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Local News

  • Golden city attorney dies

    Jim Windholz, 65, longtime city attorney for Golden, Lafayette and Sheridan, died of a heart attack Jan. 1. Windholz, president of Boulder-based Windholz & Associates law firm, was in California to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Beth Lind, who died on Christmas Day.

  • New fire chief named in Indian Hills

    The Indian Hills fire department has a new chief, but recommendations from a consultant who found a “climate of distrust” in the agency — as well as outdated procedural guidelines — have yet to be put into place.

    Chief D.J. Himstedt, who had served the agency for the last three years, was not retained in a 7-6 vote of the membership in December. Garnering the seven votes was Emery Carson, who was chief from January 1999 through December 2003.

  • Rotary rolls out the Ice Melt barrel

    The Evergreen Ice Melt Contest is heating up again and, thanks to our friend, technology, and some judicious out-sourcing by Mountain Foothills Rotary, it’s going to be hotter than ever.

  • Early snowpack totals up statewide

    Early snowpack surveys promise ample summer water supplies across most of Colorado.

  • Early snowpack totals up statewide

    Early snowpack surveys promise ample summer water supplies across most of Colorado.

  • Founding Evergreen firefighter dies at 93 in Delta

    One of Evergreen’s original firefighters, Frank “Buster” Anderson Jr., died suddenly Jan. 1 at age 93 at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He had moved to Delta a little over a year ago to be closer to his son, James.

    Anderson was one of the 47 original founders of the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department in 1948. He was a member of the department from 1948 to 1973 and served on the fire board from 1949 to 1978. We was a charter member of the Evergreen Elks.

    He worked for the Clear Creek County Road and Bridge Department and had retired about 26 years ago.

  • Congrove cleared in CBI investigation; 'murky' behavior troubles prosecutor

    A special prosecutor investigating allegations that Jeffco Commissioner Jim Congrove inappropriately authorized the use of county money to hire a friend to investigate a county critic and employee will not file charges in the case.

    But a couple of issues related to Congrove’s behavior remain “murky” and “clearly troubling,” according to the prosecutor’s statement, however.

    Congrove did not return a call seeking comment on the report.

  • Historic Greystone Manor for sale for $24 million

  • Courier's parent company could be sold

    The family that owns Landmark Communications, parent company of the Canyon Courier, is exploring a sale of company businesses, including its weekly newspaper division and the Weather Channel.

    Frank Batten Jr., Landmark's chairman and chief executive, said in a statement last week that the privately held company had retained JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers to help it look into possible sale scenarios.

  • Polar Plunge a hot time at Evergreen Lake

    Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer’s first-ever Polar Plunge into Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day was a triumph — a triumph of human will over brute nature; of soaring optimism over winter blues; of warm hearts over icy waters; of madness over reason.

    Starting at noon, a thick crowd of spectators coldly looked on as, one by one and two by two, Evergreen’s most spirited maniacs walked to their watery doom — and loved it.