Jefferson County


Fri June 6, 2014

From Father To Son, Life Lessons Passed Down Through Generations

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 9:09 am

Thompson Williams with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams. Thompson remembers his father, Melford Williams, as someone who "could swear with the best of them" but was never angry with anyone.

Melford Williams, a World War II veteran and tribal leader with the Caddo Nation, raised eight kids during the 1950s and '60s. He died in 1978, and his grandson, Kiamichi-tet Williams, never got a chance to meet him.

On a visit to StoryCorps in Denver, Kiamichi-tet asked his dad, Thompson Williams, about his grandfather.

"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was [a] giant," Thompson says. His father was a kindhearted man who wasn't afraid to cry, Thompson says.

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Thu November 14, 2013

New October Whooping Cough Cases Push Colo. Total Over 1,000

Officials are warning that people should check to make sure their childhood whooping cough vaccine is up-to-date.
Douglas Demaio Army Medicine

Another 100 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis were reported in Colorado during the last two weeks of October. Jefferson and Boulder counties had the highest number of cases.

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Fri September 13, 2013

High Waters Forced Friday Evacuations Across Front Range

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As The Post writes: "Northern Colorado travel remains a tangled mess of closures as swollen rivers have crossed major routes."
Source: Denverpost
Rivers flowing 10 times higher than normal forced new evacuations in Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties Friday as emergency managers continued to try to reach people who have been stranded by floodwaters for days.


Fri June 21, 2013

Lime Gulch Fire Containment at 5%; Evacuations Remain In Effect

A helicopter drops water on the Lime Gulch Fire

The Lime Gulch Fire continues to burn in a remote part of southern Jefferson County. On Friday officials decreased the size estimate of the fire from 600 acres to 498 acres.

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Thu June 20, 2013