Today's News

  • Jeffco's Outdoor Lab Schools to remain open

    The Jeffco school district’s Outdoor Lab Schools have been spared from the chopping block, thanks to a grassroots effort to raise funds to keep them open.
    Fund-raising groups have raised $625,000, and the school board will chip in the remaining $300,000 needed to keep the schools open next year, according to district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • An honest portrayal: Abraham Lincoln will live and breathe in presentation at Brook Forest Inn

    In his beaver-felt hat with silk lining, John Voehl is a page of history come to life as he lives and breathes the stories of Abraham Lincoln.

  • YESTERYEAR: The massif in my backyard

    As with most people living with a view of the Front Range mountains, I never tire of waking to view our local peaks wearing a cap of fresh snow — even though, this time of year, the storms come and go with a magical quickness. Like most of the kids I grew up with, I enjoyed hiking, camping, riding and fishing in the forests surrounding Mount Evans and its adjoining neighbors, with all of us feeling like these lands were part of our backyard.

  • NFL risks demystifying the game

    I was lucky enough to be present at John Elway’s first comeback game. I remember well the feeling heading into the fourth quarter at old Mile High Stadium. As the sun began to fade and the final seconds ticked off the clock in the third quarter, things seemed pretty bleak for the Broncos. Down 19-0 to the Baltimore Colts, it looked as though my first-ever in-person Broncos game would be a bust.
    Then something wonderful happened. In the space of one quarter, Elway led his team to three touchdowns and rallied his team to an improbable 21-19 win. It was magical.

  • Desperately seeking legitimacy

    If marijuana makes you giggle, it’s easy to have a good laugh at the plethora of dispensaries on seemingly every street corner in certain Denver neighborhoods. Talking with two patients who have benefited greatly from marijuana edibles made me straighten up and take notice.

  • Anything can happen during magical month of May

    When I think of terns, I usually think of ocean shores, but there is one beautiful little tern that is found across the United States and Canada on small fresh water inland ponds, especially on prairie sloughs: the black tern.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Race for Peace planned June 11

    The third annual Race for Peace that this year celebrates the Mountain Peace Shelter’s 25th anniversary is set to run, rain or shine.

    The 5K race begins at 9 a.m. June 11 at the east end of the King Soopers Center in Conifer and winds through Meyer Ranch, along the property’s runway, down the old stagecoach trail and back to the shopping center.

    Tookie Scherder, organizer of the race, said the event is the biggest fund-raiser for the shelter, which provides services for abused women, their families and pets.

  • Parmalee kids set to send donations to Africa

    Five fifth-graders at Parmalee Elementary School have had a single mission this school year: raising money and collecting items to send to Africa.


    The students, who form the Student Leadership Club, have put their energy, commitment and compassion to work. They have orchestrated clothing and toy drives at school, and have sponsored fund-raisers to pay for postage to send boxes to a nonprofit called Sharing to Learn, which helps educate children in Makuleke, South Africa.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue buying used pumper truck for $325,000

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue has tentatively agreed to purchase a used 2005 Pierce Dash Pumper truck for $325,000 from the Snowmass Wildcat Fire Protection District.

    The plan is to retire on reserve the 1966 Mack pumper truck located at Station No. 5 on Upper Bear Creek Road. The newer urban-interface engine now at Station 3 in Marshdale will go to Station 5.

    The used 2005 Dash Pierce engine will be stationed in Marshdale. It is capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute.