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  • Donations being accepted for annual Grove Sale

    The annual Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church will be Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Organizers are accepting donations of goods for the sale, including clothing, household items, sporting goods, furniture, linens and books. Some items such as large appliances, mattresses, tires, encyclopedias, tube television sets, curtain rods, paints and stains are not accepted. 

  • Crash involving two motorcycles kills Kittredge woman

    A 45-year-old Kittredge woman died Saturday from injuries she suffered in a two-motorcycle accident on Interstate 70 near the Hidden Valley exit.

    After the 4:30 p.m. accident, Michelle Gunn was taken by helicopter to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, where she later died, said Trooper Nate Reid, a spokesman for the State Patrol. The Harley-Davidson on which she was a passenger collided with another Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the accident, Reid said.

  • Thousands without power in foothills

    About 4,800 IREA and Xcel Energy customers from Tiny Town in Morrison to Bailey who lost power Sunday night may have to wait until Wednesday morning before it is restored, according to an IREA spokesman.

    “While no estimated time of recovery was available as of 9 a.m., it is possible the duration of the outage could extend through Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning,” IREA spokesman Josh Liss wrote in a news release.

  • Negotiations on teachers' contract stalled

    The negotiating teams for Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union are each waiting for the other side to make the next move after bargaining stalled two weeks ago over contract length.

  • School board recall organizers exceed signature-collection goal

    The group trying to recall Jeffco’s three conservative school board members has collected the signatures it needs to move forward with a recall election, a spokeswoman said.

    Jeffco United for Action over the weekend stopped gathering signatures to recall John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, according to spokeswoman Lynea Hansen. The group announced Tuesday afternoon that it had collected more than 110,000 signatures.

  • The dawn of a fitness class

    It was a chilly 46 degrees at 6 a.m. last Thursday when a half-dozen hardy souls appeared on the Evergreen High School football field to exercise — just as the sun was rising.

    They jogged, did pushups, stretched and lunged, all while breathing the fresh air, viewing outdoor Evergreen and hearing music from a small sound system. About halfway through the 60-minute class, the sun became visible above the treetops.

  • Jeffco inmate who was found unconscious committed suicide

    A Jeffco jail prisoner who was found unconscious in his cell last week and died a day later committed suicide, the Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday.

  • Ducks ready to take the plunge

    Thousands of yellow ducks are flocking to the sixth annual Dam Ducky Derby this Saturday in downtown Evergreen.


    Many of the chubby little plastic fellows have been spoken for by people who have purchased tickets and therefore entered them into the event. Others are still waiting to be chosen for the race to the finish line along Bear Creek where winners will be declared and cash prizes awarded.

  • Annual Bootstraps Winefest to feature Colorado winemakers

    More than 20 Colorado winemakers will offer samples of their creations at Bootstraps' sixth annual Winefest on Aug. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at Buchanan Park.

  • Garden-themed sculpture honors contributions of Evergreen couple

    A sculpture depicting a young girl offering flowers to a gardener is the centerpiece of the newly planted garden at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. This work created by sculptor Ken Ball honors longtime Evergreen resident Louise Mounsey and the memory of her husband, Bill Mounsey, both of whom dedicated much of their time to the betterment of the community.


    “I have great memories, and all are shared here today,” said Louise Mounsey at the unveiling ceremony for the sculpture on Saturday afternoon.