Local News

  • Woman killed in Highway 73 rollover accident

    A Conifer woman died in a single-car rollover accident Wednesday morning near Skyline Drive and Highway 73 in Evergreen, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Heather Martin-Demichina, 40, was driving a 2010 Jeep Wrangler, which rolled in the accident, said Trooper Josh Lewis, a State Patrol spokesman. The Jeep went off the right side of the road and skidded before rolling onto its roof, Lewis said.

    The accident happened near ongoing road-paving work in the area. No other cars or people were involved in the accident, Lewis said.

  • Morrison bed and breakfast gutted by early-morning fire

    A fire early last Thursday caused extensive damage at a historic bed and breakfast in Morrison.

  • King-Murphy students chase their dreams

    It was all about running laps, having fun and raising money for the King-Murphy Elementary School PTA on Sept. 17.

    Students from preschool to sixth grade participated in an Apex Fun Run on the school’s turf field. A lap was about one-sixteenth of a mile, and students were encouraged to run the equivalent of 2 miles — though some more than exceeded that goal.

  • Wilmot student more than covers her goals in blanket project

    A Wilmot Elementary fourth-grader has taught fellow students they can make a difference in the lives of others. She taught herself that one person can move a school to do special things.

    Kileigh Ackerman, 9, encouraged students to make blankets for patients at Children’s Hospital in Aurora. The kids made 40 blankets at a Friday afternoon blanket-making party recently.

    Last week, she and a friend, along with Kileigh’s mom, Deidre, and principal, Matt Cormier, went to the hospital to drop off the donations.

  • EMS students dance their way onto video

    Evergreen Middle School got into the “Watch Me” dance craze on Friday when 130 seventh- and eighth-graders danced to the song in the gymnasium.

    The dance — choreographed by physical education teacher Mariel Carlin — was recorded by a camera, several iPads and a drone with the intent of creating a music video all EMS’s own.

    The students did the “whip” and the “nae-nae” in addition to sit-ups, jumping jacks, jumps and jabs.

  • Jeffco teachers exhibit work at Center for the Arts Evergreen

    A premiere exhibit at the Center for the Arts Evergreen showcases the creative talents of four area high school teachers.

    Steve Sumner, CAE director, is excited about this first-time opportunity to display the exemplary work of teachers who find time to be artists in addition to their responsibilities as art instructors.

    “They’re really worthy,” he said.

  • EPRD residents could see increase in user fees next year

    The proposed 2016 budget for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District includes increases for participation in many programs.

  • Where the bears are — and how to keep them at a distance

    “We are in bear habitat,” said wildlife manager Ty Petersburg of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, speaking last Thursday at a meeting of the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability.

    People who live in mountain areas need to be aware of the bruins' presence and take measures to keep a safe distance, Petersburg said.

    “Everyone wants to talk about saving the bears,” Petersburg said.

  • Volunteers create trail at Elk Meadow Park

    More than 60 volunteers worked with Jeffco Open Space staff to transform a well-used informal path into a stable trail at Elk Meadow Park on Saturday. After Open Space staff completed grading for the Noble Meadow Trail, volunteers hauled wheelbarrows filled with finely crushed rock and placed it on the path.

    “It’s hard work, but it’s enjoyable,” said volunteer Hannah Mehsikomer. “I use the trails a lot, and it’s a way of paying back.”

  • Denver Parks closes parking lot at Cub Creek Park

    The parking lot for Cub Creek Park off Brook Forest Road is closed, and some residents are wondering why.

    Cub Creek runs along a small section of park, where people sometimes stop and have lunch or watch the stream flow. However, Denver Parks has closed parking at the park "to de-emphasize its use,” said Bob Finch, director of natural resources for the Denver parks system. People who would like to access the park from Brook Forest Road can park along the shoulder, Finch said.