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Today's News

  • Eagle sighted at Evergreen Lake must be looking for a mate

    Many people have reported the sighting of an adult bald eagle that has visited Evergreen Lake several times this summer. I even saw it myself when a friend was driving me down Highway 74 one day last week.

    The eagle was too high and it was poorly lighted, so I could not actually see its white head and tail, but I knew it was an eagle by the soaring bird’s very flat appearance. They look like they were cut out of a piece of cardboard. Red-tailed hawks and other large birds that you might confuse it with have must more bend in their wings.

  • Sanders, Trump are flashes in the pan

    Imagine the impact of a Bernie Sanders-versus-Donald Trump presidential election in 2016. Property values in Canada would likely skyrocket with the biggest exodus of Americans to Canada since the end of the draft.

    Fourteen months before the next presidential election, the biggest surprise has been the emergence of Sanders and Trump when conventional wisdom suggests that neither has any chance, or business, of becoming president of the United States. Their seeming viability results from completely different circumstances in our two major political parties.

  • EPiC troupe set to trot out more laughs in summer show

    When the Evergreen Players founded EPiC — Evergreen Players Improv Comedy — in 2010, no one could have predicted how popular the troupe’s improvisational comedy shows would become. This weekend, EPiC presents its 12th improv show, and the laughs are guaranteed to be even bigger and more original than before.

  • School board candidate Paula Noonan, District 5

    Paula Noonan, who was a Jeffco school board member from 2009 to 2013, said her professional relationships with all sides in the politically divided school district would help her foster stability. She is running for Ken Witt’s seat in District 5.

  • School board candidate Brad Rupert, District 1

    Arvada resident and attorney Brad Rupert said his concern about departures of Jeffco teachers and administrators prompted him to run for the school board. He said his outcome-focused approach would help him make good decisions. 

  • Vandals deface sign at Echo Mountain Resort

    Recent vandalism at Echo Mountain Resort appears to be related to negative social media posts about whether a previous terrain park will be open this winter, said owner Nora Pykkonen. 

    Someone set off firecrackers beneath the chairlift and defaced a ski area sign at the 226-acre ski mountain on Squaw Pass Road sometime over the weekend of Aug. 15-16, Pykkonen said. She said she has notified authorities. 

  • EHS boys golf coach placed on two-week leave

    Mike Kuzava, Evergreen High School’s boys golf coach, has been placed on administrative leave for two weeks, according to an e-mail that athletic director Tony Barnett sent to parents and players on Aug. 19.

    Neither Kuzava nor Barnett would comment on the reasons behind the action.

    “I don’t agree with what happened, but I’ll live with the decision,” Kuzava said.

    Assistant coach Wes Short will coach the team in the interim, Barnett confirmed.

  • Evergreen lawyer challenging Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir

    An Evergreen attorney has filed to run as a Democrat and will challenge Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir, a Republican, in the November 2016 election.

    Jake Lilly, who runs his own criminal defense firm in Lakewood and lives in Evergreen, will be the first Democrat to run for DA since 2004. Weir, who ran unopposed in 2012 and succeeded fellow Republican Scott Storey, has already filed to run for a second term.

  • Green Lake Lodge for sale at online auction

    The iconic Green Lake Lodge and 125 acres between Georgetown and Guanella Pass are being sold through an online auction that ends Oct. 8.

    Buyers can bid on the lodge overlooking Green Lake, outbuildings and “recreational rights” to the lake, which is owned by Clear Creek County.

  • Jeffco official verifies signatures on school board recall petitions

    Jeffco’s elections manager has verified that the group seeking a recall of the school board’s three conservative members has collected more than enough signatures on petitions to force an election.

    The elections office finished verifying signatures on petitions to recall board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams on Tuesday, according to elections manager Carrie Kellogg.