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Today's News

  • Broken gas line repaired Wednesday afternoon in Genesee

    A broken gas line was repaired at about 3 p.m. after a construction crew accidentally ruptured a 3-inch natural gas line Wednesday morning in Genesee, closing Grapevine Road from I-70 to Highway 74 west of Morrison.

    The Sheriff's Office sent out a reverse-911 message urging homeowners within a quarter-mile radius of the break to evacuate their houses.

    The break occurred 3 miles south of I-70 on Grapevine Road in the Riva Chase subdivision, at Forest Hills Drive and Shingle Creek Road, about 11 a.m.

  • String theory: Evergreen resident turns guitars into colorful works of art

    While on hiatus from a career as a commercial real estate developer, Bill Valaika of Evergreen is using the down time to embellish guitars that are being auctioned off for worthy causes.
    Using a secret-formula glue and thousands of Swarovski crystals, Valaika turns a plain guitar face into a colorful, flaming logo light show.
    “It’s unbelievable to see on stage, Valaika said. “The crowd loves it.”
    Each guitar takes 40 hours to produce and is worth about $2,000 in materials.

  • ‘Inishmaan’ transports audience to another time, place

    One of the best things about the theater is being transported to another place and time. The magic of the stage is you can be entertained and spend two hours on a journey — experiencing people and lives that you may otherwise know nothing about. Such is the case with the Evergreen Players’ upcoming production of “Cripple of Inishmaan.”

  • EAA show provides many points of view

  • IN UNIFORM: Solum promoted

    Ashley R. Solum has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

    Solum is an air crew flight equipment journeyman assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The senior airman has served in the military for one year.

    She is the daughter of Phillip C. Solum and stepdaughter of Giner Solum of Hawley, Minn.

    Her mother, Patty Solum, lives in Evergreen.

  • Cougars running toward postseason

    Rob Molholm wasn’t surprised that the Evergreen Cougars ran the ball so effectively. He wasn’t surprised that his team even defeated previously unbeaten Englewood. But the 45-13 score that resulted in the Cougars’ sixth win of the season, well, that was a little shocking. Almost as much as the Gatorade bath the head coach took in the post game.

  • Evergreen rules cross country meet yet again

    LITTLETON — It’s not like Evergreen needed to strike fear in the competition or build on its own confidence any more than it has already this season, but the Cougars’ cross country team did so anyway at the 4A Jeffco League championships on Oct. 15 at Clement Park.

  • Cougars headed to state

    Just how much does Evergreen head softball coach Scott Haebe believe in Breeze Phillips? He didn’t pitch her in the first game of the 4A Region 5 softball tournament on Oct. 16 at Four Diamonds Complex in Colorado Springs. But there’s a method to his madness.

  • Roundup: Jensen, Lindsay team up to place third at state tennis tourney

    PUEBLO — Steve Jensen and Brad Lindsay did something Oct. 16 that they weren’t able to do a week earlier at the 4A Region 1 tennis tournament — that’s beat Colorado Academy’s No. 4 doubles team.

    The 7-6, 7-6 win at the 4A state championship at Pueblo City Park sewed up third place for the Evergreen duo, the only members of the Cougars to medal at this year’s meet.

  • Grass fire contained to 2 acres in Indian Hills

    A grass fire in Indian Hills on Tuesday is a reminder that even though it’s mid-October, it’s still summertime dry and wildfires remain a danger.

    The 2-acre fire broke out about 4 p.m. near the 5200 block of Parmalee Gulch Road in Indian Hills, according to Indian Hills Fire Chief Don Schoenbein.

    “The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” Schoenbein said. “We believe it was human caused, but we don’t think it was intentionally set.”