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Today's News

  • Stagecoach Grill closed – for now

    The Stagecoach Sports Grill at 30790 Stagecoach Boulevard in Evergreen closed March 25 but may not be completely defunct.

    Owner Phil Winnicki, who has operated the eatery and music venue  since it became the Stagecoach Sports Grill in March 2010, hinted that the location would reopen sometime in the near future, but he wouldn't reveal any details.

    "I can't tell you at the moment, but things are developing. I can say this: The story is not over yet," Winnicki said March 30.

  • Jail seeking added funds to install mesh on balconies

    An ongoing effort to install steel mesh on balconies in the Jeffco jail is expected to reduce the risk of inmates attempting suicide and should be finished next year, according to a Sheriff’s Office official.

    The project targets high-risk areas, including maximum-security modules on the jail’s sixth and seventh floors, and pre-sentencing areas on the fourth floor, said Dan Gard, chief of the sheriff’s support services division, who appeared before the county commissioners March 22 to ask for additional funds for this year’s portion of the project.

  • Candidates for district attorney both favor use of specialty courts

    The two candidates vying for district attorney in Jeffco might be from different political parties, but both say they are committed to reform in the criminal justice system through expanding the use of specialty courts.

    Incumbent DA Pete Weir, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jake Lilly of Evergreen, agree that Jeffco’s specialized problem-solving courts, including dedicated drug, adult mental health and veterans courts, provide a better and more tailored approach.

  • Medical provider seeks to dismiss portions of lawsuit in jail death

    By Gabrielle Porter

    Staff Writer

    The medical provider being sued by the family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the lawsuit, calling the complaint “scattershot.”

  • County inches closer to new pact with Comcast

    Attorneys for the county say a revamped agreement with Comcast that has taken years to negotiate should be ready to finalize by mid-April.

    David Wunderlich, assistant county attorney, told the county commissioners March 29 that pressure applied over the last several weeks has helped push along the process of changing the way the company pays to access its cable lines on county property.

  • Concerns surface in Evergreen over consolidation of emergency dispatch

    Concerns have surfaced in the community over a vote scheduled April 12 by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board to join a consolidation of emergency dispatch operations at a center in Lakewood. 

    The plan to consolidate several county dispatch operations into a single center called JeffCom has been in the works for several years, and Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader has said the agency should be ready to “go live” in July 2017.

  • Kittredge resident cooks up a bakery in Evergreen

    Vivian’s Gourmet — Evergreen’s newest bakery — had a great first weekend after opening March 19.

    “I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” said owner and baker Kristin Ledgerwood. “There’s been a lot of community support.”

    Vivian’s Gourmet is on Meadow Drive below Stems and across from the Evergreen Design Center.

  • Wilmot kids collect cuddly comfort for those in need

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue keeps care packages with blankets and stuffed animals in its ambulances for children who are involved in accidents or fires.

    Now the fire department has 220 stuffed animals of all sizes, shapes and colors to put into the care packages — thanks to Wilmot Elementary fourth-grader Logan Gwaltney. Logan conducted a stuffed-animal drive to collect new or gently used toys last week at the school.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in time for favorite birds

    (Reprinted from April 8, 2009)

    The ice went out of Evergreen Lake faster this year than I have ever seen before. One day it was honeycombed, with a few openings along the north and west shore, and the next day it was all open. The long spell of warm weather had weakened the ice, and a windy morning set up water movement, and the ice began to break up fast.

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