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Today's News

  • 'Angels' watch over Mt. Evans Hospice

    It may be a bit early to start thinking about those special trees we cherish in December, but it's never the wrong time to remember your loved ones.

  • Gerou’s apocalyptic riff turns heads at town hall

    In state Rep. Cheri Gerou's mind, District 25 has seen an apocalypse — or, to be more precise, four horsemen of the apocalypse.

    Gerou spoke of pestilence, flood, fire and famine at last Thursday's town hall meeting, sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders at the Evergreen Lake House. The last of seven speakers, her statement caught the audience's attention, and she proceeded to elaborate.

    Pestilence, she said, came in the form of the destructive pine beetles that the Front Range has been trying so hard to thwart.

  • Celebrating a new, improved Wulf Park

    Kids were having a great time climbing and sliding on new playground equipment while adults talked and enjoyed free barbecue at the Wulf Park dedication on Saturday.

    “It’s a very usable and comfortable park to be in,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • From prisoner housing to roads, Tighe talks about challenges in Jeffco

    Since his election to the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners last November, Democrat Casey Tighe has become immersed in issues ranging from relocating a halfway house for prisoners to road projects and gun control.

    “One of the biggest challenges I had early on was trying to relocate Community Corrections, a halfway house,” he told the Mountain Area Democrats in Evergreen on Saturday. “The city of Lakewood would like it to move from the old New York Building to another place.”

  • A spooky spectacle: Bandana Day celebrates the season at Wilmot

    Evergreen’s glorious weather on Saturday allowed the annual Bandana Day fall carnival at Wilmot Elementary to have some activities outside.

    The carnival has games for all ages, plus haunted houses for children older than 6 and for the tiny ones. Some children wore Halloween costumes, while others wore bandanas in honor of the festival’s name.

  • Scammer posing as cop tells victims to buy cards to pay fine

    A phone scammer targeting Jeffco residents is attempting to trick victims into buying retail gift cards to avoid fines from supposedly missing a jury-duty summons.

    The scam artist first targeted Jeffco residents starting Sept. 2 and 3. Throughout September, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office received more than 10 reports from citizens who received calls from a man pretending to be a major with the department. The man introduced himself as “Maj. Tom Wilson” and told the victims they had missed jury duty and were going to be arrested.

  • Make your voice heard in school board election

    Here we go again! There are three seats up for grabs on the Jefferson County Board of Education, and as was the case two years ago when the other two seats on the board were filled, no incumbents are running for re-election. And as also was the case the last time we elected school board members in Jefferson County, there are stark differences between the candidates.

  • Of mice, men and the end of the republic

    The flooding that hit Evergreen and parts of Jefferson and Clear Creek counties on Friday the 13th in September presented our four newspapers with the same challenge we face on a daily basis: Trying to cover stories that often overwhelm our resources in their scope and impact.

  • Check out scrub-jays at Red Rocks Park

    One of our most interesting birds is the western scrub-jay. This bird is not regularly found in Evergreen, but it is found in Kittredge and in Red Rocks Park. It is not a forest bird, but it is a bird of the scrub-land area. You can tell if you are in good jay country just by looking at the shrub growth. It can be found regularly in the scrub oak along the road, which is the Morrison entrance to Red Rocks Park.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Where there’s smoke …