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  • Early-morning fire guts Kittredge structure

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue made quick work out of an early-morning fire Monday that gutted a building near the intersection of Highway 74 and Myers Gulch Road in Kittredge.
    A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy spotted flames and called in the fire just before 5 a.m., according to Stacee Martin, spokeswoman with Evergreen Fire. The building, which Martin described as a low-story, multi-unit structure, was in the process of being renovated. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, but Martin predicted it was a total loss.

  • Christmas tree recycling begins

    Saturday’s weather couldn’t have been more perfect for Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability to collect both Christmas trees and Styrofoam for recycling.

    A steady stream of cars moved through the Evergreen Lutheran Church parking lot, while two Boy Scout volunteers threw trees onto a pile and EAS+Y volunteers bagged Styrofoam. By noon, nearly 100 trees had been collected for chipping by Lam Tree Service and a second load of Styrofoam was on its way to Golden for recycling.

  • Morrison approves annexation and rezoning for mayor’s property

    A 2-acre plot of land on 4th Street in Morrison will be annexed into the town limits and rezoned to allow for up to 10 single-family homes.
    The decision was unanimously approved Thursday by the Morrison Town Board.
    The property, purchased in 2013 by Mayor Sean Forey and his wife, Celeste, is just south of the Bear Creek Center nursing home and east of the town post office.
    While the land could technically fit up to 10 homes in accordance with the zoning, town planner Stephanie Stevens said it’s likely to have less.

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found unresponsive

    An inmate died Friday morning at the Jefferson County Jail after being discovered unresponsive on the floor during a routine check of his cell.  

    Philip Taylor, 34, was not responsive when he was found on the ground of his cell at 1 a.m. Jan. 4, according to a press release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Although detention deputies performed CPR and other lifesaving protocols, he was pronounced dead 50 minutes later. 

  • Equipment failure caused power outage for IREA customers in Conifer

    A New Year’s Day outage that left approximately 3,400 Conifer residents without power is the result of an equipment failure, according to the Intermountain Rural Electric Association.
    It took nearly three hours to restore power to all of the homes affected by the power outage, which was first reported at 8:36 a.m. on Jan. 1.
    “We have to send a crew to the substation, diagnosing what exactly the issue was that tripped the entire circuit and get that up and running,” said Josh Liss, corporate affairs manager with IREA.

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  • Local man sentenced for illegal outfitting

    An Evergreen man was sentenced to supervised probation and a court-ordered suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping-related activities in Colorado after a multi-year Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation into the man’s illegal hunting and outfitting activities.

  • Women killed in Christmas Eve car crash identified

    Authorities have identified the two women who were killed in a Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 70 in Genesee.

    Cheri Goodard, 62, and Sancy Shaw, 38, died Monday night after Goodard's vehicle crossed from the eastbound lane and struck Shaw's car, which was going westbound. A 6-year-old girl in Shaw's car was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver. She was in serious condition on Monday night.

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