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Today's News

  • Man injured after ATV accident on Mount Evans Blvd.

    Flight for Life transported a man involved in a single ATV accident Saturday on Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine.

    The call came in around 4:20 p.m., and the man involved in the accident was transported around 5:30 p.m., according to Jenny Fulton with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Elk Creek Fire responded to the call, and Flight for Life landed its helicopter at Elk Creek station three in Pine Junction.

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  • Viering brothers compete with peers from four Evergreen schools in annual spelling bee

    The Viering brothers had each other’s backs during the Evergreen-area spelling bee on Thursday.

    Travis, a sixth-grader at Evergreen Middle School, and Dillon, a third-grader at Wilmot Elementary School, competed together, and after each round, the brothers hugged each other.

    It is somewhat uncommon for siblings to compete in the area spelling bee, which had students from Wilmot, Parmalee, Bergen Valley and Evergreen Middle schools spelling words after school in the EMS gymnasium in front of families and friends.

  • Conifer, Evergreen social groups bring residents together

    Two area organizations are working to providing a community for retirees in the foothills.

    Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors and Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors — both with members ranging in age from the 30s to 80s — tend to attract those 55 and older, creating a network of friendships and activities.

    The groups are part social clubs, part networking, part support. They are places where area residents can meet others. Contrary to their names, both groups are more about neighbors getting together no matter how long they have lived in the foothills.

  • Oliver is here to stay

    Oliver the horse sculpture has found his forever home in Evergreen thanks to the generosity of two donors.

    Oliver, sculpted by Jeff Best of Michigan of repurposed barbed wire, came to Evergreen last June and sits on the southeast corner of Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard. Sculpture Evergreen, who brought Oliver here, has been on a mission since January to raise the $20,000 to keep Oliver in its permanent sculpture collection.

  • JCOS land exchange approved

    Dinosaur Ridge is moving one step closer to opening a new Visitor Center now that the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a land exchange between Jeffco Open Space and Stream Realty. The Visitor Center will eventually move to the south side of West Alameda Parkway.

  • Park County hosts first town hall since Maggie Long’s murder in 2017

    It’s been more than a year since Maggie Long was murdered in Bailey, and the community is beginning to understand more about what happened to her.

    In a town hall held Jan. 29 at Fitzsimmons Middle School, newly elected Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw reiterated many of the points made a day earlier in a press conference at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Lakewood.

  • Former West Jeff family filing lawsuit against Jeffco Public Schools

    A former West Jefferson Middle School student and her father are suing Jeffco Public Schools for the district’s handling of the family’s anti-Semitism claims, which originally surfaced in early 2017.

    The case, initially filed in the U.S. District Court in Denver in December, also names the United States Department of Education and J. Aaron Romine, the regional director of the Office for Civil Rights, which enforces federal civil rights laws, conscience and religious freedom law and more, as defendants in the lawsuit.

  • Evergreen woman sentenced to 10 years’ probation after shooting

    An Evergreen woman has been sentenced to at least 10 years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to assaulting her husband during a July 5 incident when she shot him.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Bird admitted during her sentencing Thursday that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, saying she regretted her actions.

  • Mountain Air Ranch is a safe haven for Coloradan nudists

    On about 150 acres in the mountains of Jefferson County, people are learning to appreciate and celebrate their body exactly as it is.

    At Mountain Air Ranch, Colorado’s oldest nudist club, it doesn’t matter if you have scars, extra weight or a prosthetic limb. People would rather know who you are than critique what you look like.

    “The scars, the weight. We don’t see that,” said member Ellen Rice. “You see the person not the body.”