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  • Inaugural Evergreen Lake paddleboard race was a win

    Despite only having paddleboarded twice, I was excited to see the Evergreen Park & Recreation District hosting the inaugural paddleboard races Saturday morning. So excited, in fact, that I asked my editor if I could cover the races from a first-person perspective — that is, as a participant.

    “Sure,” he said, “just don’t win.”

    “Yeah, that’s not going to be a problem,” I told him.

  • Artwork finds new homes with Summerfest attendees

    All weekend, Summerfest patrons found types of art to enjoy and appreciate.

    While some art forms were more temporary by nature — namely, live music, food and brewed refreshments — the more tactile and permanent works of art were the main attraction Saturday and Sunday at Buchanan Park.

    The 35th annual Summerfest offered attendees an opportunity to connect with artists and add unique works to their homes, yards, offices, wardrobes and jewelry collections.

  • Bereaved kids find friends, support at summer camp

    Editor’s Note: The campers’ names have been changed to protect their privacy.

    One-by-one on Friday night, 53 kids took turns passing the talking stick around the circle, introducing themselves and describing who they had lost.

    “My name is Tom; my dad died,” one 6-year-old shared. “He was a great singer, and I loved him.”

  • I-70 reopens after RV fire near Floyd Hill

    All lanes of Interstate 70 are open Thursday afternoon near Floyd Hill after a burning RV had earlier shut down both sides of the highway.

    A 50-year-old male, who has not yet been identified, was the driver of the RV. He was not injured in the incident, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol. The RV was pulling a trailer of ATVs.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a call about an RV engulfed in flames just after noon on Thursday. Other agencies, including Foothills Fire/Rescue and Clear Creek Fire Authority, also responded to the call.

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  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

    An Englewood pro cyclist accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area has agreed to a plea deal.
        Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson County court to one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a weapon in exchange for a reduced sentence.

  • Date set for next year’s REVEL Rockies races

    A date has been set for next year’s REVEL Rockies.

    The half- and full-marathon races, which end in downtown Morrison, will be June 3 — a week earlier than in 2017. This is, in part, because the IRONMAN event will be held in Boulder on June 10, and Colorado State Patrol will have a lot of its officers in Boulder for the triathlon.

  • A splish-splashin’ good time

    The Fourth of July signifies freedom and patriotic pride, but for the town of Indian Hills, it’s also about water — and lots of it.

    Halfway through the town’s annual Independence Day parade, American flags are traded in for water guns and hoses, and a huge community-wide water fight breaks out.

    The firefighters spray residents with their hoses, and residents fight back with squirt guns. It’s fun for all, and the event attracts people from across the mountain area.

    Jenn Dougherty traveled from Conifer for the parade.

  • Motorcycle accident briefly shuts down U.S. 285 northbound

    An accident involving a motorcycle shut down part of northbound U.S. Highway 285 early Wednesday afternoon.
    The accident, which occurred around 1 p.m. near the Parmalee Gulch Road exit, brought traffic headed northbound to a standstill for about half an hour before the lane was reopened.
    The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was transported to Swedish Medical Center, Trooper Nate Reid of Colorado State Patrol confirmed. The motorcyclist's exact condition was unknown as of 1:30 p.m., and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

  • Venue Theatre Company expands programs, adds new staff

    Kids interested in acting at the Venue Theatre in Conifer will have more options this fall after the theater company changed the structure of its elementary and middle school programs, and added another high school program.