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Today's News

  • Fire on U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek 100 percent contained

    A brush fire at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road is 100 percent contained after it burned 7 acres, and destroyed two vehicles and an outbuilding Wednesday afternoon.

    Inter-Canyon, Elk Creek, West Metro, Platte Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments worked to keep flames from spreading in the North Turkey Creek Fire, which broke out around 1 p.m. The fire was on the south side of the highway between North Turkey Creek and Goddard Ranch roads. It had closed all lanes of northbound and southbound U.S. 285.

  • Bears springing into action after winter hibernation

    By Christie Greene

    Last fall, as the days grew shorter and the sun moved lower in the sky, the bears listened to their instincts and began eating, really eating, up to 20,000 calories a day. As their foods sources dwindled and the temperatures began to sink, they ambled into the woods to make a den.

    In the meantime, we adjusted our clocks, made soup and readied the snowblowers. While we settled in front of the fire with a book, the thick-coated, fat-laden bruins curled up inside cozy dens and began living off their acquired fat stores. 

  • Search continues for possible drowning victim at Wellington Lake

    Search efforts for a man who may have drowned at Wellington Lake in Bailey on March 22 after the canoe he was in capsized have resumed after being suspended for the weather last Friday.

    According to Dionne Waugh, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, efforts to locate the missing man have been unsuccessful so far, so the department is looking into additional sonar search technology to assist West Metro Fire/Rescue’s dive team.

  • Taking care of business

    The foothills are filled with business start-ups — some of those start-ups are by kids.

    From photography to snow shoveling, tech repair to pet sitting — and ranging in age from 9 to 17 — these young entrepreneurs work hard at providing services to the community.

    Here’s a bit about five who we found in the area.

    Troy Kapande

    Troy Kapande of Evergreen has had the entrepreneurial spirit since he was a tyke.

  • At home in her of devotion

    An Evergreen woman’s devotion to her church has lightened the church’s financial load.

    Barbara Jackson, who died last July at age 81, asked that the proceeds from the sale of her cabin be given to Christ the King Catholic Church, and the money will go a long way to paying down the remaining debt from the addition put on the church in 2010.

    “She was a devout woman,” said Christ the King pastor Jim Fox. “She loved her community and her church, and she wanted to give back.”

  • Art of the Egg a fun endeavor

    Jim Sherwood can’t wait for April 20.

    That’s the day Sherwood, owner of the Evergreen Outlet Store, hopes to add two more to his decorated-egg collection from the Art of the Egg.

    Sherwood is partial to the eggs by local artist Steve Harrison, who

    depicts rock ‘n’ roll artists. Sherwood’s collection includes the Eagles, Rush, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, and this year, one of the eggs will depict Prince.

  • Evergreen tops Eagle Valley in shut out

    LAKEWOOD — For the fourth consecutive game, the Evergreen baseball team eclipsed the 10-run mark, and for the fourth consecutive game, the Cougars were victorious.

    Powered by 14 hits, Evergreen defeated Eagle Valley 15-0 Saturday afternoon at All-Star Park.

  • Lobos drop third straight

    GOLDEN — After winning its season opener, the Conifer baseball team dropped its third-straight game in a 10-0 loss to Golden on Thursday night.

    Trailing 1-0 entering the bottom half of the third inning, Golden delivered the dagger as Noah Mitchell hit a grand slam to give Golden a 6-0 lead.

    Six Lobos were able to record a hit, but that would be all the momentum Conifer could muster.

  • Aqua Cougars win big in Arvada

    Two meets against three Jeffco opponents to start the 2017 boys swimming season, and Evergreen coach Damon Garrison has no idea where his team stands in league competition.

  • Evergreen shut out by Chatfield 1-0

    LITTLETON — If you can find a way to win the game, then the statistics usually aren’t as important. As was the case for the Lady Chargers as they defeated Evergreen 1-0 despite taking just two shots on goal in the win.

    The lone goal came off the foot of Chatfield senior Perry Hayman in the opening half of play.

    Evergreen had several chances but couldn’t find the back of the net in any of their seven shots on goal.