Today's News

  • Scout seeks donations to repair Sky Stop as community gets involved in the projectd

    An Evergreen Eagle Scout hopes to raise money to repair a bus shelter named after an Evergreen boy who was killed in 1987 as he was making his way to a bus stop.

    Conner Richardson, 15, hopes to rally Evergreen to help repair the shelter at the corner of Little Cub Creek Road and Mountain Park Road called Sky Stop. It was named after 8-year-old Levi Sky Hunsicker, who was killed on Sept. 11, 1987, by a car on Buffalo Park Road. Sky Stop was built in 1991 by parents and neighbors to keep area children safe as they waited for the bus.

  • Proponents, opponents squabble over dog park proposal

    More than 75 people — both proponents and opponents — strongly expressed to the Evergreen Park & Recreation District board on July 23 their opinions of a proposal for an off-leash dog park in Marshdale.

    The proponents, many wearing Friends of Evergreen Dog Park T-shirts, said while the proposal was in its infancy, members of the dog park group were EPRD taxpayers, dog parks are a form of recreation, and the EPRD board should support the proposal to provide recreational opportunities for another segment of the area’s population.

  • SRC President: No plans to end services despite downsizing

    Despite downsizing the staff at the Seniors’ Resource Center site in Evergreen, there is no plan to end services for seniors there, according to SRC President Chris Lynn.

    “No, not the case, not even close,” Lynn said in response to a question about whether the Evergreen SRC — known as the Yellow House on Highway 73 — would be closing.

  • 2,000 jazz aficionados descend on Evergreen for annual festival

    Evergreen was swinging with the sounds of traditional jazz last weekend during the 18th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival.

    The music was endless at five venues in town with bands both local and from across the country coming to Evergreen to entertain 2,000 audience members and to teach young people the techniques and heart of hot jazz. Festival organizers tout the high caliber of performers who participate in the festival each year.

  • Work continues to create an Evergreen Local Improvement District

    It’s been a year since the county and Evergreen residents formally talked about creating a local improvement district, but work on the proposal continues. 

  • Elevation Celebration draws a crowd for music, community fun

    Before the rain fell and a stunning rainbow made an appearance, the sun beamed down on the Elevation Celebration and community members danced through the streets.

    The two-day festival on Saturday and Sunday, now in its seventh year, is a fun way to bring the community and local businesses together.

  • Parks briefs

    Jeffco set to allocate annual funds to Beaver Ranch

    Jeffco Open Space plans to allocate money annually to the Beaver Ranch Community through its Conservation Trust Fund.

  • Venue executive director brings a wealth of theater knowledge

    For Lora Haimes, there’s just something special about watching kids gain confidence through theater.

    “I love watching them come in and how they progress and develop through the experience,” she said. “I’ve just seen kids who come in, you know, looking at their shoes.

  • IHFR working toward hardship policy

    After a request following a patient transport, Indian Hills Fire Rescue is moving toward adopting a financial hardship policy.

    According to board president Scott Kellar, the decision to look into financial hardship policies began after a patient requested the district waive a portion of the cost of an ambulance transport by Indian Hills.

    If a procedure is ultimately approved by the board of directors, Indian Hills would have a uniform way to handle such requests.

  • Elk Creek fire works as 'one big family'

    For many, saving someone else can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For the Elk Creek Fire Protection District in Conifer, it’s just part of the job.

    Sometimes, the paramedics, EMTs and firefighters in the department even defy nature’s course.

    “We got called to a cardiac arrest and we did CPR, all of that,” Lt. Vincent Van Binsbergen said. “We gave him all the paramedic drugs, and we actually brought the individual back, and he was actually talking to us on the way to the hospital.