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Today's News

  • Oktoberfest featuring music, food car raffle

     The fourth annual Oktoberfest this Sunday at Evergreen Lake promises tasty food, microbrews and lively music for those attending the event sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation.

     

  • Oktoberfest delayed till Oct. 6, moved to Buchanan Park

    Evergreen's annual Oktoberfest celebration has been postponed until Sunday, Oct. 6, and will be moved to Buchanan Park.  

    The fourth annual celebration had been scheduled for this Sunday at Evergreen Lake, but the recent rains and flooding forced the postponement. 

    The event, sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, is known for tasty food, microbrews and lively music. Along with a variety of cuisine from barbecue to German and American, four Colorado microbreweries will offer beer for festival-goers to sample and enjoy.

  • Heavy rains stress Evergreen district's wastewater system

    Although the sewage collection system of the Evergreen Metropolitan District was still functional on Monday morning, it was running at peak levels, according to an EMD status report.

    Residents whose homes are connected to the system have been asked to limit water use to avert backups in the overtaxed system, said Gerry Schulte, EMD general manager.

    "Since the lines are flooded, people can experience backups," he said. "The main line is flooded."

  • Severe weather puts Lookout Mountain water supply at risk

    Residents in the Lookout Mountain Water District have been asked to conserve water as much as possible because of problems in the system created by heavy rainfall in recent days.
    Erosion on Beaver Brook Canyon Road has uncovered the main water line, creating the risk of it breaking, said Christina Shea, administrator for the water district.
    "The main pipeline is not supported," she said.

  • Heavy rains stress Evergreen district's wastewater system

    Although the sewage collection system of the Evergreen Metropolitan District was still functional on Monday morning, it was running at peak levels, according to an EMD status report.
    Residents whose homes are connected to the system have been asked to limit water use to avert backups in the overtaxed system, said Gerry Schulte, EMD general manager.
    "Since the lines are flooded, people can expect backups," he said. "The main line is flooded."

  • Clear Creek schools to close Monday

    Clear Creek County officials are asking residents not to travel on roads unnecessarily while damage is assessed after days of punishing rainstorms.
    Most of the flooding damage in the county occurred in the area around Idaho Springs and in portions of the county in Evergreen near Upper Bear Creek Road.

    The Jefferson County sheriff reported Sunday that flooding caused a gas-line break in the area of Beaver Brook Canyon Road.

  • A soggy and serene Saturday in Evergreen

    All was quiet — even serene — in Evergreen on Saturday morning, a day after incessant rains pushed Bear Creek out of its banks, closed roads and damaged downtown businesses.

    The brown water in Evergreen Lake was virtually calm as a half-dozen men gathered outside EverBean in the Lakepoint Center to drink coffee and tell stories.

    “Look at it,” Rod Hock said as he gazed at the lake. “It’s so beautiful. As you’re standing here, you would never know that it flooded yesterday.”

  • Outdoor Lab students hike 2 miles to safety

    About 130 students at the Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School took an unplanned 2-mile hike north to Old Squaw Pass Road on Friday to escape the flooding waters of Bear Creek.

    The school is at 201 Evans Ranch Road, which is north of Upper Bear Creek Road and west of Witter Gulch Road. Because of flooding on Upper Bear Creek Road, students couldn’t be bused out the usual way after their one-week stay at the Lab School.

  • Some Evergreen merchants manage to stay open during Friday's flooding

    Many businesses were closed Friday in downtown Evergreen as Bear Creek's waters raced and roiled nearby, but a few establishments remained open.

  • Still standing: Evergreen digs out after rain, flooding pound the area - VIDEO

    The sun finally returned to Evergreen on Sept. 17, and a battered but still standing downtown returned to a semblance of normality after a week of record rains and flooding pummeled the mountain area.

    A total of 6.5 inches of rain fell on the Evergreen area from Sept. 9-16, sending Bear Creek out of its banks below the Evergreen Lake Dam on Sept. 13 and inundating the Cactus Jack’s building and the public garden. Evacuation orders were issued for the canyon, parts of Morrison and along Upper Bear Creek.