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Today's News

  • Transplanted: Newcomers are making the mountain area their home

    Best friends Kelli Nielsen and Jeannine Haupts sold most of their belongings, left southwest Iowa with a car full of essentials and arrived in Colorado in July 2016. The two initially lived in the woods outside Nederland before driving into Evergreen for the first time.

    “We didn’t want to leave (Evergreen); it felt like home,” Nielsen said.

    “It was like a warm hug,” Haupts added. “Even after being here almost a year, it still feels like I’m in a fairy tale sometimes.”

  • Superintendent search process encouraged Harmon to run for re-election

    Two years ago, Susan Harmon was one of 12 people vying for a spot on the Jeffco school board ahead of what would be a successful recall of three members of the then-school board. At the time, the University of Colorado graduate and family law attorney sought to rebuild trust between the district and the growing community it served, as well as address facilities issues within the district and improve the district’s relations with its teachers.

  • Changes to vehicle access, trails among proposed changes for Beaver Ranch

    Jeffco Open Space is proposing several changes to operations and amenities at Beaver Ranch Community Park in Conifer as it begins finalizing the park’s master plan.

    Discussed at a community meeting June 7, the agency’s proposal includes moving Beaver Ranch’s dog park further away from Foxton Road, adding an adventure playground near the trailhead, relocating the disc golf pro shop and simplifying the park’s camping options. The agency also wants to shift the park’s trail system and significantly limit motor vehicle access to the park.

  • Elk Creek adjusts its ‘bad debt’ allowance after decreased reimbursement

    The Elk Creek fire board voted last week to increase the fire protection district’s 2016 bad debt allowance by $75,000 after decreased reimbursement for EMS billing left the department with more than $300,000 in outstanding billing.

    Discussed at the fire board’s June 8 meeting, the decision increased the district’s allowance from $45,000 to $120,000. According to district administrator Jayne Bayles, some $309,000 in 2016 billing remains outstanding and, of that, $120,000 is expected to be written off at a loss.

  • Sixteen Evergreen Fire/Rescue recruits graduate from fire academy

    After weekly training, classes and studying, 16 Evergreen Fire/Rescue recruits graduated from the firefighter academy on Saturday.

    It has been almost exactly a year since they interviewed and took the physical test in hopes of beginning this journey. They have learned about fighting wildland and structure fires, and handling hazardous materials spills and emergency medical calls — and so much more. They still have one more test to take before they are fully certified firefighters.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident with semi on U.S. 285

        A Missouri man was seriously injured Monday morning when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a semi-truck on U.S. 285 in Bailey near the Knotty Pine shop.
        Gerardo Martinez, 48, of Englewood, was traveling southbound on U.S. 285 at 9:54 a.m. when the 2012 International straight truck he was driving failed to negotiate a right curve, overcorrected and traveled onto the center median.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Did the whistle pig steal my golf ball at Evergreen Golf Course?

    Christie Greene

  • Conifer to host the circus again

    The circus is coming to Conifer. On July 16, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be erecting their one-ring show tents at Meyer Ranch. This is not the first local appearance for this fun-filled production as the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce brought it to Beaver Ranch in 2013. After that, Meyer Ranch became involved and hosted the group in 2015.

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