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Today's News

  • Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers fall programs

    Families and children who would like to learn more about the natural world have a wealth of opportunities in the coming weeks through programs offered by the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. 

    On Saturday, Sept. 15, nature center program director Peg Alig will coordinate an evening astronomy program for youngsters at the William Baehr Observatory at Pine Valley Ranch Park. Alig and a team of volunteers will lead participants through six stations where they will learn about astronomy.

  • Residential real estate market showing improvement

     “We’re starting to see more sales take place,” ReMax Realtor Tupper Briggs said while discussing recent trends in the area real estate market.

    The average sales price for homes in Conifer and Evergreen is up 6 percent from last year, he said.

    “That seems to suggest we’re coming back.”

    Ken Hutchinson of Tall Country Realty in Aspen Park also said things are picking up at his office, which markets properties in Conifer and Park County.

  • Big Chili Cook-off serves up winners

    The tantalizing aroma of chili floated through the air and blended with upbeat music during the Big Chili Cook-off at Evergreen Lake on Sunday.

    The park was packed with nearly 5,000 mountain residents who came to support local firefighters at the 11th annual event benefiting six area fire departments, including those in Conifer and Evergreen.

  • A day for honoring America's heroes

    Bergen Meadow Elementary students walked from their school to the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Tuesday morning to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy and pay tribute to those who serve the community.

    “This year we felt like we need to honor heroes in our community,” said Bergen Meadow principal Peggy Miller.

  • EHS student hurt in collision on Evergreen Parkway

    A head-on collision involving two vehicles occurred on Evergreen Parkway about 10 p.m. Friday, tying up traffic and closing the westbound lanes.
    A vehicle going the wrong way hit a 1998 Hyundai Accord driven by Evergreen High junior Alex Wormer. The EHS student was driving home after attending the school's varsity football game. His vehicle was totaled in the accident.
    “They were coming over the hill, and I didn't see them in time,” Wormer said.

  • Upper portion of Mount Evans Highway closed

    The 5-mile stretch at the top of Mount Evans Highway was closed for the season on Sept. 4 by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

    The highway, also called Colorado Highway 5, will remain open from Echo Lake to Summit Lake until October, weather permitting.

    More information can be found at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511. 

  • Throwing the Tea Party overboard

    The Tea Party does not have a monopoly on misunderstanding or misapplying the supreme law of our country — the Constitution. Party members just brag the loudest in their unwavering admiration for it, while applying their own filters. All sides have done that.

  • Are Republicans finally getting it?

    Much of the analysis in the coming days will focus on the contrast between the Republican and Democratic conventions. But a more interesting exercise may be to compare the Republican Party of 2012 to the pre-2012 Republican Party.

  • FOODIE THOUGHTS: Fall lends itself to experimentation

    By Pam Montgomery

  • Facebook offers a venue for divergent menus

    Favored with a vast store of infallible opinions and skin of purest alabaster, I don’t get out of the hermitage that often. But if my prudent seclusion helps ensure a creamier complexion and more temperate foothills social climate, it tends to leave me in the dark about many of my neighbors’ diverse and interesting activities.