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Today's News

  • Bear injures alpacas near Floyd Hill

    A bear attacked and seriously wounded three alpacas at two locations on April 9 and 10 near Floyd Hill, prompting officials to ask residents to keep food locked up and pets on leashes or in enclosed areas.

  • Kittredge hosts relocated business

    Epic Estate Treasures has successfully relocated to Adobe Creek in Kittredge.
    The notion to make the move came down to basic foot traffic. Although the original shop, located in Evergreen Village Center on Meadow Drive, carried much of the same inventory, drop-ins were few.

  • Who can resist puppies in ‘101 Dalmatians’

    Cute puppies are coming to the Montessori School of Evergreen’s Marshdale campus when Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale performs “101 Dalmatians Kids.”

    The 28 second-, third- and fourth-graders in the production will perform a show that is “recognizable and adorable, and the music is fabulous,” according to director Lisa Cole.

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Chief Mike Weege announced the district has hired Paul Amundson, an Evergreen resident and part-time paramedic for EFR, to be its wildfire mitigation/education coordinator.

    During the April 10 Evergreen Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting at the Bergen Park Administration Building, Weege said the district was hiring three new staff members, including Amundson.

  • Fire Briefs: Elk Creek Fire Protection District

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is working to establish a Rapid Extraction Module. It will be one of only three fire departments in the state to have one, along with West Metro Fire Protection District and the Greeley Fire Department.

    An REM involves four firefighters assigned to do off-road rescues in case a firefighter is injured or trapped during larger incidents, Chief Bill McLaughlin told the district's Board of Directors at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Numbers racket

  • Family, community and pets alike honor longtime Evergreen veterinarian

    More than 150 people and nearly as many dogs turned out Sunday afternoon to honor Terry Stephen, a longtime Evergreen veterinarian who died of cancer on March 27 at the age of 66.

    Before they took to the trail around the Buchanan Ponds, they stopped to share some stories — and some tears — about a man they called compassionate to both animals and humans.

  • Landowners, JCOS continue to talk about dog park

    Jeffco Open Space remains in discussions with one or multiple landowners about acquiring a site for a new off-leash dog park in Evergreen.

    During an April 3 staff briefing, Parks Director Tom Hoby told county commissioners that he was meeting with the landowners this week.

    “Trying to force a land negotiation is not beneficial,” Hoby said. “I can’t give you a timeline. I can say that we’re pursuing this with zeal.”

  • Renovating Jeffco schools would cost $647 million

    The Jeffco School Board has discussed using a bond issue on the November ballot to raise $647 million that experts said would be needed to make Jeffco schools more efficient, more equal and safer.

    The board has made no decision on whether to put a bond issue on the ballot, which would need to be done before late August, but board members asked for further information to take to upcoming community meetings.

  • Threat at Evergreen HS deemed unfounded

    Rumors about a possible threat at Evergreen High School on Friday turned out to be unfounded, according to Jeffco Public Schools officials.
    According to Jeffco chief communications officer Diana Wilson, someone left a message through the school’s Safe2Tell system, and district officials and law enforcement investigated. However, rumors spread that there was a weapon in a locker. Every locker was checked, and law enforcement didn’t find anything, she said.
    According to district policy, the district can inspect lockers in a school at any time.