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Today's News

  • Clear Creek man arrested in attack on wife with hatchet, knife

    Authorities have arrested a Clear Creek County man suspected of attacking his wife with a hatchet and a knife, then stabbing himself. 

    The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office reported that Leland Thomas Kintzele, 68, was being held in connection with Saturday's incident. Kintzele was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, assault and domestic violence.

  • Judge issues injunction against school district's new-hire pay level

    A Jeffco district judge has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the school district from paying newly hired teachers at a higher rate until a lawsuit against the district by the teachers union goes to trial.

  • El Rancho Restaurant to become brewpub

    El Rancho Restaurant has a new owner and a new future — as a brewpub.

    The Vincent family — three Vincent brothers and their spouses — bought the iconic property on Interstate 70 on May 4 for $1.2 million, according to Jefferson County clerk and recorder records.

    The group plans a multimillion-dollar renovation, including a complete overhaul inside, and new brewing equipment, said Bob Vincent, who lives in Hiwan Hills with wife Laurie Vincent and their children.

  • Board grants fire chief 2 percent bonus

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege will receive a one-time merit-based bonus of 2 percent, following his annual performance review by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board last week.

    Weege's annual salary currently is $83,970. The bonus will be $1,679.40, 2 percent of the salary — for a total annual compensation of $85,649.40. 

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Home tour will showcase luxury properties in Evergreen

    If you've ever wanted to tour some of the luxury homes in Evergreen, there will be an opportunity on May 31.

    The first Parade of Luxury Homes Evergreen will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, and you will be able to visit eight homes for sale on Upper Bear Creek Road, Squaw Pass and in Soda Creek, greeted by interior designers, artists, brokers, wealth managers, Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce members and neighbors. Each home is worth between $2.5 million and $7 million.

  • A Pal of the equine kind

    An introduction to a horse can change someone’s life.

    In the case of Mountain Pal, a palomino quarter horse who died of natural causes recently, he was introduced to many young children near owner Randi Levin’s home, and in at least one case, he changed a life.

  • Evergreen native realizes his dream, becomes flight nurse

    R.J. Denbow knows how to keep his eye on the prize.

    Denbow, a 2000 graduate of Evergreen High School, decided by the time he was in second grade that he wanted to work in the medical field, and soon after he expanded his dream to become a flight nurse.

    In December, he landed that flight nurse job with Cal-Star, California Shock Trauma Air Rescue, near Sacramento.

  • Board grants fire chief 2 percent bonus

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege will receive a one-time merit-based bonus of 2 percent, following his annual performance review by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board last week.

    Weege's annual salary currently is $83,970. The bonus will be $1,679.40, 2 percent of the salary — for a total annual compensation of $85,649.40.

  • Sign takes a dive at Wild Game

    A billboard-style sign was lying in the parking lot of the Wild Game Entertainment Experience in Bergen Park on Monday afternoon after apparently falling from its metal roof moorings.

    Reached Monday afternoon, owner Dave Wilson said he didn't know what had happened to the sign but that he was working to get it fixed. It appeared no one had been hurt in the incident.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Cougars thwart host Durango to win district title
    DURANGO — Dane Kapande had a two-run double and Evergreen blew open the game with a three-run sixth inning as the ninth-seeded Cougars upended No. 8 and host Durango 8-3 on May 10 to win the weather-delayed 4A District 2 tournament.

    Play was delayed a day due to inclement weather.

    Alec Moens’ RBI single in the first inning scored Ryker Eagen and the Cougars continued to add to their led from there.