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  • 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. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    You may know his wife, ‘Cher’

  • Commission hopeful criticizes incumbents

    Editor’s note: Democrat Casey Tighe is challenging incumbent County Commissioner John Odom, a Republican. An upcoming issue will include a story focusing on Odom.

    County commission candidate Casey Tighe, a former CDOT auditor, told Lookout Mountain residents last Wednesday night that they might not be happy with all his decisions, but he would do a better job of listening to the community than the incumbent commissioner.

  • Messiah Mountain Retreat seeks rezoning

    Some Indian Hills residents don’t mind if the Messiah Mountain Retreat Center continues to host camping and church groups, as long as the property isn’t commercially developed and its fire mitigation isn’t neglected.

  • Lundberg, Polis have close encounter

    The liberal incumbent of Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District met his conservative opponent in public for the first time at an Aug. 29 citizens meeting in Larimer County.
    Democrat Jared Polis and his Republican challenger, state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, did not debate at Forks Food and Fuel in Livermore but answered questions from a largely conservative audience at the low-key meeting.

  • Mountain Area Land Trust earns national accreditation

    As they celebrate 20 years of existence, staff members at the Mountain Area Land Trust also are excited about receiving national accreditation for the organization.

     

    After an extensive process involving 1,000 pages of documentation, MALT has been accepted by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. 

    “This accreditation is so important to make sure everyone knows we’re here forever,” said Betsy Hays, MALT development director.

  • Mountain Area Land Trust earns national accreditation

    As they celebrate 20 years of existence, staff members at the Mountain Area Land Trust also are excited about receiving national accreditation for the organization.

     

    After an extensive process involving 1,000 pages of documentation, MALT has been accepted by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. 

    “This accreditation is so important to make sure everyone knows we’re here forever,” said Betsy Hays, MALT development director.

  • Sculptured House makes Forbes' ugliest list

    What’s a mansion to do when it's named one of the ugliest in the country? 

     

    Get an extreme architectural makeover? Or perhaps decide to live with the dubious honor Forbes magazine has bestowed upon it.

    The 7,000-square-foot Sculptured House in Genesee — also known as the Clamshell House or the Spaceship House — is among several unusually styled dwellings featured in a recent Forbes article titled “America’s Ugliest Mansions.”

  • Spicing things up for firefighters

    This year’s 11th annual Big Chili Cook-off again supports mountain firefighters while offering folks a chance to sample spicy cuisine.

    The setting for this year’s event on Sunday, Sept. 9, will be Evergreen Lake, where the Chili Cook-off competition, Firefighter Challenge and a juried art show will take place. Children’s activities at the event include face painting, jump castles and an arts and crafts tent.