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  • 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.  

  • County approves creation of sustainability committee

    Jefferson County is on the verge of becoming a resource for residents who want to go green. 

    The county is forming a volunteer sustainability committee tasked with providing information and guidance to residents and businesses that wish to pursue environmentally sustainable projects and practices. 

  • Rash of vehicle break-ins reported at South Jeffco fitness centers

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office suspects a string of vehicle break-ins at fitness centers across the county are related.

    Over the last two months, more than 38 cars have been broken into while parked at fitness centers. According to the Sheriff’s Office, almost all the vehicles had their windows broken, and purses were stolen from inside. 

  • Developers win delay of vote on Open Space master plan

    A final vote on Jeffco Open Space’s master plan has been delayed for a month by the county commissioners to allow more comment. 

    The vote had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but a delay was requested by several real estate development groups. The commissioners voted 3-0 to delay final approval by a month. 

  • Jefferson County prohibits electronic-smoking devices in buildings

    Jeffco has banned electronic cigarettes and similar devices from county buildings.

    The addition of electronic smoking devices such as electronic cigarettes and tobacco and marijuana vaporizers to the current ban on smoking tobacco and marijuana is due in part to the increasing popularity of the products, said Deputy County Administrator Kate Newman.