Local News

  • Trails plan for Evergreen heading down a path of progress

    Designs of potential paths linking key sections of Evergreen provided colorful visual statements for residents who attended a meeting on the trails master plan at Wulf Rec Center on Dec. 10.

    If the plan becomes a reality, students at Evergreen High School could safely walk to the library on Highway 73 and youngsters at Wilmot Elementary could take an easy path from the school to Wulf Rec Center. Visitors walking to downtown Evergreen could stroll along Bear Creek instead of negotiating traffic along Meadow Drive and Highway 74.

  • Genesee homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    A Genesee homeowner shot a 52-year-old male intruder to death about 8:30 a.m. Friday after the man entered his house through a doggie door.

    The dead man was identified as Garry Liebreth of Nebraska by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The adult male homeowner was not harmed, and will not be charged in the incident, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office. Colorado's "Make My Day" law gives people the right to defend themselves with deadly force inside their homes.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

  • Holiday gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor at the Veterans Memorial

    Standing at the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 read the historic speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941. Roosevelt delivered the speech the day after Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

  • Evergreen park district, Nature Center, seeking grants from Jeffco

    To assist with the bridge replacement at Evergreen Lake Park, the Evergreen park district is seeking a $40,000 grant from Jefferson County Open Space.

  • Early skating season at Evergreen Lake on thin ice

    The staff at Evergreen Lake Park has been keeping a close eye on the thickness of the lake ice with the hope of opening it soon for skating and hockey.

    Ice skating is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 "weather permitting" according to an Evergreen Park and Recreation District hotline. Call 720-880-1391 before heading to the lake. Unseasonably warm temperatures have delayed sufficient ice formation to make the lake safe for winter activities.

  • Merry moonlight on the Holiday Walk

    A glorious full moon appeared from behind the clouds as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Evergreen Lake Park on Friday evening, and children cheered as the merry couple climbed down from the EFR fire engine.

    “Santa! Have I been naughty or nice?” shouted a youngster as the Kringles approached the awaiting crowd.

    As carolers sang traditional holiday songs, the large tree at the Lake Park came alive with lights to a chorus of cheers from those gathered around it. 

  • Two people fall through ice at Evergreen Lake

    Two people fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake late Tuesday afternoon but were able to get out of the water with the help of a third person who had a ladder, according to an Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman.

    An ice fisherman fell through the ice on the lake near the road, said EFR spokesman Doug Saba. A person on shore who went to the fisherman's aid also fell through the ice, Saba said. A contractor driving by stopped and took a ladder off his truck to extend across the ice to the two men, who then were able to climb out.  

  • Fund-raising planned for light display

    Organizers will be seeking donations for the downtown Christmas light display this year in the first-ever “Light the Lights” fund-raiser put on by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Some merchants, including Endless Travel and Seasonally Yours LLC, and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, have donation jars on their counters.