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Today's News

  • Crews contain two wildfires on Green Mountain

    Crews from West Metro Fire contained two blazes on Green Mountain in Lakewood early Monday. As of Monday afternoon, the fire department had reported that its investigators said both fires are suspicious, however there is no official cause released.

    According to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting, the first fire was on the north side of the mountain. It was reported about 1:30 a.m., and ended up burning about 1.7 acres, she said. The second was on the east side and started about 5 a.m., charring approximately 5.8 acres.

  • Fire restrictions enacted in Jeffco

    Due to current dry conditions, high risk of wildfire and limited availability of resources, stage 1 fire restrictions were enacted in Jefferson County at 6 p.m. Thursday by the Sheriff's Office.

    According to Sheriff Jeff Schrader, the restrictions apply to areas west of Highway 93, west of C-470, south and west of the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and C-470 and west of the South Platte River.

  • StageDoor offers portal to TV Land in new play

    What do you get when you combine “Sherlock Holmes,” “Game of Thrones” and half a dozen other television shows with a coach-potato college kid, pop culture references and a stripped-down set reminiscent of MTV’s unplugged series? “T.V. Unplugged,” a new romantic comedy from StageDoor Theatre’s junior company.

  • Evergreen man reported missing

    An Evergreen man has been reported missing after leaving his home Wednesday evening. 

    Gary Mills, 73, left his home in the 25300 block of North Turkey Creek Road at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and has yet to return. He was driving a blue 1998 Ford F-150 pickup with Colorado license plate 380-CST. 

    Mills is 5-foot-9 and weighs 115 pounds; he has gray hair and hazel eyes. 

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating Mills and said he might be confused or disoriented.

  • StageDoor offers portal to TV Land in new play

    What do you get when you combine “Sherlock Holmes,” “Game of Thrones” and half a dozen other television shows with a coach-potato college kid, pop culture references and a stripped-down set reminiscent of MTV’s unplugged series? “T.V. Unplugged,” a new romantic comedy from StageDoor Theatre’s junior company.

  • Jeffco school district considering pay hike for next superintendent

    The next superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools likely will earn significantly more than outgoing Superintendent Dan McMinimee, after the district’s executive search firm recommended boosting the salary to attract higher-quality candidates.

    Last Thursday, Ray and Associates president Gary Ray shared his firm’s proposed schedule and process for finding a new superintendent with the school board during a study session.

  • Conifer home lost in Valentine’s Day blaze

    A fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed a Conifer home despite efforts from several area fire departments. 

    According to Michael Davis, spokesman for Elk Creek Fire, the department received a report of a possible structure fire at 13533 South Wamblee Valley Road about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters found the flames had engulfed the home and were spreading into nearby trees. 

  • West Jeff teacher fired in wake of sex assault charges

    Michael Bueno, a physical education teacher at West Jefferson Middle School and an assistant football coach at Conifer High, was fired by Jeffco Public Schools last week in connection with his November 2016 arrest on suspicion of sexual assault on a child.

  • Conifer schools to get new roofs

    Conifer High School and West Jefferson Middle School are set to be re-roofed over the summer after a construction contract for both projects was awarded to Flynn Southwest, a roofing company based in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Construction is expected to begin May 30 and conclude on or before Aug. 4 and will cost Jeffco Public Schools $1.3 million, which was included in the 2017 budget for capital improvements.

    Contact reporter Sal Christ at sal@evergreenco.com or at 303-350-1035.

  • Jefferson County clarifies rules for shooting on private property

    Mountain area residents can discharge firearms on their own private property so long as they take reasonable precautions, Jeffco officials have clarified.

    Last month, an Evergreen man was issued a summons for prohibited use of a firearm after he and another man were shooting guns after dark — and while one of them reportedly was intoxicated.

    Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said questions about the legality of discharging firearms on private property have been raised frequently in the mountain area, including after the most recent incident.