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Today's News

  • Commissioners reject rezoning bid for vacation rental

     The county commissioners on Tuesday voted 2-1 to reject a rezoning application that would have allowed the owners to rent their home at 4477 Independence Trail in Evergreen on a weekly or overnight basis or for a period of less than 30 days.

    The homeowners, Keith and Rebecca Briggs of Evergreen, have also applied for a rezoning for another house they own on Mariposa Road. A hearing is scheduled at the planning commission meeting on May 25 at 1:45 p.m.

  • Evergreen student wins first in Open Space photo contest

    Four of 20 winners in the first-ever Open Space Foundation photo contest were members of the same digital photography class at Evergreen High School.

    Courtney Keener, 15, won a first-place prize and $500 in the Life in Our Parks photo contest for "Feather in the Wind" in the youth class (17 and under) in the category Spectacular Scenery.

    The other winning class members were Henry Wells (third), Mitch MacArthur (second) and Curtis Huggins (third). All were students in Andrew Speers' photography class at Evergreen High School.

  • Sheriff lifts fire ban in unincorporated Jeffco

    Fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas of Jefferson County were lifted as of 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, due to cooler temperatures and recent rainfall, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The fire restrictions in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest were lifted on April 26. Previous restrictions in place since April 5 covered all national forest system lands in Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

    A spring storm produced between 1 and 2 inches of rain in the Evergreen area last Tuesday night and Wednesday.

  • Sorting it all out

     At EDS Waste Solutions, recyclables are getting a makeover. They come in looking like a disorganized mess and go out in style.

    EDS has installed an elevated sorting station with a conveyor belt, an industrial compactor and a baling machine at the EDS transfer station and recycling center at 5801 Highway 73.

  • Practice makes for preparedness

    A training exercise on Saturday brought mountain-area firefighters together to practice wildland skills before the heat really gets turned up.

  • Teacher sculpts her own place in art world

    A wise man once said, “A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.” In the case of Ann Simpson, beloved art teacher at Evergreen Middle School, this is definitely true. Simpson has guided her students through the creation of award-winning pieces of art and taught them a deeper appreciation for other cultures, quirky objects or the human figure — all the while maintaining a professional art career of her own in her free time.

  • Thoughts on a post-party world

    If you think the political atmosphere has become more complicated lately, you’re right. A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that fewer Americans are willing to call themselves Republicans or Democrats than ever before, leaving our once-binary system in a state of multilateral flux.

  • Spring birds make their appearance right on time

    Spring has finally arrived with days hovering around 70 degrees and nights only just freezing. Here in the foothills, I don’t trust the night temperatures until after June 1, and even then we have a frost occasionally. Most of our summer birds arrive during the first week of May, and many of them came in as usual last week.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The table has not been charged pending a full investigation

  • Firefighters save home in Indian Hills

    Quick-acting firefighters extinguished a fire, saved a house and earned the thanks of a grateful Indian Hills homeowner Monday evening.

    Homeowner Jon Akers said the firefighters who responded were fantastic, and he’s grateful for their help.