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  • Area organizations lend a hand to furloughed federal employees

    As the government shutdown enters into its fourth week, local agencies are stepping up to provide help for furloughed federal employees in the mountain area.

    During a government shutdown, federal agencies must discontinue all non-essential discretionary functions until new funding legislation is passed and signed into law, according to information from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Because of this, some 800,000 government employees are without work and without a paycheck and a number of local entities are pitching in to help those in need.

  • Indian Hills trying to fix water leak

    As of Tuesday, the Indian Hills Water District has yet to fully resolve a situation that resulted in the loss of 200,000 gallons of water from the district’s storage tanks.

    According to information provided by the district, the district detected a leak on Jan. 10. The water district reportedly located the leak, acquired the necessary permits and utility locates, and began excavating. After excavating three areas on Aztec Road, the district then reported that it could find no sign of leaking water.

  • County manager working to create understanding between vets and local governments

    In nearly two years as Jefferson County manager, Don Davis has made it his mission to bridge the gap between veterans and government workers.

    There’s a special understanding shared by veterans and a special set of skills that make most uniquely qualified for a position in local government. Davis, a former colonel in the United States Marine Corps, understands this better than most, and it’s this perspective that makes him effective in his role as county manager.

  • Deputy resigns amid investigation

     A deputy at the Jefferson County Jail submitted a resignation letter last week while the Sheriff’s Office investigates allegations of a relationship she had with a jail inmate. 

    The deputy has not yet been identified, but she is 30 years old and was hired in January 2016.

    “Other than that, I can’t give out any information,” said Mike Taplin, spokesman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office asking for help in identifying woman

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a woman who may have been involved in the assault of a 23-year-old man on Lookout Mountain Road last year. 

  • Crime briefs

    Two men sentenced in 2017 Pine Junction bar fight
    The two men accused of assaulting a father and endangering his daughter at a Pine Junction bar in January 2018 were sentenced to prison on Friday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Medical emergency slows traffic on I-70 eastbound

    A medical emergency slowed traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 on Wednesday afternoon.
    A 58-year-old Broomfield man was unconscious but breathing in his car on the side of the highway near Lookout Mountain. It was unclear whether the man drove off the side of the road or pulled over, but Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said the incident was not considered a crash.
    “We wouldn’t consider this as a crash just because it was medical,” he said.
    The man, who hasn't been identified, was transported to St. Anthony Hospital.

  • Revelers take to Evergreen Lake for annual Skate the Lake festivities

    A throng of revelers gathered at Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year during the 23rd annual Skate the Lake.

    Most of the 1,600 participants weren’t deterred by the frigid temperature, and they quickly donned skates and got on the ice. An ice sculpture heralded in 2019, and many stopped to take photos there. Fire pits were stationed around the rink, so participants could stop to warm up and roast marshmallows.

  • Driver pleads guilty in accident that killed 16-year-old Evergreen resident

    The driver of a silver Chevrolet Cavalier involved in a single-car rollover accident that killed 16-year-old Rachel Hern of Evergreen last January pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide.
    Daltyn Hollon, 21, was arrested in March 2018 after an investigation by the Colorado State Patrol that lasted more than a month. He will be sentenced on March 15.