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Today's News

  • Spring all-conference track & field

    The following is the 4A Jeffco League all-conference team for the 2012 spring season:

    BOYS
    FIRST TEAM

  • Evergreen’s Chase rowing right along

    Kendall Chase looks back at the photos taken two years ago at the University of California-Berkley rowing camp and it’s downright atrocious. At least in her mind.
    “I was really bad,” Chase said.
    But, oh, how things have changed since 2010.

  • Evergreen Rodeo Notebook: Concussions, cracked vertebrae take toll on Shirley

    Tim Shirley’s fingerprints were all over the Evergreen Rodeo on June 17. The only problem with that for the 30-year-old Bailey resident was that they weren’t on what he’s become best known for the past 12 years.
    Shirley, a 2001 Colorado Pro Rodeo Association bareback champion, was scratched from this year’s bareback riding competition after doctors recommended that he didn’t ride due to a history of concussions. He’d ridden in every Evergreen Rodeo since getting his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card.

  • Living the cowboy life

    Make no bones about it, Zilla Lapp is a big man. His girth is what initially drove the burly cowboy into the sport of rodeo in the first place. He was told that he was too big to ride. So Lapp set out to prove his critics wrong.
    “My grandpa’s grandpa used to do it. I’m trying to keep the dream alive,” Lapp said. “Cowboys are a dying breed.”

  • Fire district board delays training facility project

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board has decided to delay the training facility project for three months to allow time for a committee to review it and consider options.

    Since learning of plans for the facility, some Evergreen residents have strongly objected to the selected site at Fire Station 2 on Bergen Parkway, which is close to a residential area.

    George Kling, EFPD board president, made the motion for the project delay at the June 12 meeting. Board members voted 4-1 for approval, with David Christensen casting the dissenting vote.

  • Eastbound I-70 reopens after haz-mat spill

    The eastbound lanes of I-70 have been reopened at the Lookout Mountain exit, after a semi carrying flammable liquid rolled near milepost 256 on Thursday afternoon.

    The spill had closed all eastbound lanes starting about 2 p.m., and traffic was diverted onto U.S. 40 for much of the afternoon.

    The tractor-trailer, carrying seven 550-gallon containers of a methanol solution, rolled at the entrance to the runaway truck lane, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A haz-mat team was called in to clean up the 400-gallon spill.

  • Business’ new owners were given a sign

    Mark Hollandsworth’s life is all about destiny.

    It was destiny that made a deal in Joplin, Mo., fall through, so he didn’t move his sign business out of his home. It was destiny that spared his daughter from a tornado that tore through Joplin last year.

    And, most importantly, it was destiny that brought him through Evergreen on vacation, where he met Chris and Sue Krieg, the owners of Evergreen Sign Co. The Kriegs sold Evergreen Signs to the Hollandsworths last month.

  • Squirrel found dead in Idledale tests positive for plague

    A squirrel found dead in Idledale has tested positive for bubonic plague, leading public health officials to urge residents to keep their pets inside, according to a June 12 news release.
    Idledale residents found several dead squirrels around their homes, said Dave Volkel, zoonosis coordinator for Jefferson County Public Health.
    “We’ve had squirrel die-offs in the past, and it’s been caused by the plague,” Volkel said.

  • EFR should rethink training building

    By Greg Dobbs
    If ever, heaven forbid, I need Evergreen Fire/Rescue to stabilize my broken back or to save my burning house, I’ll want them to race to help me as fast as they can. Which is why it seems strange to say, lately, our fire district has been moving too fast.

  • Three basic rules to feed hummingbirds

    Although many species of bird return to nest in this area at various times, the hummingbirds seem to be very regular in their arrival dates, and most everyone who lives here seems to agree that when the hummingbirds arrive, it is truly summer.
    Although they return at lower elevations a bit earlier than they do here, the broad-tailed hummingbirds that nest in our immediate area usually arrive between April 25 and April 27, and they have done so for close to the 50 years I have lived here.