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Today's News

  • Grass fires burn along Evergreen Parkway, I-70

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is looking for people who may have seen what caused more than a half-dozen small grass fires on the east side of Evergreen Parkway on Thursday morning.

    This is the second grass fire incident that EFR has responded to in the last week, and it’s a reminder that the weather has turned dry again.

    EFR Capt. Stacee Martin reminds residents that it’s important to be vigilant.

    “If you see something — smoke or suspicious activity — tell somebody: call EFR, call 911, call the sheriff,” she said.

  • 'Gold Plane' & Silver Plume: the Wichita State plane crash revisited

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash. This first part focuses on the events leading up to and during the crash on Oct. 2, 1970.

    Forty. Eleven. Nine.

    Forty people — football players, coaches, administrators, wives, fans and flight crew — set out from Wichita, Kan., to Denver to Logan, Utah, in a Martin 404 aircraft.

    Eleven people made it down Mount Trelease after the plane crashed.

  • Former Jeffco child welfare worker indicted on counts of forgery

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker has been accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Bubonic plague found in a pair of Conifer cats

    The Jeffco health department is warning area residents to be on the lookout for signs of the bubonic plague in their pets after a cat in Conifer recently died from the disease.

  • EPAD earns prestigious designation

    Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation, a local nonprofit devoted to facilitating access to automated external defibrillators and increasing CPR education in Evergreen, has been awarded the highest designation from the Heart Safe Foundation — meaning that EPAD’s work has made Evergreen one of the better prepared communities for heart attacks.

  • Evergreen Rotary expands this year's Recycle Roundup

    This year’s Rotary Recycle Roundup will be accepting new items, including car seats and bicycles, and also will be hosting a community-wide cleanup day.

    The recycle drop-off will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Country Day School.

    As part of the community cleanup day, the Rotary is collaborating with the Evergreen Downtown Business Association to do a “fall cleaning” in the downtown area on Saturday, said Tim Eagan, who is coordinating this year’s event.

  • Sheriff's Office kicks off second detention deputy academy

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    First, he served as a marine. Then, he worked as a message therapist. Now, Casey Buell-Shoenman is taking on a new challenge — becoming a Jeffco Sheriff’s detention deputy.

    After months of taking ride-alongs with various departments in the Denver metro area, Buell-Shoenman applied for JCSO’s detention deputy academy in the hopes of gaining valuable law enforcement experience.

  • Jeffco collaborative promoting mental health training

    A collaborative group is working to destigmatize mental health in Jefferson County by promoting and coordinating a countywide expansion of Mental Health First Aid.
    The program, which is similar to CPR, trains the everyday person how to identify when someone is in crisis and then coaches the person through what to say and how to help with the intention of connecting the person to professional resources.

  • Homeowners association members seek feedback on EFR property

    Members of the Evergreen Meadows homeowners association are considering a request from the Evergreen Fire Protection District to change an allowed use for a property the department owns in the area that it would like to sell.

    According to Pete Dunbar, president of the Evergreen Meadows HOA, about 25 percent of the HOA members have voted on a request to allow the building near County Road 73 and Malamute Drive deeded to the EFPD in 1975, to be used as a residence — a move that would facilitate the district’s efforts to sell the property.

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