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  • Park County commissioners, coroner file complaint against Evergreen Newspapers

    The Park County Board of Commissioners, acting by and through Park County coroner David Kintz Jr., has filed a legal complaint against the Canyon Courier's umbrella organization Evergreen Newspapers, as well as reporter Sal Christ and editor Michael Hicks, seeking to restrict access to Maggie Long's autopsy. 

  • Belgian musician makes connections at Evergreen’s Memory Café

    As a universal language, music makes connections wherever and whenever it’s heard — between people and their neighbors, between one’s thoughts and feelings, and between one’s past and present.

    That was what Belgian musician Hanne Deneire told the 30-some Memory Café attendees on May 16, when she visited Evergreen’s Seniors’ Resource Center during a weeklong trip to Colorado.

  • Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies

    The Jeffco commissioners have given preliminary approval for the Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies — six in patrol, 22 in the jail — and have $400,000 more in overtime for 2018.

    Formal approval to adjust JCSO’s 2018 budget to include these items will be a consent agenda item at an upcoming Board of County Commissioners hearing.

    At a March 13 staff briefing, Sheriff Jeff Shrader asked the commissioners for an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand.

  • Conifer seniors reflect on high school's challenges, triumphs

    When senior Kellin Reay started at Conifer High School last fall — his third high school in four years — he was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time.

    But, after a lot of hard work his senior year, Reay graduated on Saturday with hundreds of his fellow Lobos. He had made it.

    “My biggest motivation was to prove myself,” Reay said.

  • Southbound 285 open after motorcycle accident

    A 58-year-old man has been injured and transported to the hospital after his motorcycle went into the median of U.S. 285 on Monday afternoon.

    As of 12:45 p.m., his condition was unknown. Traffic was snarled briefly, but all lanes near Calfee Gulch Road were reopened as of 1:06 p.m.

    According to Trooper Josh Lewis, Colorado State Patrol received a call at 12:06 p.m. about a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle down in the median. The rider was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

  • Marshdale shooting suspect out on bond

    The Evergreen man who allegedly shot and killed his tenant Sunday has posted bond after his first court appearance Monday.

    David Donald Claussen, 46, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth. He has not yet been formally charged but is scheduled to make a second court appearance on Friday.

    His bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety.

  • Evergreen shooting leaves one dead

    One person has died after being shot in Evergreen on Sunday afternoon.

    According to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the department received a call at 1:40 p.m. Sunday about a disturbance in the 7000 block of Highway 73. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found a man with life-threatening injuries after a shooting. The unidentified victim was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where he was pronounced dead. 

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  • Investigators in Maggie Long case say family home was targeted

     Nearly six months after 17-year-old Maggie Long was murdered at her family's home in Bailey, investigators are finally sharing more information about the case — specifically saying that the Long family home was targeted and that Long's murder was not part of a pattern of crimes occurring in neighboring counties or elsewhere.

  • Jeffco, Platte Canyon schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.