Today's News

  • Lane of eastbound I-70 to be closed this week

    One lane of eastbound Interstate 70 will be closed this week in the Mount Vernon Canyon area, as traffic approaches the Dinosaur Ridge/Morrison exit.

    The lane will be blocked off as the Colorado Department of Transportation stabilizes the shoulder between mile points 257.5 and 258.5. The area is starting to be undermined by a washout below the culvert pipe, CDOT said in a release.

    The lane is expected to be closed until 3 p.m. Friday, and motorists will be notified of the closure as they approach it.

  • Sculpture walk livens area

    Sculptor Jade Windell was pretty matter-of-fact as he watched his marble sculpture “Why oh Why” being installed outside Beau Jo’s in Evergreen on Saturday.

    “We are going to set it on the pedestal and then stand it up,” Windell told several volunteers who helped with the installation. “It only weighs 3,500 pounds.”

    With the help of a crane from Evergreen Crane Service, the sculpture with a hand and discernable facial features was gently set in place.

  • Holmes Gulch Fire 100 percent contained

    The Holmes Gulch Fire, which burned 3 1/2 acres in an area 4 miles east of Bailey on Tuesday and Wednesday, is 100 percent contained after firefighters spent nearly 24 hours battling the blaze.

  • Stage 1 fire restrictions implemented in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has enacted temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for all lands in Jefferson County, effective 6 p.m. June 5 due to “current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources.”

  • The session that was: a recap of the 2018 legislative session
  • Morrison approves rezoning of Red Rocks Ranch

    After nearly two months of public hearings and discussion, the Morrison Town Board on May 31 unanimously approved rezoning Red Rocks Ranch and subsequently voted to disconnect the property from within its jurisdiction.

    The decision marks a big win for many Morrison residents who see the disconnection as a means of upholding the town’s longtime goal to “Keep Morrison, Morrison.” Furthermore, several Morrison board members said they are relieved to complete the process, citing sleepless nights due to a tough decision.

  • EHS teacher will spend the next year on a science fellowship

    Evergreen High School science teacher Cheryl Manning is a self-professed workaholic — and a science workaholic at that.

    Whether it’s teaching high school science or working on science curriculum for other schools as part of her own consulting firm, Manning eats, sleeps and breathes science.

    That is part of the reason she has been named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, and she will spend the next year in Washington D.C. working with the National Science Foundation.

  • Evergreen man announces bid for Polis’ seat

    Roger Barris, a retired real estate investor and relative newcomer to Evergreen, has announced his bid for Jared Polis’ 2nd Congressional District seat.

    Formally announced last month, Barris’ candidacy for the seat makes him the first Libertarian to join the race and one of handful of candidates currently running for the seat, including Democrats Joe Neguse and Mark Williams, Republican Peter Yu, and independent Nick Thomas.

  • Jeffco Public Schools to hold community meeting June 12

    Community members without a direct connection to Jeffco Public Schools are invited to join Superintendent Jason Glass and other district staff for a community meeting June 12 to discuss how the school district and students could better support the community and vice versa, as well as how Jeffco could better communicate with the community.

    According to Diana Wilson, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, the meeting is part of Glass’ efforts to start a community engagement task force and will include members of the district’s communications staff.

  • Indian Hills, Marshdale residents oppose EPRD’s proposed bond

    Some Marshdale and Indian Hills residents are unhappy with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s plan to ask taxpayers for a property tax increase in November, saying the proposed projects would add no value to their neighborhoods.