Local News

  • Habitat for Humanity project begins in Echo Hills

    Applause and cheers filled the air in Echo Hills on Sunday as four golden shovels hit the dirt, officially breaking ground on Ann Byorick’s future Habitat for Humanity home on Lodgepole Drive. 

    "This is the most surreal thing, to have everybody up here,” Byorick said. “I've been coming up here on a regular basis, and when I come up here … I can't wait to round the corner, and then I don't want to leave."

  • Local legislators look back on 2016 session

    The good, the bad, and the ugly is not just a Western film; it’s also how some local lawmakers felt about this year’s legislative session.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, and state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, hosted a wrap-up and review of the 2016 General Assembly session at the Evergreen Library on May 26.

  • Local fashion show to benefit Mountain Resource Center

    A fashion show presented by Mountain Serenity Salon in Conifer will ultimately benefit the Mountain Resource Center.

    Organized by salon owner Colleen Butler, the event will showcase local businesses in a way that supports the greater community and will feature nine local vendors, a runway show and more.

  • Bergen Meadow students explore Evergreen’s history

    Bergen Meadow second-graders are now quite knowledgeable about their hometown.

    The students recently completed a unit on the history of Evergreen, which culminated in a program that showed parents what the kids learned. In addition to portraying figures from Evergreen’s past, the students took parents on a museum walk, where Evergreen artifacts they made were displayed in the cafeteria and classrooms.

    They spotlighted buildings, events and people that even longtime residents might not know about.

  • Memorial Day ceremony planned Monday at Buchanan Park

    American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen will hold its sixth annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park at 1 p.m. Monday.

  • WWII veteran reminisces on military service

    At 73 years old, the fabric is worn and stained in some places. The cap was reclaimed after some pilot left it behind. The blouse was tailored and shortened at the bottom to be a more stylish Eisenhower jacket. The pants were reissued with a 36-inch waist, instead of 38. And the jump boots are gone altogether.

    George Faust, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, stood at attention in his living room, wearing what is more or less his original uniform from 1943. Both the uniform and the man wearing it are in relatively good condition.

  • Fuel spill occurs when truck overturns in Brook Forest

    Clear Creek County is investigating the events that led to one of its dump trucks rolling over on May 23 near Brook Forest Estates.

    The driver appeared to be uninjured but was taken to be medically evaluated after the accident. No other injuries were reported, and there was no damage to any other property. 

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Martin said 20 to 50 gallons of fuel spilled when the truck overturned about 11 a.m. that morning.

  • For the county by the county: a re-imagined Jeffco Fair & Festival

    This summer Jeffco is hosting the first-ever county fair planned by residents, dubbed the Jefferson County Fair & Festival.

    The four-day event Aug. 11-14 also will be the first to use the entire Jeffco Fairgrounds. There will be seven “zones,” each with a unique focus of activities and entertainment. 

    "We’re taking the same concepts and traditions and putting different spins on them,” said Dexter Foxworth, the fair's events coordinator. 

  • DA reviewing signatures on Keyser’s petitions

    The economic crime unit of the Denver DA’s office is reviewing a complaint from ProgressNow Colorado, a political group that has alleged signatures were forged on the petitions of Jon Keyser in his bid to make the GOP primary ballot for U.S. Senate.

    After receiving a letter from Alan Franklin, political director of ProgressNow, the district attorney's office agreed to review the complaint, said Lynn Kimbrough, Denver DA’s spokesperson.

  • Primary election scheduled June 28

    Voting packets are scheduled to be in the mail beginning June 6 in advance of the federal, state and county primary election June 28.  The primary will be an all-mail election, and the ballots started printing on May 9. It will be a short, one-page document. 

    May 27 is the last day a voter affiliated with a party is able to change affiliation to vote in a different party's primary.