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  • After long postal career, Nuchols getting passport to retirement

    “I could probably write a book of stories,” Dan Nuchols said while talking about his 41-year career at the Evergreen post office. “These eyes have seen a lot.”

    From celebrities to FBI agents, Nuchols has encountered the famous — and infamous — during his years of service. He has waited on comedian Pat Paulson, singer Willie Nelson and played tennis with Danny Seraphine, a musician who helped found Chicago.

  • Springtime in January

    Recent balmy weather apparently has fooled local aspen trees into thinking spring has sprung.

     

  • Lariat Loop seeking ways to corral visitors onto historic roadway

     Since the Lariat Loop was founded in 1914, people have had the same vision: creating business and real estate opportunities in those hills, said John Condor, Lariat Loop board member.

    One of the primary goals for the organization this year is increasing marketing efforts along the 40-mile circuit, Condor said at the Lariat Loop annual meeting Monday morning.

    A key upcoming project is placing an interpretive shelter at the Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot on U.S. 40, said board member Joe Tempel. 

  • Winter Festival to feature competitive fun for amateurs, pros and youngsters

    The second annual Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake on Saturday, Feb. 9, promises to be a day of competitive fun and challenges for amateur and pro skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and ice fishermen.

    The event, produced by Never Summer Industries and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, offers people of all ages and skill levels opportunities to compete at the lake from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Park district board moves forward with proposal for managing golf course

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has decided to pursue management of the Evergreen golf course, which could remain open year-round under the park district’s jurisdiction.

    During a special meeting Monday night, board members voted unanimously to give EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson authority to submit a proposal to the city of Denver.

  • Park district board moves forward with proposal for managing golf course

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has decided to pursue management of the Evergreen golf course, which could remain open year-round under the park district’s jurisdiction.

    During a special meeting Monday night, board members voted unanimously to give EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson authority to submit a proposal to the city of Denver.

  • The outdoors then ... and now

    Dressed in vintage attire, Peg Alig of Lookout Mountain Nature Center was portraying Martha Maxwell, a gutsy pioneer woman who shot and stuffed animals back in the 1850s.

    "I became an excellent markswoman. I became known throughout the region for this," Alig said Saturday while speaking as Maxwell to a group of youngsters at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    Many people were astounded that Maxwell could shoot and do taxidermy as well as a man, Alig said.

  • Boggs says additional work at school should have been put up for bid

    A Jeffco school board member is questioning the board’s decision to nearly triple the value of a contract for a company doing construction at Westminster’s Standley Lake High School without requesting new bids.

    Board member Laura Boggs says the contract change should warrant a new bid process, while board President Lesley Dahlkemper and district staff disagree, saying the district was within its legal rights to amend the contract.

  • Parker man dies when motorcycle crashes in Bear Creek Canyon

    A Parker man died about noon Sunday after his motorcycle skidded and flipped off Highway 74 between Idledale and Morrison, according to a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.
    Paul Tabcun, 40, died when his 2003 Indian Chief went out of control, according to Trooper Nate Reid. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
    “(Tabcun) lost control of the motorcycle in a left-hand curve,” Reid said. “The motorcycle went down on its left side and skidded for a little while.”