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Local News

  • County sees declines in property crimes in second quarter

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader last week presented the commissioners the county’s crime stats for the second quarter of 2016, which showed interesting changes in the property-crime categories compared to prior years.

  • Jeffco sheriff eases fire restrictions

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted its stage II fire ban and returned to Stage I fire restrictions in the county.

    The less-stringent restrictions were reinstated because of lower temperatures and higher humidity that have reduced wildfire risk. The change was made starting Friday morning.

    People are prohibited from:

  • Relay for Life set Aug. 12-13 at Evergreen High

    Twenty-plus teams. Twelve hours. One sleepless night.

    This year's Relay For Life of the Mountain Area will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Evergreen High School, and the relay already has doubled in size from last year, with 21 teams and counting. Participants in the all-night event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, form teams and walk around the track for 12 hours to raise funds to fight cancer.

  • DriveSmart expanding experienced-driver program

    A 20-minute safety check before driving can help prevent accidents, or lessen the chance of injury if an accident occurs.

    Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer hosts an experienced-driver program, and the nonprofit held a training for “car fit” technicians on July 25.

  • Woofstock to benefit EAPL

    An event called “Woofstock” should conjure images of canines and the 1960s.

    Both will be part of the benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Admission is free, but fees will be charged at some booths, with proceeds going to EAPL.

  • Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church

    Evergreen Lutheran Church is looking for a lot of people to both donate and buy everything from furniture to clothes at its 25th annual Grove Sale on Aug. 13.

    All proceeds from the sale, which raises about $30,000 each year, go to charity, according to Carolyn Bergner, one of the sale’s three organizers. This year the beneficiaries include the Mountain Resource Center, Evergreen Christian Outreach, Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and the Mountain Area Pregnancy Center.

  • Tour Evergreen historical homes

    Get a glimpse of Evergreen’s history on Saturday, Aug. 13, by taking a self-guided tour of six homes built between 1860 and 1934.

    The Jefferson County Historical Society and Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Transfiguration are presenting the tour.

    Travel back in time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Docents will be available at each stop to provide additional historical information.

  • Dam Ducky Derby scheduled Saturday

    It wouldn’t be August without the Dam Ducky Derby in downtown Evergreen.

    The seventh annual event, which includes a duck drop and a carnival, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The duck drop is at the Evergreen Lake dam at 1 p.m., and the ducks are collected at Highland Haven on the east end of downtown.

    There will be kids’ activities in the downtown parking lot and a food booth sponsored by the American Legion. A dunk tank has been added to the carnival fun, and the Evergreen Downtown Business Association is looking for dunkees.

  • High lead levels found in drinking water at 38 Jeffco elementary schools

    Test results released by Jeffco Public Schools last week have revealed that at least 38 elementary schools in the district have high levels of lead in the drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain, including 11 schools in the mountain area and in South Jeffco. 

  • 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.