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Today's News

  • Head-on collision near Pine causes traffic delays

    A head-on collision on U.S. 285 between Pine Junction and Elk Creek Road caused traffic delays for about an hour Sunday morning. According to Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Rob Madden, two vehicles collided on southbound U.S. 285 at about 10:35 a.m. While injuries were reported, Madden said that none were life-threatening.

  • Francone to fill Rosier’s seat as Jeffco commissioner

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, has been named by Jeffco Republican officials as the replacement for former Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier.

    On Friday night, the Jefferson County Republican Vacancy Committee selected Francone, a Littleton resident, to replace Rosier after he resigned on Monday. By law, the Jefferson County Republican Party had 10 days from Rosier’s resignation to fill the seat. Francone will serve as commissioner for District 3 until the November election.

  • Women’s March in Denver to return on Saturday

    The annual Women’s March on Colorado, which took place in downtown Denver the day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration last January, will return to Denver later this month.
    Organized partially as a response to Trump’s election as president of the United States last year and partially to promote “social justice, human rights, and equality for all women and all people nationwide,” last year’s event drew more than 100,000 people from across the state to Civic Center Park.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Call to arms

  • 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.