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  • Crash closes I-70 westbound for two hours Thursday morning

    A pickup collided with a tanker truck on westbound I-70 at Lookout Mountain about 7 a.m. Thursday, closing all westbound lanes for two hours.

    It took about 10 minutes for the Highland Rescue Team to extricate the driver from the pickup, which landed upside down on the road. He was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, said Chris Walling, a paramedic with Highland Rescue of Lookout Mountain.  

  • Planning board OKs expansion of Lookout Mountain church

    The Jeffco planning commission has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Activation Ministries International church on Lookout Mountain.

  • Romney prevails in local GOP caucus

    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the straw poll at the GOP caucus at Wilmot Elementary School on Tuesday evening, but conservative Rick Santorum was the overall winner in the state.

    At Wilmot, one of two caucus locations in Evergreen, Romney topped the field with 53 votes, compared to 34 votes for former Pennsylvania senator Santorum in three precincts. Gingrich snagged 11 votes, and Ron Paul had 19 votes. The vote count from one of the precincts was not available.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    On the 'ex-friends and ex-family’ plan

  • Lovelorn goose feeling down

    Many love stories have withstood the test of time: Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Prince Charming, and even Bella and Edward.

     

    Morrison has its own love story that is just squawking to be told: Pedro and Juanita.

    Pedro and Juanita are Chinese white geese who have lived together in Morrison with their owners, Marie and George McLaughlin. Pedro recently died, leaving Nita mourning for her constant companion.

    So the McLaughlins are looking for a new friend for the lovelorn Juanita.

  • Librarians, instructional coaches, assistant principals defend their jobs

    Myriad groups of Jeffco Public Schools employees made their cases before the Board of Education to be spared from budget cuts Feb. 2 at a meeting cut short by last week’s snowstorm.

    Teacher librarians, instructional coaches, assistant principals and others filled more than two hours of public comment with short speeches about the need for their jobs.

  • A how-to book for the romantically challenged

    Evergreen's romance expert, Gail Riley, owner of Highland Haven Creekside Inn, is appearing at two signings for her new book, "Colorado Romance: Love Notes and Recipes for Happiness," on Thursday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10.

    On Feb. 9, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village Shopping Center is hosting a book signing and Wine@5 event that is open to the public. Riley will be bringing food from her cookbook.

  • Poster contest targets dog-waste bags

    You almost have to love dogs if you live in Evergreen. But do you have to love the dog-waste bags that seem to proliferate in parks and open space? Probably not. But do dog owners care?

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking aim at the unfortunate practice of bagging and leaving the results of happy dogs by launching a poster contest with entries due March 15.

    Here's the deal: Write a message to go with the accompanying Open Space park scene that might encourage people to pick up and dispose of the dog waste in a trash can.

  • Poster contest targets dog-waste bags

    You almost have to love dogs if you live in Evergreen. But do you have to love the dog-waste bags that seem to proliferate in parks and open space? Probably not. But do dog owners care?

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking aim at the unfortunate practice of bagging and leaving the results of happy dogs by launching a poster contest with entries due March 15.

    Here's the deal: Write a message to go with the accompanying Open Space park scene that might encourage people to pick up and dispose of the dog waste in a trash can.

  • Comments sought on Squaw Pass Road improvement project

    The Forest Service is planning to upgrade 5 miles of Squaw Pass Road (Colorado 103) where it passes through Forest Service land and is seeking public comment as part of the environmental assessment.

    The project area is 6 miles northwest of Evergreen and 4 air miles south of Idaho Springs.