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1 year 1 month ago

Memorial for Deputy Killed in Head-On Crash

A public memorial is planned for a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed when an SUV hit his motorcycle head-on. Friends, family and co-workers of Sgt. David Baldwin will gather at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield at 10 a.m. Monday. Following the service, a formal vehicle procession will head...

1 year 7 months ago

Jefferson County fire 50 percent contained

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are working to contain a small wildfire burning in the foothills of Jefferson County. The Glencoe Valley Fire was 6 acres and 50 percent contained Tuesday morning. Firefighters hope to have if fully contained by the end of the day. Evacuation orders went out Monday...

2 years 2 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

2 years 8 months ago

10 Public Trustees resign

Gov. John Hickenlooper, on Tuesday, accepted the resignations of the 10 public trustees he appoints. The trustees are in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld counties, most of the largest in Colorado without Denver County. "We all have to stand for good government,"...

2 years 11 months ago

Evacuees allowed back in homes

CONIFER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home on Monday. Jacki Kelley of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said that residents of 50 homes can return Monday morning, nearly a week after the fire erupted. She says firefighters...

3 years 8 months ago

Thunderstorms spur concerns of flooding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Predictions of thunderstorms for Boulder County have emergency officials on alert for possible flooding where a wildfire last year left mountainsides west of Boulder bare of trees and bushes. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for parts of Colorado's Front Range, including...

3 years 10 months ago

Homes evacuated in Jefferson County

INDIAN HILLS, Colo. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a wildfire in Jefferson County has prompted evacuations of 30 to 40 homes. Sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says the fire Monday afternoon between Evergreen and Morrison is believed to have been human caused. She says the fire is about an acre,...

3 years 11 months ago

Three fires burning in Jefferson County

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Three fires are burning in Jefferson County, including one that has evacuated homes and diverted buses taking students home from school. Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said Friday a fire in Evergreen by Squaw Pass Road has grown to 40 acres, prompting evacuations in...

3 years 11 months ago

Berm set up to catch fuel

A berm has now been set up near a tanker truck that is leaking fuel in Park County. The tanker truck is now reported to be carrying around 7,000 gallons of fuel. This happened a couple of miles from the town of Jefferson on County Road 77. There...

4 years 11 months ago

Muzzle awards mock free speech foes

Banning the sale of wine because of a nude woman on the bottle labels. Confining campus protests to a "free-speech patio." Keeping street performers off the Las Vegas Strip. Those were some of the actions that the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cited Tuesday in...

5 years 3 weeks ago

School districts spending on food, travel

With budget cuts looming, Colorado's three largest school districts have been spending on food, travel and other discretionary expenses with little oversight. An analysis by The Denver Post found that Jefferson, Douglas and Denver county schools spent a total of about $280,000 on items like Starbucks, doughnuts and receptions. Districts...

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