Local News

  • Western-style circus parade marches through town

    “That is my favorite,” proclaimed 4-year-old Liam Satterfield as he watched Mountain Drain’s purple-hued float make its way into downtown Evergreen on Saturday.

    As unofficial Rodeo Parade master, Liam was providing a running commentary on the event with its circus theme.

    A bevy of floats with carnival decorations and clowns passed by the crowd, which was filled with enthralled youngsters like Liam — and Katie and Cameron Stewart, who came to the parade with their grandmother Patricia Stewart.

  • County enacts moratorium on pot shops

    Jeffco has decided to put the brakes on retail marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners voted 3-0 to prohibit any retail marijuana businesses from setting up shop. The ban includes retail sales and growing operations, along with testing and packaging facilities.

  • Sheriff's Office seeking Evergreen burglary suspect

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man they suspect of burglarizing two salons, a thrift shop, a yoga studio and a restaurant in Evergreen on May 14.

    “There’s a strong chance he’s from the Evergreen area,” sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. “He had a plan.”

    Four of the businesses were open when a man made his way into areas intended for employees only and stole cash, a wallet and an iPhone, according to reports.

  • Sheriff's Calls


    Ah, Mickey, we hardly knew ye’

  • Keys on the Green serving cuisine designed for varied palates

    Since opening under new management this spring, Keys on the Green restaurant is offering an eclectic menu with entrees for meat eaters, vegetarians and fish lovers.

    “We’re trying to appeal to everyone,” says Craig Caldwell, manager and partner in the enterprise.

    “The prime rib is the biggest seller right now,” he adds.

    However, those who dine at the restaurant also have choices that include Colorado lamb, Pacific halibut and Tuscan kale salad. Every night the restaurant also offers three specials.

  • Don't let bears get too comfortable at home, says wildlife officer

    A bear that had been making visits to an Evergreen home was euthanized recently, said Jennifer Churchill, spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    Evergreen firefighters initially rescued the yearling bear from a tree after a wildlife officer had tranquilized it. However, because the bruin had become comfortable foraging at homes, it had to be put down, said Churchill.

    While there have been other reports of bear sightings in Evergreen, so far the season has been “pretty typical,” she said.

  • Rodeo dance to feature local musicians

    The Evergreen Elks Lodge is hosting a traditional rodeo dance on Saturday with live music by Steve Stoddard and the Blinker Fluid Band and other local musicians. 


    “They’re all pros — one of the most diverse groups,” said Stoddard.

    The band plays a range of old country tunes to classic and modern rock, disco and funk, he said.

  • Evergreen firefighters led effort to contain Bluebell Fire

    Capt. Scott Martin of Evergreen Fire/Rescue said that when he saw 40-foot flames while heading down Buffalo Park Road on June 3, he immediately called for mutual aid.


    “Capt. Martin did the right thing,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege while talking about the Bluebell Fire, which scorched more than 10 acres last week.

    Strong winds fueled the wildfire, which started when a 48-foot tree made contact with two high-voltage power lines on wooded property near Bluebell Lane.

  • Stage 1 fire ban in effect in unincorporated Jeffco, areas of Clear Creek County

    A temporary stage 1 fire ban took effect at 5 p.m. June 11 in areas of unincorporated Jefferson County.

    The next day, a stage 1 fire ban went into effect for the following areas of Clear Creek County, including areas in the Evergreen Fire Protection District: Floyd Hill, Saddleback, Beaver Brook and lands east of Little Bear on Highway 103.

    Recreational fires, except within a permanent fire grate at a park, campground, private residence or picnic area, are prohibited. Smoking must be done in areas that are cleared of all combustible material.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    C’mon back when you can’t stay so long