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Today's News

  • CDOT replacing aging garage in Kittredge

    After 50 years of service, the state highway department has retired the old vehicle storage building in Kittredge and is planning a bigger and better replacement.

    CDOT expects the contractor to break ground on a new vehicle storage shed this month at the maintenance yard, on Highway 74 at Kerr Gulch Road. The existing structure was demolished in late September.

    "The walls were rusted through, and a four-by-four was holding up the building," said Scot Crabdree, transportation maintenance supervisor.

  • Alternative Gift Fair kicks off holiday season Nov. 12

    Evergreen’s Alternative Gift Fair gives shoppers a chance to support worldwide charities and take care of holiday giving obligations at the same time.

    The perenially popular annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. For details, visit www.gifttwice.org.

    Last year’s event attracted some 50 vendors and 1,500 people and raised more than $112,000. There is no entrance fee or table charges, and all of the money goes to the charities involved.

  • Accident near Genesee clogs westbound I-70

    An accident involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer has closed all but one westbound lane of Interstate 70 near Genesee on Monday afternoon.

    All lanes of westbound I-70 were closed for a time to allow a flight for life helicopter to land. The State Patrol reported that the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m., and an extrication procedure was under way to evacuate the driver from the SUV. The driver has been airlifted to St. Anthony's Central Hospital.

    For a time, westbound traffic was exiting at the Lookout Mountain exit to detour around the accident site.

  • Tin man turns wordsmith

    Evergreen resident and first-time novelist Jim Ament readily admits that his inaugural effort, “Waiting for Zoe,” isn’t shaped to fit a standard literary mold.

  • A tribute to Ginny Schulte

    My personal style of building custom projects and homes most often has meant an immediate immersement in family matters, followed by a lifetime of friendship. My friendship with Virginia Danver Schulte (May 16, 1946 – Oct. 21, 2011) commenced with a jump-start.

  • High-schoolers going strong in ‘Hello, Dolly’ at StageDoor

    Say the words “Hello, Dolly” in public, and you’re bound to hear at least a handful of people whistling or humming the eponymous song from the 1964 Broadway musical. With its catchy tunes and farcical plot, “Hello, Dolly” sticks with audiences long after they’ve left their seats. StageDoor Theatre’s production of this Tony-winning musical should prove no different. The high school company is filled with new faces and brings a fresh energy to the time-honored Broadway bonanza.

  • Bergens set to celebrate 40 years of teaching Evergreen’s kids

    The Bergens are inviting former students and staff to take a walk down memory lane during the two-day celebration of the schools’ 40 years of teaching elementary students.

    The celebration will be Nov. 4 and 5 at Bergen Meadow Elementary School. Organizers hope that former students, parents of former students, and anyone in the community associated with the Bergens will attend the weekend’s events.

  • Commissioners approve charges for public-records requests

    The public will be charged for access to public records under a resolution passed unanimously on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

    Under the measure, the county will implement fees of $25 per hour for open-records requests taking more than an hour to complete.

    The county public information office, whose employees are tasked with fulfilling such requests, now has the option of charging the public for its staff time.

  • Banner signs win permanent approval

    Jeffco businesses are now allowed to advertise on banners and sandwich boards, under a permanent zoning amendment approved on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

  • Kopp will be missed as statesman, leader

    Last week, Mike Kopp stepped down from the state Senate seat he had held since first being elected in 2006. With his departure, Jefferson County loses a statesman.
    Serving in the legislature while maintaining a “day job” is tough enough for any father. But for Mike, it had become impossible. Three months ago, Mike’s wife and best friend, Kimberly, lost her three-year battle with cancer. Without regret or second thoughts, Mike decided that his four school-age kids needed more of his time.