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  • Two-car accident shut down C-470 eastbound late Wednesday

    A two-car accident shut down eastbound C-470 on Wednesday night for more than two hours.

    The Colorado State Patrol received a call at 10:41 p.m. According to Trooper Josh Lewis, a 2016 Hyundai sedan hit a 2002 GMC pickup truck, but specifics on what caused the crash aren't yet known.

    The driver of the sedan, a 37-year-old female, and the driver of the truck, a 30-year-old male, both were transported to Littleton Hospital. Neither has been identified at this time. Their injuries were minor, but the condition of both is unknown.

  • Jeffco slash program looking for greater outreach, efficiency

    The Jeffco Slash Program will start looking for ways to reach people who don’t know about the program or who are unmotivated or unable to bring slash in for collection.

    The Jeffco Facilities Management Team updated the county commissioners on its 2017 collections at the Aug. 8 staff meeting. Out of its 12 sites or collection weekends, 3,096 separate loads of slash have been brought in thus far, the team said.

  • Open Space updates regulations on e-bikes, drones

    Jeffco Open Space will be allowing Class 1 e-bikes on its paved trails, which are only located in three parks — Crown Hill, Van Bibber and Clear Creek Trail. For now, the agency is prohibiting use of Class 2 e-bikes in these areas.

  • CASA to host annual fund-raising gala

    Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties is hoping to raise $120,000 at its upcoming A Night for CASA fund-raising gala, which will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Denver Marriott West.

    CASA volunteers help abused and neglected children have a sense of security and constancy while their cases are in the court system. During its past fiscal year, the program served 400 children with 250 active volunteers.

  • Head of Jeffco EDC resigns after seven months

    Seven months after he was appointed to the role of president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp., Sam Bailey has resigned to join the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. as vice president of economic development.
    Formally announced July 26, Bailey’s decision to exit the organization after less than a year came as a shock and surprise to the EDC’s board of directors and staff.

  • Leonard seeking re-election in HD 25

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, has confirmed he will run for re-election in 2018, saying that his primary focus will again be limited government and issues associated with the First, Second and 10th amendments.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No egg-scuse

  • Free admission for military to state parks

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering military veterans and active-duty military personnel, including active duty Reserve and National Guard members, free admission to all Colorado state parks during August.

    To take advantage of the promotion, veterans and active military are required to obtain a military hang-tag pass by showing Parks and Wildlife staff: active or retired military identification, a DD Form 2, DD Form 2765 or DD 214; or a Colorado driver’s license or state ID that specifies “veteran” may be presented.

  • Clowning around: Three South Jeffco residents make work out of fun

    While many don business wear and work in an office, three South Jeffco residents have traded formal attire for colorful costumes and silly expressions when they’re on the clock. The world is their playground.

    Dave Elstun, Susan Buckner and Andrea Michel work as clowns and magicians, performing at parties, schools, libraries and more. All agree that getting paid to perform is a pretty awesome gig.

    ‘Amazing Dave’

  • Teens get real-world experience in crime scene investigation

    With bright yellow tape, scattered bullets and blood-spattered fabric, the Bemis Library looked like a crime scene. And for all intents and purposes, last Thursday, it was.

    For the eighth year, area teenagers gathered at the library for a three-day CSI police program hosted in collaboration with the Littleton Police Department.