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Today's News

  • Residents near Conifer underserved by Evergreen park district, developer says

    Many Conifer area residents are paying taxes to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District for services they don’t use, says Ron Lewis, an area developer and landowner.

    Because of the driving distance from their homes in the U.S. 285 Corridor to park facilities in Evergreen, some residents find it easier to head down the hill to the Foothills Park & Recreation District, Lewis said.

    “You’ve got a lot of orphans in that area,” he said. “So they go to Foothills.”

  • Changes to Jeffco regulations for accessory dwelling units make them easier to build, rent

    Recent changes to Jeffco's zoning resolution for accessory dwelling units are designed to make them easier to build while defining responsibilities of owners renting them to tenants.

    Instead of requiring a Board of Adjustment hearing for an accessory dwelling unit, the new regulations allow approval through an administrative process in the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Division.

  • Winter festivities, events at Evergreen Lake promise cold — and hot — fun

    Brave souls who take the annual plunge into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day will have an immediate opportunity to warm up. After emerging from the frigid depths, participants can jump into one of the hot tubs placed beside the lake, said Jackie Mohr of Drive Smart, the organization sponsoring the event. Beau Jo’s is sponsoring the two hot tubs, which can hold eight to 16 people, Mohr said.

  • Menorah ceremony lights night, hearts

    They came, they sang, they lit candles on the menorah.

    That was both the grand plan and the simple purpose of the 60 to 100 attendees at Saturday's 10th annual Festival of Lights on the lawn outside the Evergreen Lake House. 

    They sang along to two Jewish blessings and watched as four candles were lit for Hanukkah. A fifth "helper" candle called the "shamash" was placed in the center of the 12-foot-high menorah.

  • Intruder killed by homeowner had contact with deputies four hours before

    The intruder killed by a Genesee homeowner last week had interacted with Jeffco sheriff's deputies four hours before the fatal shooting. 

    Garry Liebreth, 52, was shot and killed by a homeowner in Genesee after he crawled in the "doggie door" in an apparent botched robbery attempt on Dec. 12, according to the Sheriff's Office.

  • An opposing view on ‘global warming’

    By Evergreen resident Peter Link

    Kevin Trenberth and I have known each other for about seven years. We disagree on global warming. We met again at the Foothills World Affairs Council meeting on Nov. 16, and though we shook hands in greeting, I was dismayed by his introduction of politics into his presentation, for which he used comic slides.

  • Jail inmate who suffered stroke awarded millions

    A former Jeffco jail inmate who was left untreated for 16 hours after suffering a stroke in 2012 has been awarded $11 million by a federal jury.

  • Celebrate family, biological and otherwise

    Thirty-five years ago, my husband, Phil, and I spent our honeymoon in England, Europe and Greece. Besides a celebration of our marriage, it was a genealogy trip. Phil has been tracing family history for more than 40 years. He loves it! That’s how I know Phil and I are 14th cousins, which explains the twitch that both of our children have … just kidding — about the twitch, I mean.

  • Chorale’s holiday concert offers two stunning settings

    There are times in when music can be made even more beautiful by the setting in which it is presented. In the case of the Evergreen Chorale’s latest collaboration with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, the concerts’ beautiful settings will make the music all the more joyous and the holiday season all the more festive.

  • Fire district to update pension bylaws

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue plans to tighten up pension bylaws that govern benefits for volunteer firefighters.

    The bylaws have changed over the years, and the changes aren’t necessarily recorded formally, John Anderson, a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board, said at a meeting Dec. 9. Pension board members and Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege plan to research minutes of the pension board’s quarterly meetings to figure out exactly when changes were voted on and when they took effect.