Posted 9/13/12

Four busted for DUI on Labor Day weekend Four drivers were arrested and charged with DUI’s, following a Labor Day weekend checkpoint. The …

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Four busted for DUI on Labor Day weekend

Four drivers were arrested and charged with DUI’s, following a Labor Day weekend checkpoint. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department contacted 1,954 drivers, and made four DUI arrests during the checkpoint, Sept. 1. The checkpoint was conducted in conjunction with the Colorado State Patrol, as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s 100 Days of Heat campaign.

There were no arrests during last year’s Jeffco checkpoint, reported Sheriff’s Department Public Relations Officer Mark Techmeyer.

Voter cards mailed

Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson has announced that voters should expect updated 2012 voter-information cards to arrive in their mail this week. The cards contain information regarding voter registration, voting districts, precinct polling places, service-center locations and mail-in ballot drop-off locations.

“It provides quite a bit of information for voters, so it’s something they should definitely keep an eye out for and hold onto once they get it,” Anderson said.

The Secretary of State’s Office is also sending a mailing this week, aimed at encouraging those who may not yet be registered to vote to do so in time for the presidential election. To register to vote online or to verify registration status, individuals can go online to Paper voter-registration forms can be printed from that site, or obtained by calling the Jefferson County Elections Division at 303-271-8111.

For more information about the Nov. 6 presidential election, to look up your voter registration or verify the status of mail-in ballot, go online to

Trail days in Golden

Volunteers can help make the difference at North Table Mountain Park by participating in a Saturday, Sept. 15, Trail Day. Jefferson County Open Space will be completing trails on the mesa with the help of volunteers.

Check-in is at 8 a.m. The project completes at 12:30 p.m., followed by a free lunch. All participants will receive a quick-dry T-shirt from Open Space. Register through the Trail Days page of Call 303- 271-5992 for more information.

The last Trail Day of the year will be Sat., Oct. 13, also at North Table Mountain Park. Volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Information on what to bring and wear is on the Trail Days page and will also be provided after registration.

Warning senior citizens about fraud

Law enforcement and senior-care experts continue to warn families to be on the alert for scammers targeting senior loved ones.

The nonprofit National Association of Triads and Home Instead Senior Care has launched a public-information program to educate families and seniors about how to protect themselves.

The Protect Seniors from Fraud program — developed with the expert assistance of the Triads — provides family caregivers with a number of important tools online at

Included among the website’s various resources is a Criminal Target Scale, which can help family caregivers assess how likely their senior is to be the potential target of a scam.

To obtain a free Senior Fraud Protection Kit, contact the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Denver area at 303-389-5700.

Feline cam still rolling at Foothills

Some of the orphaned kitties at Foothills Animal Shelter have been showing their support of the Denver Broncos in the Feline Frenzy playroom.

The shelter has invested in the playroom to make online interactive toys a permanent part of community outreach. Donations to the shelter will help the fun go into overtime while shelter organizers look for a permanent sponsor.

Want to have fun with some of these game players during real time with robotic toys? Simply go to and choose “click to play.”


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