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Today's News

  • EHS student hurt in collision on Evergreen Parkway

    A head-on collision involving two vehicles occurred on Evergreen Parkway about 10 p.m. Friday, tying up traffic and closing the westbound lanes.
    A vehicle going the wrong way hit a 1998 Hyundai Accord driven by Evergreen High junior Alex Wormer. The EHS student was driving home after attending the school's varsity football game. His vehicle was totaled in the accident.
    “They were coming over the hill, and I didn't see them in time,” Wormer said.

  • Upper portion of Mount Evans Highway closed

    The 5-mile stretch at the top of Mount Evans Highway was closed for the season on Sept. 4 by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

    The highway, also called Colorado Highway 5, will remain open from Echo Lake to Summit Lake until October, weather permitting.

    More information can be found at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511. 

  • Throwing the Tea Party overboard

    The Tea Party does not have a monopoly on misunderstanding or misapplying the supreme law of our country — the Constitution. Party members just brag the loudest in their unwavering admiration for it, while applying their own filters. All sides have done that.

  • Are Republicans finally getting it?

    Much of the analysis in the coming days will focus on the contrast between the Republican and Democratic conventions. But a more interesting exercise may be to compare the Republican Party of 2012 to the pre-2012 Republican Party.

  • FOODIE THOUGHTS: Fall lends itself to experimentation

    By Pam Montgomery

  • Facebook offers a venue for divergent menus

    Favored with a vast store of infallible opinions and skin of purest alabaster, I don’t get out of the hermitage that often. But if my prudent seclusion helps ensure a creamier complexion and more temperate foothills social climate, it tends to leave me in the dark about many of my neighbors’ diverse and interesting activities.

  • Time to prepare feeders to help birds this winter

    I can’t believe it’s September already. But Labor Day is past, yellow school buses roll along our roads, and yellow wildflowers bloom along the shoulders of the road to my house.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    You may know his wife, ‘Cher’

  • Commission hopeful criticizes incumbents

    Editor’s note: Democrat Casey Tighe is challenging incumbent County Commissioner John Odom, a Republican. An upcoming issue will include a story focusing on Odom.

    County commission candidate Casey Tighe, a former CDOT auditor, told Lookout Mountain residents last Wednesday night that they might not be happy with all his decisions, but he would do a better job of listening to the community than the incumbent commissioner.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars repeat as Boulder Creekside Classic champions
    BOULDER
    — Sarah Kay and Morgan Milstead each homered and Evergreen pounded out 12 hits in a 7-2 win over host Boulder to win the second annual Boulder Creekside Classic on Sept. 1.
    Sydney Stansbury, Kenzie Skold, Natalia Aramovich and Milstead each had two hits in the title game.
    Ragan Wickham pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the victory. She walked two and struck out two.