Local News

  • Zoril named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue

    Interim acting fire chief Brian Zoril, a longtime volunteer firefighter, has been named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue, it was announced Dec. 29. He becomes the second paid fire chief hired in the last 12 months and the second in the organization's history.

    The headquarters station is at Interstate 70 and Evergreen Parkway, where the department is building a new garage.

  • Author examines life of Anne Evans in pioneering Denver

    Because she grew up in the shadow of her father, John Evans, the second territorial governor of Colorado from 1862 to 1865, Anne Evans' life story was largely ignored until Evergreen author Barbara Sternberg decided to make it the subject of her just-published book.

  • Hunting for compromise

    Living in the mountains means it's possible to bag an elk in your own backyard — provided it's hunting season and one has the proper license.

    Disturbing though it may be to many neighbors in the idyllic bedroom communities of Evergreen, Genesee and Indian Hills, shooting elk on private property in unincorporated Jefferson County is legal, as long as the ammunition remains in the shooter's yard.

  • Housecleaner sentenced to 30 years for kidnapping

    Joel Michael Herrin was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for kidnapping a woman from her Evergreen home on Dec. 29, 2009, forcing her to into his SUV and confining her in his apartment in Kittredge for nearly 12 hours.
    Herrin, 41, had been working as a housecleaner in the woman’s home for four years.
    Herrin previously pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping and attempted sexual assault Sept. 17. The sentencing originally was scheduled for Dec. 3 and was continued. Herrin originally could have faced a sentence of life in prison.  

  • Fire departments respond to Lookout Mountain Community Church

    A fire was reported Saturday afternoon at Lookout Mountain Community Church off I-70.
    Dispatchers about 1:30 p.m. reported the call, and said the building’s sprinkler system was activated.
    Foothills Fire & Rescue and Evergreen Evergreen Fire/Rescue were responding to the blaze.

    The church is on Commons Drive just off I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit.


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    Military tribute becomes reality

    A sturdy, rustic monument to military personnel was dedicated to the sounds of taps, bagpipes and a rifle salute on Nov. 13 in the presence of 350 community members, veterans and several Gold Star families, who recently lost young men at war.

    The Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk is the first such monument to be established in the Evergreen community.

  • Evergreen, Conifer libraries to be closed Mondays

    The Evergreen Public Library and the Conifer Library are closing on Mondays beginning Jan. 3 as part of a system-wide effort to cut $3 million in expenses through 2012.

    The Evergreen library currently is open seven days a week. The hours will remain the same for the remainder of the week.

    The online library will continue to be open 24 hours a day, and library book drops will also be open to accept return materials. The Traveling Children's Library will continue its regular schedule.

  • A cool take on an ancient sport


    Combine golf clubs, tennis balls and a frozen lake, and what do you get?

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis and Evergreen Park and Rec are hoping to launch a new winter tradition beginning with the first Ice Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 on Evergreen Lake.

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis is producing the contest, which benefits the Evergreen Park and Recreation Special Needs Program and the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Foundation. The goal is to raise enough money to start an Aktion Club in Evergreen for developmentally disabled adults, said Kim Herfurt, Kiwanis president.

  • Boulder accepts Jeffco’s $5 million carrot, drops opposition to toll road

    Boulder officials accepted a $5 million carrot from Jefferson County on Tuesday and will abandon decades-old resistance to the proposed Jefferson Parkway in exchange for the contribution toward purchasing 640 acres of open space.
    Both the city council and the Boulder County commissioners unanimously passed resolutions officially dropping their objections to the toll road, which would complete the metro-area beltway.