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Today's News

  • Barricaded Evergreen man to be arraigned May 29

    An Evergreen man suspected of attacking three people and then barricading himself inside his home on Dec. 27 has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and his case has been bound over to district court.

    David Charles Roberts, 30, has been charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault. Roberts’ bond was set at $250,000. He was still in custody as of March 27.

    His arraignment has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 29. This will be his first opportunity to enter a plea.

  • Families enjoy annual Marshdale-area egg hunt

    Finding one of 3,000 Easter eggs hidden around the grounds was easy. Finding a parking spot next to Aspen Ridge Church on Saturday morning was considerably more difficult.

    About 150 families came out for a morning of Easter egg hunts, face-painting and petting animals during the annual MOPS Hop Easter Egg Hunt at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale.

    Gina Moran, one of the organizers through Aspen Ridge’s Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group, said the event has always been well-attended in the five years she’s been at the church.

  • El Rancho shooting suspect facing attempted murder charge

    The 31-year-old man suspected of shooting another man in the El Rancho area last month has been charged with attempted first degree murder and assault.

    Matthew Gaten was arrested March 22 after he reportedly shot an Evergreen man around 10 p.m. that evening in the 29000 block of Hotel Way.

    Gaten’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Jeffco courthouse. Bond was set at $125,000.

  • Assists, academics and accolades

    Over the past three years, the Evergreen girls basketball team has become a powerhouse in the realm of high school hoops, winning two of three state title games and finishing runner-up.

    What, one may ask, is the recipe for all this success?

  • We’re going back to the future

    In 1982, Billy Joel addressed the job losses in the steel industry with his hit “Allentown.”
    The lyrics say, “We’re living here in Allentown, and they’re closing all the factories down.” He chronicles the desperation by highlighting that “our fathers fought the second World War,” “the promises our teachers gave; if we worked hard, if we behaved. So the graduations hang on the wall, but they never helped us at all.”

  • Volunteers are the nucleus of any political party

    Joe Webb

  • Decisions, decisions on additional state funding

    The good news is that economists for the legislature and the governor projected last week that the state will have more than $1 billion more to spend on state priorities in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The bad news is that the demand for state services is several times that amount.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not-okay corral
    CONIFER
    — Dale Evans called JCSO to report foul play on Foxton Road. According to Dale’s report, rustlers unknown made off with the gate to her “paddock area.” Dale surmised the sidewinders most likely removed the gate by “adjusting the mounting brackets.” She further advised deputies that the crooks stole the mounting brackets. Nothing was damaged, said Dale, except the paddock’s internal integrity. The case remains wide open.

    Sight unseen

  • National group looks for independent candidate in House District 25 race

    The Colorado chapter of Unite America, a grassroots political group that works to get independent candidates elected to state offices, is targeting the 2018 House District 25 race in an effort “bridge the growing partisan divide” both locally and statewide.

    Announced just days before the statewide caucuses March 6, Unite Colorado’s executive director Nick Troiano says the effort stems from what he sees as an opportunity for an independent candidate to take the district.

  • Building trades program at Conifer High to shut down

    Nearly three years after it was revived, the building trades program at Conifer High School will be shuttered next year because of a lack of interest from area students.

    According to Diana Wilson, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, the district’s decision to put the program on hold earlier this year had everything to do with a lack of student interest versus district-level funding challenges.