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Today's News

  • Summerfest set to showcase improvements

    Summerfest has become an annual event in Evergreen — crowds gather to see great art, hear amazing music and enjoy all that is beautiful about our town. The Center for the Arts Evergreen has worked especially hard in recent years to ensure that Summerfest is not only a well-respected regional juried art show but to ensure that it is a community event that will continue for at least 30 more years.

  • Home tour raises funds for Mount Evans Hospice

    Mount Evans Hospice benefited to the tune of $1,550 during a luxury home tour the weekend of June 27-28.

    The tour of six homes in Cub Creek Ranch and in Genesee was more than just a way for the public to see homes selling for $2 million to $3 million, said Chris Haught, event organizer and a real estate agent for Fuller Sotheby’s.

  • Memorial planned for Inter-Canyon Fire president

    A memorial service for Bob Chamberlain, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board president, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave. in Lakewood.

    Firefighters and firefighting apparatus from Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue, the Elk Creek Fire Department, Indian Hills Fire/Rescue, Platte Canyon Fire Rescue, Evergreen Fire/Rescue and West Metro Fire Rescue will be on hand to honor Chamberlain’s service to the community.

  • Little houses in the woods: Playhouse fund-raiser benefits local nonprofits, children’s imaginations

    What do you get when you cross a bunch of grownups who like to play around with saws and hammers with a bunch of kids who just like to play around? Why, the Mountain Area Playhouse Fundraiser, of course, an imaginative new way to support a variety of worthy local causes that’s — quite literally — fun for the whole family.

  • Evergreen brothers cycling across America for charity

    A couple of brothers who grew up in Evergreen are spending the summer riding across America to raise money for PUSH America, a charity that helps the disabled. They have pledged to raise $10,000.

    Bobby Blackstock, 21, and Charlie Blackstock, 19, are members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, which supports the PUSH charity nationwide. Many of the 100 or so Journey of Hope bike riders are drawn from the fraternity’s ranks.

    Bobby has lived in Evergreen since he was 7 and has been riding mountain bikes his entire life around the area.

  • Damage estimate for fire truck is $203,000

    The Evergreen Fire/Rescue fire truck that rolled off a steep road on Floyd Hill last month has been sent to Wisconsin for $203,000 in repairs.

    Fire Chief Garry DeJong said Engine No. 2 was put on a flatbed truck for the trip and is expected back in October.

    The 1997 model truck was on the way to a suspicious-odor call June 9 when it plunged down an embankment and pancaked an empty, vintage 1969 Pontiac Firebird parked 25 feet below.

  • Flea market targets local vendors, customers

    The weather was beautiful Saturday for the first day of what might be the first-ever Kittredge flea market.

    More than a half-dozen vendors displayed their wares in the west parking lot of the former Evergreen Nursery on Highway 74 in Kittredge. A steady trickle of people strolled through the lot to check out the offerings, which ran the gamut from books, CDs and records to furniture, bicycle tires and jams.

     

    There was food from a CJ’s Chicago Style Hotdogs and music by the band My Friend Tom.

  • Local bands battling for spot at festival

    Twelve local acts are tuning up to fight for stage time at the upcoming Conifer Mountain Music Festival.

    The bands will be battling it out at the first-ever Great Conifer Battle of the Bands on July 11 and 18 at McSwaine’s 285 Road House. Both competitions begin at noon. Seven bands will perform July 11, and five will perform July 18.

    The musical talent runs the gamut from seasoned rockers to younger acts and genres from punk rock to folk, but one thing remains the same for all 12: They’re ready for a good fight.

  • Burning rubber, money

    MORRISON — Drag racing is always about the numbers.

    How many seconds does it take to cross the finish line, what is the top speed and was it all better than the car running next to you?

    So with that simple and relatively pure way to look at things, some of the numbers hanging around this sport, which saw the top drivers and crews in the nation make their annual pilgrimage to the Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway this past weekend, are quite sobering.

  • Nothing says fun like a Triple Bypass

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — Missy Carlisle spent a decade away from the Triple Bypass, which means she had plenty of time to come up with a good excuse not to come back.

    She had well over 3,000 days in fact, to think about how much she enjoyed not cranking up Squaw, Loveland and Vail passes, or how much she enjoyed not having to ride west from Georgetown, along a congested I-70. Or just how safer it was to be at home rather than worry if it would rain that July day, or if the winds would be too harsh.