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  • Burn ban in place in Platte Canyon fire district

    A burn ban affecting the entirePlatte Canyon Fire Protection District took effect at 9 a.m. Saturday after warm temperatures and high winds had triggered several brush fires earlier in the week.

    Platte Canyon's burn ban is in effect until further notice.        

  • Power restored after widespread outage

    Power has been restored to the Evergreen and Conifer areas Saturday after a widespread outage affected more than 6,000 people. Hundreds of others across the state also were affected.

    According to Xcel Energy, the local power outage was first reported at 12:07 p.m. Saturday and was among more than a dozen reported outages, including failures in Longmont, Idaho Springs, Denver and elsewhere.

    As of 1:30 p.m., damage assessment was still under way at numerous locations. 

  • Sunday's Lake Plunge canceled due to warm weather

    The Evergreen Lake Plunge set for Sunday has been canceled thanks to last week’s unusually warm weather that has caused safety concerns on the ice.

    The event, in its ninth year, is a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District's Special Needs Program and Drive Smart. The event is usually held on New Year’s Day, but it was postponed then due to warm weather.

    According to EPRD, the Lake Plunge will not be rescheduled.

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating alleged death threats against West Jeff math teacher

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating a complaint by a teacher at West Jefferson Middle School that a student made death threats against her after she alleged that anti-Semitic acts were committed against several students.

  • Military drone found near Elk Meadow

    A hiker near Elk Meadow on Thursday discovered a military drone that had been missing from an Army post in Arizona for nine days.

    No one was injured, although the aircraft sustained damage, including a missing wing.

    Soldiers from Fort Carson, along with deputies from Clear Creek and Jeffco sheriff departments, assisted in security and recovery efforts, a release from Fort Huachuca, where the drone originated, stated.

  • Evergreen’s Elk Meadow dog park likely to undergo full closure

    Dozens of the 154 people who attended last Thursday’s community meeting about the Elk Meadow off-leash area stormed out early while mumbling expletives under their breath after learning from Jeffco Open Space officials that closing the popular dog park in Evergreen is all but a foregone conclusion.

  • Wind-whipped wildfire along U.S. 285 contained

    A wildfire that burned 6 acres Wednesday afternoon along U.S. 285 at mile marker 240 near Windy Point was reported contained at 3:15 p.m.

    According to Dan Hatlestad, deputy fire chief with the Inter-Canyon district, the department was notified of the blaze about 1 p.m., and it had burned 3 to 5 acres as of 1:30 p.m. 

    “We don’t know what caused it at this point, but it’s definitely a wind-driven situation,” Hatlestad said. 

  • Boogie at the Barn offers a night of 'positive energy'

    Outside, under a clear night sky, one could see the soft yellow light flowing out of The Barn’s eye-catching stained-glass windows. A faint smell of pizza and barbecue, and the distant strum of music, filled Evergreen Memorial Park.

    A few steps inside The Barn, one was greeted with a blast of energy, boot-stomping, and cheers and smiles from friends, neighbors and strangers.

  • Local company marketing interactive technology for concussions

    An Evergreen company is offering a chance to use interactive technology to assess concussions, for rehabilitation, and to do performance training.

    Peak Performance, Powered by TRAZER, located in the U.S. Bank building along Evergreen Parkway, has a space where users can interact with a motion-sensing device called TRAZER.

  • Local church hosts women's conference

    More than 120 women attended an interfaith conference at Bergen Park Church last weekend to build fellowship and better live out their callings, organizers said. The event was a local version of the larger “IF: Gathering” based in Austin, Texas, which was streamed around the world.

    Throughout Friday evening and Saturday, the women listened to talks streamed from Austin, discussed them, enjoyed meals and other activities together, and listened to worship music from a local band.