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  • Speaker: Seniors urged to protect their finances

    Cary Johnson wants senior citizens to keep their money in their pockets.

    Johnson, who runs the Communities Against Senior Exploitation program in the district attorney’s office, explained to seniors at the Seniors’ Resource Center that older adults are under siege from people trying to take their money.

  • Water restored in El Pinal after water main break

    Evergreen Metropolitan District workers spent three days fixing a water main break that kept water from a large part of the El Pinal subdivision.

    Residents in the area affected by the outage were advised to open a cold-water faucet in their homes and allow it to run for 10 to 15 minutes to clear residual dirty water and air from the lines.

    About 300 homes in El Pinal and businesses on Evergreen Parkway from Bryant Drive south to Bank of the West were affected.

  • Claussen found not guilty in death of tenant

    A Marshdale man has been found not guilty of killing his tenant on May 20, 2018.

    David Claussen, 47, was charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth, who was living with the Claussens in the 7700 block of Highway 73.

    He pleaded not guilty, and the jury trial started on March 18. Jury deliberations began on Friday morning, and the not-guilty verdict was announced Monday afternoon.

  • Water restored in El Pinal after water main break

    Evergreen Metropolitan District workers spent three days fixing a water main break that kept water from a large part of the El Pinal subdivision.

    Residents in the area affected by the outage were advised to open a cold-water faucet in their homes and allow it to run for 10 to 15 minutes to clear residual dirty water and air from the lines.

    About 300 homes in El Pinal and businesses on Evergreen Parkway from Bryant Drive south to Bank of the West were affected.

  • Snow day decision is an all-night communication

    By Matt Adams
    For the Courier

    On winter and spring school nights when weather forecasts call for change, Josie Gallagher knows she won’t be getting a good night’s sleep.

  • News briefs

    Morrison man pleads not guilty to first-degree murder
    The Morrison man arrested in connection with the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges during a Thursday arraignment.

    Jerald Arthur Cross, 64, was arrested Oct. 7 on suspicion of first-degree murder after he called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. He is set to return to court on May 17 for a motions hearing.

  • Friends, family pay tribute to longtime resident

    Those who knew Peggy Braun, a longtime Evergreen resident, say they can’t say enough nice things about her.

    She was a volunteer for many organizations, a friend who would give you the shirt off her back and someone who was passionate about helping people.

    “She was the sweetest person around,” said Sharon Smith, executive director of Evergreen Christian Outreach where both Peggy and her husband Bill were longtime volunteers. “Peggy always jumped in and helped no matter what was going on at EChO.”

  • Young and old alike get their heads sheared for cancer research

    Hair one moment — gone the next.

    More than 20 people of all ages got into the barber’s chair on Saturday amid cheers and well wishes at The Wild Game in Bergen Park to have their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

    The fundraiser, in its third year in Evergreen, was expected to raise more than $30,000. Winston and Mel from the KOOL 105 morning show emceed the event.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Jeffco Sheriff’s Office looking into threat at Columbine

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threat made Monday afternoon at Columbine High School.

    According to Mike Taplin, spokesman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, a threatening phone call came in around 3:30 p.m., after school had been dismissed. The call appeared to come from a number outside of the United States.

    Because the threat is still under investigation, Taplin said he couldn’t provide much more information than that.