Local News

  • Commissioners approve rezoning for storage facility expansion in El Rancho

    Jeffco's county commissioners have approved rezoning to expand a storage facility in El Rancho, despite concerns of nearby residents about road access to the property.

    Residents in the Nob Hill subdivision say they do not object to the expansion, but rather to increased traffic it would bring to DivideView Road — a private, unmaintained road leading to their community.

  • Evergreen master trails plan getting final touches

    After a year of development and community review, the master trails plan for Evergreen is getting final touches, Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District told the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on June 23.

    The trail system designed by OV Consulting of Denver links key sections of Evergreen for residents who enjoy walking and biking to local destinations.

  • Parents launch effort to recall conservative school board members

    Three Jeffco parents have filed paperwork seeking to recall the three school board members who make up the body’s conservative majority: John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams.

    Indian Hills parent Wendy McCord, Evergreen parent Michael Blanton and Littleton parent Tina Gurdikian filed the petition format Friday afternoon, according to a news release from a recently formed advocacy group, Jeffco United for Action.

  • Evergreen couple face child abuse charge related to daughter’s malnutrition

    An Evergreen couple are each facing a felony child abuse charge after their 6-year-old daughter reportedly was found to be suffering from long-term malnutrition. 

  • Indian Hills Fire taking heat over cancellation of fireworks

    An Indian Hills Fire board member said he has taken heat from the community after the department canceled its annual Fourth of July fireworks show.

    Board member Marc Rosenberg, who is also the department’s assistant chief, said in an interview that the decision to cancel the fireworks was made by the department’s members, not by board members, and that it was made for safety and cost reasons. The decision was made in April. 

  • Morrison-area girl taken to hospital after lightning strike

    A Morrison-area girl was taken to a hospital Wednesday evening after lightning struck a tree near her home, according to a fire department spokesman.

    The girl, who was outside at the time, appeared unharmed; she was taken to the hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” said Daniel Hatlestad, deputy chief of Inter-Canyon Fire.

  • Jeffco studying groundwater quality in Indian Hills

    Indian Hills resident Steve Hosie is among property owners in his area who cannot build homes on vacant lots because of restrictions on septic systems dating from the 1970s.

    “I’ve asked that my land be removed from the septic-prohibited list,” he said.

  • Local DAR honors Vietnam veterans with commemorative exhibit

    A display commemorating U. S. military involvement in the Vietnam War at the Evergreen Library is designed to honor veterans and educate visitors, said Anne Skewes, a member of the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which created the exhibit.

    Along with posters outlining the history of the war are gold bracelets bearing the names of soldiers identified as missing in action in Vietnam. People wore the bracelets in the 1960s as remembrances of those soldiers, Skewes said.

  • Denver Parks planning to repair flood damage at Evergreen Golf Course

    The Denver parks department promotes the Evergreen Golf Course as its “signature mountain course.” However, the 10th hole has been closed to players since September 2013, when it was damaged by the raging waters of Bear Creek.

    “We play 17 holes. It’s just ridiculous,” said Evergreen resident and Realtor Andy Wann. “We’re getting complaints all the time.”

  • Patriotism on parade kicks off rodeo weekend

    “There is nothing like a parade in Evergreen,” said announcer Doug Mathis as colorful floats glided through downtown on Saturday morning.

    Decorated with American flags and other patriotic symbols, more than 70 floats in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade reflected this year’s theme, “American as …”