Today's News

  • 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.

  • Proposed zoning changes would allow short-term rentals

    The Jefferson County commissioners are mulling revisions to zoning ordinances that could allow short-term vacation rentals of single-family homes.

    County zoning staff presented a draft of changes at a May 10 meeting with the commissioners, who initially rejected the revisions, citing overly complex requirements the resolution would place on applicants.

  • Kids’ Rodeo Stampede focuses on fitness

    Kids: It’s time to get out your running shoes and hoof it over to the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds on May 28 for the Kids’ Rodeo Stampede.

    The Stampede, in its third year, is a family event with a goal to get kids active. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon. From preschoolers to adults, everyone is invited to participate.