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  • Heart in Hand Tattoo wants to leave its mark on Conifer

    Like so many of the tattoos he crafts for customers, Jimmy Vegas is more than just a man with a passion for ink. The owner of Conifer’s newest business — Heart in Hand Tattoo and Body Piercing — Vegas is quick to offer a smile or a funny story about his first tattoo or even gush about his son, Gabe, a freshman at Conifer High School this year.


    New fire marshal hired

    Jim King, a fire prevention division chief from Lawrence, Kan., has been named the new fire marshal for Evergreen Fire/Rescue. King, who has served as the prevention division chief with the City of Lawrence for the past eight years, has 30 years of experience in the fire service and worked his way up through operations.

    King replaces EFR’s longtime fire marshal Frank Dearborn, who stepped down in January after 19 years with the department.

  • EFPD to seek ‘no-dollar ask’ mill levy override on ballot

    Voters in the Evergreen Fire Protection District can expect to see a property tax adjustment question from the fire district on their ballots this fall — but it won’t have a specific dollar amount attached.

    Discussed briefly at the fire board’s Aug. 14 meeting, the “no-dollar ask” will request permission from taxpayers to increase or decrease the district’s mill levy annually as needed — starting in 2020 — to offset revenue losses associated with the Gallagher Amendment.

  • Wegener withdraws resignation from Park County Sheriff’s Office

    Nearly three weeks after confirming that he would step down from his post early, Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener is withdrawing his resignation from the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

    In a memo released Monday morning, Wegener said he wants to ensure that his “personnel are taken care of” and will finish out the remainder of his term, which ends in January 2019. Wegener didn’t specify in the memo what factors led him to withdraw his resignation. He said that Undersheriff Dave Wohlers would also remain on staff through the end of 2018.

  • Lookout Mountain Road reopened after report of house shot at

    Authorities have reopened Lookout Mountain Road after being closed Monday morning to investigate a report of a suspect shooting at a house before ramming two Sheriff's Office vehicles during a pursuit.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, the Sheriff's Office received a call shortly after 9 a.m. from a homeowner in the 1200 block of Lookout Mountain Road who believed someone shot at their house.

    A deputy arrived at the scene, found a red GMC truck outside and went to contact the driver.

  • Firefighters extinguish grass fire on U.S. 6 north of Evergreen

    Firefighters and emergency personnel from at least four agencies have extinguished a small grass fire that shut down U.S. 6 between U.S. 40 and Highway 119 between tunnels No. 5 and No. 6 north of Evergreen.

    According to Colorado State Patrol, the fire was first reported around 4:51 p.m. Sunday and was on the north side of U.S. 6. CSP, as well as the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office, Clear Creek Fire Authority, Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Colorado Department of Transportation responded. 

    As of 6 p.m., the size and cause of the fire were not known.

  • Small wildfire burning near Evans Ranch 100 percent contained

    A small wildfire that was burning in the State Wildlife Area near Evans Ranch just west of Evergreen is 100 percent contained after firefighters from Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the U.S. Forest Service hiked in a half-mile to battle it.

  • Three Evergreen pilots return to their roots with air show performances

    For three Evergreen pilots, the love of flying started at an early age. From there, it developed into a duty to their country, airline flying and now, showmanship.
    A few weeks back at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, the Rocky Mountain Renegades, a group of local airline pilots, put on quite the show. They flew in a variety of patterns, including a four-plane diamond with three solo flyers. They left zero dead spots during their performance.

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  • 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.