Today's News

  • Change your strategy, but not your values

    As I read about the record-breaking Internet sales being reported this Christmas, I remember s0metime around 1985 I was asked to co-chair a task force at Sears headquarters to come up with ideas about how the retailer should leverage the use of the Internet.

  • Politics will reign at the Capitol in ’14

    Against the backdrop of the first successful recalls of sitting state legislators in Colorado history, the Colorado General Assembly convenes today. The changes from the recall will be evident in a number of ways.

  • Dove sightings becoming common

    During the holidays, I received word from a reader of this column, Brian Parsons, that he had what he believed to be a pair of turtle doves at his feeder south of Evergreen. He described the birds as being “a pair of light-colored doves with a black neck ring.”


    I talked to Mr. Parsons on the phone, but I have not as yet been able to see the birds myself. His description could be either of two birds, both of which have been seen in Colorado in the past.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Crime and condiment

  • ENGAGEMENT: Fick – Rauch

    John and Sheryl Fick of Evergreen are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Becca Fick, to Andrew Rauch, son of Jeff and Gwendolyn Rauch, also of Evergreen.

    Fick is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in exercise science and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver with a doctorate in physical therapy. She is currently working as a physical therapist in an outpatient and sports medicine clinic in Fort Collins.

  • Recreational pot for sale in Clear Creek

    Starting the new year on a high note, visitors and locals gathered in front of the Kine Mine in Idaho Springs on Jan. 1 for their first chance to buy recreational marijuana.

    Pot enthusiasts, some waiting several hours, were allowed into the shop starting at 8:30 a.m.

    One man, who wished to remain anonymous and was the first in line, said he was happy to wait a few extra minutes.

  • Smith to leave Conifer chamber for Golden job

    After more than three years leading Conifer’s business community, Dawn Smith announced her resignation as executive director of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce last week.

    “Obviously, we’re terribly sad to see her go,” said Melissa Baker, president of the Conifer chamber. “(Smith) has been such a wonderful asset to the Conifer community.”

    Smith’s last day is Jan. 13, and she is leaving to become president of the Golden Chamber of Commerce.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves 2014 budget

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District had a memorable 2013, but for all the wrong reasons.

    “Last year’s theme was ‘survive,’ ” said Karl Firor, treasurer for the Inter-Canyon board of directors. “This year’s theme is, ‘It’s going to be a little bit better than last year.’ ”

  • Group pushing expansion of county commission set to circulate petitions

    Jeffco voters are a step closer to deciding whether the Board of County Commissioners should expand to five members from the current three.  

    Jeffco5, a grassroots organization working to expand the commission, received approval last week from the county clerk and recorder’s office for petitions for an initiative that would ask voters if they want five commissioners to represent the county’s residents.

  • EPRD’s 2014 budget increases fees

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board raised a variety of fees when it approved a $5.8 million budget for 2014 last month.

    But thanks to an unexpected $200,000 increase in 2013 revenue, the fee increases are modest, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson said. The increases include:

    • The admission fee for Wulf Rec Center is now the same as at Buchanan Rec Center. That means an increase of 75 cents for kids, seniors and military personnel, and an extra $1 for adults.