Local News

  • Chain-reaction crash snarls traffic

    A 17-year-old female driver escaped serious injury and walked away after the Saab she was driving rear-ended the car ahead of her at 12:45 p.m. May 21 just south of the intersection of Douglas Park Road and Highway 74.

    Cpl. Joe Hurt of the Colorado State Patrol identified the driver as Elizabeth Forbes of Canyon Circle in Evergreen. She was looking down to pick up a lost shoe just before the accident occurred, Hurt said. Forbes was driving at the speed limit and was wearing a seat belt; the Saab was totaled. She was cited for careless driving.

  • Motorist flees trooper during I-70 traffic stop

    A man fled on foot May 19 from the Colorado State Patrol on Interstate 70 as a trooper tried to pull him over on a traffic violation. The suspect was caught a short time later with the help of the media, according to the patrol.

  • Chatfield student raises cancer funds in memory of former publisher Brad Bradberry

    She says she misses the barbecue in his backyard, and the way she always saw him working in the garden.

    She decided she would raise money in his honor to try to prevent other people from going through the same thing.

    Terra Lesser, 17, and her family knew former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry for years, and when he died of cancer in December, she wanted to remember him with acts that would benefit others.

    "It makes me feel like I'm actually making a difference," Lesser said. "I"m hoping someday people won't have to go through it."

  • Paper or plastic? Jeffco voters have options

    Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson announced May 20 a plan to give Jefferson County voters more options on Election Day.

    Paper ballots will be available to voters at every Jeffco precinct polling location for the Aug. 12 primary and Nov. 4 presidential elections. Electronic touch-screen voting machines will also be available for voters who choose to use them.

  • EMS student fuels wave of patriotism

    Jeffrey Sahli, a student at Evergreen Middle School, loves his country, and he loves his country’s flag.

    The 14-year-old eighth-grader decided at the beginning of the school year that the American flag outside his school should be treated with more respect, and he’s been raising and lowering Old Glory every school day since, with the enthusiastic permission of principal Jane Sutera.

    Jeffrey’s desire to “serve his country” is a quiet commitment, not a way to seek recognition.

  • Finding freedom in the feminine: Belly dance is more than just glittering scarves and colorful veils

    Freedom, sisterhood, embracing the feminine. Those feelings radiated in the self-possessed smiles of belly dancers May 10 at a dance show and recital in Conifer. Their joy spread to an audience that reciprocated with cheers and applause.

    The Mountain Kahia Dancers performed 19 choreographed sets at Conifer High School in a visual feast of glittering hip scarves, glistening bellbottoms and colorful veils.

  • 2008 slash collection schedule

    June 14-15

    • Elk Creek Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Conifer High School

    10441 Highway 73

    • Inter-Canyon Fire and Indian Hills Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    ICFD Station No.3

    8445 S. Highway 285

    one block north of firehouse on Settlers Drive

    June 21-22

    •Evergreen Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Evergreen High School parking lot

    29300 Buffalo Park Road

    • Coal Creek Canyon Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road

    July 19-20

  • Looking out for the lookout: Group aims to save Squaw Mountain tower

    While much of the mountain area’s pioneering history is wonderfully accessible, some takes a little more effort to appreciate.

  • Former county attorney reportedly 'joked' about killing critic

    Former Jefferson County Attorney Frank Hutfless "joked" in 2006 about having a county critic who is suing Jeffco killed, according to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation report.

  • Town center emerging on C-470 near Red Rocks

    A massive development that aims to tie the commercial potential of a new C470 interchange at Alameda Parkway with a luxury Tuscan-style housing development is taking shape on the bluff east of Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    When it opens to the public as the Parade of Homes from July 26 to Labor Day, Solterra aims to change the image of the historic Rooney Valley by attracting tourists and eventually corporate campuses, retail spaces and jobs.