Alert residents helped authorities catch a dangerous man in the Ken Caryl neighborhood over the weekend thanks to Jefferson County’s use of the Code Red system.
Police in Westminster are defending their usage of an emergency notification for a missing child after residents complained about the early morning call.
More than 700 people in Jefferson County are back in their homes after a gas leak during a barricade situation that occurred Wednesday evening.
Despite changes in the emergency alert system in Jefferson County, some people living in the evacuation area for the Bluebell Fire did not receive a phone call and others living outside the zone did receive the alert.
In March 2012, a wildfire caused by a prescribed burn that went out of control killed three Jefferson County residents, destroyed or damaged 27 houses, and charred about 2 square miles.
Authorities in Jefferson County tested a new emergency alert system on Wednesday to make sure it works.
Emergency notifications save lives when a disaster strikes, but during the Lower North Fork Fire in Jefferson County some people never received an alert call. Now all agencies in Douglas County are hoping a new system will prevent that.