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  • Evergreen firefighters extinguish small chimney fire

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue quickly extinguished a small chimney fire on Grizzly Way early Sunday morning.

    “The good news is (the owner) had a smoke detector, and it went off,” said EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin. "He called 911, and he got himself and the rest of the family out of the house.”

    The department had at least 10 fire trucks and 20 firefighters at the home in case the fire spread. There was minimal damage, she said.

  • Main Street open after water main break

    Main Street in downtown Evergreen is now open after a massive water main break near Evergreen Goldsmiths Saturday night.

    Evergreen Metropolitan District crews worked all night Saturday and finished replacing the broken pipe Sunday evening.

    EMD crews started receiving calls at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and they shut off the water to the area by 9:50 p.m., according to Garry H. Jeffrey, EMD’s water division supervisor. A crew of nine workers spent the night in the near-zero temperatures digging out the area and preparing to replace the pipe.

  • Evergreen Kaiser Permanente office to close Jan. 1

    The Evergreen Kaiser Permanente clinic is closing Jan. 1.

    According to a statement from Kaiser, the Evergreen clinic is one of the smallest clinics Kaiser operates and has seen low patient volume. It is located in the US Bank building on Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road and has been open since 2010.

    “Like any business, we regularly evaluate how we operate and make necessary adjustments to remain competitive and make the best use of member resources,” Kaiser Permanente said in a statement.

  • Three crashes on U.S. 285 snarl Thursday morning traffic

     Three separate accidents slowed traffic on northbound U.S. 285 near Highway 8 in Morrison Thursday morning. 

    Although Colorado State Patrol did not have much information to share, Trooper Gary Cutler did confirm that the second accident involved a pickup truck and a deer. 

    The accident was reported at 6:35 a.m., and Cutler said there were no injuries. Morrison Police Department assisted with one of the crashes. 

  • Initial work plan in process for Jeffco Planning and Zoning

    As 2018 comes to a close, the Jeffco Planning and Zoning department is working to prioritize projects for 2019.

  • Morrison holding off on comprehensive plan decision

    Morrison Town Board is taking some more time to think about whether or not it wants to move forward with a comprehensive plan amendment and potentially rezone property in the northwest portion of town.

  • Man arrested following reported domestic violence incident

    The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Evergreen man following a domestic violence incident that ended in an eastbound chase down Interstate 70 on Thanksgiving night.
    According to Clear Creek Undersheriff Bruce Snelling, at 6:23 p.m. Nov. 22, a female called 911, reportedly saying a television had been thrown at her and that she had been punched in the face. By the time officers arrived at the home off U.S. 40 in Evergreen, the suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Brian Lee Patrick, had left the area.

  • Culturally modified trees provide insight into the area before settlers

    It’s fun to imagine what the foothills must have been like more than 200 years ago.

    As a 30-year resident of Evergreen and having learned about the area’s history throughout the years — the pioneers who forged paths to the gold fields with some deciding to settle here — it begs the question: Who came before the settlers?

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Blown for a loop

  • Gaten pleads not guilty to March shooting

    An Alice man charged with shooting someone in the El Rancho area last March has pleaded not guilty.

    Matthew Gaten, 31, is scheduled for a pre-trial conference at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 and a motions hearing at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.