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July 25th, 2014

Former Idaho Springs cop acquitted in assault case

On Wednesday, July 23, a six-person jury found former Idaho Springs Police Department Sgt. James “Jim” Vogt not guilty of third-degree assault. During the trial, the alleged victim, Yamissia Wilkerson, 41, of Idaho Springs, told the jury her side of the story, said 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown. However, at the end of the day, the jury decided the district attorney’s office did not meet its burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt an assault actually occurred. Shortly after the district attorney’s office filed charges against Vogt in November 2013, Brown submitted a motion recusing himself, but not his … Read more

July 25th, 2014

Summit County workforce housing bill signed by President Obama

A bill to pave the way for a workforce housing project in Summit County ended its yearlong congressional journey shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, when President Barack Obama signed into law the Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act. The legislation, first carried by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and later by Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., in the Senate, conveys 40 acres of land from the U.S. Forest Service to Summit County. The parcel is located between Interstate 70 and the Dillon Dam Road near the towns of Frisco and Dillon. Sen. Michael … Read more

July 25th, 2014

‘Fitness Christmas’ arrives early at Silverthorne Rec Center

These days there are just as many hard hats as hard bodies at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. The center is undergoing a major round of renovations, which are slated for completion when the center celebrates its 20-year anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The renovations create extra space in the facility for additional equipment. “We’re adding about 30 new pieces of equipment,” said fitness coordinator Renee Rogers. “Thirteen of those pieces are equipment we’ve never had at the recreation center before … It’s fitness Christmas.” Rogers’ eyes light up as she discusses some of the new equipment. They include three so-called … Read more

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