Today's News

  • Foodie Thoughts: High-altitude baking can be a tall order

  • Facebook Diary: Once a king, always a king …

    Yours truly.
    No, seriously.
    And I don’t mean royalty like that Johnny-come-lately Windsor crew. I’m talking about a divine right stretching back to the dim and darkly days when the dapper Duke of Cambridge’s clan wore mostly dirt and ate boiled peat for breakfast, lunch and tiffin. But hey, I’m not here to run down my noble cousins.

  • Children’s Chorale claims a piece of the action

    A cast of gangsters is in Evergreen. You won’t see the streets filled with Tommy guns and ice picks, though. On the contrary, you will see Center/Stage Theatre filled with singing and dancing gangsters caught up in a nonviolent gang war fought with “splurge blasters” that spew forth Silly String. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Evergreen Children’s Chorale will deliver a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the 1920s gangster flick with its upcoming production of “Bugsy Malone, Jr.”

  • Rec board OKs menorah display at Evergreen Lake during Hanukkah

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has approved a resolution permitting the display of a menorah and other religious icons during holidays at Evergreen Lake Park.
    Before voting on the resolution along with two policies limiting religious displays at district parks at their April 24 meeting, board members listened to comments from community members and offered differing opinions.   

  • Make your voice heard on wildfires

    Several years ago, when I was still a state legislator, I carried a bill to provide tax breaks for volunteer firefighters to offset the costs of their safety equipment. These volunteers, who are on the front lines of wildfire response in most mountain areas, must often buy their own boots, helmet, jackets and other personal protective equipment. A tax credit would allow more volunteers to serve their communities, helping all citizens in the process.

  • Reporter saw the best, worst of Jefferson County

    After a 12-hour day spent making bone grafts in October 2009, I was in a small locker room changing out of a pair of sweat-soaked long-sleeve scrubs. The day, exhausting, had been routine until I sat down on a stainless-steel bench to check the single message on my phone left by the man who is now my editor, Doug Bell.
    Since no one was around to enforce my self-congratulatory inhibitions, I jumped up and did a little dance, a moment to which I happily confess but remain glad no one else had to witness.

  • Animal shelter director: 'If you see something like this, do something'

    The Evergreen Animal Protective League brought a severely abused dog to the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair on Saturday to help raise awareness about the need for reporting such cruelty.


    “We’re trying to make the point, if you see something like this, do something,” said Jackie Bell, EAPL president.

  • Gerou sponsoring legislation to compensate victims of Lower North Fork Fire

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen is sponsoring legislation that would create a commission to compensate victims of the Lower North Fork Fire.

    Gerou's bill apparently would waive the state's liability limit in the case of the 4,100-acre blaze 6 miles southeast of Conifer, which killed three people and destroyed more than 20 homes. The fire started March 26 when an earlier prescribed burn by the Colorado State Forest Service on Denver Water Board land re-ignited.

  • First flowers of spring bring color to foothills landscapes

    It is wonderful to see spring greening the hills once more. I drove south to Colorado Springs and Pueblo with friends last week and was once more impressed by the changing landscape south of Colorado Springs.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Sad dog!