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Today's News

  • News briefs

    Cabin break-ins continue in foothills

    Cabin break-ins are on the rise in the mountains of Jefferson County, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The break-ins, which took place in at least 19 unoccupied cabins in Evergreen, Conifer and Pine, are reportedly associated with two white or Hispanic men.

    Items stolen at the cabins include jewelry, safes, outdoor gear, credit cards, telescopes, tools, clothing, furniture, bikes, generators, a vehicle and firearms.

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  • Independence Day parade and water fight are fun-filled traditions in Indian Hills

    The sirens blare and excitement builds.

    “I think it’s starting,” parade-goers eagerly say, straining their necks to see if the floats have started the trek.

    It’s July 4 in Indian Hills, and all the people lining the length of Parmalee Gulch Road know what’s coming: all-out war. In the small mountain community, the traditional Independence Day parade quickly morphs into a community-wide water fight.

  • Live music and activities draw community to annual Evergreen Music Festival

    The July 4 Evergreen Music Festival had something for everyone — and it was just plain fun.

    Live music from bluegrass to folk to pop filled the air at the Buchanan Fields for seven hours, while attendees sat under tents or in the brilliant sun, soaking in the ambience and the music.

    A family-friendly event, the festival also had plenty of activities for kids, including bounce houses, face painting and a fire truck brought by Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Alderfers celebrate life with friends, family

    Barbie and Hank Alderfer hosted a party on Saturday to celebrate life, health and recovery — reminiscent of the parties the Alderfers have held throughout the years for family and friends.

    Attendees at the party at the Schneider barn on Blue Creek Road talked about the family’s strength and fortitude as it has faced recent medical challenges. Barbie is cancer free after fighting breast cancer last year. Hank continues to thrive despite his Parkinson’s disease.

    Both were happy to be able to host the potluck gathering.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue prepared to serve the community

    It takes a village for Evergreen Fire/Rescue to provide the emergency services needed in the Evergreen area.

    The 87 volunteer firefighters, 25 paid staff and the 16 recruits in training to become firefighters — plus the seven members of the Turnouts auxiliary — all make the fire department run smoothly 24/7. EFR is considered one of the largest volunteer fire departments in the state.

  • Longtime fire marshal Rudloff dies

    Randy Rudloff, the longtime fire marshal with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue, died unexpectedly Tuesday.

    Rudloff, who served for more than 25 years, was well-known among the mountain-area fire protection districts.

  • Genesee artist debuts national parks exhibit at American Mountaineering Museum

    For Topher Straus, there’s nothing more inspiring than nature. 

    “For me, being outside in nature allows your soul to be free. It disconnects you with the world around you,” he said. “... That’s why I choose to do my art in Genesee, to produce it in Genesee. Because I love the mountains. I love the fresh air. I love seeing the stars at night.”

    Oftentimes, being an artist requires taking a risk and putting yourself out there.

  • Two injured in motorcycle accident on Highway 74

    Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident that closed Highway 74 between Morrison and Idledale.

  • ParkCo searching for missing teens

    Park County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two teenage girls who are believed to have run away from a home off Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine Junction. 

    The missing teens — Emma Stokes and Anna Frankman, both 16 — are not related but were living together in a foster home. They reportedly have significant mental health issues that were being treated in the home, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office.