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  • Ellis brings community service experience to park board candidacy

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board in the May election.

    Evergreen native John Ellis says he would like to serve on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District as a liaison for communication.

    “In the groups I’m in, we can work together,” says Ellis, one of five candidates for three open seats on the board. “They’re all important, and blend things together.”

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating mailbox thefts

    Several mailbox thefts have occurred in Evergreen in recent weeks, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating, said spokesperson Jacki Kelley.

    Cluster mailboxes were targets of the approximately 10 attempted and actual thefts, which began in Genesee and moved into Evergreen, Kelley said. She said the mailboxes are being pried open.

    “That is what seems to be the target now,” she said.

    Although residents might consider metal mailboxes grouped in clusters more secure than individual ones, that is not the case, Kelley added.

  • Practice keeps training fires burning for local agencies

    Homeowner Lucy Schubert opened her front door Sunday morning to Clear Creek County Deputy Jon Walker, who told her to evacuate her home because of a fast-moving wildfire nearby.

    Luckily, the “evacuation” in the Brook Hollow neighborhood was part of an all-day wildland fire training exercise and not the real thing. The Evergreen Fire Protection District and the Clear Creek Fire Authority co-hosted the exercise for about 100 firefighters in an area just south of Interstate 70 near Floyd Hill.

  • County commissioners OK brewpub at Conference Center

    A 100-seat brewpub/restaurant could open this summer in the former Evergreen Conference Center, after Jefferson County commissioners approved rezoning for the site.

    Owners Anders and Debbie Ruikka plan to spend about $300,000 to remodel about 3,100 square feet of the existing 4,000-square-foot conference center space, Anders Ruikka said after the rezoning vote on Tuesday. The couple bought the 4-acre Evergreen Conference Center parcel at 27620 Fireweed Drive for $550,000 in 2013, according to Jeffco property records.

  • Jeffco inmate released by mistake back in custody

     An inmate inadvertently released from the Jeffco jail on Tuesday is back behind bars. 

    Damon Elliot Slayton, 41, was taken into custody Thursday morning by a Jeffco deputy in downtown Denver near Broadway and Larimer Street. 

    Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies had been searching the downtown area based on tips from Slayton’s family and other friends. 

    Slayton surrendered without incident, Kelley said. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    De-fence-ible space

  • Cell tower gets some static in Kittredge

    At least one neighbor — Adobe Creek Center owner Elizabeth Betterton — is worried that the new cell-phone tower in Kittredge is dangerous because of the radiation it emits.

    Betterton said she plans to buy a radiation-monitoring device to check emissions from the disguised cell-phone tower erected recently by Verizon Wireless just south of 26040 Highway 74. She is worried that radiation from the tower could cause leukemia and cancer in nearby residents.

  • Home on Deer Path damaged by fire

    A home in the 6000 block of Deer Path that had new owners as of Friday was damaged by fire Sunday morning.

    No one was home when the fire started about 10:30 a.m., and Evergreen firefighters rescued the family’s two dogs. One was fine, and the other was taken to a veterinarian to be checked out, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague. The dog has been released from the animal hospital and returned to the owners.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A call to action

  • County planners OK senior living facility at El Rancho

    The El Rancho area may get a state-licensed senior group living facility.

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the county commissioners allow the property owner, George DeMarsico, a special-use permit for a 96-bed facility at 1055 El Rancho Road. The commissioners are expected to conduct a public hearing and vote on the issue at their March 25 meeting.