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  • Sheriff's Calls

    Blown for a loop

  • Gaten pleads not guilty to March shooting

    An Alice man charged with shooting someone in the El Rancho area last March has pleaded not guilty.

    Matthew Gaten, 31, is scheduled for a pre-trial conference at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 and a motions hearing at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

  • Bird pleads not guilty in July shooting of her husband

    An Evergreen woman charged with attempting to murder her husband has pleaded not guilty.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

    Bird has been charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a firearm. Her bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety, which she posted on July 27.

  • EPRD board narrows projects

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District board is making tough decisions in advance of approving the district’s 2019 budget on Dec. 4.

    The board had hoped to have additional funding available through a proposed bond and mill levy increase that failed in the November election.

  • Foothills CBD businesses tackle challeges of growing industry

    NOTE: This is the first in a series about CBD and foothills residents who use it.

    Researchers are predicting that by 2050, cannabidoil will be in every home.
    But Evergreen’s Pure Spectrum founder Brady Bell said he’d like it to be by 2030.
    Cannabidoil — often called CBD — comes from hemp and is being researched to find whether it can help with seizures, pain, anxiety, and perhaps even brain diseases.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Calling card

  • EPRD planning to take lessons learned from bond failure

    While the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s two ballot issues 6C and 6D failed by less than 400 votes each, some board members are hopeful that the district will be successful in the future.
    During a Nov. 13 board of directors meeting at Buchanan Recreation Center, President Bill May attributed the bond and mill levy’s failure to a combination of several things, including only three of the five board members working to pass it and former board members openly opposing it.

  • Brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club extinguished

    West Metro firefighters put out a brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club at the intersection of C-470 and U.S. 285 in South Jeffco on Wednesday morning.
    The call came in around 10:21 a.m., and firefighters had it mostly extinguished by 11:20 a.m., according to Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    Although West Metro is still mopping up and could find some hot spots, Scholting said the department is “saying it’s out.” An investigator is on scene to determine a cause.

  • Morrison working on ‘clean up’ annexation

    Morrison is working on two annexation projects, one of which could provide jurisdictional clarity and include a small piece of property on Highway 8 into town limits.

    If approved, the Highway 8 annexation project, which has been in the works since 2006, would include the portion of the road from the new Town of Morrison sign and moving east toward the Conoco gas station near the C-470 intersection.

  • Jeffco Briefs

    JCOS receives Starburst Award

    Jeffco Open Space received a Starburst Award for its work on the segment of the Peaks to Plain Trail that’s in Clear Creek Canyon.

    The award, which was presented during the Jeffco commissioners’ Nov. 13 hearing, is given by the Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize entities making good use of lottery proceeds in outdoor recreation and conservation to enhance a community’s environment. Clear Creek County Open Space also won the award for the joint project.