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  • I-70 bike trail to open Friday

    The bike trail along I-70 from Genesee to Evergreen is expected to open this week.

    Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Emily Wilfong said the trail is expected to open on or around Friday. The construction crew has built a path, including a pedestrian bridge, along the north side of I-70 near the Buffalo Overlook that connects to Evergreen Parkway.

    In this way, Wilfong said, bicyclists will not have to use the I-70 shoulder to travel between Genesee and the parkway.

  • Business customers of IREA targeted by phone scam

    Scammers are targeting business customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association again — this time with over-the-phone threats to shut off service.

    According to IREA spokesman Josh Liss, scammers are calling businesses and threatening to immediately disconnect power unless a payment is made using a pre-paid credit or debit card.

  • Smoke in Evergreen, Conifer areas attributed to wildfire near Meeker

    Smoke reported in Evergreen, Conifer and surrounding areas Thursday night has been attributed to the Lost Solar Fire near Meeker, which is about 150 to 200 miles to the northeast.

    According to Michael Davis, spokesman for the Elk Creek Fire Protection District, the department received several reports of heavy smoke after 5 p.m.

  • Jeffco sheriff lifts fire restrictions

    The Jeffco sheriff has lifted the temporary fire restriction for all areas of unincorporated Jefferson County, including all federal lands, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Current and predicted weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, the release stated. However, residents are encouraged to be vigilant, as fire danger is always present in the high country.

  • Jeffco sheriff warns residents about parking ticket scam

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a parking ticket scam.

    Last week a woman tried to pay the fine for a fake parking ticket at the Jefferson County courthouse. The ticket cited a violation of “inconsiderate parking for others” with a fine of $401.08. The “violation” was "issued" Aug. 30 in the 11000 block of West Sixth Avenue.

  • Three vehicles hit elk on Evergreen Parkway

    Three vehicles struck an elk Wednesday evening on Evergreen Parkway, leaving one of the drivers with injuries.

    Trooper Nate Reid of the State Patrol said the accident, which was reported about 8 p.m., involved a 2006 Acura, a Ram pickup and a Toyota sport utility vehicle.

    Reid said the driver of the Acura went to a hospital on their own for treatment. 

    A reporter who drove by the scene said at least one lane was closed, and that multiple agencies had responded.

  • String of burglaries reported in mountain area over long weekend

    Authorities are investigating a string of burglaries at Evergreen and Conifer businesses that occurred over the Labor Day weekend.

    Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton said at least 10 businesses in the mountain area were broken into, and it's believed the crimes could be connected.

  • Jeffco Public Health announces syringe exchange program

    Jeffco Public Health has opened the newest state-approved syringe exchange program in Colorado, joining locations in Boulder County, Denver, Fort Collins, Pueblo and Grand Junction, according to a county news release.

  • County Manager Ralph Schell announces retirement

    County Manager Ralph Schell announced Thursday he will retire in March 2017, according to a Jeffco news release.

    Schell has served Jefferson County for more than 18 years, including as director of Open Space and Parks before becoming county manager in December 2009. 

  • Overnight shelter program for homeless trains volunteers

    By Ramsey Scott, For the Courier

    Winter is fast approaching, and the team behind the Evergreen Emergency Shelter Program is working to make sure temporary housing will be available to the area’s homeless during severe weather.

    The program, an interfaith effort coordinated through Evergreen Christian Outreach, will provide pre-screened clients a place to sleep when the temperature dips below 20 degrees at night.