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  • Lookout Mountain Community Church moving to Evergreen

    Lookout Mountain Community Church of Genesee is moving to Evergreen Country Day School on Sundays and is vacating the 900-seat church overlooking I-70, which once had a congregation of 1,300.


    "It was a different time and a different place. It's a gorgeous church and was drawing people from all over the region, including Littleton and Lone Tree," said Bill Senyard, the new pastor.

  • Federal appeals court overturns forest recreation fees

    A federal appeals court in California has ruled against the U.S. Forest Service’s practice of charging a parking fee for people who go to an area only to hike or camp and do not use amenities such as picnic tables, trash cans or bathrooms.

  • Foothills Fire volunteer fights termination letter

    A veteran volunteer firefighter with Foothills Fire and Rescue is fighting for his job after being fired for what he claims was a misunderstanding over whether the fire chief completed a training exercise involving a burn building.

    The Foothills Fire department covers Lookout Mountain, Idledale and parts of I-70 from outside Golden up to the Evergreen Parkway exit. The headquarters is in a building on Rainbow Hill in El Rancho.

  • Senate District 16 still a toss-up, Nicholson says

    State Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, a Democrat from Gilpin County, is looking at her next election fight in 2014, and she isn’t going to get a break as a result of reapportionment, the process of redrawing district boundaries every 10 years.

  • Evergreen rabbi helping teens find purpose in life

    A new program promises to help young people assess who they are as people, take a look at what really makes them happy, and then come up with a better idea of their purpose in life.

    "I never even remotely assumed that I was a science-y guy," said David Finger, 19, who is investigating a future in cryogenics, oceans engineering and theater sound production.

  • N.Y. builder breaks ground on El Rancho duplex project

    In one of the first multifamily residential building projects to emerge in Evergreen in years, a developer has broken ground on utilities for a 22-unit, high-end duplex complex on Tepees Way in El Rancho, near the Richmond Homes subdivision on the ridge behind Walmart and Home Depot.

    Each duplex is a stand-alone unit. Building construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

    The units will be "mountain contemporary," with rooftop patios and lots of outdoor living spaces. They are going to be spread out all over the mountain on 11 lots.

  • Evergreen Democrat announces bid for state House seat

    An education consultant and yoga instructor from Evergreen will run in state House District 25, the seat now held by Cheri Gerou, a Republican from Evergreen.

    The news emerged Saturday at a monthly meeting of the Mountain Area Democrats at the United Methodist Church on Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    “Politics have always been in my blood,” said Lorna Idol, 65. “I remember sitting around the table and discussing politics growing up in Meeker. My mother was a powerhouse in the League of Women Voters.”

  • Clear Creek commission candidate facing road-rage charges

    Clear Creek Board of Commissioners candidate Christopher Trainor has been charged with first-degree burglary and other offenses by the Jefferson County district attorney’s office in connection with a traffic incident in Golden last July.
    Trainor, a Republican, also has been charged with menacing, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. The burglary charge, which is a class 3 felony, could carry a non-mandatory prison sentence of between four and 12 years, DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell said.

  • Crash on Highway 74 closes lane; wind making driving hazardous

    A two-car crash at 5 p.m. was affecting traffic on Highway 74 at Lewis Ridge Road where an earlier accident closed one lane about 3:30 p.m.  

    High winds are making driving conditions treacherous, especially near Elk Meadow Open Space.

    The northbound lane was closed on Evergreen Parkway at Lewis Ridge Road due to the previous accident. South of Lewis Ridge Road at Ponderosa Drive, across from Safeway, traffic was slowed due to a herd of 25 to 30 elk crossing the highway at 4:45 p.m., a motorist said. 

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