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Today's News

  • Genealogy group reunites local woman with mom, siblings

    Leslie del Cueto of Indian Hills walked into the Evergreen Library to pick up some DVDs on March 25 and wandered into a gathering of the Friday Family Finders group of the Mountain Genealogists Society.  

    Del Cueto summoned the courage to ask them to help find three members of her immediate family, including a mother, half sister and half brother. She told the group she hadn’t seen or heard from them in 50 years, and that she had cancer and had a limited amount of time to say hello and then goodbye.

  • Genealogy group reunites local woman with mom, siblings

    By Vicky Gits
    Staff Writer
    Leslie del Cueto of Indian Hills walked into the Evergreen Library to pick up some DVDs on March 25 and wandered into a gathering of the Friday Family Finders group of the Mountain Genealogists Society.  
    Del Cueto summoned the courage to ask them to help find three members of her immediate family, including a mother, half sister and half brother. She told the group she hadn’t seen or heard from them in 50 years, and that she had cancer and had a limited amount of time to say hello and then goodbye.

  • Monty Estis, candidate for EPRD board

    Evergreen Highlands resident and avid pickleball player Monty Estis works full-time as a systems analyst in Denver and part-time two hours a week supervising open gymnastics at Wulf Recreation Center. If he wins election to the rec district board, he said, he will  resign from his paid park-district position, which he has held for three years.    

  • No opposition to adding residential to commercial building

    Judging by the turnout at a community meeting March 30, the public reaction to the prospect of turning the third floor of an office building at 27902 Meadow Drive into apartments is non-controversial.
    Of the five people in attendance, none protested the proposal, which is part of a growing trend involving commercial property owners and an oversupply of commercial space in Evergreen.
    Participants welcomed the idea of allowing residential units on the top floor of the three-story Canyon Courier building at 27902 Meadow Drive.

  • Stagecoach Grill closed – for now

    The Stagecoach Sports Grill at 30790 Stagecoach Boulevard in Evergreen closed March 25 but may not be completely defunct.

    Owner Phil Winnicki, who has operated the eatery and music venue  since it became the Stagecoach Sports Grill in March 2010, hinted that the location would reopen sometime in the near future, but he wouldn't reveal any details.

    "I can't tell you at the moment, but things are developing. I can say this: The story is not over yet," Winnicki said March 30.

  • Jail seeking added funds to install mesh on balconies

    An ongoing effort to install steel mesh on balconies in the Jeffco jail is expected to reduce the risk of inmates attempting suicide and should be finished next year, according to a Sheriff’s Office official.

    The project targets high-risk areas, including maximum-security modules on the jail’s sixth and seventh floors, and pre-sentencing areas on the fourth floor, said Dan Gard, chief of the sheriff’s support services division, who appeared before the county commissioners March 22 to ask for additional funds for this year’s portion of the project.

  • Candidates for district attorney both favor use of specialty courts

    The two candidates vying for district attorney in Jeffco might be from different political parties, but both say they are committed to reform in the criminal justice system through expanding the use of specialty courts.

    Incumbent DA Pete Weir, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jake Lilly of Evergreen, agree that Jeffco’s specialized problem-solving courts, including dedicated drug, adult mental health and veterans courts, provide a better and more tailored approach.

  • County inches closer to new pact with Comcast

    Attorneys for the county say a revamped agreement with Comcast that has taken years to negotiate should be ready to finalize by mid-April.

    David Wunderlich, assistant county attorney, told the county commissioners March 29 that pressure applied over the last several weeks has helped push along the process of changing the way the company pays to access its cable lines on county property.

  • Concerns surface in Evergreen over consolidation of emergency dispatch

    Concerns have surfaced in the community over a vote scheduled April 12 by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board to join a consolidation of emergency dispatch operations at a center in Lakewood. 

    The plan to consolidate several county dispatch operations into a single center called JeffCom has been in the works for several years, and Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader has said the agency should be ready to “go live” in July 2017.

  • Kittredge resident cooks up a bakery in Evergreen

    Vivian’s Gourmet — Evergreen’s newest bakery — had a great first weekend after opening March 19.

    “I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” said owner and baker Kristin Ledgerwood. “There’s been a lot of community support.”

    Vivian’s Gourmet is on Meadow Drive below Stems and across from the Evergreen Design Center.