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Today's News

  • EFR wins prestigious EMS award for 4th year

    The American Heart Association has awarded Evergreen Fire/Rescue a Mission: Lifeline Bronze Level EMS Recognition Award for its identification of and response over the last year to patients experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), otherwise known as a serious heart attack.

  • Staunton State Park breaks ground for new visitor center

    Four years after it officially opened, Staunton State Park is finally getting a visitor center — complete with an education room and requisite gift shop.

    According to Zach Taylor, Staunton’s park manager, the nearly 5,000-square-foot visitor center has been in the works for several years and will include a large multi-purpose education room, a retail space, an office and four employee offices to support Colorado Parks and Wildlife employees, as well as game wardens that serve districts along the 285 Corridor and Idaho Springs.

  • A smooth operation: Volunteers help the Evergreen Rodeo Parade stay on track from start to finish

    The 51st annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade on Saturday was all spectators could hope for: floats, vintage cars, nonprofits, live bands, politicians, fire trucks — an example of everything a small-town parade should be.

  • Truck starts string of brush fires along U.S. 285

    A truck is believed to have started several spot fires along the U.S. 285 corridor in Conifer and Bailey earlier this week.
        According to Platte Canyon Fire Captain Ben Dunning, the Platte Canyon fire department responded to three grass fires on Tuesday along southbound U.S. 285 between mile markers 225 and 223.

  • Electrical issues cited in Bailey house fire

        Electrical issues in an unfinished basement are believed to have contributed to a fire that severely damaged a home on Timber Top Lane in Bailey on Thursday morning.
        According to Platte Canyon Fire Captain Ben Dunning, the house fire was reported at 3:42 a.m. Thursday after one of the homeowners awoke to the smell of smoke.

  • Rodeo parade displays the best of Americana

    The entries in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on Saturday were as diverse as the organizations here.

    Some entries adhered to the “Best of the Wild Wild West” theme, while others diverged from the Western theme.

    The Friends of Evergreen Dog Park walked with dogs alongside a car decorated like a dog, while senior citizens from Elk Run rode in a mock covered wagon with “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from the musical “Oklahoma!” playing.

  • Friends of Evergreen Dog Park take part in multi-agency working group

    Friends of Evergreen Dog Park are keeping pressure on authorities to have an off-leash dog park in Evergreen, organizers told about 30 people who attended a group meeting last Thursday.

    In February, Jeffco Open Space announced that the 107-acre Elk Meadow dog park on Stagecoach Boulevard was in danger of closing because of overuse, and despite meetings at which residents gave suggests for solving issues, officials ultimately closed it.

  • Educational signs from Braille Trail loop stolen at Genesee Park

    Dozens of educational signs were stolen from the Braille Trail loop in Genesee Park last month.

    The 37 Braille interpretive signs asked passers-by to take in the sounds, smells and textures of nature as a way of enhancing the park experience for the visually impaired, Denver Mountain Parks representatives said.

    The signs were along the Braille Trail and Chavez Trail, which are part of the Beaver Brook Trailhead off Stapleton Drive.

  • Rupert asks voters to be re-elected

    In 2015, Brad Rupert announced his bid for a seat on the Jeffco school board after three board members — John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams — were targeted for recall by community members who felt they lacked accountability, transparency and general respect for the community they were elected to serve. Running on a platform of outcome-focused decision-making and with a desire to rebuild trust in the community, Rupert was ultimately elected treasurer of the board and replaced Williams.

  • 90-year-old Lee Sweetland is a familiar face at Evergreen Lake

    Lee Sweetland is a familiar sight to those frequenting Evergreen Lake in the mornings.

    The 90-year-old, carrying a wooden staff, is an almost daily walker near the Lake House. He used to walk along Bear Creek to the dam and back, but with the North Lake Trail closed, he makes do with walking the triangle along the creek, across the boardwalk and through the parking lot.

    He walks because he knows how important it is to stay active, especially at his age, and because he loves both the outdoors and Evergreen.