Today's News

  • Senior Law Day moves to courthouse

    Cary Johnson stood in the middle of the courtroom, telling the people packed into the jury chairs and the public benches that in all the years he’s had his credit card, it’s never once left his sight.

    Johnson, with the Jeffco DA’s Office, explained that considering how easy it is for people to buy skimmers and steal someone’s credit card information with a simple swipe, he always pays cash at restaurants where the server takes the bill and payment away from the table.

    He recommended those in the courtroom do the same.

  • Law enforcement on lookout for armed suspect in Conifer, nearby areas

    The Park County Sheriff's Office is looking for a possibly armed man who fled this morning from a traffic stop near Will O' the Wisp, just outside of Pine Junction.

    According to a Code Red emergency alert issued at 9:20 a.m., the man was wearing a maroon shirt, camouflage pants and a baseball cap, and may be armed and dangerous. While no other identifying information was released, Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers said the man has warrants out for his arrest and fled on foot. 

  • Small wildland fire in Bergen Peak Wilderness contained

    Firefighters have 100 percent contained a small wildland fire Thursday, which burned one-tenth of an acre in Bergen Peak Wilderness.

    Fourteen Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters have been working the scene, as well as the U.S. Forest Service, which brought in a helicopter to perform 10 water bucket drops.

    EFR said it will be monitoring the area overnight and Friday.

  • Suspect dead after attempted carjacking near Wellington Lake

    One person has died after an incident Sunday afternoon involving an attempted carjacking on County Road 70 near Echo Valley Ranch, which is southeast of Bailey and a few miles from Wellington Lake.

  • Tree catches fire in Mount Falcon Park

     A tree burned in Mount Falcon Park on Wednesday evening after lightning struck it.

    It did not take long to put out — Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson estimated about 15 minutes — but it did take some time to locate because it had just gotten dark. Carson said his team searched for the fire for more than an hour.

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue responded with Jeffco Open Space assisting in the search.

  • Viking Fire in Conifer 100 percent contained

    A small wildfire that ignited in Conifer Thursday afternoon is 100 percent contained.

    The Viking Fire, which was reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Pleasant Park Road and Silver Bear Road, burned slightly more than a half acre after a lightning strike.

    Jacob Ware, deputy fire chief at Elk Creek Fire, said that firefighters hiked in from biking and hiking trails to access the fire, which was burning in an area filled with dead and downed trees. Ware said crew members are expected to remain on site throughout Friday to continue mop-up efforts.

  • Eagle Rock Fire near Buffalo Creek 100 percent contained

     A wildfire that ignited Friday afternoon four miles east of Buffalo Creek is 100 percent contained after burning a half acre.

    According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Eagle Rock Fire was first reported at 1:55 p.m. Friday and required the support of the Forest Service and other agencies to extinguish. Two helicopters, additional air support and one fire truck were used to tame the blaze, which was declared contained at 7 p.m.

  • Wamblee Trail wildfire 100 percent contained

    The Wamblee Trail wildfire in Conifer is 100 percent contained after firefighters from four different departments spent nearly 24 hours working to extinguish it on Friday and Saturday.

    The fire, which ignited near 13800 Wamblee Trail after a lightning strike late Friday afternoon, burned between 2.5 and 3 acres and initially led the Jeffco Sheriff's Office to issue evacuation notices for 20 homes in area around 5 p.m. The evacuation notices led to an emergency shelter being opened at Conifer High School before residents were allowed to return home just after 7 p.m.

  • Wildland fire in Genesee fully contained

    Firefighters have completely contained the small wildland fire that was burning Thursday morning in Genesee Park, which is north of Interstate 70 at the Chief Hosa exit.

    Pre-evacuation orders were sent to 104 homes along Lower Moss Rock Road, Upper Moss Rock Road and Stapleton Drive around 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

    At 10:15 a.m., the fire was approximately 30 square yards in size, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office said via Twitter.


    We must take care of our trails


    Summer hiking season is here. As 40-year Evergreen residents, we’ve seen the impact of increased usage on our local trails. We recently hiked a popular local trail and were dismayed at the amount of trash we found. As primary users, we must preserve our mountain pleasures for future generations.