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Today's News

  • Girl Scouts celebrate riding arena opening at Tomahawk Ranch

    Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey is just the kind of place you’d expect to see Girl Scouts — there are trails to run along, animals and trees to learn about, and a wide expanse of sky to study after dark. And now, Tomahawk has a new indoor riding arena where local Girl Scouts will again be able to learn to ride horses after going without for many years.

  • Burn ban in effect for Park County

    A burn ban affecting all public and private land in Park County took effect at 8:24 a.m. Monday due to dry conditions, high winds and warm temperatures.

  • Firefighters put out roof fire on Bluebell Lane

    A roof fire at a home in the 5900 block of Bluebell Lane was quickly extinguished Sunday evening.

    Firefighters are still on scene to make sure nothing reignites, to look for the source of the fire and to ensure that no embers spread to nearby trees.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters reached the fire quickly thanks to the watchful eyes of some bicyclists on the road. They noticed smoke coming from the roof and called 911, according to EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin.

  • Relocation of dog park’s fenced-in area announced

    How does a government entity weigh the importance of providing residents the privilege of walking their dogs off-leash versus the rights of neighbors to have access to clean drinking water?

  • CDOT to pursue underpass for Kings Valley Road intersection

    After months of conversations with Conifer and Bailey residents, the Colorado Department of Transportation is moving forward with a solution it hopes will decrease the number of accidents at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road in Conifer.

    According to Steve Harelson, CDOT’s Region 1 west program engineer, plans to construct an underpass about 300 yards southwest of the intersection are underway. If funding is approved later this year, construction could begin as early as this fall.

  • Meeting set on plan for oil-extraction business

    The owner of a building on Bryant Drive in Evergreen interested in putting a plant oil-extraction business there will host a public hearing in conjunction with Jeffco Planning and Zoning next week to gauge the public’s reaction.
    The meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.
    The community meeting is the first step before the building owner, Paradigm Enterprises LLC, formally applies for a zoning request to allow the business to operate there.

  • 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.

  • EFR boasts two new hires in top roles

    Longtime EFR paramedic Dave Montesi has been promoted to the role of EMS coordinator after nearly 20 years with the department.

    Promoted in February, Montesi has worked as a paramedic since 1997 and is the president of Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation, a nonprofit whose mission “is to facilitate access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in order to dramatically increase the survival of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.”

    Montesi replaces Bob Walter, who suddenly resigned from his role in September 2016 after more than six years.

  • I-70 at Genesee reopens after accident snarls traffic

    Eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 was closed for a few hours Monday afternoon at mile marker 253 at Genesee because of a major crash just west of the interchange, Colorado Department of Transportation reports.

    CDOT's Twitter account first reported the accident around 3 p.m.

  • CAE preparing to show off new home in Bergen Park

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is making final renovations at its new home — the former Bergen Park Church building. The grand opening is projected to be Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Over the past few years, the center’s Capital Campaign searched for a new home — and eventually acquired the property, gaining it a Jefferson County Historic Designation. The construction crews are finishing up the interior renovations, and the Center hopes to start moving into the new building in July.