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  • County dedicates new Open Space park

     

    Civil War buffs, Westernaires riders and a general spirit of antiquity permeated the Hildebrand Ranch Park dedication May 6, though afternoon showers forced visitors to seek the cover of a festival tent.

    Jeffco officially marked the opening its newest Open Space park with the ancient, tinny chimes of a hammered dulcimer and other instruments played by members of the Fourth Artillery Quadrille Ensemble.

  • 13 officers' names added to memorial in Golden

     

    Hundreds of law enforcement officers and family members gathered March 7 at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden to pay respect to 226 officers killed in the line of duty since 1876.

    This year served to memorialize 13 officers, including Montrose Police Department Sgt. David Kinterknecht, who was shot and killed in July 2009 after he and other officers entered the home of a man who barricaded himself in his garage. The officers were responding to a 911 call made by the suspect’s wife.

  • Coffee with a Cop

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office wants county residents to know it does more than hand out traffic tickets, and officers will be hanging out at coffee shops to talk about that.

    Capt. Pat Woodin and Capt. Robert Baker will hold a series of Coffee With a Cop meetings, during which they set aside two hours to talk with residents about whatever is on their minds.

  • Eastwood reportedly spoke of resentments against school

    Accused Deer Creek Middle School gunman Bruco Eastwood told investigators he had longstanding resentments against the school, testimony at a preliminary hearing last week indicated.

    Eastwood faces arraignment in June on all 15 of the prosecution’s charges, including four counts of attempted murder.

  • Library wants residents to check out access through smart phones

     

    The Jefferson County Public Library now offers quicker, mobile-friendly access to its 1.3 million items.

    “It’s great and more convenient — especially if you need something real quick, you can get right in there,” said Bethany Frisbie, promotions and marketing manager for JCPL.

    The library’s main website has always been accessible through smart phones, but the new streamlined mobile site is specially formatted and supports the iPhone, some BlackBerry models and DROID phones. 

  • Libertarian courts independent voters in 6th District

     

    Another candidate has emerged in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, adding competition for the area’s independent votes.

    Aurora Libertarian Rob McNealy, a flooring-company owner and blogger, announced his decision to run in January and has since raised $21,000 for his campaign.

  • Johnson, Bradley elected to Foothills board

     

    Judy Johnson and John Bradley Jr. have been elected to the Foothills Park & Recreation District board of directors.

    Johnson defeated two other candidates in Ward 3, and Bradley topped a field of three candidates in Ward 4.

  • Johnson, Bradley elected to Foothills board

    Judy Johnson and John Bradley Jr. have been elected to the Foothills Park & Recreation District board of directors.

    Johnson defeated two other candidates in Ward 3, and Bradley topped a field of three candidates in Ward 4.

    Johnson received 650 votes, while her opponents, Mike Venturini and John Winn, garnered 415 and 403 votes, respectively. Bradley received 557 votes; the other two Ward 4 candidates, Patrice Thomas and Thomas Dittemore, received 484 and 330 votes, respectively. They were elected to four-year terms.

  • County hosts primer on Colorado's Open Meetings Law

    Jeffco’s elected officials and volunteers who serve on the county’s 28 boards and commissions were treated to a primer on Colorado’s Open Meetings Law on April 28.

    Media attorney Steven Zansberg presented the program, which the county agreed to host after two commissioners violated the Open Meetings Law last summer when they discussed public business via e-mail.

  • Teacher who had relationship with student gets probation

    A former South Jeffco English teacher convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage student was sentenced in county court April 27 to at least five years of probation and five years in community corrections.

    Linda Lewis Trabucco, 44, was teaching at Collegiate Academy of Colorado when she allegedly had a relationship with a student, who was a seventh-grader when they met. The relationship began in 2003 when the student was a high school freshman and lasted at least through the time of the student’s graduation.