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Local News

  • A journey recalled: Evergreen native Jim Stobie’s journey was a life on the rails

    Dawn was still fresh in the sky, and Jim Stobie was walking the tracks outside of Baltimore looking for a freight train heading north.

  • ParkCo inmates file class action lawsuit against PCSO, Department of Corrections

    More than two dozen inmates at the Park County jail in Fairplay have filed a class action lawsuit against the jail, the Park County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Department of Corrections, and two U.S. corrections industry contractors — Trinity Serve Group Inc. and Securus Technologies — alleging the denial of privileges they claim are afforded to them as Department of Corrections inmates.

  • WJMS principal to retire

    Becky Brown, the longtime principal at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year — capping a career with the school district that dates back at least to the late 2000s and includes time as the assistant principal at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton.

    Brown was one of several Deer Creek staff credited with restraining gunman Bruco Eastwood after he open fired on students at the school on Feb. 23, 2010.

  • Basement fire causes damage to Aspen Park home

    A fire Sunday evening significantly damaged a home on Briggs Avenue in Aspen Park.

    According to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin, firefighters with Elk Creek Fire and Inter-Canyon Fire responded to a 7:35 p.m. call about a structure fire in the area and found the home engulfed. While the home wasn’t destroyed, the fire caused extensive damage after starting in the basement and spreading to the upper floors.

    No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • The Joy of food pantry: An area nonprofit provides donated food for those in need

    When it comes to food, Kathy Stanley believes in creating a win-win situation for everyone.

    Stanley is the founder and director of Joy’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that collects food supermarkets are ready to throw away and provides it to those who need it. It’s a simple, but relatively new concept that takes many volunteers to see it through — and one that has come to the Evergreen area since the end of October.

  • Youth enjoy clay sculpting during winter break

    Similar to finding activities during winter break, the possibilities are endless when you’re working with an unshaped piece of clay.

    Several youngsters found that out Jan. 3 during the Evergreen Library’s clay sculpting activity as part of its winter break programming. About 20 children and their parents spent an hour sculpting blocks of clay into bowls, tiny animals and other unique creations, sometimes decking them out with beads or stones.

  • Morrison discusses moving municipal elections to November

    The Morrison Town Board is considering putting amendments to the town charter up to vote this April, including moving town elections from April to November.

    Based on board discussion during its Jan. 2 meeting, staff will bring forward two questions for the board to discuss at next Tuesday’s meeting, which would then be put on the April 3 ballot if approved by the board.

    One question would be moving the election date to November. The second would be clearing up some inconsistent language in the town charter.

  • Two local post offices burglarized

    Local and federal investigators are looking into burglaries at two Evergreen-area post offices.
    According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Indian Hills Post Office was burglarized sometime between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning The Idledale Post Office was burglarized after close of business on Monday.
    Investigators could be seen outside the Idledale office with the building and parking lot blocked off on Tuesday morning.

  • Early morning fire destroys Pine home

        A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home in the 12000 block of Danny Avenue in Pine despite efforts from five departments and agencies in the area.

  • Morrison P.D. remembers former reserve officer Parrish

    The Morrison Police Department, and the town as a whole, are honoring Douglas County Sheriff Deputy Zackari Parrish, who served Morrison as a reserve officer in 2014.
    Parrish, 29, was killed in a Dec. 31 officer-involved shooting in Highlands Ranch. His funeral is Friday. Multiple officers from Morrison are planning to attend.