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  • Conifer’s Christmas Parade didn’t disappoint despite chilly weather

    The Christmas parade moving down Sutton Road in Conifer on Saturday afternoon was the epitome of a great small-town event.

    The parade, celebrating its 36th year, consisted of 35 entries from the Conifer High School marching band to local businesses to dignitaries such as Jefferson County Commissioner Tina Francone and area principals.

    This year’s theme was Candy Land — and entries took the theme to heart, handing out candy to kids and adults alike, and using candy and gingerbread houses on floats.

  • Long's spirit lives on a year after her murder

    Maggie Long was magnetic.

    People were drawn to her positive attitude, her kind heart, her infectious smile — whether she was acting in a play at the Venue Theatre in Conifer, playing on the Platte Canyon High School softball team or working in one of her family’s Bailey businesses.

    “She was one hell of a kid,” said Bob Ikola, a longtime Bailey resident who coached Long on the Platte Canyon softball team.

    So, when the 17-year-old was found murdered in her home off County Road 43 in Bailey last December, the community crumbled.

  • Jeffco to test CodeRED system next week

    The Jefferson County emergency notification system will be tested beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 

    All landlines will receive a test notification as well as cell phones and emails that have registered with the CodeRED system. Because of the large number of notifications, county officials expect the test to take several hours.

    The system is used for Jeffco emergency service agencies, including law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service agencies, to share information with the public during emergencies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • EPRD forum looks to engage community about plans throughout district

    After an unsuccessful election, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District is looking for feedback from its 23,000 residents on what they would like to add in the district.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • 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.

  • EPRD board narrows projects

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District board is making tough decisions in advance of approving the district’s 2019 budget on Dec. 4.

    The board had hoped to have additional funding available through a proposed bond and mill levy increase that failed in the November election.