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Today's News

  • Fire on U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek 100 percent contained

    A brush fire at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road is 100 percent contained after it burned 7 acres, and destroyed two vehicles and an outbuilding Wednesday afternoon.

    Inter-Canyon, Elk Creek, West Metro, Platte Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments worked to keep flames from spreading in the North Turkey Creek Fire, which broke out around 1 p.m. The fire was on the south side of the highway between North Turkey Creek and Goddard Ranch roads. It had closed all lanes of northbound and southbound U.S. 285.

  • Bears springing into action after winter hibernation

    By Christie Greene

    Last fall, as the days grew shorter and the sun moved lower in the sky, the bears listened to their instincts and began eating, really eating, up to 20,000 calories a day. As their foods sources dwindled and the temperatures began to sink, they ambled into the woods to make a den.

    In the meantime, we adjusted our clocks, made soup and readied the snowblowers. While we settled in front of the fire with a book, the thick-coated, fat-laden bruins curled up inside cozy dens and began living off their acquired fat stores. 

  • Dive team searching for possible drowning victim at Wellington Lake

    Search efforts are underway Wednesday at Wellington Lake in Bailey for a man who may have drowned after the canoe he was in capsized this morning.

    According to Mark Techmeyer, spokesman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the department received a call at 10:05 a.m. about a man and woman whose canoe had overturned.

    “While the woman was able to swim to shore and was later airlifted to an area hospital, the man, who is in his 60s, has not been located,” Techmeyer said.

  • Evergreen tops Eagle Valley in shut out

    LAKEWOOD — For the fourth consecutive game, the Evergreen baseball team eclipsed the 10-run mark, and for the fourth consecutive game, the Cougars were victorious.

    Powered by 14 hits, Evergreen defeated Eagle Valley 15-0 Saturday afternoon at All-Star Park.

  • Lobos drop third straight

    GOLDEN — After winning its season opener, the Conifer baseball team dropped its third-straight game in a 10-0 loss to Golden on Thursday night.

    Trailing 1-0 entering the bottom half of the third inning, Golden delivered the dagger as Noah Mitchell hit a grand slam to give Golden a 6-0 lead.

    Six Lobos were able to record a hit, but that would be all the momentum Conifer could muster.

  • Aqua Cougars win big in Arvada

    Two meets against three Jeffco opponents to start the 2017 boys swimming season, and Evergreen coach Damon Garrison has no idea where his team stands in league competition.

  • Evergreen shut out by Chatfield 1-0

    LITTLETON — If you can find a way to win the game, then the statistics usually aren’t as important. As was the case for the Lady Chargers as they defeated Evergreen 1-0 despite taking just two shots on goal in the win.

    The lone goal came off the foot of Chatfield senior Perry Hayman in the opening half of play.

    Evergreen had several chances but couldn’t find the back of the net in any of their seven shots on goal.

  • Highway 74 lane closures scheduled next week

    Intermittent lane closures on Highway 74 between El Rancho and downtown Evergreen are expected next week to accommodate for repaving.
    According to the county's Twitter account, various parts of both eastbound and westbound Highway 74 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 20-24 for repaving, as well as the removal and replacement of ADA ramps. Drivers are recommended to plan for delays.    

  • Highway 74 lane closures scheduled this week

    Intermittent lane closures on Highway 74 between El Rancho and downtown Evergreen are expected next week to accommodate for repaving.
    According to the county's Twitter account, various parts of both eastbound and westbound Highway 74 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 20-24 for repaving, as well as the removal and replacement of ADA ramps. Drivers are recommended to plan for delays.    

  • Evergreen blanks Conifer on opening night

    CONIFER -- Evergreen senior Sofia Weiner kicked off her final season with a solid performance in a 5-0 victory over rival Conifer on Thursday night at Lobo Field.
    With temperatures on the cool side, the Lady Cougars offense heated things up, firing off two shots in the game’s first three minutes.
    The Lady Cougars struck first in the 5th minute as Weiner intercepted a Conifer pass and powered a shot from 15 yards out past the Lady Lobos keeper and into the back of the net, giving Evergreen the early 1-0 advantage.