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Today's News

  • March’s crazy weather brings spring birdsong to foothills

    I started this article four days ago. It was the vernal equinox, and the day was balmy and sunny. Since then, we have had new snow. It is cold, and winter has returned with just enough snow to make everything white and sparkly in the morning sunlight.

  • Home is green with sustainability

    Bill Yearsley talks about his house with a sense of pride.

    It’s more than simple ownership. He designed his home off Kerr Gulch Road, and it's about as green as a home can get.

    “This house came out of my passion for sustainable design,” said Yearsley, who was in the engineering and construction industry for 30 years. “It’s built using materials that will last. I’d like to think there’s nothing else like it in the Jeffco community.”

  • Gregory to focus on training, equipment on fire board

    Editor's note: This is the first of a series on the two new members joining the board of the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

    Retired Evergreen firefighter Mike Gregory wants to make sure proper equipment and training are available to the volunteer firefighters at Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Former Indian Hills fire chief seeking seat on district board

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about candidates for the Indian Hills Fire District board in the May election.

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein says the “firehouse fiasco” is the reason that he decided to run for the district fire board in the May 6 election.

    The $5 million bond issue, which the Indian Hills fire board asked residents to support to build a new station, prompted him to challenge incumbent board members, Schoenbein said.

  • Rec district to hold neighborhood forums

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold neighborhood forums in April to provide residents information about its programs and policies and to hear their interests and concerns.

    The meetings will be at four locations in the district: the Buchanan and Wulf rec centers, the Evergreen Lake House and the Kittredge Civic Center.

  • Residents protest shortened hours at Buchanan Rec Center

    A group of residents who meet at Buchanan Recreation Center to use the swimming pool and sauna on the weekend came to the March18 meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to protest shortened hours at facility.

    As a cost-saving measure, park district staff recently changed closing times at the center from 9 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 7 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Ellis brings community service experience to park board candidacy

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board in the May election.

    Evergreen native John Ellis says he would like to serve on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District as a liaison for communication.

    “In the groups I’m in, we can work together,” says Ellis, one of five candidates for three open seats on the board. “They’re all important, and blend things together.”

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating mailbox thefts

    Several mailbox thefts have occurred in Evergreen in recent weeks, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating, said spokesperson Jacki Kelley.

    Cluster mailboxes were targets of the approximately 10 attempted and actual thefts, which began in Genesee and moved into Evergreen, Kelley said. She said the mailboxes are being pried open.

    “That is what seems to be the target now,” she said.

    Although residents might consider metal mailboxes grouped in clusters more secure than individual ones, that is not the case, Kelley added.

  • Evergreen seeking state designation as arts district

    Evergreen has been given the go-ahead to apply to become part of a two-year program that will result in the designation of “creative district” by a state funding agency.

    If Evergreen is accepted, a local committee with representatives from all areas of the arts will be given $5,000 in seed money by the state to market and advertise Evergreen for the next two years as a comprehensive arts area, according to Steve Sumner, executive director of Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Practice keeps training fires burning for local agencies

    Homeowner Lucy Schubert opened her front door Sunday morning to Clear Creek County Deputy Jon Walker, who told her to evacuate her home because of a fast-moving wildfire nearby.

    Luckily, the “evacuation” in the Brook Hollow neighborhood was part of an all-day wildland fire training exercise and not the real thing. The Evergreen Fire Protection District and the Clear Creek Fire Authority co-hosted the exercise for about 100 firefighters in an area just south of Interstate 70 near Floyd Hill.