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Today's News

  • Two Republicans battling it out in HD2 primary

    Republican voters will decide in the June 26 primary between two candidates in the 2nd Congressional District, with the winner facing incumbent Democrat Jared Polis in November.

    Polis originally had three Republican challengers after redistricting moved several Republican-leaning areas into the 2nd District, including Conifer and Evergreen.

    Boulder businessman Eric Weissmann and state Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud will face each other in the primary. Brighton resident Tom Janich dropped out of the race.

  • Ninety percent of life is just showing up

    Woody Allen is credited with one of my dad’s favorite sayings: “Ninety percent of life is just showing up.”  Whether Allen actually coined the line (a rigorous Google search was inconclusive), I find it truer with each passing year.

  • Wisconsin’s lasting political lessons

    I wouldn’t have voted for Scott Walker for governor had I lived in Wisconsin in 2010. If I’d been asked to rate his performance over his first year and a half in office, I would have given him very low marks, as I thought his agenda to strip a variety of rights from government employees and make them scapegoats for all the state’s ills was inappropriate and overly divisive. Having said those things, I would not have voted to recall Walker in Wisconsin’s recent election either.

  • Cottonwoods, aspen grace landscape on midsummer’s eve

    Today, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day that people of many races and cultures around the world celebrate as midsummer night’s eve, the longest day of the year and thereby the shortest night of the year.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A tire with ambitions

  • Saving Mr. Chipmunk

    When Evergreen resident Amy Guido was taking out the trash a couple of weeks ago, she saw a chipmunk flailing around in her yard.

    “He was flipping and flopping and trying to move,” she said. “It really hurt my heart.”

    Guido said she placed the animal in a box and tried to find someone to help him. 

    She finally called the Family Veterinary Hospital of Evergreen, which agreed to take a look at him.

  • Drought conditions lead to water restrictions

     Dry weather has resulted in level 2 drought conditions in Evergreen, where water restrictions are beginning for Metro District customers on June 22.

    Residents receiving their water supply from the Evergreen Metropolitan District are restricted to outdoor watering a maximum of three days a week.

    Metro District general manager Gerry Schulte recommends limiting outdoor watering to two days a week for 20 to 30 minutes to conserve the water supply. No watering is allowed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Concerns about 'hot' water

    To drink, or not to drink, untested well water. That is the question for which state chemist Tom Harrison has a quick answer: Test it first.

    Harrison, chemistry lab supervisor for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, says he always encourages residents to have their private well water checked by a lab before using it. 

    “You just don’t know until you test,” he says. 

  • Concerns about 'hot' water

    To drink, or not to drink, untested well water. That is the question for which state chemist Tom Harrison has a quick answer: Test it first.

    Harrison, chemistry lab supervisor for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, says he always encourages residents to have their private well water checked by a lab before using it. 

    “You just don’t know until you test,” he says. 

  • Residents question plans for RV storage facility

    Residents living near a commercial site on Bergen Parkway learned of plans for an RV and boat storage facility on the property during a community meeting June 13. 

    “What we are trying to come up with are some uses that may have been overlooked,” said lead planner Doug Reed of Fine Line Consulting Inc. Reed was representing Evergreen Mercantile and property owner Dave Wilson at the meeting.