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Local News

  • I-70 westbound reopens at Morrison

    The spring snowstorm that hit Evergreen overnight, snarling streets and highways, had dropped up to 26 inches of snow in some parts of the area by early afternoon Wednesday.

    Officials were advising residents to stay off the roads if possible. Denver International Airport announced at midday that it was closed.

  • Hitting the High Notes: Jenna Weidner

    Evergreen teenager Jenna Weidner was singing before she could talk.

    “My mom said that when I was 1 year old, the first time I ever sang we were at the store …,” Jenna, 16, said with a laugh. “She was talking to someone, and they just look over at me and they were like, ‘I think your daughter is singing.’ It was like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’ … My mom said, ‘You hummed it perfectly.’ ”

  • Pine woman dies after car collides with semi on Evergreen Parkway

    A Pine woman suffered fatal injuries when her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Evergreen Parkway between Bergen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

    The accident closed the parkway until 10 p.m., forcing rush-hour traffic to detour through Hiwan Hills on South Hiwan Drive. At 6:30 p.m. it was bumper to bumper southbound from Bergen Parkway to Lewis Ridge Road. 

  • Production crew films movie at cabin in Evergreen

    By Amy Thomson, For the Courier

    A short film shot in Evergreen last month brought cast and crew members from New York, Tennessee, Denver and New Zealand to town, and it’s hoped the drama about a mother and daughter facing their differences could put Evergreen on the map as a location for future films.

  • Quick-thinking local resident used CPR skills to save child’s life

    First-aid skills have come in handy for Evergreen resident Jennifer Larson in the past.

    Larson, the pharmacy manager at the Target store in Belmar, said she’s helped people with cuts and bruises, even seizures.

    But it wasn’t until last September that she called on her CPR skills to help save the life of a toddler.

  • Musical park slated to open in early June

    The grand opening of the Evergreen Rotary-funded musical-instrument play area in Stagecoach Park is set for June 10. Some of the landscaping work already has been done.

    The park is northeast of the intersection of Highway 74 and Stagecoach Boulevard. 

    The June celebration will culminate six years of effort to find the money and secure an appropriate location in a park around Evergreen, said Rotary member Kay LaMontagne, owner of Mountain Home, who spearheaded the project.

  • Resignations of three top EDC execs termed a ‘restructuring’

    An executive board member of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. said last week’s simultaneous resignations of three high-level staffers were part of a restructuring.

    Rob Osborn, a past chair of the EDC’s board of directors, said the departures of president and CEO Kevin McCasky, executive vice president Doug Bene and investor relations manager Lilly Daniels mark the first step in a downsizing of the Golden-based organization.

  • Former school board president Monson appointed to Clear Creek's county commission

    Former school board president Peter Monson was appointed Wednesday by the governor to fill the seat of the late Tom Hayden on Clear Creek's county commission.

    Hayden died unexpectedly Feb. 29; his term on the commission was to expire this year. Only unaffiliated residents of District 2 were eligible for the appointment.

  • Organizers gearing up for 2016 Relay for Life

    By Michael Elizabeth Sakas, For the Courier

    Twenty-four committee members are in the early stages of planning this year's Relay for Life of the Mountain Area, which is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12, at Evergreen High School. 

  • First responders practice extrications at scene of mock accident

    At 6:15 p.m. Saturday, a call came into Foothills Fire & Rescue: A multi-vehicle accident. One vehicle on fire. Three people trapped in vehicles. A possible hazardous-material issue.

    Four minutes later, another call went out for mutual aid from the Indian Hills and Genesee fire departments, and from the Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, and suddenly fire trucks and ambulances converged on a location in El Rancho.