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  • Jeffco team coordinating recovery efforts in Windsor

    Jefferson County’s Incident Management Team took control of the recovery efforts in Windsor in the wake of the devastating tornadoes of May 22.

    A statement was released announcing the team's control of the recovery efforts in the affected neighborhoods of Windsor and in the surrounding areas.

    At least one person died and more than 100 were treated for injuries when a series of twisters tore through northern Colorado.

  • Fathers and sons: Send us your photos

    The Courier wants to recognize the fathers and sons among our readers by printing pairs of pictures in the June 11 edition. Send digital images to news@evergreenco.com, and look for the pictures in paper preceding Fathers Day.

  • DA filing charges again in '76 cold case

    The district attorney has decided to direct-file murder and rape charges against Ricky Lee Harnish in the 1976 murder of Holly Marie Andrews instead of appealing a decision to dismiss the case.

    DNA found on the body of a 1976 murder victim was not enough for county Judge Rachel Olguin-Fresquez to send the case to trial, and the case was dismissed after a preliminary hearing on April 17.

  • Man gets 48 years for shooting in Morrison

    A Lakewood man was sentenced May 22 to 48 years in prison for the attempted murder of three men at Caf Prague in Morrison in March 2007.

    Following a four-day trial in April, a jury found Aaron Allen Fain, 40, guilty of three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

  • A story with legs: Chatfield student raises cancer funds in memory of former publisher Brad Bradberry

    She says she misses the barbecue in his backyard, and the way she always saw him working in the garden.

    She decided she would raise money in his honor to try to prevent other people from going through the same thing.

    Terra Lesser, 17, and her family knew former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry for years, and when he died of cancer in December, she wanted to remember him with acts that would benefit others.

    "It makes me feel like I'm actually making a difference," Lesser said. "I"m hoping someday people won't have to go through it."

  • Paper or plastic? Jeffco voters have options

    Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson announced May 20 a plan to give Jefferson County voters more options on Election Day.

    Paper ballots will be available to voters at every Jeffco precinct polling location for the Aug. 12 primary and Nov. 4 presidential elections. Electronic touch-screen voting machines will also be available for voters who choose to use them.

  • Mr. Biggs, local leaders team up for needy families

    Any NASCAR fan can attest to the bitter sniping that occurs among drivers after a contentious race.

    They take shots in the press questioning each other's ethics and motives, and typically disparage their adversaries' skills.

    That sort of back-and-forth has been heard among Jeffco officials since a charity event May 12 at Mr. Biggs.

  • Former county attorney reportedly 'joked' about killing critic

    Former Jefferson County Attorney Frank Hutfless "joked" in 2006 about having a county critic who is suing Jeffco killed, according to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation report.

  • Foothills looks ahead in wake of rejected tax increase

    Foothills Park & Recreation District Executive Director Ronald Hopp sees some positives in the district’s failed bid for a tax hike May 6, the second rejection by district voters in less than two years.

  • This groom didn't get cold feet, but he did experience quite a jolt

    From construction projects that allegedly damage private property to deaths on county roads, the Jeffco Attorney’s Office sees no shortage of legal claims — including one resulting from a groom getting a big shock on his wedding day.

    Aug. 11, 2007, was going to be a memorable day in the life of Robert Griffin Jr. He was getting married at Clement Park, and was also coordinating SunStock 2007, an annual music festival. The festival was put on in conjunction with the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation, a cause Griffin says is close to his heart.