swing of things.

    “To be honest I moved back to Denver and Denver is a running community. I’ve been running with my brother and some other guys. They’ve been a great inspiration for me to keep running,” said Cole, a Mullen High School graduate and a four-year cross country runner at Creighton University.

  • Englehart, Cougars edge Hawks

    Evergreen High School pitcher Jake Englehart and the rest of his defense guided the Cougars to a 2-1 victory over Horizon on June 22.

    Englehart got his team out of trouble a number of times throughout the game as the Hawks left men on base in every inning.

  • New rules would open door to short-term vacation rentals

     The Jeffco planning commission is scheduled to discuss a proposed amendment to zoning regulations that would allow short-term vacation rentals in all residential districts as long as the properties abide by the same rules that apply to residential houses in general.

    The planning commission has a hearing on the matter scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6:15 p.m. The Board of County Commissioners will have a hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 8 a.m.

  • Seniors warned of plethora of scams targeting the unaware

     

    What is the first clue that you are about to be scammed?

    "Someone tells you to wire the money. If someone tells you to wire the money, do nothing further. Hang up. Don't be afraid to be rude. These are not nice people," said Karen Bliss, a fraud investigator with the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Bliss was speaking at a lunch meeting organized mainly for seniors at the Evergreen Lake House on Thursday, June 16, but she had plenty of advice for people of all ages.

  • Music under the big tent defines Evergreen Fourth

    Celebrate July Fourth with the Evergreen Music Festival, an inexpensive day of family fun, food and art at Evergreen Lake, plus classical and pop music under the big white tent with the National Repertory Orchestra.

    Tickets are $10 for over 12 and free for everyone 12 and under. All of the proceeds go to benefit the event. Attendees are invited to bring a chair and sit under the tent or spread a blanket on the lawn. Gates open at 10 a.m.

  • Chopper transports injured cyclist to hospital

    A bicyclist was seriously injured on Lookout Mountain Road about 5:45 p.m. June 21 and had to be transported to the hospital by helicopter.

    A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy found the man lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the road below the hairpin turn above Windy Saddle, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

    About 6 p.m., Highland Rescue personnel arrived and called for a helicopter. Other personnel from Foothills Fire and Rescue assisted in placing the injured man on a backboard and into the ambulance.

  • Bear Creek stream flow below average

    Despite statewide reports of snowpack levels well above average for 2011, the Upper Bear Creek Watershed is flowing at about half of average this year due to an unfavorable snow pattern that affected the east slope of Mount Evans.

    "We have never, ever been this out of whack with the rest of the state before," said Gerry Schulte, general manager of the Evergreen Metro District for 29 years. "We're part of the South Platte Basin, but all the snow stopped on the north and west side. We got very little."

  • Chopper transports injured cyclist to hospital

    A bicyclist was seriously injured on Lookout Mountain Road about 5:45 p.m. June 21 and had to be transported to the hospital by helicopter.

    A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy found the man lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the road below the hairpin turn above Windy Saddle, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

    About 6 p.m., Highlands Rescue personnel arrived and called for a helicopter. Other personnel from Foothills Fire and Rescue assisted in placing the injured man on a backboard and into the ambulance.

  • State ethics commission will investigate McCasky

    The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has initiated a full investigation into the hiring of former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky by an economic council to which he voted to direct county funds while being considered for the council’s high-paying top job.

    McCasky, now president of the Jefferson Economic Council, was hired by the nonprofit in January, shortly after he proposed increasing the county’s annual general-fund contribution to the council from $380,000 to $400,000.

  • Dolan to sever ties with Elk Creek

    Embattled former Elk Creek fire chief Bill Dolan apparently has agreed not to accept the latest paid position created for him with the district.

    Interim fire chief Pete Igel said Dolan agreed to remove himself from consideration for the recently created administrative coordinator post at a meeting last Friday that included district board members Len Wisneski and Alec Schwartz, Dolan and Igel.