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Today's News

  • O’Brien adds to Cougars’ prowess

    LITTLETON — In her own words it’s been somewhat of an up-and-down season for Maura O’Brien. But her run at the 4A Jeffco League cross country championships at Clement Park on Oct. 14 was all up.
    The Evergreen senior’s time of 19 minutes, 23 seconds was good enough for first place and the Lady Cougars had finishes of first, second and fourth overall to earn another league championship.

  • Citizens take commissioners to task over library control

    The atmosphere started out friendly but things got a little heated at a meeting last week as the questions and answers turned to the matter of the Jeffco Public Library and whether it's time to for the system to declare independence and form a library district.

    Meanwhile, one attendee took members of the Board of Commissioners to task for allowing the prospect of legal short-term vacation rentals to come up again, and another suggested reducing the open space sales tax by half.

  • Evergreen becomes part of Front Range in new Senate district map

    Evergreen voters can say hello to the Front Range and goodbye to ski-country neighbors if the proposed new boundaries of Senate District 16 take effect in 2012.

    The change means Evergreen moves into SD 22, a more compact area consisting of the mountain and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. As part of the current SD 16, Evergreen was part of a district reaching to the far-flung areas of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand and Summit counties.

  • Planning board to consider short-term rentals Oct. 26

     The Jeffco Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and attempt to craft a final version of its latest recommendation on short-term rentals at 6:15 p.m., Oct. 26. The hearing was originally set for Oct. 5 and then continued.

    On Oct. 12 the board met in a two-hour study session to discuss the latest rough draft of a proposed revised regulation containing a long list of stipulations.

  • Teen pleads guilty to attempted first-degree murder in stabbing of mom

    A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his mother in July at their home on Red Fox Drive in Evergreen appeared in court Monday and pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder.
    He was sentenced to 3½ years in the Department of Youth Corrections as an "aggravated juvenile offender," according to Pam Russell, the district attorney’s spokeswoman.
    The teen will be assigned to a Jefferson County locked facility, which would mean either Mount View or Lookout Mountain detention center.  

  • Searchers rescue missing hiker at Lair o’ the Bear

    Searchers have found a 74-year-old man who spent the night in Lair o’ the Bear Park after a fall.


    Members of Alpine Search and Rescue of Evergreen located Kittredge resident Bob Johnson about 5:45 p.m. Friday three-quarters of a mile south of the parking lot. Rescuers were working to get Johnson back to the parking lot, where he was to be transported to a hospital.
    According to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Johnson had been injured in a fall but was expected to be OK.
    More than 60 people searched Lair o' the Bear Park on Friday.

  • Crews repairing water-main break at Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge

    A major water main break at Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road is being repaired by the Evergreen Metro District.

    One lane of northbound traffic was closed on Evergreen Parkway. Some homes in Hiwan and along the parkway frontage road were affected, and might have dirty water. Residents should run cold water taps until the water is clear, the district said.

  • Inmate shot, killed by deputy during alleged escape attempt

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    A Jeffco inmate who died Oct. 11 after being shot by a deputy during an alleged escape attempt while at a medical imaging center in Golden was identified Wednesday as 28-year-old Jesus Aguilar.

    Aguilar was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, where he was pronounced dead. The deputy, who has not been identified, fired one shot, a spokesman for the Golden Police Department said.

    The shooting occurred at 11:40 a.m., sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said.

  • Local children celebrate Constitution Week

    On Sept. 22, two Wilmot Elementary School classes helped the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate Constitution Week by ringing the school bell near the old schoolhouse.

    In addition, the Sunday school children at Church of Transfiguration rang the church’s bell on Sept. 18. Bells were rung to celebrate the signing of the Constitution 224 years ago. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution and signed into law in 1956.

  • Evergreen Gallery embarks on a new era