Local News

  • 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.

  • Replacement of bridge at Lake Park is delayed

    The project to replace the bridge over Bear Creek at the entrance to Evergreen Lake Park has been delayed until next year.

    Ellen O’Connor, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, confirmed that the city of Denver, which is in charge of the project, contacted EPRD and said work would be delayed until sometime in 2017. The project originally had been scheduled for this fall.

  • New Hampshire man is charged in crash that killed former Conifer resident

    A New Hampshire man has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide in connection with the accident that killed former Conifer resident and good samaritan Jana Elliott.

  • Participation in Jefferson County slash program on pace to double in ’16

    It’s been three months since Jeffco’s 2016 slash collection program began, and participation by county residents is on pace to more than double compared to last year.

  • Dredging work completed at Evergreen Lake

    Dredging at Evergreen Lake was completed last week, two months earlier than planned.

    ESCO Construction removed 12,000 cubic feet of sediment from the north side of the lake. Much of that sediment had flowed into the lake during the 2013 flooding. Twelve-thousand cubic feet is the equivalent of putting sediment nearly 6 feet deep onto a football field.

    The work was funded by a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.