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Today's News

  • Cactus Jack’s reopens

    Christmas came five days early for Megan and Gary Mitchell when they reopened Cactus Jack’s Saloon on Friday.

    Customers began pouring into the iconic bar and eatery at Highway 73/74 that was extensively damaged during the September flooding, and business has been steady ever since.

    “It’s a Christmas miracle,” Megan said Sunday afternoon amid a large crowd during the Broncos game. “The response has been awesome. Everybody’s been smiling.”

  • A best friend in need

    This is the story of a local woman who lost almost everything. But more than that, it's the story of how a local organization saved one of the few joys she had left: her dog, Tilly.

    Lisa Larson went in for routine surgery on a pancreatic cyst, and left the hospital with a chronic disability: pancreatitis.

  • Evergreen to be hub for regional emergency dispatch system

    Come the new year, Evergreen will be the hub for all things emergency-related this side of the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    It's all part of "regionalization," a nationwide push to bring emergency agencies together under one roof, system or organization to better coordinate response over an extended area. And when that area is prone to wildfires — or flooding — a little reorganization is designed to go a long way.

  • Vehicles slam into elk herd on Evergreen Parkway

    Three cars slammed into a herd of elk on Evergreen Parkway during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing at least two of the animals but resulting in no injuries to occupants of the vehicles.

    The incident occurred near Evergreen Parkway and Brookline Road, where each car hit animals individually but did not collide with other vehicles, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

  • Living in Evergreen a dream come true

    After living in our Centennial home for 20 years, we put it on the market on a Monday.
    Tuesday: Six showings scheduled.
    Wednesday:  Signed contract.
    Thursday: Fourth of July.
    Friday: Dream home found in Evergreen.
    Saturday: Signed contract on our new home.
    (I love when a plan comes together.)

  • After the holiday, turn your Christmas tree into a bird tree

    This year’s Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15. All in all, it was just about an average count with totals of 4,690 individual birds observed and counts of 45 different species. There were no rare or unusual birds observed and no major decline or increase in any species.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dumped!

  • The picture of better health

    Under a sapphire-blue sky, a big red car hauls a newly cut Christmas tree — one that will benefit the kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

    But it's not a real tree: 10-year-old Kaymen Story of Evergreen carefully drew and submitted it to the hospital's annual holiday card contest. Hers became one of 14 designs that won, and will now be sold throughout Colorado to benefit the hospital’s cancer and blood disorder centers.  

  • Tips to prevent chimney and house fires

    Evergreen has seen five chimney fires this month — three in a 24-hour period — but chimney fires are among the most preventable, said Doug Saba with the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

    Saba said that typically the need for cleaning or repairs is the culprit, and that chimneys should be inspected every year before cold weather sets in.

    Also, proper disposal of ashes is important: The National Fire Protection Association advises they be transported in a metal container away from the home and left to soak for 12 hours.

  • Indian Hills fire board to review financial policies

    After approving the 2014 budget for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District on Dec. 11, board members decided to examine their financial policies in the coming year to ensure accountability and transparency.

    In light of what has happened in the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, board member Scott Kellar said a review is advisable for the Indian Hills department.