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Today's News

  • Annual banquet to benefit ducks, wetlands

    The Evergreen Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a national organization that works to conserve wetlands, is hosting its annual banquet at 6 p.m., on Saturday at Mount Vernon Country Club near Genessee.

    Organizer Bob Snyder, a chapter member, said the banquet usually raises about $60,000 to $65,000 for Ducks Unlimited. Some of the money likely will be used to conserve Colorado’s wetlands, he said, as the state is a major stopping point for ducks during their migration.

  • Proposal suggests Evergreen become LID

    When it comes to maintaining Evergreen — adding trails, improving traffic and safety infrastructure, protecting natural resources — while incorporation has been discussed, Downtown Evergreen Economic District has another idea: to create a local improvement district (LID).

    Members of the public were invited to a DEED meeting Wednesday, April 19 to hear about DEED’s proposal to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District.

  • Local Christian mentoring organization hosting fund-raiser

    Intermountain Young Life is hosting a fund-raising dinner at the Evergreen Lake House from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 4.

    The organization is a Christian outreach ministry and mentoring program that works with middle school and high school students in Conifer, Bailey, Evergreen and Clear Creek County, area director Andy Morman said.

    Young Life partners with area churches and its 20-plus adult leaders/volunteers to build “relationships with kids ... and walk with them through the hard time of adolescence,” Morman said.

  • Icy conditions on I-70 cause two semi-truck accidents

    Two rollover accident happened within minutes of each other on Interstate 70 during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
    Westbound I-70 is now open near Beaver Brook after one semi-trailer truck jackknifed and had a rollover.
    According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis, the driver wasn't seriously injured but was transported to the hospital.
    The accident occurred at 3:39 a.m., and crews are working to clean up spilled fuel. Lewis said the fuel came from the truck's tank, adding no waterways were in danger of contamination.

  • Cistern construction underway on Bear Mtn.

    Construction efforts are underway to increase the water capacity of the Bear Mountain cistern by 30,000 gallons.

    In the works for more than a year, the Evergreen Fire Protection District project is the result of increased development in the area, as well as requests from the Bear Mountain homeowners association dating back to at least 2012.

  • Jeffco to allocate millions for middle school classrooms

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering reallocating more than $27 million from its reserves and 2016-17 underspend to build classroom additions at four middle schools that will be affected by the district’s decision to move sixth graders from elementary school to middle school.

    Discussed at Thursday’s school board meeting, the proposal calls for the school board to approve funding $27.5 million in capital construction projects at Creighton Middle School in Arvada, Drake and Dunstan middle schools in Lakewood, and Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton.

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.

    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Body of missing man recovered from Wellington Lake

    The body of a man reported missing after a canoe accident at Wellington Lake last month was recovered Friday by Jeffco sheriff's deputies following an exhaustive search.

    Henry Wendel, 66, and his wife, Janice, of Bailey, were canoeing at the lake early on March 22 when the canoe overturned. While his wife was able to swim to shore and was later airlifted to an area hospital with severe hypothermia, Henry Wendel was not immediately located.

  • Man charged with second-degree arson in North Turkey Creek Fire

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22.

    Andrew Askins, 18, has been charged with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but Askins was not yet in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

  • Threat probed at Conifer HS

    Officials at both Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office are investigating a threat of violence made against Conifer High School last week.

    According to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, a threat written on a bathroom surface was discovered on April 17 and lead to an increased law enforcement presence at the school the next day.