Local News

  • Two found dead of gunshot wounds at Mount Lindo

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continues to conduct an investigation after two men were found dead Tuesday morning at Mount Lindo Cemetery.

    Tyler Swindler, 19, and Ryan Rees, 22, were identified Wednesday in a coroner's investigation. They both died by gunshot wound. Jeffco Sheriff's Office said in a press release that no third party was involved and that there's no threat to the public. 

    The cemetery, located in the 5900 block of South Turkey Creek Road, is known for its large cross that lights up the Front Range.

  • Natural gas line violation confirmed

    Colorado Natural Gas is conducting leak surveys and replacing lines in the mountain area after an investigation by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission Pipeline Safety Program revealed the company had been using old propane lines to deliver natural gas to customers.

  • Mountain-area firefighters among thousands at annual 9/11 Stair Climb

    The glow of the morning sun was just right on Sept. 11.

    It gleamed off firefighters’ helmets, illuminated the American flag and welcomed approximately 2,500 to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the 11th annual Colorado 9/11 Memorial Climb.

    Thousands make the climb yearly. Most say they do it for those who cannot.

    When Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District firefighter Matt Araki remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11, he pushes himself just a little bit harder.

  • Panel suggests improvements for downtown Evergreen

    Downtown Evergreen is beloved by locals, tourists and businesses alike, but it needs a lot of attention to bring it to its full potential, a panel of experts told locals on Friday.

    “Downtown Evergreen is an interesting place,” said John Koval, who led the group called a Technical Advisory Panel that spent two days here to look at a variety of downtown issues. He is director of development at Coburn Development in Boulder.

  • Downtown parking lot to be fixed by May, fence to keep out elk

    The contractor for the Ross-Lewis Trust said he hopes to begin work again in October to fix the small downtown parking lot, with the work expected to be completed by May.

    “I’m moving pretty slow,” said Jeff Bradley with Bradley Engineering, “but hopefully we’ll be back there in October when the stream is going down. I don’t have any excuses.”

    The lot was damaged on Sept. 13, 2013, during the flood that hit downtown Evergreen.

  • Evergreen food truck receives counterfeit bill

    Ricky’s Island Style Café in Evergreen has seen its first counterfeit $20 bill, and the owners say it’s important that area businesses and residents know about it.

    Owners Kelly Imoe and Ricky Seepaul, who operate the food truck in the parking lot by the Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Shop, received the bill during their lunch-hour rush. They don’t know who gave it to them.

  • Xcel pitches tower for its parkway building

    Xcel Energy wants to erect a 190-foot tower on its property on Evergreen Parkway to help improve its internal network communication.

    The pole, which would be 36 inches wide at the bottom and 16 inches wide at the top, would be galvanized so light wouldn’t reflect off it and would be placed on the northwest corner of the Xcel building. At the top would be a lightning rod and a communications panel that would be 29 inches high, 8 inches wide and 5 inches deep.

  • Subdivision case postponed

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners opted to continue a case that proposes subdividing 65 acres into 21 lots for single-family detached units after the applicant failed to show up to the public hearing on Sept. 10.

    If approved, the subdivision, called The Boulders, will be located west of the intersection of Settlers and Homesteader drives in Morrison. The property is zoned suburban residential two, which allows for lot sizes of 2 acres and larger.

  • 64A Fire in Bailey is fully contained

    A 12-acre wildfire that burned on national forest land in Bailey for two days was caused by recreational shooting, according to a representative with the United States Forest Service. 

    The fire, which began on Sunday, was fully contained by Tuesday evening. 

    “The (64A Fire) is now 100 percent contained,” Platte Canyon Fire confirmed via social media. “The evacuation orders have been lifted. All residents can return home.”

  • Former Jeffco detentions deputy pleads guilty

    The former Jefferson County jail deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate pleaded guilty ahead of a jury trial scheduled for next month.

    Myriah Lovato, 30, will be sentenced on Nov. 7. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jeffco District Attorney’s Office, Lovato pleaded guilty to one felony count of introduction of contraband as well as two misdemeanors of official misconduct.