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Today's News

  • Bikes high, pedestrians low is proposed alternative for Lake Trail

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s proposed long-term solution for the Lake North Trail is to have a wider multi-use path where the current trail is and then build a natural surface path and boardwalk along the lake shore for pedestrians only.

    Since the trail first began failing two years ago, EPRD and other stakeholders have been researching both short- and long-term solutions. While there is a temporary fix in place, it’s not expected to last more than five years.

  • Jeffco food drive a ‘godsend’ for local nonprofits

    Four tons, or 8,000 pounds of food.

    That’s enough to feed one person for four years, or 2,000 people for a day.

    And it’s the goal that the county’s staff members have set for themselves — to raise 8,000 pounds of food for nonprofits as part of their 24th annual Food and Cash Drive.

    The drive runs through May 25 and will benefit four nonprofits across Jeffco, including Evergreen Christian Outreach, or EChO, and the Holy Family Center Food Pantry at South Jeffco’s Light of the World Catholic Church.

  • Parks Briefs: Ongoing, upcoming trail projects and other news items

    Conservation Greenprint

    With the Denver metro area’s growth expected to continue growing at 2 percent a year, Jeffco Open Space has identified five big-picture key initiatives to continue addressing the challenges its parks have seen because of increasing growth. All of these initiatives are ongoing, and JCOS staff have already started on several of them.

  • Fire Briefs: news from local fire districts

    EVERGREEN FIRE

    EFR staff members recognized

    Frank Dearborn, the outgoing Fire Marshal for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, was honored for his 20 years of service with the department.

    Dearborn received a plaque and pins for his service at the May 8 Evergreen Fire Protection District regular board meeting at the Bergen Park administration building.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Whack-a-Mole

  • A not-so-hairy situation for EHS principal Brekke

    Evergreen High School principal Brandon Brekke did what he termed an “insignificant thing” — shaving his head — Friday night to honor those with significant illnesses.

    “It’s insignificant for me but a big deal for a good cause,” Brekke said before his head was shaved as part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds research to end childhood cancer. “I couldn’t say no.”

  • Unofficial results favoring incumbents at Evergreen Metro, EFPD

    Unofficial results Tuesday night had three incumbents — John Ellis, James Viellenave and Stephen Bond — retaining their seats on the Evergreen Metropolitan District board of directors.

    As of 9 p.m., Ellis has received 25 votes, Viellenave 22 and Bond 18. Challenger James Steven Beck had received 13 votes.

    Evergreen Metro also asked residents whether they would approve consolidating with the Upper Bear Creek Water & Sanitation District. Early returns were in favor of consolidation by a 27-4 count.

  • Armed man who barricaded self believed to be found dead

    An armed man who barricaded himself in a home in the 12500 block of southbound U.S. 285 on Monday evening was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the house Tuesday morning, ending a 16-hour standoff with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Blue Creek residents oppose proposed event center

    Most of the 60 concerned neighbors who attended a community meeting about a proposed wedding venue/event center along Blue Creek Road strongly opposed the venture, saying they were concerned about traffic, noise, drainage issues, fire risks and light pollution.

    “We’re not saying: ‘Don’t come and live here.’ What you’re hearing is: ‘We like it the way it is,’” one man said.

  • Sketch released in Maggie Long murder investigation

        Five months after Maggie Long was found murdered at her family's home in Bailey, investigators have released a sketch of an individual they say was seen at the home the day she died. According to a flier released Friday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and circulated by the Park County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the individual is a light-complected male with short hair who may or may not have been driving an older model van or pickup truck.