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Today's News

  • DriveSmart expanding experienced-driver program

    A 20-minute safety check before driving can help prevent accidents, or lessen the chance of injury if an accident occurs.

    Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer hosts an experienced-driver program, and the nonprofit held a training for “car fit” technicians on July 25.

  • Dredging work completed at Evergreen Lake

    Dredging at Evergreen Lake was completed last week, two months earlier than planned.

    ESCO Construction removed 12,000 cubic feet of sediment from the north side of the lake. Much of that sediment had flowed into the lake during the 2013 flooding. Twelve-thousand cubic feet is the equivalent of putting sediment nearly 6 feet deep onto a football field.

    The work was funded by a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Replacement of bridge at Lake Park is delayed

    The project to replace the bridge over Bear Creek at the entrance to Evergreen Lake Park has been delayed until next year.

    Ellen O’Connor, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, confirmed that the city of Denver, which is in charge of the project, contacted EPRD and said work would be delayed until sometime in 2017. The project originally had been scheduled for this fall.

  • New Hampshire man is charged in crash that killed former Conifer resident

    A New Hampshire man has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide in connection with the accident that killed former Conifer resident and good samaritan Jana Elliott.

  • Fire Station 1 to stay in current location

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will rebuild Station 1 at its current location near downtown rather than relocate the facility, a plan that will involve the purchase and sale of several properties.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege said the difficulty in finding available land led to the decision to keep Station 1 where it is. He also raised the possibility that Station 1 and Station 4, which is farther south on Highway 73, would be merged.

  • Evergreen Parkway on track to be paved this fall

    Evergreen Parkway will be repaved this fall as planned, even though the road was recently striped.

    The project to pave the road from Highway 65 on the north to just above Evergreen Lake is now being advertised, and bids are expected to come in shortly, Colorado Department of Transportation engineer Stephen Harelson said. The exact start date depends on the bids, he added.

    The road was striped earlier this month for safety reasons, he said, as most of the lines delineating lanes were barely discernible by drivers.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Wildfire burns one acre near Kerr Gulch

    A grass fire burned about an acre of private land near Kerr Gulch Road and Music Lane on Tuesday afternoon.

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege said the first call reporting the blaze came at 1:59 p.m.

    Evergreen Fire worked with the Foothills, Indian Hills and Genesee fire departments throughout the afternoon, and the fire was contained fully by 4:44 p.m, Weege said.