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Today's News

  • Jeffco participates in ‘move over’ traffic enforcement campaign

    Two Jeffco law enforcement agencies participated last week in a statewide operation to provide stepped-up enforcement of Colorado’s Move Over law.

  • Bill would give Parks and Wildlife more control over license, park fees

    Colorado lawmakers last week introduced a bill aimed at providing Colorado Parks and Wildlife greater control over how the agency sets fees for a variety of outdoor recreation activities.

  • Plans moving ahead to rebuild retaining wall in downtown Evergreen

    The damaged retaining wall in front of the Evergreen National Bank drive-thru in downtown Evergreen is on the road to getting fixed.
    Red Rocks Union Construction, which owns the triangular parking lot there, is asking for the minor variances necessary to rebuild the retaining wall and paint it gray.
    The retaining wall was damaged in the flood in September 2013 that made water overflow Evergreen Lake, damaging some downtown businesses.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in I-70 westbound accident

    A 38-year-old male from Avon suffered serious injuries when he crashed his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle as he was headed westbound on I-70 near Genesee's Lookout Mountain exit on Thursday.
    Colorado State Patrol responded to the accident.
    State Trooper Josh Lewis confirmed that the call for the accident near mile marker 256 came in around 12:06 p.m. Thursday.
    The driver, who hasn't been identified, was transported to St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood.

  • Inter-Canyon to add new firefighter driver engineer position

    As firefighters age, the health and safety risk of entering a fire increases. Oftentimes, a firefighter’s comfort level changes, too.

  • Inter-Canyon hosting community barbecues

    In an effort to connect district residents and firefighters, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is organizing a series of neighborhood barbecues for the second consecutive year.
    This year’s theme is “preparing for evacuation in wildfire.”
    “Residents of the district can meet their volunteer firefighters, EMTs and paramedics,” said Inter-Canyon spokesman Dan Hatlestad in an email. “(They also can) learn more about evacuation and enjoy a BBQ lunch.”  

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Scene of the scene

  • Dance the afternoon away

    What luau is complete without a limbo contest, piñatas, dancing and smiles?

    The Evergreen Lake House was made over to have that luau atmosphere, with multi-colored streamers, palm tree-shaped decorations, ukuleles and leis on Thursday afternoon as the Evergreen High School Interact Club hosted its fourth-annual dance for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Special Needs Program.

  • Dramatizing the danger

    Kristi Ellerbroek looked up from her steering wheel to see that her beloved TrailBlazer had smashed into the driver’s side of a Subaru hatchback. More importantly, though, her friend Jesse West had flown through the windshield and was face-down, motionless on the hood.

    Meanwhile, Joe Mead kept trying to wake up his friend Mark Ness, whose head had broken through the Subaru’s passenger-side window and was bleeding onto the tiny shards of glass that now covered the parking lot.

    “Someone help him,” Mead shouted.

  • Superintendent candidates to be kept confidential

    Jeffco voters will likely have no further opportunities to provide input about Jeffco Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent after several candidates requested confidentiality during the hiring process.

    According to Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Weber, most of the candidates that have applied for the job have asked the district not to publicly disclose their names and professional backgrounds and the district wants to respect that.