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Today's News

  • Lessons of Fourmile Canyon Fire

    People who live in a wildfire-risk zone should create a wide swath of defensible space around their homes to have the best chance of surviving a wildfire, according to the preliminary findings of a recently released study of the Fourmile Canyon fire.

    The study concludes that fuel treatments such as creating shaded fuel breaks and thinning trees aren't effective when there is widespread spotting or rampant flying embers landing as far as a mile away and setting trees on fire.

  • I-70 reopens after 4-hour closure

    Interstate 70 westbound reopened Saturday evening after a four-hour closure due to icy road conditions and numerous accidents.
    The road had been closed from Rooney Road at mile marker 259 to Floyd Hill at mile marker 241.
    The National Weather Service is predicting a total of 3 to 6 inches of snow in the area before it dissipates early Sunday morning.
    The warm weather for the past few days is being blamed for melting the initial snowfall, creating icy conditions Saturday afternoon and causing vehicles to spin out and crash.

     

  • Freeze frame 2012

    A ferocious wind storm blew away the park district’s tent on Dec. 30, but the wind calmed down enough for about 275 enthusiastic jumpers to defy fear during the annual Evergreen Lake Plunge 2012 at noon New Year’s Day.

  • It’s simple, we are the 99 percent

    The Occupy movement has been a wake-up call. Although the media first balked at covering it and has at times reduced it to its most absurd, the stories keep coming. People are being made aware of important core issues: the huge divide between the rich and poor. There are poor, and it’s no fun being poor.
    This isn’t a “lunatic fringe.” The 99 percent are a flash mob of humanity waking up to their own best self-interests.

  • How to keep fire safe this winter

    Evergreen Fire Rescue – ways to keep you and your family safe this winter
    During the winter season, fire departments see an increase in house fires. Our small Evergreen community has seen six homes damaged or destroyed during the months of November and December.  There is a common cause theme: the way people heat their homes and the use of heating devices.  
    For example:
    The Corral Creek fire points to a free-standing propane stove.
    The Meadow View fire was caused by firewood stacked too close to a wood-burning stove.

  • Think about planting a garden to ward off winter doldrums

    Today is a very spring-like day, with high winds and temperatures in the high 40s. It’s not spring, but it is giving me spring fever. This is the kind of day on which my husband Bill used to say, “Let’s drive down to the Rio Grande Valley for a few day so of early spring birding.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The apple and the tree

  • Hoping for 2012 to repeat last year

    As I sat back and reflected on 2011 with our Year in Review sections in the Dec. 28 editions I couldn’t help but hope that 2012 will be just as enjoyable as the past 12 months were.
    After all, we saw Columbine’s football team, led by brothers Cameron and Bernard McDondle, run the table to a 14-0 record and a fifth 5A state football championship since 1999.

  • Curling finding its niche in the Colorado landscape

    LITTLETON — The word curling is likely more closely associated with what one’s hair does than what people do for sport on ice. But slowly that mentality is changing.
    Often associated with European countries, the sport of curling, which originated in Scotland in the 1500s, started to get a footing in American culture when it was broadcast on television during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary, Alberta, as a demonstration sport.

  • Kay, Karnath are two of a kind

    One look at Jake Kay and Josh Karnath and it’s pretty obvious they are not one and the same. One is a mere 120 pounds soak and wet, the other a 220-pounder who is more heavyweight than he’s not.
    But at a closer glance, the Evergreen wrestlers are more alike than one might think. They enter the second month of the high school wrestling season undefeated. But more than that they also enter as leaders for a young team leaning on them for guidance.