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Today's News

  • Foothills Rotary’s Ice Melt barrel returns to Evergreen Lake

    It’s back!

    The barrel returned to Evergreen Lake on Thursday for the 11th year — and area residents are invited to guess when it will fall into the water as part of the Evergreen Ice Melt Contest.

    Tickets are $3 for one, $5 for two or $10 for five, and each ticket requires the purchaser to guess the month, day, hour and second the barrel will fall in. As a tiebreaker, purchasers are asked to guess what the high temperature will be on the day the barrel falls in.

  • Honoring those who serve

    The 2017 Leadership Evergreen class plans to honor and support area first responders during 2018 … and beyond.

    The group is selecting a group from Jefferson, Park or Clear Creek counties each month and finding ways to fill some of their needs. It’s called Hero’s Day.

    “We wanted something to encompass the mountain community, and to be continuous and long lasting,” said Leadership Evergreen member Betsy Rose, who is helping spearhead the project.

  • The Joy of food pantry: An area nonprofit provides donated food for those in need

    When it comes to food, Kathy Stanley believes in creating a win-win situation for everyone.

    Stanley is the founder and director of Joy’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that collects food supermarkets are ready to throw away and provides it to those who need it. It’s a simple, but relatively new concept that takes many volunteers to see it through — and one that has come to the Evergreen area since the end of October.

  • ELID organizers host workshops, launch website

    Because Evergreen isn’t incorporated and has no town manager, many aspects of its infrastructure have fallen by the wayside. There are crosswalks leading to nowhere; a lack of parking, sidewalks and bike lanes; and unmaintained medians and landscaping.

    Because of that, members of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District and other proponents argue that Evergreen should become a local improvement district and pass a 1 percent sales tax, which they hope will be on this November’s ballot.

  • EPRD seeks feedback on lake trail's future

    Maybe, one day, the Evergreen Lake North Trail will be a boardwalk, a floating trail or rebuilt with a rock face.

    These are among the possibilities that the Evergreen Park & Recreation District, along with Evergreen Metropolitan District, is considering for the trail’s long-term future.

    During a community meeting Thursday evening at Buchanan Recreation Center, EPRD asked for community feedback on possible alternatives for the lake trail after it was closed because of unstable conditions in the spring of 2016.

  • Jeffco bids farewell to Commissioner Rosier

      In his seven years as Jeffco commissioner, Don Rosier has worn a lot of hats, literally.

    A cowboy hat, a Cat-in-the-Hat hat, a chef’s hat, a hard hat, a bike helmet, a Slash wig and hat, scuba goggles and snorkel, and a Darth Vader mask.

  • Open Space to renovate trailhead at Windy Saddle

    Jeffco Open Space is planning to renovate the trailhead at Windy Saddle Park, including creating formal trail access to Mount Zion. The work is projected to begin in the fall of 2018 and will probably carry over into 2019, JCOS representatives stated.

    The trailhead, which is located at a turnout on Lookout Mountain Road, north of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Lookout Mountain Nature Center, is a popular spot for motorists, hikers, trail- and road-cyclists and other visitors, especially during the summer.

  • A journey recalled: Evergreen native Jim Stobie’s journey was a life on the rails

    Dawn was still fresh in the sky, and Jim Stobie was walking the tracks outside of Baltimore looking for a freight train heading north.

  • Six men indicted, accused of operating heroin trafficking ring

    Six men accused of operating a heroin trafficking ring throughout metro Denver have been indicted by the Jefferson County district grand jury.

  • Authorities identify woman in suspected theft

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, thanks to tips it received after posting security camera photos on social media, has identified a woman suspected of stealing someone’s wallet from an Evergreen gas station.
    Joanne Rodriguez has been issued a summons for theft, Jeffco Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton said. Investigators believe she is a resident of the Evergreen area, Fulton added.