Today's News

  • Pact could be near on cover for dinosaur tracks

    More than 60 million years ago, a group of Iguanodons trekked across a shoreline in what is now Dakota Ridge, leaving distinct trails that became fossilized in delicate sandstone.

  • Hopefuls draw lines in the sand

  • Wildflower or weed: Enjoy the beautiful colors

    It is a fine summer evening. I am sitting on the patio, trying to write this article and cool off after another hot day and a rain shower. The cooler air is refreshing, and I can see many wildflowers in bloom in the yard. I really miss being able to get out for walks in the woods but can’t tote my oxygen tank, and the woodland way is too uneven, tilted and rough, for me to traverse safely. So, I try to be content with what I can see from the patio and car port.

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    A green thumb in the eye

  • Jazz Fest honors best of the genre, best of Evergreen

    The genre of music we call jazz has been described as “the infinite art of improvisation.” The true beauty of jazz is that this spirit of improvisation extends beyond the page — beyond musical stylings — to the musicians themselves. The jazz community as far back as the 1920s has been known for the camaraderie among its musicians and their ability to combine diverse talents into new musical combinations at the drop of a hat.


  • Man falls 40 feet from zip line

    A man fell 40 feet Sunday from one of the newly installed zip lines at Conifer Community Park, and he was evacuated to St. Anthony Hospital in a Flight for Life helicopter. The zip lines were not open for business when the accident occurred.

    Stefan Van der Steen, owner of Denver Zipline Tours, said no one had been given permission to use the zip line on Sunday evening.

    “I’m not sure what happened,” Van der Steen said. “No one was authorized to use the facility; it was closed.

  • Oktoberfest on tap at Evergreen Lake on Sept. 25 — really

    Oktoberfest at Evergreen Lake 2011 will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, as advertised online, despite another website that has since been taken down saying the event was canceled.

    Information about the event, which is produced by the nonprofit Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, is available on the foundation website at www.evergreenparkfoundation.org. Click on “Oktoberfest” at the top.

  • Wildcats rally, end Cougars’ season

    ARVADA — It wasn’t that Jake Englehart wasn’t denying Arvada West its just due. It’s just that the Evergreen pitcher shouldered most of the blame for his team’s 7-5 loss on July 23 at Pomona High School’s Bart Mapps Field.

    The loss ended the Cougars’ run in the double-elimination, season-ending Central Colorado Baseball League tournament. Evergreen lost a day earlier to Bear Creek in the opening round 15-2.

  • Force back on top at Bandimere

    MORRISON — It’s been a while, but John Force is back on top at the mountain.

    The 62-year-old legendary NHRA Funny Car driver scored the last of his five previous wins at Bandimere Speedway in 2003. But in the finals on July 24 against Matt Hagan at the 32nd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals Force didn’t have to do anything special. 

    He just needed Hagan to make one mistake for Force to get his first win of the season.

    Hagan red-lighted at the start giving Force his sixth win at Bandimere and 133rd overall. 

  • NHRA notebook: Berry shifting his momentum around

    MORRISON — The last time Littleton resident Mike Berry ran with the NHRA at Bandimere Speedway — last year’s Mopar Mile-High Nationals — it wasn’t his Pro Stock Motorcycle he was riding. It was fellow competitor Matt Smith’s bike, but with Berry’s motor.

    The 2009 Buell XB9R didn’t work out too well for the 45-year-old. On his first run he couldn’t disengage the clutch and ended up burning out. But, oh, how things have changed.