Local News

  • Sister urges left-turn-on-green-arrow-only signal

    The sister of a woman who was seriously injured in a car accident March 14 is imploring authorities to put in a restricted left-turn signal at the intersection of Evergreen Parkway and Highway 103 (Squaw Pass Road.)

    Sandy Bruggeman of Evergreen believes there should be a left-turn-on-green-arrow-only light at the intersection where two cars collided, sending three people to the hospital. There is a green arrow, but left turns are allowed when the arrow is off and the green light is on.

  • Chimney fires continue to be threat

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue put out a fire at a two-story home at 4450 Upper Bear Creek Road on the afternoon of March 20.

    The blaze was caused by a buildup of unburned material in the top end of a circular metal flue attached to a wood-burning fireplace, said Doug Saba, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

    The call came in from a homeowner at 1:30 p.m. at the house about 5 miles west of Station 5 on Upper Bear Creek Road. The first crew arrived at 1:48 p.m. Flames were seen coming out of the chimney.

  • Park district sets nonprofit rental fees

    The park district unveiled on March 27 a "nonprofit organization/governmental agency rental pricing" chart that it hopes will reduce some of the mystery surrounding what it costs a nonprofit to rent a park-district building.

    Over the years, a lot of the pricing decisions have been made on an informal, handshake basis, leading some to question the fairness of the system.

  • How to help …

    People who want to help owners of the hundreds of homes evacuated in the Lower North Fork Fire can donate non-homemade food or bottled water to the Mountain Resource Center to help the nonprofit stock up for the needs to come.
    “People will start calling us once they’re able to get back into their homes (and) find out that their well water isn’t what they can drink right now,” said the MRC’s executive director, Sharon Schrage. “We will get the rush from people needing help in two or three more days.”

  • Jeffco again enacts fire ban

    Jefferson County has enacted a fire ban on selected portions of the county because of high fire danger, and fire restrictions already in place will continue.

    The fire ban applies to unincorporated areas west of C-470, west and south of the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and C-470, or west of Colorado 93.

    The ban, which applies to all unincorporated county land as well as a section of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest off Brook Forest Road, will remain in effect indefinitely.

  • Evergreen firefighters rescue dog from pit near Kittredge

    A team of Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters saved a dog about 3:30 p.m. Monday after the animal fell into a 25-foot-deep pit near Troublesome Gulch Road and Highway 74 in Kittredge.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Recovering U.S. economy faces headwinds

    Numerous positives and negatives are present in the global economic outlook, but there are encouraging signs that the U.S. economy finally will be on the plus side in 2012, a US Bank vice president from Colorado Springs told members of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce at a membership lunch on March 21 at Hiwan Golf Club.

  • Postal Service delays deliveries

    Due to road closures and emergency conditions as a result of the Lower North Fork Fire, the Postal Service announced it was suspending Tuesday deliveries to some 300 customers in the streets and neighborhoods on the list below.

    The mail for these addresses only will be held at the post office. If customers need their mail, they can come to the Conifer main post office, 9546 Dallman Road. All other mail deliveries out of Conifer will be made unless conditions change.

    Deliveries out of Pine and Buffalo Creek are not impacted.

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  • Sawmill Fire contained after burning 50 acres

    A fire that broke out in a meadow along Grapevine Road at 3:45 p.m. Monday was 100 percent contained by noon Tuesday, and some 30 firefighters were engaged in a "mop-up" operation, said Fire Chief Brian Zoril with Foothills Fire and Rescue, which serves the Lookout Mountain area and I-70 to Evergreen.

    The Sawmill Fire, which burned about 50 acres, was about 3 miles south of I-70’s Lookout Mountain exit on ranch land. The cause of the fire is unknown. No structures were threatened, although the blaze grew rapidly in the high winds on Monday.