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  • Man found in Elk Meadow Park died by suicide

    Law enforcement officials conducting a death investigation at Elk Meadow Park in Evergreen have identified the victim as an adult male who died by suicide. According to Jeffco Sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, the department is refraining from publicly identifying the man "out of respect for the family's privacy."

  • Evergreen firefighters extinguish 3/4-acre grass fire

    Evergreen firefighters extinguished a grass fire that quickly grew to ¾ of an acre at around noon Saturday near the Evergreen Rodeo grounds, evidence that conditions in the area are ripe for wildfires.

    The fire, which was started accidentally, was put out by 25 firefighters and seven fire trucks in less than 30 minutes. The fire was within 20 feet of a home. Firefighters continued to monitor the area that afternoon and evening.

    The person who started the fire was cited with misdemeanor arson, according to the EFR Twitter feed.

  • Commissioners approve rezoning property behind Safeway for 70 homes

    Jefferson County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved rezoning property behind the Evergreen Safeway for 70 homes.

    The 12.5 acres that also runs north behind Valentine Seevers & Associates and Bank of the West was rezoned from Commercial 1 to Planned Development. The development will be called Pinecrest Mountain Village.

    Commissioners pulled the request from the consent agenda to discuss concerns about trash and debris on the property, but Jeffco Planning and Zoning staff said everything had been resolved.

  • Commissioners deny El Rancho proposal

    After nearly four hours of discussion Tuesday morning, the Jefferson County commissioners unanimously denied a proposal that would have allowed 100 multifamily units in El Rancho.
    The developers wanted to amend the Planned Development zoning for seven acres at Swede Gulch and El Rancho roads.
    The Planning Commission had voted 4-3 to recommend the request for the development, which was to be called the Village at Elk Rest Meadows.

  • CDOT paving Evergreen’s Main Street

    Evergreen’s Main Street is getting a much need facelift with the Colorado Department of Transportation paving a half-mile portion of the road.
    The section of road was milled earlier this week to take off about 2 inches of asphalt, and it will be repaved Sunday and Monday night. Traffic can still get through the traffic light in downtown Evergreen.
    Officials are thrilled that the work is finally being done, especially after Evergreen Parkway from King Soopers to just north of Evergreen Lake was paved two years ago.

  • Conifer cannabis company targeted in lawsuit

    A Conifer cannabis company that sells a variety of therapeutic hemp and cannabis extract products has been sued for alleged patent infringement by a Golden-based biotechnology company specializing in the “development of cannabis as medicine.”

  • Preliminary hearing set for woman charged with attempted murder

    The preliminary hearing for an Evergreen woman who allegedly shot her husband has been continued to 10 a.m. on Sept. 21.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Bird has been charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a firearm. Her bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.

  • Indian Hills Fire moves forward with ballot question

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue plans to put a question on the November ballot in an effort to protect itself from the effects of the Gallagher Amendment.

    The amendment, enacted in 1982, limits growth in residential property tax rates. Much like other mountain-area fire departments, Indian Hills is forced to take a hard look at the financial implications of the Gallagher Amendment considering property taxes are a primary source of funding for the district.

  • Assessment evaluates health concerns, successes

    Mental-health treatment, food insecurity, housing, and alcohol and substance abuse are some of the top health concerns in Jefferson County, according to a recently published community health needs assessment.

    The study also says access to recreation, healthy sexual behaviors, safe food, healthy eating and breastfeeding are some of Jeffco’s strengths.

    In addition, those involved say the county’s strength lies in the community’s concern.

  • Inter-Canyon schedules special meeting

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting Aug. 24 to officially decide whether to go for a ballot initiative in the November election.

    The fire protection district, which serves approximately 8,000 residents in a 52-square mile boundary, has been eyeing possibilities since the end of last year when it hired Denver-based political consulting firm Turn Corps.