Local News

  • Treatment for offenders a better approach, counselor says

    Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Consider this: If domestic violence victims can be helped, some perpetrators can be helped as well.

    Rehabilitation of domestic violence offenders is a delicate subject — some believe offenders not only can’t be helped in the long run, but shouldn’t be.

  • Service at The Barn honors veterans, their sacrifices

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery is representative of all those U.S. servicemen and women who fought and died defending their country. And, it is a special place of honor and respect for military members, veterans and citizens alike.

    However, when possible, it’s important to honor and remember veterans by name, Pastor Chuck Traylor of Church of the Hills said at a Veterans Day service.

  • Team Evergreen gives $180,000 to nonprofits in 2016

    Team Evergreen Cycling, sponsor of the popular Triple Bypass, has donated $180,000 this year to about 40 national, state and local charities and bicycling advocacy groups.

    Executive director Jennifer Barbour said Team Evergreen has given $2 million to nonprofits over the past 17 years from funds raised at the Triple Bypass and other events. While some are national- or state-based nonprofits, many of the beneficiaries are based in Evergreen, Conifer and Clear Creek County, she said.

  • Salvation Army begins annual red-kettle campaign

    The Salvation Army in Evergreen and Conifer has started ringing the traditional holiday bells as part of the annual winter fund-raising campaign, marked by the bright red kettles.

    Evergreen volunteers started ringing bells at Safeway on Monday, and will start at King Soopers on Thursday, said Christa Babb, a volunteer coordinator for the Evergreen locations. Walmart and Walgreens will have bell-ringers starting Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Leonard faces sentencing for contempt of court in divorce case

    Republican Tim Leonard may have won his election in state House District 25, but a lingering divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica, has resulted in a contempt-of-court citation against him.

  • Holiday Walk 2016 set for downtown Evergreen

    Even if the weather outside is frightful, mountain area residents will enjoy the 25th annual Holiday Walk on Friday, Dec. 2, in downtown Evergreen all the same. Only this year, there will be a few minor changes in the program.

    According to event planner Tricia Wales, the tree-lighting will not be held at the Evergreen Lake House, as in years past. Because the north section of the Lake Trail remains closed, the community Christmas tree will be located in the downtown parking lot instead.

  • RMAE plans layoffs to address budget shortfall

    The school board for Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen last Thursday night voted to implement a three-pronged approach to begin balancing its budget: laying off staff and cutting both expenses and purchased services.

  • King-Murphy kids offer thanks

    Friday was a big day for the fourth-graders at King-Murphy Elementary.

    They hosted a Veterans Day celebration for the school, and that included welcoming about a dozen veterans to a coffee-and-doughnut reception before the school-wide assembly.

    The students, some dressed in suits and party dresses, were well-prepared to engage the veterans in conversation between young and old.

    Questions about the vets’ service included: How was the food? What was your job? What was your favorite memory? Do you still keep in touch with people you served with?

  • U.S. 285 reopens after grass fire extinguished

    A downed electrical line caused a small grass fire at U.S. 285 and Jubilee Trail in Pine Junction that shut down U.S. 285 to traffic early Monday morning.

    According to Josh Liss, spokesman for the Intermountain Rural Electric Association, high winds brought the line down across the highway and sparked a 10-by-10-foot fire about 7:32 a.m.

    The Elk Creek Fire Department responded quickly, extinguishing the flames within an hour. U.S. 285 reopened in both directions about 8:30 a.m.

  • Evergreen man found guilty of felony in shooting of bear cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the man who shot two bear cubs in Evergreen last year, was convicted by a jury last Thursday on charges related to the shooting after a four-day trial and nearly eight hours of deliberations.

    Williams was found guilty of one felony — illegal discharge of a firearm — and two misdemeanors: illegal possession of wildlife and animal cruelty. The jury found him not guilty of two misdemeanor counts of hunting black bears out of season and one misdemeanor count of shooting from a public road.