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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Olympic theme dominates Rodeo Parade

    “Here come the horses!” a youngster shouted as the first horseback riders made their way down Main Street at the start of the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on Saturday. 

    As the large crowd cheered, even some of the horses seemed excited, tossing their heads while clip-clopping along.

    Holding onto her white hat on the cool, breezy morning, honorary grand marshal Louise Hendryx greeted people as she rode by in one of the first of 91 entries in the parade.

  • Spring all-conference track & field

    The following is the 4A Jeffco League all-conference team for the 2012 spring season:

    BOYS
    FIRST TEAM

  • Evergreen’s Chase rowing right along

    Kendall Chase looks back at the photos taken two years ago at the University of California-Berkley rowing camp and it’s downright atrocious. At least in her mind.
    “I was really bad,” Chase said.
    But, oh, how things have changed since 2010.

  • Evergreen Rodeo Notebook: Concussions, cracked vertebrae take toll on Shirley

    Tim Shirley’s fingerprints were all over the Evergreen Rodeo on June 17. The only problem with that for the 30-year-old Bailey resident was that they weren’t on what he’s become best known for the past 12 years.
    Shirley, a 2001 Colorado Pro Rodeo Association bareback champion, was scratched from this year’s bareback riding competition after doctors recommended that he didn’t ride due to a history of concussions. He’d ridden in every Evergreen Rodeo since getting his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card.

  • Living the cowboy life

    Make no bones about it, Zilla Lapp is a big man. His girth is what initially drove the burly cowboy into the sport of rodeo in the first place. He was told that he was too big to ride. So Lapp set out to prove his critics wrong.
    “My grandpa’s grandpa used to do it. I’m trying to keep the dream alive,” Lapp said. “Cowboys are a dying breed.”

  • Fire district board delays training facility project

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board has decided to delay the training facility project for three months to allow time for a committee to review it and consider options.

    Since learning of plans for the facility, some Evergreen residents have strongly objected to the selected site at Fire Station 2 on Bergen Parkway, which is close to a residential area.

    George Kling, EFPD board president, made the motion for the project delay at the June 12 meeting. Board members voted 4-1 for approval, with David Christensen casting the dissenting vote.

  • Eastbound I-70 reopens after haz-mat spill

    The eastbound lanes of I-70 have been reopened at the Lookout Mountain exit, after a semi carrying flammable liquid rolled near milepost 256 on Thursday afternoon.

    The spill had closed all eastbound lanes starting about 2 p.m., and traffic was diverted onto U.S. 40 for much of the afternoon.

    The tractor-trailer, carrying seven 550-gallon containers of a methanol solution, rolled at the entrance to the runaway truck lane, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A haz-mat team was called in to clean up the 400-gallon spill.

  • Business’ new owners were given a sign

    Mark Hollandsworth’s life is all about destiny.

    It was destiny that made a deal in Joplin, Mo., fall through, so he didn’t move his sign business out of his home. It was destiny that spared his daughter from a tornado that tore through Joplin last year.

    And, most importantly, it was destiny that brought him through Evergreen on vacation, where he met Chris and Sue Krieg, the owners of Evergreen Sign Co. The Kriegs sold Evergreen Signs to the Hollandsworths last month.