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Today's News

  • Sheriff's employees get raises after all

    Jeffco sheriff's deputies and other employees at the sheriff's office have received a 3 percent raise, months after being told it wasn't possible.

    The raises were effective July 1.

    "The ability to effect this pay increase is possible in part because of the diligent management of our overtime resources," Sheriff Ted Mink said in a June 23 memo. "New scheduling plans and judicious management have enabled us to proved this pay increase within our existing budget."

  • Time travelers make a trip to commissioners' offices

    It was late in the workday July 2, and Pam Penton was getting ready to leave her job at the information desk just inside the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building.

    And then things turned weird.

    A man outfitted from head to toe in Revolutionary War regalia, accompanied by two children in similar garb, asked where he could find the commissioners’ offices. The man also was carrying an American flag on a 5-foot pole.

  • Third of four men pleads guilty to violating Samson's Law

    The third of the four men arrested Sept. 14, 2007, for illegally taking a bull elk in Evergreen pleaded guilty June 26, according to the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

    John Keith Johnson, 23, a resident of Idaho Springs, pleaded guilty to aggravated illegal possession of wildlife, illegal possession of wildlife and illegal taking of wildlife. Each count is an unclassified misdemeanor.

  • Parade, fireworks make for a raucous Fourth in Indian Hills

    In the 1920s, poet Lilian White Spencer described the tiny community of Indian Hills as a “sanctuary” bathed in beauty and romance, with a fierce, colorful past involving Native Americans who once camped and hunted in the area.

    Spencer, who had a summer cabin in Indian Hills, said the meadows and rolling hills, with breathless views of the Continental Divide, were a “scant hour by automobile from the tumults of civilization.”

  • The hills were alive: Parade, fireworks make for a raucous Fourth in Indian Hills

    In the 1920s, poet Lilian White Spencer described the tiny community of Indian Hills as a “sanctuary” bathed in beauty and romance, with a fierce, colorful past involving Native Americans who once camped and hunted in the area.

    Spencer, who had a summer cabin in Indian Hills, said the meadows and rolling hills, with breathless views of the Continental Divide, were a “scant hour by automobile from the tumults of civilization.”

  • Cougars split doubleheader with Lions

    LITTLETON — Evergreen baseball coach Terry Hensley threw his patchwork team to the Lions on July 7 and watched a valiant fight give way to a mauling.

    With the top third of his lineup and two other playersmissing for various reasons, Hensley’s Cougars split a twilight doubleheader against the Littleton Lions after a 5-4 victory in eight innings and a 10-0 defeat that mercifully went just five innings.

  • Follow him to freedom

    Holidays are all about tradition, and the Fourth of July is no exception. We celebrate our independence, barbecue with friends and family and ooh and ahh at fireworks shows.

    In Evergreen, a thousand-plus runners and walkers gather for the annual Freedom Run to benefit Mount Evans Hospice and Home Healthcare.

  • School board seeks Chowdhury’s resignation in wake of guilty plea

    Jeffco school board member and state House candidate Vince Chowdhury should resign his board position after pleading guilty to a charge stemming from accusations that he choked and slapped his 16-year-old daughter, the school board said July 8.

    Chowdhury, 48, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault July 8 in Jefferson County Court. A harassment charge and a charge for violating a protective order were dismissed. Chowdhury was given a supervised, one-year deferred sentence and ordered to complete anger management and parenting classes.

  • More a community event than a race

    I’m pretty sure I was the very last runner to cross the finish line at the Fourth of July Freedom Run four years back. How do I know? Well, it was a 5K race, and the clock showed one hour as I rolled in. Not a good sign.

    Oh, sure, I had excuses — one was a 3-year-old named Johnny and the other was an 18-month-old known as “Crash.” Let’s face it, though: Even under the best of circumstances, I’m not exactly setting any speed records.

  • Rodeo Parade winners

    The winning entries in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on June 14 were: Youth Division: first, Cub Scout Pack No. 50; second, Evergreen High School Cheerleaders; third, Jefferson County 4-H Livestock Council. Non-Commercial, Adult: first, Mountain High Christian Center; second, Evergreen Animal Protective League; third, Jefferson County Public Library drill team. Commercial, Adult: first, Evergreen National Bank; second, Canyon Courier; third, Square Deal Riding Center. Judges’ Crowd Pleaser, Evergreen High School Poms.