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Local News

  • I-70 closures lifted

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 reopened Friday afternoon both at C-470 and at Beaver Brook. The westbound lanes were closed Friday morning because of numerous weather-related accidents.

    The morning accidents in westbound traffic from Golden to Genesee included jackknifed semis and other crashes.

  • Spring storm closes mountain area schools

    Jeffco Public Schools closed all mountain area schools in Conifer and Evergreen on Friday, according to the district’s website.

    Bus transportation will not be available to students in those areas. A winter storm warning is also in effect.

  • Evergreen couple featured on segment of 'Log Cabin Living'

    An Evergreen couple and their log home are featured in a "Log Cabin Living" segment that will air Saturday on HGTV.

    The segment, titled "A Young Couple Goes West for New Life and New Cabin in Colorado's Front Range Mountains," was shot in Evergreen several months ago. Producer Jaymee Johnson declined to give the name of the family featured in the show or the address of the house.

    The show will air at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 a.m. Sunday, and again at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21.

  • Kempe, Dozier retain seats on IREA board

    Both foothills-area directors of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association retained their seats on the nonprofit power co-op’s board in this month’s election.

    Pine Junction resident Duke Dozier, whose district stretches from Kenosha Pass to Aspen Park and includes some parts of Castle Rock, outpolled his opponent by less than 350 votes. 

  • Guys and dolls at RMAE set to perform on the big stage

    The world of 1920s gangsters will come alive this weekend as middle-schoolers from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen perform the iconic “Guys and Dolls.”

    The spring musical — this year in the shortened “Junior” version — has been a tradition at the school for more than a decade, though performing this show is a bit more daunting than some others, according to music teacher and co-director Gretchen Moritz.

  • 'Father Unknown' documentary profiles Evergreen resident

    A mysterious documentary about an Evergreen father and his son is gaining notoriety on the film-festival circuit.

    “Father Unknown” is a story about David Quint of Denver and his father, Urban Quint of Evergreen. It will kick off the LifeTree International Film Festival in Loveland this week after premiering at the Starz Denver Film Festival in November. The movie is slated to be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland.

  • Szabo opts to drive new county-owned vehicle

    County Commissioner Libby Szabo is driving a new county vehicle purchased specifically for her. 

    County policy allows elected officials to use a county-provided vehicle or to receive reimbursement for mileage on a personal vehicle. Szabo chose a new Ford Taurus, at a cost of $40,000. Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier use their personal vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage. 

  • Hemp being grown in Kittredge greenhouses

    A company is growing hemp plants in the greenhouses of the former Evergreen Nursery in Kittredge, and another company plans to soon.

  • Mountain Area Earth Day Fair promises eco-friendly fun for all

    A day to celebrate Earth and its creatures is approaching, as the 26th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House.

    “This free family event is a great kickoff to spring and the renewal of our commitment to our communities and the planet,” said Betsy Kelson, organizer of the fair.

  • Jeffco making improvements to Elk Meadow off-leash dog park

    Jeffco Open Space this week is beginning a fence and gate project at the off-leash dog park at Elk Meadow Open Space.

    “The project will physically define the entrance into the off-leash area, provide a zone for the safety of pets, and reduce visitor confusion,” said Thea Rock, Jeffco Open Space spokesperson.