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Today's News

  • Long's spirit lives on a year after her murder

    Maggie Long was magnetic.

    People were drawn to her positive attitude, her kind heart, her infectious smile — whether she was acting in a play at the Venue Theatre in Conifer, playing on the Platte Canyon High School softball team or working in one of her family’s Bailey businesses.

    “She was one hell of a kid,” said Bob Ikola, a longtime Bailey resident who coached Long on the Platte Canyon softball team.

    So, when the 17-year-old was found murdered in her home off County Road 43 in Bailey last December, the community crumbled.

  • News Briefs

    Man arrested following reported domestic violence incident

    The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Evergreen man following a domestic violence incident that ended in an eastbound chase down Interstate 70 on Thanksgiving night.

  • EPRD forum looks to engage community about plans throughout district

    After an unsuccessful election, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District is looking for feedback from its 23,000 residents on what they would like to add in the district.

  • Evergreen firefighters extinguish small chimney fire

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue quickly extinguished a small chimney fire on Grizzly Way early Sunday morning.

    “The good news is (the owner) had a smoke detector, and it went off,” said EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin. "He called 911, and he got himself and the rest of the family out of the house.”

    The department had at least 10 fire trucks and 20 firefighters at the home in case the fire spread. There was minimal damage, she said.

  • Main Street open after water main break

    Main Street in downtown Evergreen is now open after a massive water main break near Evergreen Goldsmiths Saturday night.

    Evergreen Metropolitan District crews worked all night Saturday and finished replacing the broken pipe Sunday evening.

    EMD crews started receiving calls at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and they shut off the water to the area by 9:50 p.m., according to Garry H. Jeffrey, EMD’s water division supervisor. A crew of nine workers spent the night in the near-zero temperatures digging out the area and preparing to replace the pipe.

  • Evergreen Kaiser Permanente office to close Jan. 1

    The Evergreen Kaiser Permanente clinic is closing Jan. 1.

    According to a statement from Kaiser, the Evergreen clinic is one of the smallest clinics Kaiser operates and has seen low patient volume. It is located in the US Bank building on Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road and has been open since 2010.

    “Like any business, we regularly evaluate how we operate and make necessary adjustments to remain competitive and make the best use of member resources,” Kaiser Permanente said in a statement.

  • Three crashes on U.S. 285 snarl Thursday morning traffic

     Three separate accidents slowed traffic on northbound U.S. 285 near Highway 8 in Morrison Thursday morning. 

    Although Colorado State Patrol did not have much information to share, Trooper Gary Cutler did confirm that the second accident involved a pickup truck and a deer. 

    The accident was reported at 6:35 a.m., and Cutler said there were no injuries. Morrison Police Department assisted with one of the crashes. 

  • Romberg: Giving season can be a taxing situation

    As we near the end of 2018 and many people make their end-of-the-year charitable gifts, it will be interesting to see how our new tax laws impact charitable contributions in Colorado and across the country.
    Under the new law, the standard deduction has increased to $12,000 from $6,350 for individuals and to $24,000 from $12,700 for married couples. This change means that the number of people who will take the standard deduction will increase significantly.

  • Webb: Grateful for forgiveness

    There was a story in the Washington Post recently that described the medical team that treated Tree of Life synagogue shooter Robert Bowers. At least three of the doctors and nurses who treated him were Jewish.
    They treated him no differently from any other patient although they had been informed of the source of his injuries. They had a job to do and like any other professional, they did it.

  • Rockwell: Voters looking for civility in government

    Let me begin by applauding Joe Webb’s column of Oct. 31, wherein he calls for a “healthy political culture” starting here in our own county.  
    Joe is the chair of the Jeffco Republican Party, and I am a former chair of the Jeffco Democrats. I completely agree with him: All candidates deserve our appreciation and respect; we should all be engaged in local government issues and elections; we need to stay grounded in what’s truly important in life.