Today's News

  • Deputy tackles carjacking suspect on I-70

    A feverish crime spree on a dog-day afternoon ended abruptly in the westbound lanes of I-70 on Wednesday when a Jeffco sheriff's deputy brought a suspect to heel on the busy highway.

    All told, the carjacking/burglary rampage involved four vehicles and three homes, sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. It ended dramatically near the Genesee exit when Deputy Fred Haggett tackled the male suspect, who had just surrendered two weapons after terrorizing passing motorists on I-70.    

  • Clean canine fun: Dog-washing event raises funds for EAPL

    Dogs and their owners in every shape and size participated in the fourth annual Wine, Washes & Wagging Tails event in downtown Evergreen on Sunday.

    From tiny Chihuahuas to a 150-pound chocolate Lab, from young children to older adults, the benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League had something for everyone.

  • Wild Game entertainment center to open this fall in Bergen Park

    The Wild Game Entertainment Experience is slated to open this fall in Bergen Park after three years of planning and effort.

    Walking around the massive building where workers are finishing an addition for a bowling alley, Evergreen developer Dave Wilson talks about his vision that is finally becoming a reality.

    “One of our goals is to improve a community asset, to have it be a fun place for people,” Wilson says. “We want people to have a good experience.”

  • Remains of missing hikers found on Mount Evans

    Two bodies found last Thursday on Mount Evans were those of two hikers from Minnesota who went missing in April, a Clear Creek County sheriff’s officer has confirmed.

  • Summerfest 2014: a kaleidoscope of art, music and activities

    Kids turned somersaults in the green grass while their parents gazed at artistic creations and listened to live music at Summerfest on Saturday afternoon.

    The 35th annual event, sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen, featured more than 100 artists who came from near and far to Buchanan Park to display their works this past weekend.

    “I think the festival keeps getting better and better,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director. “It was a wonderful community party.”

  • Working group recommends Arvada site for outdoor shooting range in Jeffco

    A working group charged with finding an acceptable location for an outdoor public shooting range in Jefferson County has narrowed the choices to a former quarry in Arvada or another site within that city.

    Tom Hoby, Jefferson County Parks and Open Space director, said issues regarding proximity to residents and impacts on natural resources have made the selection process difficult, during a presentation about the shooting-range study to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on July 10.

  • Team Evergreen proposes mountain bike series in Jeffco open space

    Members of Team Evergreen Cycling are exploring the possibility of holding biking events at Jefferson County open space parks. The Mountain Bike Series of the organization would raise funds for trail construction and renovation, said Tom Hoby, director of Jeffco Parks and Open Space.

    “Our role would be to host these events,” Hoby at the July meeting of the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee.

  • Evergreen’s community garden flourishing in second year

    Standing beside the recently completed pavilion at the community garden in Buchanan Park, Rachel Emmer of the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability talks about the success of the project.

    “The infrastructure now is complete,” she said.

    In its second year of development, the community garden has a finished appearance with amenities that were part of the original plan. Grant funds from Great Outdoors Colorado have been used to build the pavilion, which was constructed largely with volunteer labor, Emmer noted.


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  • Flood recovery in Brook Forest area continues after torrential rain

    Work continues on Forest Estates Road near the Brook Forest Inn after torrential rains on July 7 washed out a culvert under the road and some driveways in the area.

    The Jeffco Road and Bridge Department is expecting the repairs will take another two weeks to complete. In the meantime, the road is down to one lane as crews remove debris and replace a culvert.