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Today's News

  • Ensuring the availability of the Evergreen Lake trail

    One of the best things to do in Evergreen is to walk around Evergreen Lake. It’s a relatively easy hike with spectacular views, lots of activity as other people take advantage of a plethora of recreational activities that are available on and around the water, and access to a wide variety of wildlife, including many different bird species. Unfortunately, part of the trail was closed for more than a year and a half because of instability before it finally reopened in November.

  • Dividends or investment?
  • Reward offered in Maggie Long murder investigation

        The Park County Sheriff’s Office — in conjunction with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) — is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone involved in the murder of Platte Canyon High School student Maggie Long.

  • Lake House manager leaving after 20 years with EPRD

    After a combined 20 years working for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District, Lake House Manager Brad Bednar is moving to South Dakota with his family.

    Bednar grew up in Chicago and Lakewood before his family moved to Evergreen in 1992. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1996.

    He worked for EPRD as a skate guard, boat attendant and event specialist from 1993 until 2001. Bednar came back part-time in 2006 as ice skating manager, and then full-time in 2008 as lake house manager.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    School district updates policy language on employee conduct

    Despite public concerns that recent changes to the language of Jeffco Public School’s policy on employee conduct will mean less transparency about employee arrests and criminal convictions, as well as weapons possession and other issues, the school district says the changes are nothing more than a consolidation of redundant policies.

  • Broomfield sales manager joins race for Polis’ congressional seat

    Peter Yu, a Colorado native and career sales manager in Broomfield, has joined the race for Jared Polis’ 2nd Congressional District seat.

    Yu, who grew up in Loveland and attended Fort Lewis College in Durango on a football scholarship, is a first-generation American who sees politics and serving in Congress as a way to give back to a country he says gave his family every opportunity in life.

  • Spodyak, Rhoads join crowded Park County sheriff’s race

    Two longtime Bailey residents have joined the 2018 Park County sheriff’s race, which has now swelled to six candidates — all running on the Republican ticket.

    Steve Spodyak, a detective corporal with the Park County Sheriff’s Office, announced his bid for sheriff late last month at a campaign kickoff dinner attended by some 60 people in Bailey.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves 2018 spending plan

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District unanimously adopted its 2018 budget in December. The district expects to end the year with a $1.37 million fund balance – less than it ended with in 2017.

    Despite this, the district still plans to end the year with $25,000 to spare.

    “We’re going to spend $1.025 million, put $25,000 in the bank,” said Treasurer Karl Firor. “Other than the unusual things that can happen, we’re probably in good shape.”

  • Honoring those who serve

    The 2017 Leadership Evergreen class plans to honor and support area first responders during 2018 … and beyond.

    The group is selecting a group from Jefferson, Park or Clear Creek counties each month and finding ways to fill some of their needs. It’s called Hero’s Day.

    “We wanted something to encompass the mountain community, and to be continuous and long lasting,” said Leadership Evergreen member Betsy Rose, who is helping spearhead the project.

  • Foothills Rotary’s Ice Melt barrel returns to Evergreen Lake

    It’s back!

    The barrel returned to Evergreen Lake on Thursday for the 11th year — and area residents are invited to guess when it will fall into the water as part of the Evergreen Ice Melt Contest.

    Tickets are $3 for one, $5 for two or $10 for five, and each ticket requires the purchaser to guess the month, day, hour and second the barrel will fall in. As a tiebreaker, purchasers are asked to guess what the high temperature will be on the day the barrel falls in.