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Today's News

  • Motorcycle accident briefly shuts down U.S. 285 northbound

    An accident involving a motorcycle shut down part of northbound U.S. Highway 285 early Wednesday afternoon.
    The accident, which occurred around 1 p.m. near the Parmalee Gulch Road exit, brought traffic headed northbound to a standstill for about half an hour before the lane was reopened.
    The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was transported to Swedish Medical Center, Trooper Nate Reid of Colorado State Patrol confirmed. The motorcyclist's exact condition was unknown as of 1:30 p.m., and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

  • Police chase on U.S. 285 leads to rollover accident

    A police chase led to a rollover accident that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour Monday afternoon.

    Around noon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a Jeep Cherokee swerving and driving erratically in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. A deputy began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Disc golfers come into Bloom

    Foothill Flyers Disc Golf Club and Destination Disc hosted the 10th annual The Bloom disc golf tournament this past weekend, drawing 160 golfers, including 49 professionals, to the mountain area’s courses.

    On Sunday, the players gathered for the final round at Beaver Ranch to navigate the course’s steep hills, gulches and trees, which created ideal risk-reward throws for the golfers.

  • Summer market in Aspen Park features dozens of vendors

    A summer market has launched in Aspen Park, and its organizers hope it’s not only a place where locals can buy goods but also a place where people can engage with other likeminded folks.

  • A splish-splashin’ good time

    The Fourth of July signifies freedom and patriotic pride, but for the town of Indian Hills, it’s also about water — and lots of it.

    Halfway through the town’s annual Independence Day parade, American flags are traded in for water guns and hoses, and a huge community-wide water fight breaks out.

    The firefighters spray residents with their hoses, and residents fight back with squirt guns. It’s fun for all, and the event attracts people from across the mountain area.

    Jenn Dougherty traveled from Conifer for the parade.

  • IMHS raises funds with inaugural hike-a-thon

    A year into its bid to find a new home, the Intermountain Humane Society is holding a fund-raiser that’s akin to Denver’s annual Furry Scurry.

    The inaugural Trails-for-Tails Hike-a-thon will take place Sunday, July 23, at Staunton State Park and will include everything from a presentation from a park ranger to T-shirts and door prizes.

  • Redskin Fire near Bailey contained, evacuation orders lifted

    Firefighters from the Evergreen, North Fork and Platte Canyon fire departments responded Sunday afternoon to a small wildfire burning on U.S. Forest Service land about eight miles southeast of Bailey.

  • Date set for next year’s REVEL Rockies races

    A date has been set for next year’s REVEL Rockies.

    The half- and full-marathon races, which end in downtown Morrison, will be June 3 — a week earlier than in 2017. This is, in part, because the IRONMAN event will be held in Boulder on June 10, and Colorado State Patrol will have a lot of its officers in Boulder for the triathlon.

  • DPD investigating hit-and-run at Red Rocks

    A driver has been taken into custody after reportedly crashing into two pedestrians and multiple cars in the lower south parking lot at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre last Thursday night.

    Two female pedestrians, who had just left a performance from Pink Martini and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, were struck just before 10:30 p.m. at the Morrison venue. One of the women suffered minor injuries, while the other was uninjured. Neither was taken to the hospital.

  • Fire chief Weege receives pay raise

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege will receive a 2.5 percent salary raise, following his annual performance review by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board earlier this summer.

    While board President John Anderson declined to list specific highlights about Weege’s performance during the last year, he said the board was happy with his leadership.