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Today's News

  • Hands-on history: Lookout restoration a towering achievement

    Location, location location.

    That’s Realtor-speak meaning that where a property is matters more than what it is. And in the case of a charming refurbished property just coming onto the Clear Creek County rental market, location really is everything.

  • 4A all-conference track & field

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sullivan pushes through in first ultramarathon

    PINE — Pat Sullivan has run 26.2 miles — a marathon — before, but June 29 was his first time running an ultramarathon.
    “I guarantee 99 percent of my friends think I’m certifiable for doing it,” the 36-year-old Denver resident chuckled at the conclusion of the North Fork 50. “… (But) I’ve got a good support group that encouraged me to run.”

  • First-timers conquer Elk Meadow

    Mike Van Allen, by his own admission, is not usually a trail runner. But the June 29 Elk Meadow Trail 5K offered the 55-year-old Lakewood resident an opportunity to be one, even if he wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
    “I’m kind of coming back from an Achilles injury. I’m just trying to build up some speed again. I haven’t run too much lately,” Van Allen said.

  • Signs offer maps of evacuation routes

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is posting signs at several locations around town that offer maps of recommended evacuation routes in the event of a wildfire.

    The five maps also can be downloaded from this story file. The list is below.

  • Fireworks canceled, but Indian Hills' July Fourth fete will go on

    High fire danger has snuffed the annual July Fourth fireworks in Indian Hills for the straight second year, but the local fire department still plans to host a variety of patriotic activities on the holiday.
    Indian Hills Fire Rescue will host its annual Independence Day fete on Thursday, July 4, with a pancake breakfast, live music, a beer garden and the always-popular parade on Parmalee Gulch Road.
    The schedule is as follows:
    • Pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m.
    • Air Life helicopter fly-in, 10 a.m.

  • Firefighters contain small fire caused by lightning strike

    Evergreen firefighters have contained a small fire on Elephant Butte in an area south of Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, said Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman Doug Saba.
    The fire, which is in a 20-by-20-foot area, began after a lightning strike on Monday night, Saba said.
    EFR received a call about the fire about 10 a.m. Monday. Indian Hills Fire-Rescue is providing mutual aid to Evergreen fire crews working at the site.
     

  • Jeffco boosts fines for failing to get dog license

    The cost for not getting Fido a license just went up in Jeffco.

    Dog owners who don’t obtain a license within 30 days of adopting a canine will now be subject to a $100 fine instead of $50. The next time they’re caught, a $200 ticket will be issued, with an additional $100 for each ticket after that.

    The increases were approved by the Jeffco commissioners on June 11.

  • A rose is a rose, but a fire by any other name baffles

    What’s in a name? In the case of last week’s wildfire near Pine, a lot of confusion.

    When the Chair Rock Fire underwent a name change and became the Lime Gulch Fire on June 19, residents 900 miles away might have been a little worried: Lime Gulch is a valley in Montana. But in Lion Gulch, here in Jeffco, the fire burned 511 acres in rugged terrain south of Conifer.

  • Lime Gulch Fire resurrects fears, resolve of couple who lost home in ’12

    For Kristen Moeller of Conifer, the Lime Gulch Fire — to borrow a Yogi Berra adage — has been “déjà vu all over again.”