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  • Interim principal at West Jeff is familiar with the school

    It didn’t take long for the interim principal at West Jefferson Middle School to get adjusted to the area.

    That’s because Kim Halingstad is already really involved in the community. She’s been the assistant principal at West Jeff Middle for the last eight years, and she’s had children go through Marshdale Elementary, West Jeff Middle and Conifer High.

  • End Overdose Jeffco shines a light on opioid epidemic

    Ninety-eight lights twinkled in the Edgewater Civic Center last week during the annual End Overdose Jeffco event, each representing one of the 98 people who died of an opiate overdose in Jefferson County in 2017.

  • County considers building code update

    Jefferson County is looking to update its building codes to make homes more fire resistant, a change initiated by the mountain-area fire chiefs.

    The addendum hasn’t passed yet, but if it does, it would be effective for all permits applied for after Jan. 1, 2020, and would affect homes in the wildfire zone 1 of Jefferson County. The wildfire zone 1 boundary is just west of C-470 and includes Evergreen and Conifer.

  • EPRD looking at solutions to allow watercraft on Evergreen Lake

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District hopes to find a solution that would allow patrons to use watercraft at Evergreen Lake when the lake’s staff members are not working while still maintaining water quality and safety.
    However, that solution won’t be put into place until next year, according to staff at an EPRD board meeting on Aug. 27, so the lake will remain closed to watercraft for the rest of the fall season.

  • Blown tire caused fiery accident on C-470

    A blown tire caused an accident Thursday on C-470 in South Jeffco that killed two people and closed the highway for most of the day.

    The fiery accident, which occurred just east of the Bowles Avenue exit around 11 a.m., shut down the road between U.S. 285 and South Kipling Parkway as well as the C-470 bike trail. The eastbound side of the roadway reopened around several hours after the accident, while the westbound side remained closed into the evening.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Art, Elevated: Appreciation of nature and a gift led Bailey resident to jewelry making

    Jewelry making is a lot like writing for Angela Weaver. There are waves of creative flow followed by moments where inspiration wanes.

    “It’s, I would say, a very therapeutic hobby. It’s really kind of a peaceful thing,” the Bailey resident said. “I tend to work in … creative spurts. I’ve compared myself sometimes to a writer where nothing comes for a while and then all of sudden one day you can sit down and go for hours and hours and things just come.

  • Fun for all: Community enjoying Clement Park's new accessible playground

    Cindy Davy and her grandchildren love the playground at Clement Park, but they hadn’t visited in awhile. When she heard about all the improvements, however, Davy knew it was time to bring the kiddos to play.

  • Crime briefs

    Arraignment scheduled for woman facing multiple charges after shooting

    The woman who allegedly shot her husband during a domestic dispute at Arrowhead Manor waived her right to a preliminary hearing last week.

    Marguerite Herb, 53, returns to court in October for an arraignment, in which she must enter a plea. She faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and menacing with a deadly weapon.

  • Bear euthanized following attack in Pine

    Colorado wildlife officials euthanized a bear that entered a home in Pine on Aug. 26, injuring a 71-year-old man.

    According to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Jon Johnson was with his wife, George Field, in the downstairs area of their home around 8:45 p.m. last Monday when they heard noises in the kitchen.