Local News

  • Fire departments respond to Lookout Mountain Community Church

    A fire was reported Saturday afternoon at Lookout Mountain Community Church off I-70.
    Dispatchers about 1:30 p.m. reported the call, and said the building’s sprinkler system was activated.
    Foothills Fire & Rescue and Evergreen Evergreen Fire/Rescue were responding to the blaze.

    The church is on Commons Drive just off I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit.


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  • A look back at 2010


    Military tribute becomes reality

    A sturdy, rustic monument to military personnel was dedicated to the sounds of taps, bagpipes and a rifle salute on Nov. 13 in the presence of 350 community members, veterans and several Gold Star families, who recently lost young men at war.

    The Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk is the first such monument to be established in the Evergreen community.

  • Evergreen, Conifer libraries to be closed Mondays

    The Evergreen Public Library and the Conifer Library are closing on Mondays beginning Jan. 3 as part of a system-wide effort to cut $3 million in expenses through 2012.

    The Evergreen library currently is open seven days a week. The hours will remain the same for the remainder of the week.

    The online library will continue to be open 24 hours a day, and library book drops will also be open to accept return materials. The Traveling Children's Library will continue its regular schedule.

  • A cool take on an ancient sport


    Combine golf clubs, tennis balls and a frozen lake, and what do you get?

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis and Evergreen Park and Rec are hoping to launch a new winter tradition beginning with the first Ice Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 on Evergreen Lake.

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis is producing the contest, which benefits the Evergreen Park and Recreation Special Needs Program and the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Foundation. The goal is to raise enough money to start an Aktion Club in Evergreen for developmentally disabled adults, said Kim Herfurt, Kiwanis president.

  • Boulder accepts Jeffco’s $5 million carrot, drops opposition to toll road

    Boulder officials accepted a $5 million carrot from Jefferson County on Tuesday and will abandon decades-old resistance to the proposed Jefferson Parkway in exchange for the contribution toward purchasing 640 acres of open space.
    Both the city council and the Boulder County commissioners unanimously passed resolutions officially dropping their objections to the toll road, which would complete the metro-area beltway.

  • I-70 reopens after spill in Summit County

    A hazardous materials spill closed Interstate 70 on Tuesday in Summit County on the west side of the Eisenhower Tunnel, but all lanes had reopened by Wednesday morning.

    The state transportation department said two trucks collided 4 miles east of Dillon, and one of them spilled 1,000 pounds of a "blasting agent." The highway was initially closed in both directions; the eastbound lanes were opened later Tuesday evening. Westbound traffic was being detoured over Loveland Pass, which had been closed earlier in the day for avalanche prevention work.

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  • Fire and ice: Skate the Lake 2010

    Skate the Lake Winter Festival, Evergreen's annual community-wide family New Year's Eve celebration of old-fashioned winter fun, kicks off with the second annual youth four-on-four pond-hockey tournament at 7 a.m. Dec. 31.
    During the day ice, artists Michael Campe and Thomas Barlow will be sculpting their masterpieces in the park next to the Lake House.

  • Evergreen Lake Plunge to raise money for Special Needs Program

    Plunging into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake is a splashy way to welcome 2011, impress your friends, prove your toughness and contribute to a good cause — all at the same time.

    Once again, the rec district’s Special Needs Program and Drive Smart are seeking courageous individuals with thick skin and sturdy tickers to immerse themselves in ice-covered Evergreen Lake on Jan. 1 to raise money.

    The fourth annual Evergreen Lake Plunge begins at noon Jan. 1 on the shore of Evergreen Lake next to the Lake House.