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Today's News

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    School of rocks

  • Fire Station 1 to stay in current location

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will rebuild Station 1 at its current location near downtown rather than relocate the facility, a plan that will involve the purchase and sale of several properties.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege said the difficulty in finding available land led to the decision to keep Station 1 where it is. He also raised the possibility that Station 1 and Station 4, which is farther south on Highway 73, would be merged.

  • Evergreen 911 outage tied to CenturyLink

    A recent interruption in Evergreen area emergency dispatch operations was a result of equipment problems at CenturyLink, according to information released at last week’s meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    Secondary 911 dispatch operations were knocked out for nearly five hours July 7 — meaning the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office had to call Evergreen Fire/Rescue directly about any serious incidents that would have normally been routed to EFR dispatch.

  • Pokémon GO craze comes to mountain area

    Increased foot traffic at area monuments, statues, sculptures, schools, churches, trailheads and other landmarks partly is thanks to Pokémon GO.

    The smart-phone game application, which launched two weeks ago and is now the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, encourages players to find virtual creatures called Pokémon. The game uses the phones’ GPS to track the players’ movements and locations, and rewards them for visiting local landmarks.

  • Paddleboard yoga keeps participants in balance

    Yoga at the recreation center is customary, and yoga outside with a scenic view is ideal. But yoga on a paddleboard on a pond with mountain views is a bit unusual.

    On July 13, six students prepared for bent-knee, or sridaiva, yoga — also known as bowspring — on paddleboards in Buchanan Ponds.

  • Church has no ill will toward vandals

    The pastor at Ascent Church, whose buildings and grounds were defaced by vandals late last week, says church members shouldn’t be angry but instead should have compassion for whoever perpetrated the crimes.

    “This is more evidence of why we need to be here,” Pastor John Morlan said Monday. “If there’s something churning inside of them to make them act out, I’m hoping we get a chance to meet them and find out why. … Hopefully next year, the person who did this is in the front row of our church.”

  • Former Conifer resident Jana Elliott lived ‘a life of service’

    Former Conifer resident Jana Elliott, who was killed in a highway crash July 10 after stopping to assist other motorists in Lakewood, is remembered as a person who always wanted to help others.

    Elliott was a passenger in a vehicle traveling east on West Sixth Avenue near Indiana Street when she and the driver, Sharon Young, saw a bicycle fall off a car in front of them.

  • Deputies free bear trapped in car

    Two Jeffco sheriff’s deputies liberated a bear that was trapped in a vehicle at Chief Hosa on Tuesday morning, and they also managed to film the encounter.

    Deputy Josh Tillman said he and Deputy Brian McLaughlin responded to a report about 9 a.m. Tuesday that a bear had somehow managed to become trapped inside a Subaru in the 26000 block of Upper Cold Springs Gulch Road.

  • Evergreen Parkway on track to be paved this fall

    Evergreen Parkway will be repaved this fall as planned, even though the road was recently striped.

    The project to pave the road from Highway 65 on the north to just above Evergreen Lake is now being advertised, and bids are expected to come in shortly, Colorado Department of Transportation engineer Stephen Harelson said. The exact start date depends on the bids, he added.

    The road was striped earlier this month for safety reasons, he said, as most of the lines delineating lanes were barely discernible by drivers.

  • New legislation will change the face of mountain area EMS

    Emergency medical service in Colorado will look a lot different by the end of next year — specifically, people who call 911, you may not end up at the hospital or an urgent-care facility. In fact, first responders might provide care directly themselves, depending on the nature of the call.