Local News

  • House fires make a hot night for EFR

    On Monday night, Evergreen firefighters battled house fires north and south, but good luck and fast response times helped keep damage to a minimum.

    At 8:40 p.m., EFR units raced south to Evergreen Meadows, where a basement fire threatened an Armadillo Trail address. Though flames burned up through the home’s entryway and made slight progress into the upper floor, crews managed to douse the fire before more serious harm occurred.

  • Pancake party to help injured pets

    Its your basic win/win/win situation do a solid for your local fire department and save the life of someones beloved pet just by stuffing your face.

    Its called Cause for Paws, a flapjack-by-the-stack breakfast bonanza being served between 7 and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Evergreen Fire Rescues Station 2 on Bergen Parkway. Dreamed up and dished up by the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Support Auxiliary, the free pancake feed will help four-legged fire victims breathe easier.

  • Evergreen resident honored for Rocky Flats cleanup

    So whats a body have to do to earn a prestigious Service to America Medal?

    Longtime Evergreen resident Frazer Lockhart got his "Sammie" for bringing in the colossal Rocky Flats project about 60 years ahead of schedule and $30 billion under budget.

  • News Briefs

    AG announces $375,000

    in grants to fight meth

    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced $375,000 in Daniels Fund grants to a pair of Colorado anti-methamphetamine programs.

    The grants were announced before a meeting of the Statewide Methamphetamine Task Force, which the attorney general chairs. Some $200,000 has been awarded to the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and $175,000 has been awarded to a meth treatment pilot program in Delta County.

  • New radio location system can help Lassie come home

    At some point, even the most inert household pet may suddenly heed the call of the wild and adventure into the forest primeval.

    In the past, frantic masters have had few options beyond driving aimlessly around hill and dale hanging fliers and yelling themselves hoarse. Now, thanks to some proven technology and Evergreen Animal Protective League volunteer Isobel McQuiston, there’s a far more effective — and far less exhausting — way to bring wandering homebodies in from the cold.

  • Fire-damaged clothing store reopens in old digs

    Almost six months after fire chased her out of her attractive downtown shop, Melody Coleman’s back home, and she couldn’t be happier about it.

    “It’s been pretty difficult,” said Coleman, owner of Girlfriends Clothing in downtown Evergreen. “I’m just glad to be back where I belong.”

  • Cancer society hike raises funds, awareness

    Echo Mountain Park was a busy place last Saturday. Outdoor enthusiasts came from miles around to hazard its plunging slopes and partake of its sweeping vistas.

    In place of skis, they wore hiking shoes. Breezy T-shirts replaced bulky jackets. Sweat-soaked bandanas substituted for woolen caps. It's August, after all, and snow is scarce on Squaw Pass Road. So what brought those summer sojourners to Clear Creek County's newest winter playground? It was the mountain area's inaugural Climb to Conquer Cancer, an uplifting experience in more ways than one.

  • Study projects 100 trips daily to proposed youth ranch

    A study shows the proposed youth treatment center at Singin River Ranch could generate about 100 one-way trips per day, or 39,288 annually, on Upper Bear Creek Road and the gravel road that leads to the ranch. The study was conducted on behalf of a group that is suing over easement violations against the ranchs occupant.

    The attorney for Lost and Found Inc., which has a contract to buy the ranch, described the traffic study as bogus. A hearing on the matter will be held Aug. 21 in Georgetown.

  • Tancredo: Fourth-place finish in Iowa straw poll 'a miracle'

    U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colorado, said he stunned the Washington political establishment last week when he finished fourth among Republican presidential contenders in the Iowa straw poll.

    It was a very tight race, Tancredo said in a letter to his campaign supporters. (There were) only 626 votes between second and fourth place.

    Tancredo received 1,961 of the 14,302 ballots cast in the politically important Republican Party straw poll. The poll often serves to help determine the early strength of presidential contenders.

  • Critic contends county 'intimidated' speakers with video camera

    For several weeks last year, anyone appearing before the county commissioners to offer public comment found himself staring into a tripod-mounted video camera.

    The camera, operated by a mystery man who declined to identify himself to the Courier or to anyone else, often was removed or turned off following what became a routine Tuesday morning denunciation from longtime county critic Mike Zinna.