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Today's News

  • One wild Wednesday

    Mix together dirt, water, paint and a bunch of toddlers at Evergreen Lake, and you get an hour of wet, messy fun.
    Nine children ages 2 to 5 gathered outside the Nature Center to learn about the fish that live in the lake. They learned that the lake is stocked with trout each year, and that the fish lay their eggs on the lake bottom.

  • Parking recreational vehicles — know the rules

    Curbside parking of recreational vehicles and trailers has posed a problem for some Jefferson County neighborhoods in the last several months. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for enforcing the parking ordinance. The ordinance does not prohibit the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers outright. It simply limits the amount of time such vehicles may be legally parked on the street to 28 days in a year’s time.

  • Tree planting project to help Lower North Fire victims

    After watching the struggle of her sister and many others who were affected by the Lower North Fork Fire last year, Evergreen resident Susan Glass decided to embark on a tree-planting project in the devastated area.

    “When you lose your trees, it’s heartbreaking,” she said.

    Glass has a goal of planting 10,000 seedlings in the burn area on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

    To make this happen, she’s looking for two things:

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Wrong place, wrong time

  • 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?