Today's News

  • ‘As cute as can be’: Collector relishes his variety of Christmas tree stands

    Rocky Brougham at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center is a self-professed “collector kind of guy.”

    Brougham has a prized collection of 11 Christmas tree stands dating back to around the 1920s. The cast-iron stands from Germany are ornately decorated with pinecones, angels, stars, trees, angels and candles — and one says “stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,” which is German for “silent night, holy night.”

  • Platte Canyon High School senior reported missing

    BOLO isssued for suspect in Maggie Long case:

    Remains of missing PCHS student identified: http://www.canyoncourier.com/

    The Park County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saturday morning it is searching for Maggie Long, a Platte Canyon High School senior who was reported missing Friday evening.

  • Thankful for my Colorado surroundings

    John Newkirk

  • Social media in today’s news coverage

    I wasn’t at Legacy Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but with every precious second I could feel the electricity of what was happening in Aurora.
    Maybe it was the former sports editor in me coming out, but as I sat in the comfort of my home Saturday afternoon, I kept an eye on Twitter to see what was happening in the 5A state football semifinals between Columbine and Eaglecrest. The winner will be heading to Sports Authority Field at Mile High next weekend to play for a state title.

  • Highway overpasses successful at curbing wildlife/vehicle collisions

    The sun was warm as we gathered on Vail Pass last July. Paige Singer, a biologist for Rocky Mountain Wild, and Lisi Lohre, Citizen Science intern for the Denver Zoo, handed out hardhats and bright orange vests to the three volunteers before we piled into an SUV. We drove to a spot between Copper Mountain and Vail Pass, and parked on the shoulder along westbound Interstate 70, near where a number of motion-triggered cameras had been placed in the spring.

  • StageDoor Theatre aglow with Cinderella, Christmas

    The StageDoor Theatre has the perfect venue to swing open the gates of Christmas fun and fantasy. This Friday night, the Conifer theater will begin its nine-day run with Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” This revised rendition of the beloved fairytale will easily engage the audience with more clever lines than ever before. This time, it’s the Senior Company, ages 14 to 18, taking the stage with a cast of 33.
    Director/playwright Kelly McAllister returns to StageDoor to direct this dazzling performance.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Haul of ill-fame

  • Reward offered for information about local hit-and-run

    The Littleton man who was seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Nov. 26 on Evergreen's Little Cub Creek Road still hopes the driver will turn himself or herself in to the Colorado State Patrol.

    And that is why a bicycling legal advocate continues to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver.

  • North Lake Trail at Evergreen Lake reopens

    The Evergreen Lake North Trail has been reopened for public use.

    The north trail has been closed since April 2016 between Upper Bear Creek Road and the Evergreen Dam because of drainage and stability issues along the trail and Highway 74.

    The reopening on Thursday preceded the annual Evergreen Holiday Walk and allowed attendees to park at the Lake House and walk to the downtown area on the trail, rather than along the highway. This had been a repeated problem while the trail was closed.

    Final maintenance work

  • Morrison eyes 2018 budget one final time

    Morrison Town Board took a final look last week at its 2018 budget, a spending plan that continues to rely heavily on sales tax revenue and court fines.

    The town expects to begin 2018 with $4.45 million in its general fund balance and $1.38 million in its utility fund balance. With $2.34 million estimated in revenues and $2.96 million estimated in expenditures, Morrison plans to transfer $624,261 from its general fund reserves.