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Local News

  • Foreclosures continue to decline in Jeffco

     

    The good news about Jeffco’s housing market keeps coming, despite a recent increase in delinquent mortgage payments in the county.

    If the county’s current foreclosure rate remains steady for the rest of the year, Jeffco will see 55 percent fewer home foreclosures started than in 2012. Through the first three quarters of 2013, Jeffco has begun 1,087 foreclosures. 

    If that pace holds up, the county will see about 1,449 foreclosures. In 2012, the county had 2,650 homes go into foreclosure. 

  • Drug court makes case for funds

    A group that works with families dealing with substance abuse asked Jeffco commissioners on Oct. 15 not to cut its funding as the county considers the proposed 2014 budget.

    Several people involved with the county’s Family Integrated Treatment Court spoke on behalf of the organization’s work during Jeffco’s first public hearing on its 2014 budget. FIT Court is funded through the Jeffco Human Services Division budget. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    One egg, over-hard. Very hard.

  • Hit-run accident injures pedestrian

    A 61-year-old man was seriously injured on the evening of Oct. 17 in a hit-and-run accident along a South Jeffco street.

    The man was walking his dog about 5:45 p.m. on West Glasgow Place, northwest of West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Pierce Street, when he was hit by an unknown vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Hit-and-run leaves one injured Wednesday night

     A 61-year-old man was left seriously injured Thursday night after being the victim of a hit and run.

    The man was walking his dog around 5:45 p.m. near 7052 West Glasgow Place, northwest of Ken Caryl Avenue and Pierce Street, when he was hit by an unknown vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Former Inter-Canyon fire chief faces theft, embezzlement charges

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief Dave MacBean is facing theft and embezzlement charges in connection with $643,000 in purchases made with district funds over a three-year period.

     

    A news release from the Morrison-based fire district said MacBean was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Oct. 15 after an investigation was triggered by an internal audit in January. MacBean was placed on leave in January and left the department in March.

  • Bomb squad renders suspicious device inert; Chatfield High searched

    A suspicious device found in the Ken Caryl area led to the closing of one road and a precautionary search of nearby Chatfield High School on Oct. 16.

    The device was found by a homeowner in the 10600 block of Dakan Mountain Road, east of Chatfield Avenue. The Jeffco sheriff’s bomb squad responded, along with deputies.

  • On a mission to bring ‘care’ to health care

    Christina Garza's paternal grandfather, who worked in a uranium mine, was diagnosed with liver cancer when she was 4. He died a year later.
    Garza knew then her calling was to be a doctor.

  • In service to senior citizens

    If you ask Warren Rose what his favorite day of the week is, he’ll say it’s Tuesday.

    That’s because he dedicates Tuesdays to volunteering at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen — and making many new friends. 

    “I look forward to going in there on my volunteer days and seeing my friends,” Rose said.

    Now in its 35th year, SRC’s mission is to coordinate services to enhance independence, dignity and quality of life for seniors.

  • Littleton barbecue team qualifies for international competition

    Swinestone Cowboys of Littleton will join Flyboy BBQ of Bailey as the two teams representing Colorado in the 25th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tenn., on Oct. 26.

    “As far as invitational competitions go, the ‘Jack’ might be the best,” said Steve Renfro of Flyboy BBQ.