Today's News

  • Developers win delay of vote on Open Space plan

    A final vote on Jeffco Open Space’s master plan has been delayed for a month by the county commissioners to allow more comment.

    The vote had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but a delay was requested by several real estate development groups. The commissioners voted 3-0 to delay final approval by a month.

  • Remote slash-collection sites announced

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has announced its three remote slash drop-off dates for this summer. Jeffco again will team with mountain fire departments to host the sites.

    Slash disposal became more of a challenge when the Rooney Road Recycling Center stopped accepting organic material in 2012. Jefferson County has received a grant for an “air curtain” burner for slash, but a location hasn’t been decided yet.

  • Indian Hills fire board has 3 seats up for election in May

    Indian Hills residents who are interested in serving on the board of directors for their fire district have an opportunity to run for three seats in the May 6 election.

    The terms of Indian Hills Fire Protection District board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman are expiring in May.

    Rosenberg and Lehman have said that they intend to seek re-election to the five-member board. Walton was not reached for comment.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Evergreen North businesses in a big shuffle

    Several businesses in Evergreen North will be playing musical chairs in the next several months.

    The Evergreen Christian Outreach furniture resale shop will move into space that became vacant when the Kitchen and Bath Design Center closed. As EChO remodels the space and moves there incrementally, Artful Journey and Shipping Depot will move into the front of the former furniture shop. The entire move should be done by May.

    It may sound a bit confusing, but it makes complete sense to the businesses.

  • Evergreen carved its way into sculptor’s heart

    An Evergreen sculptor who found his muse in our mountain town hopes to carve a bigger spot for Evergreen on the national arts scene.

    Errol Beauchamp, a 22-year local resident, left his job as a corporate designer 12 years ago to focus on his art. He’s traveled and worked internationally but says Evergreen has the arts attributes needed to perform on the big stage.

  • Evergreen High color guard committed to excellence in both seasons

    In Evergreen High School’s winter color guard program, the motto is: “Don’t practice until you get it right; practice so you don’t get it wrong.”

    The 10 girls and one guy in the program practice what their motto preaches as they throw flags, sabers and guns high into the air — in unison, no less — catching them with apparent ease.

  • Pom for a day: Girls get taste of performing with EHS dance squad

    The Evergreen High School poms on Friday began cultivating the next crop of team members.

    The high-schoolers ran a clinic for two dozen elementary school girls at where they learned a routine and performed at the EHS basketball game Friday night. The four-hour session is a fund-raiser for the poms, but it’s more about fun, according to poms coach Monique O’Neill. She estimated the clinic has been a yearly tradition for at least 16 years.

    Most members of the current squad participated in the clinic as elementary school students, O’Neill said.

  • Local authors will speak to Bergens students

    The Bergens are planning two authors fairs to acquaint students and parents with children’s books written locally.

    The fairs, which are open to the public, are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Bergen Valley, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Bergen Meadow. HearthFire Books and Treats is co-sponsoring the events.

  • Home, sweet Little Bear

    For Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, his sold-out gig at the Little Bear on Sunday night was a homecoming — from a musician’s and a wanderer’s perspective.

  • County to test CodeRED notification system on March 5

    A test of the CodeRED emergency notification system will be conducted Wednesday, March 5, when a text, phone call or e-mail will be sent to every resident who is enrolled.

    The alert will arrive between 9 a.m. and noon, said Doug Saba, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman, and the full test could indeed take several hours. The alert will be sent in Jefferson and Broomfield counties, as well as parts of Adams and Clear Creek counties.