Today's News

  • YESTERYEAR: Saddle up and ride — the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse

    The Sheriff’s Mounted Posse of Jefferson County began in February 1952, when the initial 30 deputies were sworn in by Sheriff Carl Enlow. Enlow, a Republican who served as county sheriff from 1949 to 1957, considered the creation of the posse, along with radio communication and marked patrol cars, as his major contributions to the department.

  • Sculpture Walk is woven into Evergreen’s consciousness

    Even after 18 years in existence, very few people know they have Art for the Mountain Community to thank for the vast array of public art that greets us at every turn in Evergreen. AMC is a dedicated group of professional artists and art lovers who come together each year to select innovative, whimsical and beautiful sculptures to welcome visitors and citizens alike to our mountain town.

  • Windy Saddle land offered to Jeffco Open Space

    A local conservation group has offered to Jeffco Open Space a key piece of vacant view property consisting of 2.3 acres bordering Windy Saddle Park on Lookout Mountain.

    The land is zoned MR-1, or low-density mountain residential, and contains the abandoned foundation of a house.

    In 2008, the Clear Creek Land Conservancy acquired a conservation easement on the property, which is a quarter mile from the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. In 2010, it acquired fee title, or ownership, of the property.

  • Banding together: Students from other schools march with EHS band in Rodeo Parade

    Decked out in white T-shirts, red bandanas and jeans, members of the Evergreen High Cougar Pride Marching Band — with the help of a handful of musicians from other area schools — stepped through Evergreen in rhythmic unison in Saturday’s Rodeo Parade.

    It has been at least a dozen years since the marching band participated in the procession, which sported 93 entries this year from businesses, nonprofits, schools and politicians. The annual parade wound its way through downtown Evergreen to cheers from thousands of sun-splashed spectators.

  • Rodeo Parade award winners

    Youth organization

    1. Evergreen Schools Marching Band

    2. Cub Scout Pack No. 119

    3. Evergreen High School Poms

    Nonprofit/service club

    1. Evergreen Elks Club No. 2363

    2. Evergreen Rotary Club

  • For EAA, finally, a home of its own

    Since its founding in 1958, the Evergreen Artists Association has been a vibrant organization promoting the visual arts with shows, member activities, scholarships, monthly programs and the annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival.  However, for the majority of those 53 years of existence, the EAA has been homeless — with no physical structure and gallery space to call its own. That is about to change.

    On Friday, June 24, the EAA will open the doors to Main Street Fine Art Gallery next to Beau Jo’s in downtown Evergreen.

  • County still weighing OK on vacation rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners inched closer to approving short-term vacation rentals June 14, directing staff to initiate the long process of changing zoning regulations.

  • Speaker warns of coming U.S. currency crisis

    A former financial adviser turned radio talk-show host and public speaker told an Evergreen audience that Americans are facing the collapse of their currency, confiscation of their IRA accounts, hyperinflationary depression, and worldwide rejection of the U.S. dollar, among other things.

    It will be, basically, "the end of the world as we know it," said John Michael Chambers, who is now based in Clearwater, Fla., but lived in Grand Junction and Ouray for eight years.

  • Crew clearing fuel break in Flying J Open Space Park

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking steps to protect the forest as well as the neighboring subdivisions from a severe wildfire near Flying J Ranch on Highway 73 between Conifer and Evergreen.

    The $30,000 project involves cutting trees and creating a 40-foot-wide clear-cut along the power line on the eastern boundary. The work started June 1 and will continue through August or later.

    A crew of about six has been deployed to remove two large patches of very dense lodgepole pine, called “doghair pine,” that are infected with mistletoe.

  • Water mains being cleaned in Hiwan Hills, lower El Pinal

    The Evergreen Metro District will be opening hydrants and flushing water mains the last two weeks of June and through July in the Hiwan Hills and lower El Pinal area to clean out normal harmless small particles of iron and manganese. No road closures are expected as a result, said Garry Jeffrey, water plant manager.

    The particles occur in the water naturally and over time can build up in the pipes and the water tanks. The district hired a dive team in May to go underwater and vacuum and inspect the district's 10 water tanks.