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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cougars go 2-2 in season-opening tourney

    By Alex Purcell

    EVERGREEN — The season-opening softball tournament game didn’t pan out how the Evergreen Cougars might’ve liked, but despite the setback, the team remains optimistic about the future. 

    In the first game of a tournament they hosted, the Cougars went head-to-head against Arvada West’s Wildcats on Friday but lost 5-3.

    The Cougars finished out the tournament with a 2-2 record, losing to Ponderosa, beating Mesa Ridge and defeating Falcon in the final game.

  • ‘I guarantee we’re going to make it to the playoffs’

    After an appearance in the state playoffs last year and having only lost a few of its top guns, the Platte Canyon football team is looking ahead to what it hopes will be another successful season.

    However, some of those top guns were huge offensive producers for the rush-minded Huskies.

    “We lost a few hard-nose kids like Trevor Sander and Colton Carson, (and) a couple of other guys,” head coach Mike Schmidt said. “Returning-wise, we have a pretty good core coming back.”

  • 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.

  • Truth, justice and the American way

    My third and final suggestion to change our political process would be easy to do, but perhaps controversial. To establish a need for this change, I will try to convince my readers that a significant problem exists.
    My premise is that even the most ardent followers of the news have trouble sorting out fact from fiction. Wikipedia lists dozens of sites that are purporting to bring us the news but have been created to bring us fake news.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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