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  • The top of the world: Morrison slackliner breaks world record

    At the top of a mountain, gazing out at the vast wilderness below, there is a sense of stillness.

    For many, there also is a rush of adrenaline, and maybe — for some — a bit of fear.

    As Taylor VanAllen harnesses himself in, removes his shoes, balances on a 1-inch piece of webbing and takes his first step away from solid ground, he draws on these very feelings. Despite more than seven years of practice, the 26-year-old slackliner is not without fear.

  • Sprucing up history: Volunteers restore century-old shelters on trail to Mount Evans

    Imagine hiking to Mount Evans 100 years ago — and stopping at two new shelters in Clear Creek County that provide some respite from weather and wildlife along the way.

    Fast-forward to Saturday, and 15 volunteers hiked to the same spot to refurbish them, so hikers in the next century can enjoy the shelters — and the history — they provide.

  • Evergreen family riding in Courage Classic in son’s honor

    Seven-year-old Fynn Cox fought an uphill medical battle since he was born.

    Despite dealing with lesions on his brain, autism, a genetic disorder and finally a malignant brain tumor in his short life — the youngster lived each day to the fullest.

    His fight ended on April 9, and Fynn’s family is riding bicycles in the Courage Classic July 22-23 to benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

  • Inaugural Evergreen Lake paddleboard race was a win

    Despite only having paddleboarded twice, I was excited to see the Evergreen Park & Recreation District hosting the inaugural paddleboard races Saturday morning. So excited, in fact, that I asked my editor if I could cover the races from a first-person perspective — that is, as a participant.

    “Sure,” he said, “just don’t win.”

    “Yeah, that’s not going to be a problem,” I told him.

  • Artwork finds new homes with Summerfest attendees

    All weekend, Summerfest patrons found types of art to enjoy and appreciate.

    While some art forms were more temporary by nature — namely, live music, food and brewed refreshments — the more tactile and permanent works of art were the main attraction Saturday and Sunday at Buchanan Park.

    The 35th annual Summerfest offered attendees an opportunity to connect with artists and add unique works to their homes, yards, offices, wardrobes and jewelry collections.

  • Bereaved kids find friends, support at summer camp

    Editor’s Note: The campers’ names have been changed to protect their privacy.

    One-by-one on Friday night, 53 kids took turns passing the talking stick around the circle, introducing themselves and describing who they had lost.

    “My name is Tom; my dad died,” one 6-year-old shared. “He was a great singer, and I loved him.”

  • I-70 reopens after RV fire near Floyd Hill

    All lanes of Interstate 70 are open Thursday afternoon near Floyd Hill after a burning RV had earlier shut down both sides of the highway.

    A 50-year-old male, who has not yet been identified, was the driver of the RV. He was not injured in the incident, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol. The RV was pulling a trailer of ATVs.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a call about an RV engulfed in flames just after noon on Thursday. Other agencies, including Foothills Fire/Rescue and Clear Creek Fire Authority, also responded to the call.

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  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

    An Englewood pro cyclist accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area has agreed to a plea deal.
        Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson County court to one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a weapon in exchange for a reduced sentence.

  • Date set for next year’s REVEL Rockies races

    A date has been set for next year’s REVEL Rockies.

    The half- and full-marathon races, which end in downtown Morrison, will be June 3 — a week earlier than in 2017. This is, in part, because the IRONMAN event will be held in Boulder on June 10, and Colorado State Patrol will have a lot of its officers in Boulder for the triathlon.