Local News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    An unlikely escalation

  • Double-digit, below-zero temps greet early risers

    Talk about getting off to a negative start.
    Temperatures in Evergreen and Conifer plummeted well into the minus double digits by Tuesday morning in the wake of an artic cold front that pushed into the state overnight.
    The digital thermometer in her car read negative 18 degrees at 6 a.m. as barista Stephanie Stotts was heading to work at Cafe di Lucca in the Lakepoint Center at Evergreen Lake and Upper Bear Creek Road, she said.

  • ‘Strength, will and belief’: Spencer Page’s indomitable spirit keeps him on the court during cancer treatment

    Spencer Page was in the moment, not really listening to the crowd. He could hear them chanting his name — he definitely did, and it was electric — but his focus was on the game at hand. The feeling was almost as good as the 3-pointer the 17-year-old Evergreen High School junior would make moments later.

  • Park district welcomes Bob the Dinosaur

    The park district board has given its blessing to a proposal to allow Bob the Dinosaur to become a permanent resident of Stagecoach Park at Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard.

    Art for the Mountain Community introduced the baby brontosaurus sculpture to the playground near El Pinal in June 2010 as part of its annual revolving sculpture exhibition. It has become a popular children's attraction.

    The group announced in December that it was raising money to purchase Bob from the artist, Greg Wasil, and keep him in Evergreen.

  • Pine beetle sickens 400,000 acres of forest in 2010

     The area affected by the mountain pine beetle grew by 400,000 acres in 2010, a decrease of 24 percent compared to the 524,000 acres infested in 2009, according to the latest aerial survey by the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service. The results were released Jan. 21.

    Since the first signs of the outbreak appeared in 1996, the pine beetle has destroyed a total of 4 million acres of forest in Colorado and southern Wyoming. The lodgepole forests in counties such as Summit and Grand have been hit the worst.

  • Chamber exec concentrates on building relationships

    After only a month on the job, Lin Browning is feeling quite comfortable in her new community and her new job as president of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce. She was named to the post after Melanie Nuchols resigned in September to pursue a career in art.

    "I've always felt at home in the mountains," Browning says from behind the antique-door desk in the chamber office in the rustic Evergreen Hotel on Main Street, a place loaded with local history.

  • Canine day-care facility seeks zoning change

    The owners of the Bergen Bark Inn at 2989 Bergen Peak Drive are seeking to change the zoning for the half-acre property that now houses a canine day-care and boarding facility to include small animal boarding, among other things.

    What started out as a veterinary clinic in 1975 eventurally grew into mainly a doggie daycare and animal boarding service, serving as many as 50 dogs a day.

    The original "Evergreen Nursing Center Official Development Plan" called for a nursing care facility, a veterinary clinic and a residential dwelling.

  • Frigid temps to keep schools closed Wednesday

    Jeffco Public Schools will keep all schools closed again Wednesday amid below-zero temperatures in the area.
    The district closed schools and all after-school activities on Tuesday because of the weather-related concerns. Jeffco officials said the below-zero temperatures pose a health and safety hazard for children who wait at bus stops.

  • 3 rescued after falling through ice on Evergreen Lake

    Three men in their 40s who were ice fishing at Evergreen Lake fell through thin ice into the water about 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, about 100 feet from the shore near Evergreen Parkway and Upper Bear Creek Road.

    The temperature was close to 60 degrees, and there were large puddles of standing water on the surface of the lake, which was closed to ice skating for the day.

  • Extension cords blamed in house fire

    A chain of old extension cords running from a house to a barn was blamed for starting a fire that burned the side yard and spread from the ground into the attic of a two-story house on Jan. 28. The line was used to keep horses' water from freezing.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue responded to 22756 Meadow View Road about 11:30 a.m., according to Fire Chief Garry DeJong. The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes. Water had to be transported to the site in trucks.