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Today's News

  • 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.

  • U.S. Forest Service considering prescribed burn near Bailey

    A 300-acre prescribed burn in Bailey’s Harris Park area is under consideration by the U.S. Forest Service for later this month.

    Discussed at a public meeting April 30, the burn could potentially take place sometime in May if the weather conditions are right. According to Joe Sean Kennedy, district fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service, the prescribed burn would be conducted in conjunction with the Platte Canyon Fire Department and would involve an area surrounded by the Harris Park “loop road” adjacent to the Harris Park Shooting Range.

  • Therapy labradoodles bring a calming presence during the school day at CCHS

    Clear Creek High School is going to the dogs — literally.

    Labradoodles Reiley and Cannon have become familiar sights in the halls of the school, and students have learned they are gentle companions who just want to hang out and be petted. They are trained therapy dogs, providing a calming effect on students and teachers.

    The canines belong to CCHS counselor Emma Phipps, who brings one of the pair to school each day. They hang out with her or in the therapy dog lounge with students who’ve been trained to be handlers.

  • Jefferson Conservation District cancels election

    The Jefferson Conservation District has canceled its May 8 election after it received no self-nomination forms and the number of other candidates did not exceed to number of board seats to be filled. According to Emily M. Zeller, district manager, board members Janet Bell, Julio Iturreria, Gayle Gordon and Celia Greenman will retain their seats for another four years.

    Contact reporter Sal Christ at sal@evergreenco.com or at 303-350-1035. Follow her on Twitter at @decriture.