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  • Senior Law Day a source of information for seniors, caregivers

    People flocked to the Jeffco Courts and Administration Building on Saturday for the ninth annual Senior Law Day.

    The event offers seniors, caregivers, family members and other affected parties an opportunity to learn about estate planning, end-of-life planning, identity theft, scams and other aging-related issues. Participants could attend workshops, consult with an attorney, and eat breakfast and lunch.

  • Bills signed into law at West Jeff

    A bill that will provide local school districts the ability to individualize accountability systems officially became law on Monday morning.

    The bill signing at West Jefferson Elementary School marked what could have been the first time a law went into effect at the school.

    “Have laws ever been made here before?” Gov. Jared Polis asked.

    “It’s the first I know of,” said West Jeff principal Wendy Woodland.

  • State of the Arts: Check out Center Stage’s lobby remodel

    A facelift to the lobby at Center Stage in Evergreen will be unveiled at a community event from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Called the Ovation Celebration after the theater’s owner, Ovation West, the event will include music, refreshments and cameo performances by troupes that use the facility.

    “We figured it would be a cool thing to do an event built around the unveiling of the lobby,” said Ovation West Executive Director Susan Kramer.

  • Residential addiction recovery center planned in Evergreen

    A Conifer resident has purchased the former Basecamp on Buffalo Park Road to turn it into a residential community for those in addiction recovery — tailoring the program primarily to veterans.

  • JCSO searching for suspect accused of assault at Red Rocks

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a woman during the showing of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on May 28.

    Between 9:30 to 10 p.m., the woman, who hasn’t been identified, went to the lower level restroom on the north side of the amphitheater, according to information from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. A man followed her into the women’s restroom and attempted to sexually assault her. When other people entered the bathroom, the woman escaped.

  • Tuskegee Airmen pilot details racism, lauds the accomplishments of the WW II squadron

    A fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen asked his audience on May 13 to connect the dots regarding the racial discrimination that all-African-American fighter squadron faced during World War II.

  • Memorial Day is a time to remember

    George Faust knows firsthand the meaning of Memorial Day.

    The World War II veteran, who now lives at Elk Run Assisted Living, never saw combat when he served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, but he was involved in the war effort both at home and abroad.

    He has traveled to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., and remembering soldiers who died for this country brings tears to his eyes.

    “You see the great big memorial, and you see all the names (of those who died,” said Faust, 93.

  • Memorial Day is a time to remember

    George Faust knows firsthand the meaning of Memorial Day.

    The World War II veteran, who now lives at Elk Run Assisted Living, never saw combat when he served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, but he was involved in the war effort both at home and abroad.

    He has traveled to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., and remembering soldiers who died for this country brings tears to his eyes.

    “You see the great big memorial, and you see all the names (of those who died,” said Faust, 93.

  • Foothills schools say goodbye to retiring teachers, staff

    Deb Dosh-Healy: Bergen Meadow kindergarten

    Deb Dosh-Healy, who taught kindergarten, said the best part of retirement will be not having to come to work every day, though she plans to be available as a substitute teacher, take some classes and spend time with her grandchildren.

    What will she miss most? “Laughing kids,” she said. “And watching them grow. This is the time of year it all pays off. We get to see the reward of all the hard work (teaching kids).”

  • Putting their best Bigfoot forward

    The owner of The Sasquatch Outpost is working toward his latest Bigfoot-related goal: a docudrama filmed locally.

    Jim Myers, who opened his store off Bailey’s Main Street some six years ago, has been a Bigfoot believer for most of his life but has always been disappointed in the portrayal of Bigfoot in movies.