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  • Chronological History of Jeffco – the 1980s

     

    1980

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office establishes K-9 Unit.

    Tiny Town reopens including a puppet theater and pony rides.

    Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society at 6401 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood listed as a National Register Historic District.

    March 31, 1981

    Part-time Evergreen resident John Hinckley, Jr. shoots President Ronald Reagan and three others leaving the Washington DC Hilton Hotel.

    1983

    Tiny Town is again closed to the public.

    August 25, 1983

    Three-year old Lori Poland, kidnapped from the front yard of her Sheridan home three days earlier by 21 yr. old Robert Thiret, is discovered in the pit of an outhouse near Genesee.

    1986

    Sheriff and Detention Facility completed in Jefferson County Government Center campus at 200 Jefferson County Parkway.

    1988

    First Rhubarb Festival held in Pine Grove.

    May 1989

    Tiny Town reopens after restoration.

    June 1989

    FBI Agents and the Environmental Protection Agency raid the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant for investigation of environmental crimes, discovering numerous violations.  Rocky Flats becomes a Superfund site.

    Fall 1989

    Human Services building completed in Jefferson County Government Center campus at 900 Jefferson County Parkway.