Local News

  • SOTA: Erlandsons named CAE's Arts People of the Year

    Pandora and John Erlandson have been named Center for the Arts Evergreen’s 2018 Evergreen Arts People of the Year.

    The award is given during CAE’s Evening for the Arts to both outstanding artists from all fields but also to someone who is influential in the arts community.

    “We were so touched,” Pandora Erlandson said. “Everybody does so much, so it doesn’t feel right to be singled out.”

    The Erlandsons organize the Originals concert series that benefits CAE.

  • The mandala’s magic: Tibetan Buddhist monks visit Evergreen

    Two Tibetan Buddhist monks, clothed in robes of maroon and gold, meticulously pour colorful grains of sand into an intricate design while sitting cross-legged on the floor of Congregation Beth Evergreen last Wednesday.

    Hours later, as their work for the day concluded, the monks would perform sacred music, chanting mantras and performing an instrumental accompaniment. And days later still, the elaborate sand mandala would be destroyed and sprinkled into the waters of Evergreen Lake to symbolize the impermanence of life.

  • Class-1 e-bikes allowed at Jeffco Open Space parks

    After piloting the idea for a year, Jeffco Open Space will permanently allow class-1 e-bikes on all trails.

    “Looking at the numbers and the opportunity that this is offering our visitors and the feedback that we’re getting on it, we would like to turn this pilot into policy,” said Mary Ann Bonnell, visitors services manager with Jeffco Open Space, during an Oct. 23 staff briefing with the commissioners.

  • The 2000s: The decade brings change and growth, but the sense of community remains

    No matter what changes, the 285 Corridor will always feel like a close-knit community to Tony Buccelli and Jan Worthem, owners of JJ Madwell’s, an Italian restaurant in Conifer.

    The couple moved to the Conifer area in the mid-2000s. While the area has certainly grown since then, both appreciate that you’re still all but guaranteed to run into a neighbor while shopping at King Soopers or Safeway. And on any given night, Buccelli estimates knowing three-quarters of the customers dining at his restaurant.

  • Indian Hills residents raise concerns about rezoning plan

    Many Indian Hills residents are concerned about a proposal to rezone 11 acres on Parmalee Gulch Road that would allow Eudaimonia Human Flourishing Center to continue operating and one day expand.

  • Report: Crime on the rise in Jeffco

    Crime is trending up in Jefferson County, according to a quarterly law enforcement report from Sheriff Jeff Shrader.

    Violent crimes are up slightly in Jefferson County, but perhaps even more so are property crimes, including motor vehicle thefts and criminal trespass to motor vehicles.

  • Two-vehicle accident snarls westbound I-70 traffic

    A two-vehicle accident near Lookout Mountain shut down westbound Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon.

    Colorado State Patrol received a call about the accident, which involved a 2006 Toyota SUV and a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck, around 3 p.m., according to Trooper Josh Lewis with CSP. All three lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 256 were closed, but officials reopened two of the lanes about an hour after the accident.

    As of 4:30 p.m., one lane remains closed.

    According to reports, there is no indication of what caused the accident.

  • Roberts pleads guilty to pair of felonies

    An Evergreen man has pleaded guilty to two felony counts after he attacked three people and then barricaded himself inside his home last December.
    David Charles Roberts, 31, is scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13, and  could face up to six years in prison.
    Roberts was charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault.

  • Evergreen man scheduled for jury trial

    An Evergreen man has been scheduled for a jury trial after he pleaded not guilty of shooting and killing his tenant on May 20.
    David Donald Claussen, 46, has been charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth, who was a house tenant at the time.
    Bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety after Claussen’s first court appearance on May 21. He made bond that same day.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Another fine mess