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Today's News

  • Evergreen firefighters deployed to Nederland

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue sent eight firefighters and three trucks to help battle the Cold Springs Fire near Nederland over the weekend.

    According to Fire Chief Mike Weege, the department received a call for assistance Saturday afternoon and showed up on site at 6 a.m. Sunday. Of the three trucks deployed, one is a “tactical wildland fire tender,” which is capable of bringing water, foam and other materials to fire trucks.

  • Brush fire north of I-70 burns 4 acres

    A wind-whipped brush fire north of I-70 near the Morrison exit closed the westbound lanes of the highway for four hours Sunday before ground crews and a helicopter were able to contain the blaze.

    No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported. The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the fire started about 3:30 p.m. when trash blew out of a truck and hit power lines, then fell to the ground and ignited brush.

  • SRC bracing for increase in need for senior services

    Editor’s note: This story is part of a continuing series on the growing number of elderly in the mountain area.

    With the nation’s senior population expected to double within the next 15 years, the pinch to keep pace will be felt nowhere more keenly than at the Seniors’ Resource Center.

  • Concerns persist about proposed apartments near tennis bubble

    From what they have seen of developer David Zucker’s plans for a three-building, three-story apartment complex on 5 acres southeast of the Evergreen Tennis Club, nearby homeowners Ken Bland and Cindy Sanders Alvarez are not pleased.

    The proposal attracted an unusually large crowd of about 100 people to an informational meeting at the tennis bubble in the spring, and the general atmosphere was not welcoming. 

  • Arts district designation is denied

    Despite not receiving a certified creative district designation from the state, members of the Evergreen arts community say working toward the certification for the past two years has paid off for the arts and local businesses.

    “I think it made a lot of the arts organizations and a lot of community members aware of what we have here,” said Beth Riser, who has been heading the effort for the past few months. “The arts organizations came together and really started working together. … We have really cross-promoted each other.”

  • Evergreen Fire makes case for tax increase at town hall meeting

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District's need for a bond issue and property-tax increase is being driven by increased expenses, declining tax revenue and declining billing revenue from emergency medical services. That was the message at the district's first town hall meeting June 23 to discuss the measures planned for the November ballot. 

  • Segment of Lake Trail to be closed indefinitely

    The segment of the Evergreen Lake Trail that was closed earlier this spring because of erosion will remain off limits indefinitely, according to the park district.

    The section of the trail from Upper Bear Creek Road to the dam will be closed through the summer as the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, the Evergreen Metro District and CDOT work to address the problem.

  • High lead levels found in drinking water at 33 Jeffco elementary schools

    Newly released test results from Jeffco Public Schools have revealed that at least 33 elementary schools in the district have high levels of lead in the drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain, including 11 schools in South Jeffco and the mountain area.

  • Brook Forest residents discuss problems on Maxwell Falls Trail

    Fire. Trash. Increased traffic. Illegal parking. Unsafe camping.

    These were some of the issues Brook Forest residents and others cited during a meeting to discuss the Maxwell Falls Trail at the Brook Forest Inn on Wednesday evening.

    The meeting was hosted by Clean Trails, a nonprofit that organizes cleanups and educational efforts. Richard Solosky, a Clean Trails representative, said the same problems are being seen across the state.

  • Morrison man dies in motorcycle crash on U.S. 285

    A Morrison resident was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle went out of control and hit a guardrail on U.S. 285 at Windy Point.

    William Salanty, 57, was southbound about 8:41 p.m. when the 1990 Harley-Davidson Softail he was driving failed to negotiate a right-hand curve.