Local News

  • BIZBEAT: Aspen Park residents open traveling country store

    When Lauren Davis and Shane Skinner began searching for hobbies to share, they landed on something unique: pickles.

    Some four years ago, they began pickling in their Englewood apartment, and their PickleBear pickles were such a hit that they quickly turned into a business. Then Davis and Skinner moved to Aspen Park and decided they wanted to expand.

    “We thought it would be really cool to make a mobile country store to take to events,” Davis said. “And thus, The Pickle Patch was born.”

  • Maestas given work release, probation in accident that killed her daughter

    The Westminster mother who caused the August 2018 Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in the jail work release program followed by three years of probation.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, pleaded guilty to all charges in June, including vehicular homicide-DUI and child abuse resulting in death, both class 3 felonies. Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the DA's Office, clarified that the work release and the probation will not be simultaneous.

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  • Proponents, opponents squabble over dog park proposal

    More than 75 people — both proponents and opponents — strongly expressed to the Evergreen Park & Recreation District board on July 23 their opinions of a proposal for an off-leash dog park in Marshdale.

    The proponents, many wearing Friends of Evergreen Dog Park T-shirts, said while the proposal was in its infancy, members of the dog park group were EPRD taxpayers, dog parks are a form of recreation, and the EPRD board should support the proposal to provide recreational opportunities for another segment of the area’s population.

  • SRC President: No plans to end services despite downsizing

    Despite downsizing the staff at the Seniors’ Resource Center site in Evergreen, there is no plan to end services for seniors there, according to SRC President Chris Lynn.

    “No, not the case, not even close,” Lynn said in response to a question about whether the Evergreen SRC — known as the Yellow House on Highway 73 — would be closing.

  • Work continues to create an Evergreen Local Improvement District

    It’s been a year since the county and Evergreen residents formally talked about creating a local improvement district, but work on the proposal continues. 

  • Elevation Celebration draws a crowd for music, community fun

    Before the rain fell and a stunning rainbow made an appearance, the sun beamed down on the Elevation Celebration and community members danced through the streets.

    The two-day festival on Saturday and Sunday, now in its seventh year, is a fun way to bring the community and local businesses together.

  • Parks briefs

    Jeffco set to allocate annual funds to Beaver Ranch

    Jeffco Open Space plans to allocate money annually to the Beaver Ranch Community through its Conservation Trust Fund.

  • Venue executive director brings a wealth of theater knowledge

    For Lora Haimes, there’s just something special about watching kids gain confidence through theater.

    “I love watching them come in and how they progress and develop through the experience,” she said. “I’ve just seen kids who come in, you know, looking at their shoes.

  • IHFR working toward hardship policy

    After a request following a patient transport, Indian Hills Fire Rescue is moving toward adopting a financial hardship policy.

    According to board president Scott Kellar, the decision to look into financial hardship policies began after a patient requested the district waive a portion of the cost of an ambulance transport by Indian Hills.

    If a procedure is ultimately approved by the board of directors, Indian Hills would have a uniform way to handle such requests.