Local News

  • Accident near Genesee clogs westbound I-70

    An accident involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer has closed all but one westbound lane of Interstate 70 near Genesee on Monday afternoon.

    All lanes of westbound I-70 were closed for a time to allow a flight for life helicopter to land. The State Patrol reported that the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m., and an extrication procedure was under way to evacuate the driver from the SUV. The driver has been airlifted to St. Anthony's Central Hospital.

    For a time, westbound traffic was exiting at the Lookout Mountain exit to detour around the accident site.

  • Commissioners approve charges for public-records requests

    The public will be charged for access to public records under a resolution passed unanimously on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

    Under the measure, the county will implement fees of $25 per hour for open-records requests taking more than an hour to complete.

    The county public information office, whose employees are tasked with fulfilling such requests, now has the option of charging the public for its staff time.

  • Banner signs win permanent approval

    Jeffco businesses are now allowed to advertise on banners and sandwich boards, under a permanent zoning amendment approved on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

  • Here he comes … Mr. Evergreen crowned amid festive homecoming week

    It may have seemed chaotic, but the dress rehearsal for the second annual Mr. EHS competition was a precursor to the event on Friday night that had all the pageantry and antics that 14 senior boys could dream up.


    They participated in talent and swimsuit competitions, plus they answered questions — all to impress the judges, and to have a lot of fun and to raise money for the Evergreen High School Football Boosters and the poms.

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  • Concrete pathway under construction at Lake Park

  • RTD cutbacks affect mountain routes

    Evergreen is likely to lose a couple of minimally used regional bus trips and one hour of Call-n-Ride service daily, as part of an effort to cut $10.7 million in expenses from RTD’s 2012 bus system budget.

    The RTD board is scheduled to vote on the suggested list of cutbacks, which affect the whole RTD system, on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

    Services on the chopping block:

    • The first ES bus going eastbound at 5:09 a.m. from the Park-n-Ride on Highway 74.

  • Jeffco library system facing painful cuts


    The Evergreen Public Library will reopen on Mondays under the proposed 2012 budget, but the hours of operation will be cut as part of a system-wide cost-cutting effort to shave $2 million off operating expenses.

    The mixed forecast was disconcerting news to about 50 people who showed up at the Evergreen Public Library on the evening of Oct. 19 for a presentation on the library system's financial condition presented by the library staff and Pam Nissler, interim executive director.

  • Voting in progress at election service centers and by mail

    Just one week remains before ballots are due on Election Day, Nov. 1. If you haven't received a ballot in the mail yet, it's time to start thinking about voting in person at one of the election service centers, which opened for business Oct. 10.

    Evergreen voters are being asked to choose two school board members and vote on one statewide ballot issue, Proposition 103.

  • Jeffco poised to begin charging for public-records requests

    The Jefferson County commissioners are poised to begin charging the public for access to public records, with a consent-agenda resolution scheduled to be passed Tuesday.

    If approved, the measure would allow the county to charge $25 per hour for open-records requests taking more than an hour to complete.

    The public information office, whose employees are tasked with fulfilling such requests, would have the option of not charging the public for its staff time, though language in the proposed resolution would allow charges at the office’s discretion.