Local News

  • The alien invasion before Christmas

    There were the Boy Scouts riding along in a giant cardboard television and a dance troupe bopping along in red-and-green knee-high socks, and there was the Conifer Jazzercise crew in their elf costumes and the Elk Creek Fire department bringing up the back — but nothing about Conifer’s annual Christmas parade last Saturday quite measured up to the little green aliens peppering the procession with at least one spaceship in tow.

  • EFPD board approves contracts

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board last week approved several spending and contract negotiations during a special meeting of the board Thursday.

  • IMHS board president resigns

    Intermountain Humane Society’s board President Lauren Drabble resigned abruptly from her position Thursday, citing encouragement from organization leaders to “give IMHS new leadership, and a chance for new opportunities and success.”

    In a statement sent to the remaining board directors, as well as IMHS donors, Drabble said that it was with a heavy heart that she announced the end of her tenure.

  • Speaking up against bullying

    An organizer of a nonprofit called #ICanHelp asked Evergreen High School students to speak up when they see something going on that isn’t right.

    Matt Soeth spoke at a morning assembly at the school on Nov. 29, and then spoke with teachers and parents later in the day. His message was simple: The way to stop inappropriate behavior among teens on social media is for other teens to step up and say something.

  • ‘As cute as can be’: Collector relishes his variety of Christmas tree stands

    Rocky Brougham at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center is a self-professed “collector kind of guy.”

    Brougham has a prized collection of 11 Christmas tree stands dating back to around the 1920s. The cast-iron stands from Germany are ornately decorated with pinecones, angels, stars, trees, angels and candles — and one says “stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,” which is German for “silent night, holy night.”

  • Platte Canyon High School senior reported missing

    BOLO isssued for suspect in Maggie Long case:

    Remains of missing PCHS student identified: http://www.canyoncourier.com/

    The Park County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saturday morning it is searching for Maggie Long, a Platte Canyon High School senior who was reported missing Friday evening.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Haul of ill-fame

  • Reward offered for information about local hit-and-run

    The Littleton man who was seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Nov. 26 on Evergreen's Little Cub Creek Road still hopes the driver will turn himself or herself in to the Colorado State Patrol.

    And that is why a bicycling legal advocate continues to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver.

  • North Lake Trail at Evergreen Lake reopens

    The Evergreen Lake North Trail has been reopened for public use.

    The north trail has been closed since April 2016 between Upper Bear Creek Road and the Evergreen Dam because of drainage and stability issues along the trail and Highway 74.

    The reopening on Thursday preceded the annual Evergreen Holiday Walk and allowed attendees to park at the Lake House and walk to the downtown area on the trail, rather than along the highway. This had been a repeated problem while the trail was closed.

    Final maintenance work

  • Morrison eyes 2018 budget one final time

    Morrison Town Board took a final look last week at its 2018 budget, a spending plan that continues to rely heavily on sales tax revenue and court fines.

    The town expects to begin 2018 with $4.45 million in its general fund balance and $1.38 million in its utility fund balance. With $2.34 million estimated in revenues and $2.96 million estimated in expenditures, Morrison plans to transfer $624,261 from its general fund reserves.