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  • Pine man dies hiking 14er

    Authorities have confirmed the identity of the Pine man who died while hiking Capitol Peak last weekend.
    Zackaria White, 21, had summited the peak with his roommate Brandon Wilhelm, and the two disagreed on how to descend the mountain. White turned left off the "knife edge" ridge and took a direct line toward the lake, even though he was told there was a cliff band below.

  • Thousands flock to the path of totality

    FAIRMONT, Neb. — Thousands of people flocked to the 100-mile-wide band of totality that ran from Oregon to South Carolina midday Monday. While many in Colorado made the lengthy day trip to Wyoming — made even lengthier than normal by the traffic — others in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa drove to Nebraska to enjoy the 2 minutes of darkness when the moon totally eclipsed the sun.

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  • Elk Creek’s red carpet gives students superhero treatment

    People should have the chance to walk a red carpet at least once in their lives, and on Thursday, every student at Elk Creek Elementary in Conifer strutted their way along a red carpet after celebrating the start of the new school year.

    Kicking off at 9 a.m., Elk Creek’s first-day-of-school festivities were one part welcome for the Class of 2030 — incoming kindergartners — and one part celebration of a year principal Ryan Lucas hopes will encourage everyone to embrace their inner strengths.

  • Fund-raiser for IMHS to feature hoedown, festivities

    The Intermountain Humane Society’s annual Cause for Paws fund-raiser will be a little different this year as the event moves from an afternoon gathering to an evening, Old West-themed affair.

    Taking place Saturday in Pine, the 2017 Cause for Paws will feature a hoedown in a working barn, music from the Rowdy Country Combo, carnival games, and libations that include local craft beer from Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery in Bailey. Scooter’s Smokehouse BBQ will also cater the event with a special buffet for kids.

  • Decision delayed in woman’s bid to overturn 2010 conviction

    A decision has been delayed in a former Evergreen woman’s bid to have her 2010 conviction for criminal impersonation overturned due to ineffective counsel and thus, stymie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement efforts to deport her back to Peru.

  • Evergreen Fire to join state cancer trust for firefighters

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board voted Aug. 8 to join the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust, which assists with covering the costs of treatment for work-related cardiac incidents and cancer for career, part-time and volunteer firefighters.

  • Former Jeffco custodian sentenced in sexting case

    The former Jeffco Public Schools custodian arrested last September on suspicion of sending nude photos to a female student was sentenced last week to four years of sex offender intensive probation.

    Jacob David Deal pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to one charge of attempted sexual assault on a child, a Class 5 felony, in connection to incidents involving two students last year.

  • Trump chatter dictates town hall

    Congressman Jared Polis’ town hall Sunday afternoon was supposed to be an opportunity for Conifer residents to voice comments and concerns about what the Boulder Democrat should do during the last year and a half of his current term as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district.

    However, most of the concerns expressed had less to do with Polis’ key initiatives — infrastructure, health care and tax reform — and more to do with President Donald J. Trump.

  • ‘Bite out of the sun’: Mount Evans draws spectators Monday morning to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse

    As the moon began its slow journey over the sun, murmurs of excitement echoed across Mount Evans.

    “It looks like somebody took a bite out of the sun,” said David Pierce, 8, from his perch atop a rock.

    David and his family traveled to Mount Evans from Denver to watch Monday’s solar eclipse and held signs reading “eclipse or bust.”

    “We’re here looking for the lizard man,” said Marty, another member of the Pierce family.