Local News

  • 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. 

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  • 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.