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  • Wildfire north of Elk Meadow contained

    The Elk Meadow fire along Squaw Pass Road west of Evergreen Parkway was mostly contained late Friday.

    Conditions improved as the wind died down and humidity increased, according to Mark Techmeyer of the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Another fire Friday at North Turkey Creek Road and Danks Road covered 3 acres and was 99 percent contained.

    A third fire off U.S. 285 was caused by a downed power pole and was extinguished quickly. 

  • Forest Service enacts fire ban

    In response to the dry conditions that led to a major wildfire northwest of  Masonville, the U.S. Forest Service has imposed fire restrictions in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

    As of Tuesday, April 5, the following activities are forbidden:

    • Building, maintaining or using a campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove except at a developed recreation site.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pain at the pump

  • Forest worker cited in connection with Soda Creek Fire

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued a summons to a man who was working as a caretaker in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on Friday, March 18 — three days before the Soda Creek Fire broke out about 2:10 p.m. the following Monday.

    Joel Worley, 37, of Denver, a West Metro Fire Department employee who was hired to collect and dispose of slash, told an investigator he was burning deadwood on land owned by Christopher Payne of Humphrey Drive on March 18.

  • Elected officials hold bipartisan town hall

    The state budget, taxation and government waste were on the minds of citizens attending a bipartisan town hall meeting sponsored by Evergreen elected officials on Saturday morning.

    Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, and state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Gilpin County, attracted a crowd of about 75 to a too-small meeting room at the Evergreen Public Library for a 90-minute question-and-answer session that only occasionally veered from financial topics.

  • Owners seek rezoning for short-term rental

     The owners of a single-family home off Little Cub Creek Road in Evergreen have applied to the county for rezoning to rent the house to vacationers and tourists on a short-term basis.

    About 25 people showed up at a meeting March 30 at Church of the Hills on Buffalo Park Road to listen to the proposal to rezone 28185 Mariposa Road.

    A community meeting is the first step in the process of applying for a zoning change. Ultimately, the decision is up to the three members of the Jeffco Board of Commissioners.

  • Forest worker cited in connection with Soda Creek Fire

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued a summons to a man who was working as a caretaker in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on Friday, March 18 — three days before the Soda Creek Fire broke out about 2:10 p.m. the following Monday.

    Joel Worley, 37, of Denver, a West Metro Fire Department employee who was hired to collect and dispose of slash, told an investigator he was burning deadwood on land owned by Christopher Payne of Humphrey Drive on March 18.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The cure for sibling rivalry

  • Soda Creek residents feel the heat during fire

     

    When a wildfire breaks out less than a mile from your house and you get a reverse-911 message saying it's time to get out, it can be a real wake-up call.

    As residents of the Soda Creek neighborhood found out on Monday, March 21, a close encounter with a wildfire can make you rethink your entire to-do list, fast.

  • Robson accepts job as park district chief

    As of April 11, Scott Robson will be joining the ranks of people who both live and work in Evergreen, where he has owned a home for seven years.

    Robson will be hanging up his diplomas at the rustic log cottage in the office of the executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He is currently manager of parks and recreation for the city of Denver.