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  • 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

    Double-tapped

  • 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.

  • Luxury condos planned for La Plaza property

    Luxury condominiums are proposed for a lot in the back of the La Plaza commercial development along Evergreen Parkway.

    Owners Phil Shanley and Barb Hadley of Evergreen want to put a building for 10 to 15 condos on the northeast corner of the property that has adobe buildings. To do that, they must rezone the property to mixed use.

  • EPRD briefs

    Bridge at Evergreen Lake to be replaced

    The bridge at the entry to Evergreen Lake that was damaged in the flood early six years ago is expected to be replaced later this summer.

  • Marshdale residents decry proposed dog park

    About 15 Marshdale-area residents say they don’t want an off-leash dog park at Evergreen Memorial Park.

    Among their concerns are potential groundwater contamination, spending a lot of taxpayer money to create the park, and how the dog park will negatively impact the area.