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Local News

  • Morrison man dies in motorcycle crash on U.S. 285

    A Morrison resident was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle went out of control and hit a guardrail on U.S. 285 at Windy Point.

    William Salanty, 57, was southbound about 8:41 p.m. when the 1990 Harley-Davidson Softail he was driving failed to negotiate a right-hand curve.

  • New Hampshire man is charged in crash that killed former Conifer resident

    A New Hampshire man has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide in connection with the accident that killed former Conifer resident and good samaritan Jana Elliott.

  • Participation in Jefferson County slash program on pace to double in ’16

    It’s been three months since Jeffco’s 2016 slash collection program began, and participation by county residents is on pace to more than double compared to last year.

  • Dredging work completed at Evergreen Lake

    Dredging at Evergreen Lake was completed last week, two months earlier than planned.

    ESCO Construction removed 12,000 cubic feet of sediment from the north side of the lake. Much of that sediment had flowed into the lake during the 2013 flooding. Twelve-thousand cubic feet is the equivalent of putting sediment nearly 6 feet deep onto a football field.

    The work was funded by a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Children need to be aware of poisonous plants

    (Reprinted from July 22, 2009)

    If you have not taken a drive to see the wildflowers this year, now is the time to do it, for they will soon fade. Shrine Pass is always a delightful trip for wildflowers, and many can be seen without a great deal of walking. Arapaho Pass (west of Boulder) is also excellent but takes a bit longer and involves a bit more hiking.

  • Evergreen 911 outage tied to CenturyLink

    A recent interruption in Evergreen area emergency dispatch operations was a result of equipment problems at CenturyLink, according to information released at last week’s meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    Secondary 911 dispatch operations were knocked out for nearly five hours July 7 — meaning the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office had to call Evergreen Fire/Rescue directly about any serious incidents that would have normally been routed to EFR dispatch.

  • Fire Station 1 to stay in current location

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will rebuild Station 1 at its current location near downtown rather than relocate the facility, a plan that will involve the purchase and sale of several properties.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege said the difficulty in finding available land led to the decision to keep Station 1 where it is. He also raised the possibility that Station 1 and Station 4, which is farther south on Highway 73, would be merged.

  • Church has no ill will toward vandals

    The pastor at Ascent Church, whose buildings and grounds were defaced by vandals late last week, says church members shouldn’t be angry but instead should have compassion for whoever perpetrated the crimes.

    “This is more evidence of why we need to be here,” Pastor John Morlan said Monday. “If there’s something churning inside of them to make them act out, I’m hoping we get a chance to meet them and find out why. … Hopefully next year, the person who did this is in the front row of our church.”

  • Evergreen Parkway on track to be paved this fall

    Evergreen Parkway will be repaved this fall as planned, even though the road was recently striped.

    The project to pave the road from Highway 65 on the north to just above Evergreen Lake is now being advertised, and bids are expected to come in shortly, Colorado Department of Transportation engineer Stephen Harelson said. The exact start date depends on the bids, he added.

    The road was striped earlier this month for safety reasons, he said, as most of the lines delineating lanes were barely discernible by drivers.

  • Bucksnort Saloon goes up for sale

    The legendary Bucksnort Saloon near Pine Grove is up for sale for the first time in nearly 20 years, and an unexpected career change is the reason why.

    According to longtime owner Galina Bye, the decision to put the saloon and its properties on the market came after she recently found success as a fine artist.