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Local News

  • Jeffco bids farewell to Commissioner Rosier

      In his seven years as Jeffco commissioner, Don Rosier has worn a lot of hats, literally.

    A cowboy hat, a Cat-in-the-Hat hat, a chef’s hat, a hard hat, a bike helmet, a Slash wig and hat, scuba goggles and snorkel, and a Darth Vader mask.

  • Open Space to renovate trailhead at Windy Saddle

    Jeffco Open Space is planning to renovate the trailhead at Windy Saddle Park, including creating formal trail access to Mount Zion. The work is projected to begin in the fall of 2018 and will probably carry over into 2019, JCOS representatives stated.

    The trailhead, which is located at a turnout on Lookout Mountain Road, north of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Lookout Mountain Nature Center, is a popular spot for motorists, hikers, trail- and road-cyclists and other visitors, especially during the summer.

  • EPRD seeks feedback on lake trail's future

    Maybe, one day, the Evergreen Lake North Trail will be a boardwalk, a floating trail or rebuilt with a rock face.

    These are among the possibilities that the Evergreen Park & Recreation District, along with Evergreen Metropolitan District, is considering for the trail’s long-term future.

    During a community meeting Thursday evening at Buchanan Recreation Center, EPRD asked for community feedback on possible alternatives for the lake trail after it was closed because of unstable conditions in the spring of 2016.

  • ELID organizers host workshops, launch website

    Because Evergreen isn’t incorporated and has no town manager, many aspects of its infrastructure have fallen by the wayside. There are crosswalks leading to nowhere; a lack of parking, sidewalks and bike lanes; and unmaintained medians and landscaping.

    Because of that, members of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District and other proponents argue that Evergreen should become a local improvement district and pass a 1 percent sales tax, which they hope will be on this November’s ballot.

  • Six injured in I-70 rollover crash

    Six people, including four children, were transported to area hospitals after their car went off eastbound Interstate 70 and down an embankment near the Lookout Mountain exit Sunday.
    The accident caused major delays in the area. Investigators remain on the scene. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
    The group wastraveling in a 2000 Dodge SUV on I-70 Sunday morning, the Colorado State Patrol confirmed on Twitter.

  • Authorities identify woman in suspected theft

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, thanks to tips it received after posting security camera photos on social media, has identified a woman suspected of stealing someone’s wallet from an Evergreen gas station.
    Joanne Rodriguez has been issued a summons for theft, Jeffco Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton said. Investigators believe she is a resident of the Evergreen area, Fulton added.

  • Six men indicted, accused of operating heroin trafficking ring

    Six men accused of operating a heroin trafficking ring throughout metro Denver have been indicted by the Jefferson County district grand jury.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bright and wrong

  • Former Jeffco employee pleads guilty

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery.

  • A journey recalled: Evergreen native Jim Stobie’s journey was a life on the rails

    Dawn was still fresh in the sky, and Jim Stobie was walking the tracks outside of Baltimore looking for a freight train heading north.