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    The incredible sulk

  • Traditions run deep at Canyonfest

    A tiny jailhouse sat amid the booths, kids’ games, and ticket sales for duck races and Gumby boat races at Canyonfest in Kittredge on Saturday.

    The 3-by-3-foot cell held one mock prisoner at a time. While serving his 15-minute sentence, Tom Hall, a former Kittredge resident, grasped the bars and looked forlorn.

  • Ax falls on Rooney Road slash site

    If the Rooney Road slash collection site wasn't so popular, it might not be in this predicament.

    The 8-acre recycling operation is closing permanently on Oct. 31 because Jefferson County is not renewing its lease after four years. County officials say the operation has become an eyesore and is not an appropriate use of Open Space land.

  • Opponents of fire training facility turn up heat

    An undisclosed number of Evergreen residents have received a flier in the mail asking concerned citizens to voice objections to the fire training facility planned at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park.

    The anonymously produced publication states that training at the facility will create smoke byproducts with a “long hang time” and remaining contaminants. It also objects to the facility being placed next to an elementary school and Buchanan Recreation Center. 

  • Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers fall programs

    Families and children who would like to learn more about the natural world have a wealth of opportunities in the coming weeks through programs offered by the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. 

    On Saturday, Sept. 15, nature center program director Peg Alig will coordinate an evening astronomy program for youngsters at the William Baehr Observatory at Pine Valley Ranch Park. Alig and a team of volunteers will lead participants through six stations where they will learn about astronomy.

  • Residential real estate market showing improvement

     “We’re starting to see more sales take place,” ReMax Realtor Tupper Briggs said while discussing recent trends in the area real estate market.

    The average sales price for homes in Conifer and Evergreen is up 6 percent from last year, he said.

    “That seems to suggest we’re coming back.”

    Ken Hutchinson of Tall Country Realty in Aspen Park also said things are picking up at his office, which markets properties in Conifer and Park County.

  • Big Chili Cook-off serves up winners

    The tantalizing aroma of chili floated through the air and blended with upbeat music during the Big Chili Cook-off at Evergreen Lake on Sunday.

    The park was packed with nearly 5,000 mountain residents who came to support local firefighters at the 11th annual event benefiting six area fire departments, including those in Conifer and Evergreen.

  • A day for honoring America's heroes

    Bergen Meadow Elementary students walked from their school to the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Tuesday morning to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy and pay tribute to those who serve the community.

    “This year we felt like we need to honor heroes in our community,” said Bergen Meadow principal Peggy Miller.

  • EHS student hurt in collision on Evergreen Parkway

    A head-on collision involving two vehicles occurred on Evergreen Parkway about 10 p.m. Friday, tying up traffic and closing the westbound lanes.
    A vehicle going the wrong way hit a 1998 Hyundai Accord driven by Evergreen High junior Alex Wormer. The EHS student was driving home after attending the school's varsity football game. His vehicle was totaled in the accident.
    “They were coming over the hill, and I didn't see them in time,” Wormer said.

  • Upper portion of Mount Evans Highway closed

    The 5-mile stretch at the top of Mount Evans Highway was closed for the season on Sept. 4 by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

    The highway, also called Colorado Highway 5, will remain open from Echo Lake to Summit Lake until October, weather permitting.

    More information can be found at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511.