Local News

  • Blaze destroys home above Kittredge

    An intense and fast-moving fire destroyed a home Monday afternoon at Meadow View Drive and Pine Valley Drive in Kittredge.

    The cause had not been determined by press time.

    The blaze broke out about 1:30 p.m., and 28 firefighters from Evergreen Fire/Rescue responded, along with wildland firefighters who extinguished flames as the fire jumped to nearby trees.

    The flames were doused by 2 p.m., but the home was a total loss. Some outbuildings were saved.

  • Neville selected to fill vacant state Senate seat

    A Republican vacancy committee on Nov. 3 appointed South Jeffco resident Tim Neville to succeed state Sen. Mike Kopp, who announced his resignation from District 22 last month.

    Under new reapportionment boundaries, Evergreen will be moving into District 22.

    Neville, who was vying for the seat along with current House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, won by only two votes. Among the 118 votes cast in the Ken Caryl Ranch House by the district’s Republican central committee, 60 voted for Neville and 58 voted for Kerr.

  • Fellman, Dahlkemper elected to school board

    Jeffco school board candidates Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman claimed an early victory Tuesday night, leading by substantial margins.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not to nitpick, but did anybody pay for dinner?

  • Justice supplied: Colorado Supreme Court brings judicial lessons to Evergreen High

    What better way to learn than to watch something unfold right before your eyes?


    That was how Evergreen High School seniors learned about the justice system last Thursday when the school’s auditorium was turned into a courtroom so the Colorado Supreme Court could hear arguments for two cases.

  • 9Cares food drive to benefit EChO

    The 9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the King Soopers in Bergen Park.

    Residents can help feed hungry families by donating non-perishable food, grocery gift cards or cash. EChO helped 435 households between January and August 2011. Of that, 108 were new families.

    Suggested donations include toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, detergent, dish soap, juice, dried milk, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing and canned goods, including beans, tuna, meats, vegetables and fruit.

  • Indian Hills’ trailer park fading into the past

    The only trailer park in Indian Hills is all but gone, and the owners feel they have lost the fight to keep it open.

    Owners Charles and Carole Murray of Denver say they have worked hard to keep the 2-acre trailer park open, but amid fines for being out of compliance with Jeffco zoning rules, loss of rental income and steep legal fees, they’re out of options.

    “We were trying to keep the darn thing going for the people who have lived there for 25 years,” Carole said. “We have done all we can do.”

  • Alternative Gift Fair kicks off holiday season Nov. 12

    Evergreen’s Alternative Gift Fair gives shoppers a chance to support worldwide charities and take care of holiday giving obligations at the same time.

    The perenially popular annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. For details, visit www.gifttwice.org.

    Last year’s event attracted some 50 vendors and 1,500 people and raised more than $112,000. There is no entrance fee or table charges, and all of the money goes to the charities involved.

  • Ghosts, goblins go wild at King-Murphy carnival

    Ghosts, goblins and superheroes roamed the halls of King-Murphy Elementary School on Friday night during its annual Halloween Carnival.

    The entire school was transformed into a huge carnival, with games in classrooms, a cake walk in the library, face painting in a hallway, a dance in the gymnasium and food in the cafeteria.

    Some teachers and parents joined in the fun, also wearing costumes — everything from witches to cheerleaders.

  • Park district to tighten belt in 2012

    Another year of moderate belt-tightening is in store for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, in line with the downturn in real estate property values and the ongoing statewide economic doldrums.

    A public hearing is planned on the budget at the regular district board meeting Nov. 15 at Buchanan Rec Center. The final budget is due Dec. 15.

    An expected 8 percent decrease in property-tax revenues translates to a projected $153,000 decline in income for operations in 2012.