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  • 2 arrested in connection with North Turkey Creek Fire

    Two men have been arrested, accused of lighting fireworks that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on Wednesday.

    Andrew Askins and Riley Costello, both 18, face second-degree arson charges for lighting fireworks while Jeffco is in a stage-2 fire ban. The pair have been booked and are no longer in custody, said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The 7-acre fire began around 1 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road.

  • Two teens injured but safe after illegally rock climbing at Red Rocks

    Two teenagers were injured Wednesday night while illegally rock climbing atop a cliff in Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

  • Relocation of dog park’s fenced-in area announced

    How does a government entity weigh the importance of providing residents the privilege of walking their dogs off-leash versus the rights of neighbors to have access to clean drinking water?

  • Burn ban in effect for Park County

    A burn ban affecting all public and private land in Park County took effect at 8:24 a.m. Monday due to dry conditions, high winds and warm temperatures.

  • Sheriff's Calls: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
  • Meeting set on plan for oil-extraction business

    The owner of a building on Bryant Drive in Evergreen interested in putting a plant oil-extraction business there will host a public hearing in conjunction with Jeffco Planning and Zoning next week to gauge the public’s reaction.
    The meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.
    The community meeting is the first step before the building owner, Paradigm Enterprises LLC, formally applies for a zoning request to allow the business to operate there.

  • EFR boasts two new hires in top roles

    Longtime EFR paramedic Dave Montesi has been promoted to the role of EMS coordinator after nearly 20 years with the department.

    Promoted in February, Montesi has worked as a paramedic since 1997 and is the president of Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation, a nonprofit whose mission “is to facilitate access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in order to dramatically increase the survival of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.”

    Montesi replaces Bob Walter, who suddenly resigned from his role in September 2016 after more than six years.

  • Improper ash disposal cited in recent Kerr Gulch fire

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is cautioning area residents to fully extinguish all fireplace and wood stove fires and properly dispose of leftover ashes after improper ash disposal was found to have caused the wildland fire in Kerr Gulch on March 6.

  • CDOT to pursue underpass for Kings Valley Road intersection

    After months of conversations with Conifer and Bailey residents, the Colorado Department of Transportation is moving forward with a solution it hopes will decrease the number of accidents at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road in Conifer.

    According to Steve Harelson, CDOT’s Region 1 west program engineer, plans to construct an underpass about 300 yards southwest of the intersection are underway. If funding is approved later this year, construction could begin as early as this fall.

  • Burn ban in effect for Park County

    A burn ban affecting all public and private land in Park County took effect at 8:24 a.m. Monday due to dry conditions, high winds and warm temperatures.