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Today's News

  • Looking at 2014 congressional races

    What a difference a congressional election cycle can make! Two years ago, before the congressional district boundaries had even been finalized, Democratic candidates were off and running in the 2012 elections for three of the four congressional seats Republicans held in Colorado. Only Doug Lamborn, from the reliably Republican 5th Congressional District that is dominated by Colorado Springs, didn’t have an announced challenger.

  • Pine grosbeaks are difficult to find in the foothills

    People frequently ask me why they never seen pine grosbeaks at their feeders and where they can see one. They are a very beautiful western bird living in the Rocky Mountains just a bit higher than most people do.

  • Elmgreen gets maximum sentence for murdering elderly father

    Evergreen resident Kenneth James Elmgreen, 54, has received the maximum sentence of 48 years in prison for killing his elderly and disabled father in July 2012.

    During Elmgreen's sentencing hearing for second-degree murder last Friday, District Judge Christopher Munch also gave the defendant a concurrent six-year sentence for a related charge of attempted arson.

    Added to that is an 18-month sentence on a separate probation revocation for a fraud-by-check conviction in 2010, bringing his total time in the Department of Corrections to 49 1/2 years.

  • This weekend’s Summerfest offers up fun for all ages

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is celebrating its signature summer event, Summerfest, on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, with new offerings and some old favorites, which definitely bring the arts alive in Evergreen.

    Summerfest is a two-day fine art-and-craft festival held at Buchanan Park. The outdoor festival kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a 10-day showcase event featuring the best of Evergreen's visual and performing arts.

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  • Summerfest ushers in Evergreen's annual Arts Aive

    Summerfest and Arts Alive are on the way, flowing with creative juices and innovative events for those near and far.

    This year’s Summerfest, which begins the nine-day Arts Alive festival, is taking on a new flavor, with a Palette of Brews beer tasting and Battle of the Bands offered this weekend at Buchanan Park.

    From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, festival-goers can sample 16 Colorado microbrews while taking in the artistic creations of more than 120 artists at Summerfest.

  • Column: Decker jacked up for camp, ’13 season

    LITTLETON — Eric Decker is excited. That may not necessarily be the norm for an NFL player with training camp a little more than a week away, but the 26-year-old Denver Broncos wide receiver has plenty of reasons to be excited.
    He married country music singer Jessie James last month, he’s got a reality TV show set to debut later this summer on the E! network, and his team is pegged to be a Super Bowl contender by everyone. What’s there not to be excited about?

  • Celebration 5k exceeds expectations in debut

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    CONIFER — You knew it was going to be a good day for the Elevation Celebration 5k run and walk in Conifer on July 13. The sun appeared right before the runners approached the starting line. Then came the big boom, and the runners were off.
    That skin-crawling sound came from a 15-pound starting cannon rocketed south toward the Conifer sky by trails member Brooke Kerns.

  • Triple Bypass presents challenge like no other

    It’s 6:45 a.m., and Mike Hon, along with fellow Minnesotans Julie McDaniel and Shane Trapp, are about to embark on their first Triple Bypass bike ride. Their helmets are strapped on, the bike is ready to go and all the essentials — drinks, granola bars and so forth — are stowed.

  • Unincorporated Jeffco now under stage 1 fire restrictions

    Due to recent rainfall, the stage 2 fire ban in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County was lifted last Friday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Unincorporated areas are still under stage 1 fire restrictions, which allow recreational fires within a permanent fire grate in a park, campground, residence or picnic area.

    Fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode are prohibited, and smoking must be done in areas cleared of combustible material.