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Today's News

  • Lime Gulch Fire 100 percent contained; all evacuations lifted

    The Lime Gulch Fire that burned 511 acres in the Pike National Forest east of Pine was started by lightning last Tuesday night, officials have confirmed.

    No structures were damaged in the blaze, but more than 100 people were forced to leave their homes for four days. The evacuation orders were lifted at 9 p.m. Saturday.

    As of Sunday evening, 100 percent containment was reported on the blaze, which at its peak was battled by 300 firefighters, along with air support.

    The fire’s cause

  • EDC seeks to ‘borrow’ county employee

    The Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has officially launched its $3.9 million Forward Jeffco initiative to bring more businesses to the county — and with it came another new pitch to the Jeffco commissioners for more support.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeking missing Evergreen man

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies are asking for residents’ assistance in their search for an Evergreen man who has been missing from his residence since June 14.

    Ronald Kuetemeier, 57, was last seen at his home in Evergreen last Friday. His wife contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report him as a missing person the following day. 

    Kuetemeier has worked in the IT field and is currently unemployed. He is believed to be on foot, as all of the family's vehicles are accounted for. He frequently runs on the trails in Elk Meadow, according to reports.

  • Mirada to celebrate the solstice in style
  • Group plants seeds of sustainability

    By Greg Dobbs

  • The tale of a 41-year-old ponderosa pine

    After an unusually hot spell during the first two weeks of June, the weather has returned to the June normal of hot sunny days and cold nights. However, I am glad to be able to keep my windows closed for it keeps out a bit of the pine pollen.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Landlord-tenant relations get complicated

  • Children's plate art to raise funds for arts center

    Brightly hued images of the West on china plates are the centerpiece of a fund-raising effort that the Center for the Arts Evergreen is coordinating.

     

    For the third year, the china plates featuring art of area students are being auctioned during Weekend in the West, an annual art show and sale at Evergreen Fine Art. Funds raised from the plate sales will be donated to the arts center.

    “We turn right around and the give the money to local teachers,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.

  • 'Shop local' focus group working to clarify goals

    “There’s a lot of confusion about what we’re doing,” said Ron Issacson, leader of an Evergreen focus group, during the June 12 meeting.

    Since the last meeting, Issacson said, he had been talking with organizations in Evergreen to clarify goals.

    “A lot of what I’m trying to do is to put people’s minds at ease … to get the ‘shop local’ campaign together,” he said.

    At the least, discussing the focus group’s efforts is stimulating conversation, Issacson remarked.

  • Children's plate art to raise funds for area art teachers

    Brightly hued images of the West on china plates are the centerpiece of a fund-raising effort that the Center for the Arts Evergreen is coordinating.

     

    For the third year, the china plates featuring art of area students are being auctioned during Weekend in the West, an annual art show and sale at Evergreen Fine Art. Funds raised from the plate sales will be donated to the arts center.

    “We turn right around and the give the money to local teachers,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.