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Today's News

  • The roughest ride

    It’s 1 a.m. on Dec. 21 as Tim Shirley goes to bed at his in-laws’ home in Hartsel after a whirlwind trip to Oklahoma to pick up a recently purchased truck. His wife, Mindy, didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary the next morning as Tim snored away, undoubtedly exhausted from his travels.

  • Denver Parks planning to repair flood damage at Evergreen Golf Course

    The Denver parks department promotes the Evergreen Golf Course as its “signature mountain course.” However, the 10th hole has been closed to players since September 2013, when it was damaged by the raging waters of Bear Creek.

    “We play 17 holes. It’s just ridiculous,” said Evergreen resident and Realtor Andy Wann. “We’re getting complaints all the time.”

  • South Platte, its North Fork closed to recreational uses

    Local officials have closed the North Fork of the South Platte River to recreational uses as recent rains and snowmelt create dangerously high water levels, according to a news release. 

    The river is closed to tubing, some types of rafting, fishing and swimming until further notice, said the release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    As of Tuesday, law enforcement is allowing:

    • Kayaks and whitewater canoes.

    • Multi-chambered professional guided rafts.

  • Foothills housing market popping, real estate agents say

    Real estate agents are using several adjectives to describe the foothills housing market, especially for homes priced below $500,000: hot, a frenzy, popping.

    “It’s the most active market I’ve seen in my 30 years in so far as multiple offers and prices being bid up over ask,” said real estate agent Wayne Shephard of Shephard Realty. “Homes priced correctly are being sold almost immediately.”

  • Evergreen resident solves marketing riddle

    What's a more creative way to say "I love you"?

    That question plagued Evergreen resident Helene Hughes as she wrote notes for her children’s lunch boxes every day when they were growing up. 

    Hughes’ musings led her to create "Symbuzzles" (from the words “symbols” and “puzzles”): word-picture puzzle cards that her kids could figure out.

  • Abandoned tackle box at Evergreen Lake was in fact abandoned tackle box

    Authorities called the Jeffco sheriff's bomb squad to Evergreen Lake on Wednesday afternoon after someone left what appeared to be a tackle box below the spillway.

    Jeffco deputies blocked off an area with crime tape with a 50-foot radius around the box. The Sheriff's Office reportedly received a phone call reporting that the box had been left there.

    "That's crazy. We usually hear everything, and we haven't heard anything," said Ali Baker, a server at Cactus Jack's.

  • Event at Hiwan Museum will appraise antiques

    An Evergreen woman got a pleasant surprise when she found out that a landscape painting hanging on her living room wall was worth $40,000.

    Another family formerly from Evergreen hopes to find out that their historic "gossip wheel" spinning wheel has some interesting history they don't know yet.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Wack in the box

  • Clear Creek in Jeffco closed to recreational activities

    Streams are running so high and unpredictable that officials have closed Clear Creek in Jefferson County to most activity until further notice.

    People with inner tubes, belly boats and small rafts are not allowed in the creek, according to an announcement Friday by the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and the Golden Police Department. Swimmers and "body surfers" also are not permitted in the creek, the announcement said.

  • Metro District warns against connecting sump pumps to sewer system

    The Evergreen Metro District’s wastewater facilities continue to experience increased daily flows because of the wet spring. And the system also is being taxed by illegal sump-pump connections to the sanitary sewer system, the district warns. 

    A recent news release from EMD reminds residents that sump pumps should be discharged into the yard or a storm sewer, not into the sanitary sewer.