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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A splish-splashin’ good time

    The Fourth of July signifies freedom and patriotic pride, but for the town of Indian Hills, it’s also about water — and lots of it.

    Halfway through the town’s annual Independence Day parade, American flags are traded in for water guns and hoses, and a huge community-wide water fight breaks out.

    The firefighters spray residents with their hoses, and residents fight back with squirt guns. It’s fun for all, and the event attracts people from across the mountain area.

    Jenn Dougherty traveled from Conifer for the parade.

  • Motorcycle accident briefly shuts down U.S. 285 northbound

    An accident involving a motorcycle shut down part of northbound U.S. Highway 285 early Wednesday afternoon.
    The accident, which occurred around 1 p.m. near the Parmalee Gulch Road exit, brought traffic headed northbound to a standstill for about half an hour before the lane was reopened.
    The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was transported to Swedish Medical Center, Trooper Nate Reid of Colorado State Patrol confirmed. The motorcyclist's exact condition was unknown as of 1:30 p.m., and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

  • Evergreen window artist continues to expand her work

    Stunning works of art, both inside and out, adorn Evergreen. A mere walk down Main Street in itself is a treat, for treasured creations are literally right in front of you.

    Local artist Pamela Rhoades takes pride in her window paintings, which permeate the area. Her business, Reflections Window Painting, is blooming after becoming increasingly known in the community.

    As with most artists, becoming known demands fervent effort, constant creativity and, above all else, patience.

  • What a nice bell you have

    By Christie Greene

    What’s up with that baggy skin hanging under the chin of a moose? Is it fat, maybe from eating a few too many twigs? Maybe it’s attractive to other moose. Biologists are unsure what the purpose of the bell really is, but there are many hypotheses about why the moose grows one.

    The females may judge the size of the bell, as they do the size of antlers, to determine the bull’s fitness as a mate. Perhaps it is part of the male’s mating ritual of spraying urine, which splashes onto the bell.

  • Venue Theatre Company expands programs, adds new staff

    Kids interested in acting at the Venue Theatre in Conifer will have more options this fall after the theater company changed the structure of its elementary and middle school programs, and added another high school program.

  • Summer market in Aspen Park features dozens of vendors

    A summer market has launched in Aspen Park, and its organizers hope it’s not only a place where locals can buy goods but also a place where people can engage with other likeminded folks.

  • IMHS raises funds with inaugural hike-a-thon

    A year into its bid to find a new home, the Intermountain Humane Society is holding a fund-raiser that’s akin to Denver’s annual Furry Scurry.

    The inaugural Trails-for-Tails Hike-a-thon will take place Sunday, July 23, at Staunton State Park and will include everything from a presentation from a park ranger to T-shirts and door prizes.

  • Fire chief Weege receives pay raise

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege will receive a 2.5 percent salary raise, following his annual performance review by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board earlier this summer.

    While board President John Anderson declined to list specific highlights about Weege’s performance during the last year, he said the board was happy with his leadership.