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  • Jefferson County seeks volunteers for marijuana task force

    Jeffco is accepting applications for volunteers who would like to serve on a marijuana task force that will report on retail pot sales in the county’s municipalities. 

    The county enacted a moratorium through February 2015 on marijuana sales in unincorporated areas but wants to know about effects on public safety, health and business communities, said Jeanie Rossillon, Jeffco’s director of development and transportation.

  • Leadership team will continue to act as superintendent for Jeffco schools

    Jeffco Public Schools’ core leadership team will continue to act as superintendent for the rest of the school year as the Board of Education moves forward with its search for a successor to Cindy Stevenson.

    After discussion at the board’s meeting last Thursday, no change was made to the previous week’s decision not to appoint an individual to serve as interim superintendent.  

    On Feb. 18, the board voted 3-2 not to make a temporary appointment, with the agreement that the board would discuss the topic again Feb. 27.

  • Rosier in D.C. to lobby on local issues

    County Commissioner Don Rosier was in Washington, D.C., this week lobbying Congress on local issues such as funding for social programs and storm-water regulations.

    Rosier went to the U.S. capital as part of the National Association of Counties’ legislative conference from March 1-5, where 2,000 county governments from across the country lobby U.S. lawmakers on issues that local governments face every day. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Something’s been bugging her

  • Small grass fire extinguished in Ken-Caryl

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies put out a small grass fire in the Ken-Caryl area Monday afternoon before it had a chance to spread.  

    The fire, in the 9900 block of Whistling Elk Drive south of Deer Creek Road, started about 4:15 p.m. after a male teenager was playing with fireworks. 

    Deputies were able to contain the fire to a quarter acre using rakes, shovels and fire extinguishers borrowed from neighboring houses, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer. 

  • Evergreen Newspapers win 33 awards at state press convention

    Evergreen Newspapers had a record-breaking weekend at the Feb. 21 Colorado Press Association awards dinner.

    The staff surpassed last year’s record total by one, taking home 33 awards at this year’s annual convention.

    The High Timber Times received a coveted Sweepstakes award for its website. In other categories, photo editor Gabriel Christus led the way, winning 19 awards. Sports editor Michael Hicks won 10, and Clear Creek Courant editor Ian Neligh won five. Many of the awards had multiple winners for design and story/photo combinations.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Sharper than a serpent’s tooth

  • Man convicted of attempted sexual assault in attack on teen

    A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of the attempted sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in South Jeffco who fought off her attacker. 

    A jury on Feb. 20 found Xavier McDaniel guilty of three felony charges stemming from the attack last April, which left the victim hospitalized for several days. 

  • Body found floating in Clear Creek

    A body was found in Clear Creek near the Golden History Museum on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Golden Police Department said the body of a male, believed to be in his 60s, had been discovered about 2 p.m. floating in Clear Creek.  

    No other information about the man’s identity and how he died was available.

  • A step closer to spring

    Unseasonably warm temperatures are providing the perfect weather for outdoor enthusiasts, including runners looking for a sunny sojourn.