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Local News

  • Crime briefs

    Preliminary hearing set for suspect accused of injuring man with ax

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the 46-year-old man accused of wielding an ax and injuring a man at a campground in Pine.

  • Independence Day parade and water fight are fun-filled traditions in Indian Hills

    The sirens blare and excitement builds.

    “I think it’s starting,” parade-goers eagerly say, straining their necks to see if the floats have started the trek.

    It’s July 4 in Indian Hills, and all the people lining the length of Parmalee Gulch Road know what’s coming: all-out war. In the small mountain community, the traditional Independence Day parade quickly morphs into a community-wide water fight.

  • Genesee artist debuts national parks exhibit at American Mountaineering Museum

    For Topher Straus, there’s nothing more inspiring than nature. 

    “For me, being outside in nature allows your soul to be free. It disconnects you with the world around you,” he said. “... That’s why I choose to do my art in Genesee, to produce it in Genesee. Because I love the mountains. I love the fresh air. I love seeing the stars at night.”

    Oftentimes, being an artist requires taking a risk and putting yourself out there.

  • ParkCo searching for missing teens

    Park County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two teenage girls who are believed to have run away from a home off Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine Junction. 

    The missing teens — Emma Stokes and Anna Frankman, both 16 — are not related but were living together in a foster home. They reportedly have significant mental health issues that were being treated in the home, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Accident closes U.S. 285 in both directions

    A two-car accident has shut down both sides of U.S. 285 near Kings Valley in Conifer.

    According to Cpl. Ivan Alvarado with the Colorado State Patrol, a call about the accident came in around noon. The crash involved a white sedan and a black SUV. The SUV ended up rolling, but Alvarado said neither driver was injured in the crash. There were multiple people in each car, but Alvarado said he didn’t believe anyone else was injured in the crash.

    “Right now, it looks like it's just a property damage crash,” he said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • County briefs

    County moving toward adopting a fire code

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners will consider approving fire codes in an upcoming hearing.

  • CDOT briefs

    Kings Valley interchange project still in the works

    The interchange project at Kings Valley Road and U.S. 285 in Conifer is moving forward, but nothing is set in stone as of yet.

  • Fire briefs

    New equipment for Indian Hills Fire

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue will purchase a new ambulance thanks to a grant from the state.

    The fire protection district learned Friday that it received a $109.434.50 emergency medical and trauma services grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. For the state’s fiscal year 2020, approximately $7 million was available for improving and expanding Colorado’s emergency medical and trauma services system, according to information from the state.

  • Area students creating walkway mural under Highway 73

    Four hundred Evergreen artists will be creating a 140-foot long mural in the walkway under Highway 73 in downtown Evergreen.

    The artists — all of the students at Wilmot Elementary plus the kindergartners and first-graders at Bergen Meadow — will design and paint the Bear Creek Children’s Mural with a life-in-Evergreen theme.

    Art teacher Elisabeth Marcus and representatives from the Downtown Evergreen Economic District explained the plan to the Evergreen Park & Recreation board members on June 25, who enthusiastically endorsed it.