Today's News

  • Two Conifer High students die in crash on U.S. 285

    Two Conifer High students were killed and one was injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night on U.S. 285 near Pine Junction. The accident, which occurred about 7 p.m., closed the road for five hours.

    The driver and passenger in a silver Honda were both killed, and a third person in the back seat of that car was injured.

    The dead were identified as 16-year-old Kenny Barnett of Evergreen and Mara C. Parslow, also 16, of Morrison. Kenny Barnett’s brother, Austin, 18, was transported from the scene by helicopter to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver.

  • Tae kwon do parents slam rec district

    A popular tae kwon do instructor will be invited to return to teaching at the Buchanan Rec Center if he can prove that he can be a good contractor as well as an outstanding teacher.

    “I don’t think I have ever heard anyone call into question his teaching abilities. Teaching is his primary job, but not his only job,” said rec district board member Peter Eggers.

  • Lakeshore Caf to reopen under new owners

    It’s definitely a family affair for Roxanne Thomas and her children, who have bought Lakeshore Café and are reopening it next week.

    Roxanne and her children, Alexis and Chris, will keep most of the breakfast and lunch menu familiar to Evergreen residents, plus they will be adding a few surprises. They will add some healthier options, plus Roxanne will be cooking her favorite recipes: biscuits and gravy and corned beef hash.

  • Rib Crib will ride again

    The Rib Crib signed an agreement Dec. 21 to lease the space formerly occupied by Sammy’s Last Cast Tavern and the Evergreen Sports Grill in the Tanoa Marketplace Center at Stagecoach Boulevard and Evergreen Parkway.

    The new restaurant will open in March under the name Stagecoach Sports Grill, assuming the owners succeed in obtaining a liquor license.

    The location seats about 150 people and has 1,000 square feet more space than the Rib Crib, said longtime co-owner Troy Tyus. He plans to use the new space to bring in live music on a regular basis.

  • The best sports stories of 2009

    What did you want for the holidays?

    World peace? An Xbox? Snowboard? How about yet another year-end list?

    Since we’re fresh out of the first three items, you’ll get the last. And you’ll like it.

    The world doesn’t revolve around sports, but it sure makes things a lot more fun. And sports has always played a big part in the lives of Evergreen student-athletes.

    Since you asked for it, here it is, folks. The top six sports stories of 2009 in the order they happened.

    Oh, and peace on Earth and goodwill to (wo)men.

  • Crash injures four near post office

    Four people, including two children and two adults, were taken to the hospital in two Evergreen Fire/Rescue ambulances after a crash that sent one car over an embankment and into the drainage ditch near the post office about 4 p.m. Monday.

    The accident blocked traffic in the two westbound lanes of Evergreen Parkway during rush hour.

    EFR personnel had to remove the door of the car in the ditch to free one of the occupants.

    No information was available on the circumstances of the collision or the extent of the injuries, although no one walked away on their own.

  • 'Dry-ice bombs' found in local mailboxes

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies closed down the area around a house at 28907 Clover Lane near Meadow Drive in Evergreen after a dry-ice bomb detonated Monday morning in a mailbox.

    Officers found two more dry-ice bombs in nearby mailboxes. The sheriff’s office says this type of incident is a prank that usually happens between six to eight times a year. Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 303-271-5612.


  • Local woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted

    A housecleaner who lives in an apartment in Kittredge is facing charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 44-year-old local woman.

    Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies arrested Joel M. Herrin, 40, at his Kittredge apartment about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29.

    As deputies were approaching the dwelling, the suspect opened the door and surrendered, according to a sheriff’s department news release. The man’s address was listed as 26194 Columbine Trail in Kittredge.

  • Evergreen team wins middle-school robotics contest

    A group of Evergreen eighth-graders and their basement-made robot, Bruce, won first place in the Colorado FIRST Lego League Robotics competition at the University of Colorado at Denver.

    The foursome snagged the prestigious award on Dec. 12 over 52 other teams with the best overall score based on four categories: teamwork, robot design, robot game performance, and a research project on a bike/car safety device.

  • Commissioners reject short-term vacation rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday morning against allowing homeowners to rent their homes to vacationers and visitors on a short-term basis.

    The board quickly dispatched an issue that has been a hot subject at numerous meetings since September when the planning department first proposed the idea of changing the zoning regulations.

    Unlike the county commissioners, the planning commission voted 5-2 in favor of allowing short-term rentals, with conditions, at a meeting Dec. 9.