Local News

  • Story joins state Senate race in District 16

    Tammy Story, the Conifer woman who last year challenged State Rep. Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat, is running for state Senate.

    Story, whose campaign officially kicks off June 27, said Sunday that while she considered running again for Leonard’s seat in 2018 she felt she could better serve the public at a district level.

  • Driver killed in C-470 accident

    A single-vehicle crash at the intersection of westbound C-470 and U.S. 285 in South Jeffco killed one person Saturday afternoon.

    According to Twitter posts from the Lakewood Police Department, CDOT and State Patrol, the accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. and shut down C-470 in both directions at Quincy Avenue. Both directions reopened later on Saturday.

    The crash remains under investigation.

  • DEED ready to ask Jeffco to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District

    Following a town hall meeting last week, the Downtown Evergreen Economic District will submit its proposal for an Evergreen Local Improvement District to Jefferson County officials in the coming weeks.

    Until then, DEED is incorporating feedback it received from the meeting's attendees into its proposal and will send it to county attorneys for review soon, DEED board member Rachel Emmer confirmed.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wheel of misfortune

  • Volunteers reroute Dedisse Park’s path to Alderfer/Three Sisters

    Almost 100 volunteers spent National Trails Day rerouting the Dedisse Trail that connects to Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.

    Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado had 63 people clearing rocks and digging out 1,600 feet of new trail Saturday, creating a more sustainable connection between Dedisse Park and its neighbor to the west. Meanwhile, the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers had about 40 people restoring the former trail and closing it off from public use.

  • Church hosts cookout for first responders

    Between dozens of hot dogs, hamburgers and servings of potato salad, there were a lot of “thank yous” on both sides.

    Evergreen Christian Church hosted a barbecue for local first responders — including Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters and paramedics, the Alpine Rescue Team, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office — Sunday afternoon, as a way of showing appreciation and gratitude for their service.

    The first responders, in turn, were grateful as well.

  • Short-term fix lacking for North Lake Trail

    No temporary repairs will solve the ongoing issues with the north trail around Evergreen Lake, engineers have found. Instead, stakeholders will be considering short-term mitigation options to help prevent further erosion and instability with the retaining wall.

    Muller Engineering Co. representatives told the Evergreen Park & Recreation District Board of Directors both the retaining wall and the handrail along the trail are experiencing ongoing failures, and the corrosion in the wall support members is widespread.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wheel of misfortune

  • Conifer high schoolers fund-raise for Kenyan school playground

    Sigomere, Kenya is nearly 8,700 miles from Conifer. A tiny village about an eight-hour drive from the African country’s capital of Nairobi, it’s home to a small community where the roads are largely unpaved, where the residents frequently dress in colorful clothing and where financial resources are scarce.

    Sigomere is also where Conifer High School’s Interact Club wants to build a playground for a school that serves disabled children.

  • Evergreen Fire Protection District moves forward with solar plans

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is moving forward with plans to install solar panels on several of its fire stations, potentially ending a years-long conversation about reducing the district’s energy consumption through the implementation of photo voltaic energy and other energy-saving measures.