Today's News

  • Boogie at the Barn looks forward to 2018 schedule

    Of all the musical attractions found in this mountain community, Boogie at the Barn remains a favorite. This past September saw the completion of the 2017 Boogie dance schedule, and as always it was successfully attended and held in high regard by all.
    This particular event honored the Alpine Rescue Team, which is dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. All funds raised after cost went to the rescue team. Subject2Change kicked off the music, with Something Underground following.

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  • Pursuit of goodness or greatness?

    Isn’t it odd how sometimes several ideas come into our heads that support each other. I don’t know how that happens, but my pastor may have a theory. It occurred to me that when this happens, perhaps I should write down the ideas and share them.
    Last week at Rotary, we were reminded how a businessman, Herbert J. Taylor, transformed a failing business into a successful one by implementing four principles and making them the guiding values of the business. They are now called the Rotary Four-Way Test: Of all the things we think, say and do

  • Stealey left his mark on political landscape

    We lost a giant of Colorado politics earlier this month with the passing of Wally Stealey. I was privileged to know and work with (and against) him for the better part of 30 years. He graciously was a mentor to me and then even more graciously allowed our relationship to transition into that of friends and colleagues as I got older and more experienced.

  • Cougars dust Lobos in annual Mountain Bowl rivalry

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen Cougars dismissed the distractions of the hoopla surrounding its rivalry game on Oct. 20 and beat Conifer Lobos 38-13 in the Mountain Bowl Friday.

    The Cougars won their second straight game under interim coach Dave Leek, who had been the special teams coordinator, and fifth in a row overall and third in league play. The Cougars improved to 7-1 overall and can clinch the 3A West Metro title with a win this week against Green Mountain.

  • Former dentist adds some frost to Aspen Park with fro-yo place

    A frozen yogurt shop isn’t exactly where you’d expect to find a former dentist, much less one from Venezuela whose mother owned a bakery at one point.

    Yet, that’s exactly where you’ll find Karin Watt, the 34-year-old Venezuelan who dreamed up Chill’d — Aspen Park’s newest frozen confection shop, complete with a 12-flavor spread of fro-yo, gelato and sorbet.

  • County health board considering changes to septic-system regulations

    The Jefferson County Board of Health is seeking feedback from mountain area residents at a public meeting Oct. 30 about proposed changes to onsite septic system regulations, including adding more training for system installers, additional use-permit requirements and more.

  • Elk Creek firefighters deployed to California

    Four Elk Creek firefighters have been deployed to help fight the wildfires currently burning in California, including fires in Santa Cruz, the Angeles National Forest and Napa County.

    According to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management notified the department of an urgent request last week, and Elk Creek responded.

  • Outside-the-box approach is Lozensky’s push to join Platte Canyon school board

    Platte Canyon school board candidate Rockie Lozensky offers something a little different than the five other candidates running for three open seats on the school board. While she’s the mother of two girls in the district and has lived in the area for more than 20 years, she’s not a current board member, she hasn’t taught at any of the schools, and she isn’t affiliated with Parents and Citizens for Education. Lozensky isn’t necessarily even a diehard attendee of the monthly board meetings.

  • Fitzsimmons parent, public accountant eyes Platte Canyon school board seat

    For Heather Prewitt, the past year in the Platte Canyon school district was tough to watch. Prewitt regularly spoke during public comment at school board meetings — pointing out issues with financial reports, and expressing concerns that the district and school board weren’t being transparent enough about decisions. Prewitt’s concerns led to her involvement with Parents and Citizens for Education, an advocacy group that helped organize last year’s unsuccessful recall of the Platte Canyon school board.