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  • I-70 reopens after snowslide west of Eisenhower Tunnel closed lanes

    Interstate 70 reopened in both directions Tuesday afternoon after an avalanche on the west side of the Eisenhower Tunnel had closed the highway's westbound lanes for much of the day.

    The slide occurred about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday during avalanche mitigation work between mile markers 205 and 210.

  • Meetings scheduled on issues at Elk Meadow off-leash area

    Jeffco Open Space has announced the dates of three meetings to solicit public input about the issues facing the popular Elk Meadow off-leash area in Evergreen.

  • Conifer teen’s greeting cards support rescued wild animals

    A Conifer student personifies the notion that young people can make a difference.

    Kayla Wolins, 15, a freshman at Colorado Academy, has donated more than $18,000 over the last three years to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, a haven for large animals such as bears, tigers, lions and coyotes.

  • A one-man wave of patriotism

    A Morrison man is showing the flag — literally — to do his part to stop the divisiveness that surrounded November’s presidential election.

    Jeff McNamara has taken to waving an American flag near his home at U.S. 285 and Sourdough Drive, at the roundabout in Marshdale, on overpasses along C-470, and elsewhere. He calls his stints with the flag “Yay America” rallies.

  • West Metro crew rescues hiker near Dinosaur Ridge

    A technical crew from West Metro Fire rescued a hiker and her dog Monday afternoon near Dinosaur Ridge.

    The pair reportedly had slid off the Dakota Ridge Trail in the Dinosaur Ridge area near I-70 and Highway 93, according to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting.

    “… She somehow slid off the trail and (couldn't) … get herself out,” Scholting said. 

  • Evergreen man cited for prohibited use of firearm

    An Evergreen man was issued a summons for prohibited use of a firearm Sunday evening after residents on Forest Hill Road reported hearing gunshots.

    Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said several neighbors reported hearing gunfire about 5:30 p.m., with the first call coming in at 5:15 p.m. Deputies reportedly found two men, both in their 30s, shooting rifles recreationally at a residence in the 4600 block of Forest Hill Road.

  • EFR urging safety precautions after house fire on Edelweiss Circle

    After a potbelly stove ignited the ceiling of a home on Edelweiss Circle last week, Evergreen Fire/Rescue is reminding area residents to have their chimneys cleaned and to verify that all smoke detectors and fire alarms are in working order.

    According to EFR spokeswoman Stacy Martin, the department was called about the house fire on Edelweiss Circle at 3:15 a.m. Jan. 2 after the homeowners smelled smoke. 

  • Opponents of Rooney Valley development planning protest

    Opponents of the proposed rezoning at the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge are organizing a protest ahead of a Jan. 17 vote by Jeffco’s county commissioners.

    According to Eric Brown, a leader of the opposition group Save Dinosaur Ridge, the protest will take place outside the Jeffco courthouse from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and is the group’s latest effort to head off approval of the rezoning, which will bring auto dealerships, hotels and more retail to the scenic Rooney Valley.

  • Celebrants fill saloons, empty glasses to welcome 2017

    Champagne toasts. Kisses and hugs. Cheers and noisemakers. Balloon drops. Music.

    Mountain area residents and visitors rang in 2017 at local watering holes in the absence of Skate the Lake, which was scuttled by inadequate ice conditions. Some patrons stayed until the big moment at midnight; others headed home early. But either way, many said they were excited to ring in the new year surrounded by family and friends.

    8 p.m., the Little Bear

  • Former Jeffco DA Scott Storey arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Former Jeffco district attorney Scott Storey was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    About 12:30 a.m. that night, Storey, 69, of Littleton was exiting the parking lot of the Platte River Bar & Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, when his vehicle collided with another car, according to court records. Littleton police responded and spoke with Story at the scene.