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  • County dollars secured for PorchLight Family Justice Center

    Jefferson County will officially provide funds for PorchLight Family Justice Center after the center successfully raised more than $100,000 in a little more than a month.

    During a staff briefing in February, the county committed to match funds up to $250,000 if PorchLight received at least $100,000 in funding from a number of potential sources by April. District Attorney Pete Weir and others associated with the project attended an April 9 staff briefing to share that the goal had been met.

  • Plans still unclear regarding D’Evelyn sixth-grade transition

    While district-wide discussions about a sixth-grade transition at D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School and Dennison Elementary have been ongoing for months, the Jeffco school board has yet to determine how to proceed.

    Members of a task force comprised of faculty and parent representatives from both D’Evelyn and its feeder school Dennison Elementary as well as district representatives initially came before the board in January with a plan to transition sixth-grade students out of Dennison and into D’Evelyn.

  • Hiwan Hills property owner withdraws lot application

    A hearing to decide whether to remand a case back to the Jeffco Planning Commission ended in the applicant withdrawing his proposal altogether.

  • Firefighters aid deer who fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake

    Evergreen firefighters made a water rescue at Evergreen Lake Saturday morning — not of a person or a pet, but a young deer.

    The deer fell through the ice on the southeast end of the lake above the dam, and a woman who was jogging around the lake at about 7:30 a.m. called 911. About 15 firefighters responded, with two putting on their ice-rescue gear to climb into the frigid water to help the wild animal.

  • News Briefs

    Fire guts Aspen Park home
    Firefighters from three mountain-area fire departments spent hours Friday night putting out a blaze that destroyed a home in Aspen Park.
    According to Elk Creek FIre Protection District, when firefighters arrived on scene at 25758 Rea Avenue, a few miles east of JJ Madwells, they found about 50 percent of the house on fire. The home eventually was a total loss, but there were no injuries.
    The call came in at 10:15 p.m. A cause is still under investigation.

  • Indian Hills Fire trains for mass casualty incident

    A cold, foggy morning made the perfect backdrop for a grim emergency rescue training exercise.

    The training, held Saturday in the field across Parmalee Gulch Road from Indian Hills Fire Rescue, was meant to simulate a mass casualty. There was a school bus, borrowed from Jeffco Public Schools, a group of “injured” Cub Scouts and neighborhood kids, a team of Indian Hills firefighters and paramedics, and dozens of parents watching.

  • Woman who had 'infatuation' with Columbine tragedy found dead at Echo Lake

    Schools in Jefferson County — and across the state — have returned to business as usual after last week’s credible threat that caused shelter-in-place protocols on April 16 and schools to be closed on April 17.

  • Firefighters aid deer who fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake

    Evergreen firefighters made a water rescue Saturday morning at Evergreen Lake — not of a person or a pet, but a young deer.

    The deer fell through the ice on the southeast end of the lake above the dam. A woman who was jogging around the lake at about 7:30 a.m., called 911. About 15 firefighters responded, with two putting on ice-rescue gear to climb into the frigid water to help the wild animal.

  • One injured in four-car pileup on I-70

    One driver was transported to the hospital Saturday morning after a four-car pileup on eastbound Interstate 70. 

    According to Cpl. Ivan Alvarado with the Colorado State Patrol, the call about the four-vehicle crash near Genesee came in at 8:23 a.m. While most were uninjured in the accident, the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was transported to Lutheran Hospital due to bleeding from the head. The other cars involved were a 2017 Dodge Ram, a 2017 Audi SUV and a 2004 Toyota pickup truck, according to Alvarado.

  • Suspect charged with first-degree murder in Brinson's death

    The man arrested last week in connection with the death of Joseph Michael Brinson has been charged with first-degree murder.

    Blake Alan Quinlan, 18, was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail on April 4. He is being held without bond and will return to court for a May 6 hearing in which a preliminary hearing will be scheduled.