Today's News

  • Annual bluegrass festival brings music lovers to Evergreen

    Offer it and they’ll come.

    The third annual Evergreen Bluegrass Festival on Saturday was a toe-tapping good time with around 2,000 people from the foothills and beyond attending the event at the Evergreen Rodeo grounds.

    Along with newcomers who had never attended before, the grounds were filled with bluegrass groupies who visit festivals such as Evergreen’s throughout the state. There’s one nearly every weekend from May through the beginning of September.

  • RMAE board ponders its gifted and talented education

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen plans to work this year on providing teachers with more support to develop plans that will better meet the needs of the school’s gifted and talented students.

    This goal is the first step in the board of directors’ plan to find ways to let parents know about their gifted and talented programming, and the board is beginning to consider whether it could offer a full-fledged GT program.

  • Owners bring their cars, stories to the Bailey car show

    Behind every car is more than an engine, gears and a steering wheel. Behind every car is a story.

    At least that’s what Neal Tracy of Shawnee told curious passers-by when they stopped to look at his collection of seven classic cars this weekend.

    Tracy was one of about 60 car owners who brought their Chevys, Dodges, Fords and dozens of other classics to Bailey’s Main Street on Saturday as part of the sixth annual Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce Car Show.

  • ‘Lively energy’ - Yoga and goats create a therapeutic workout

    Helen Neal leaned into a twist on her yoga mat when she noticed a nibble on her curly hair.

    “I feel something,” the Evergreen resident said knowingly, as she turned out of the pose to find herself face to face with a goat.

    In a traditional yoga studio, this would’ve been cause for surprise. But for Neal and all those participating in goat yoga last Saturday morning, it was expected.

  • A budding industry: Hemp-based businesses blossoming in foothills

    Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series about hemp, its many uses and its purported health benefits.


    Hemp is a plant at a crossroads.

    While it has been used for centuries for rope and fabric, hemp has come under scrutiny for its potential health benefits.

  • CU professor calls total solar eclipse an experience like no other

    Doug Duncan has seen his fair share of total solar eclipses during his career as an astronomer, but for the University of Colorado professor and director of Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium, the eclipse next week will be the closest one to hit near home.
    “This is total eclipse No. 10 for me,” Duncan said. “I’ve seen them in China, South Africa, Bolivia, (the) Galapagos (Islands) and Mexico. Those are ones that come to mind.”

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue continues implementation of community wildfire plans

    Ten years after the Evergreen Fire Protection District had a community wildfire protection plan drawn up, the district says it’s made significant progress in implementing it in areas with moderate, high and extreme risk for wildfires.

    In a presentation at the EFPD’s monthly board meeting Aug. 8, Evergreen Fire Marshal Frank Dearborn said that nearly all subdivisions in the district with extreme hazard ratings have drafted or completed a community wildfire protection plan, as well as about half of the subdivisions with high hazard ratings.

  • Dragonfest forms family from those of different faiths

    For more than 30 years, people of all ages have gathered in the mountains of Colorado for a celebration of Earth-based spiritualities.

    This year – on a secluded plot of private land outside of Bailey – approximately 350 people united for a multi-day spiritual retreat called Dragonfest. Camping in tents side by side, attendees shared stories, created art and learned together.

    Many arrive at the festival as strangers, but by the time it’s over, most agree they’re more like family.

  • Probable cause found in Joiner case

    A district judge last Thursday found probable cause in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the Town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016.

  • Recent rain helps put Front Range in ‘goldilocks’ conditions

    After a dry June, the National Weather Service is reporting healthy rainfall for the Front Range throughout July and early August.

    Sheriff’s offices in Clear Creek, Jefferson and Park counties enacted fire bans in late June and early July. However, the past four weeks of persistent afternoon showers have helped alleviate fire dangers throughout the region, said NWS-Boulder forecaster Kyle Fredin. Most locations are now reporting low to moderate fire danger, he explained.