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Today's News

  • ‘It’s all about having fun’ for the Hurricanes

    THORNTON — For spectators, swim meets can seem daunting. Especially when trying to decipher one swimmer from the next. After all they look the same with their team suits and caps.
    The trick is to find the one difference, such as goggles, or in the case of 10 year-old Faith Hellard, a smile as big and deep as the pool. Hellard swims year-round and summer league for the Evergreen Hurricanes.

  • Two hurt as vehicle goes over cliff near Floyd Hill

    Two people were rescued from a vehicle that plunged over a 30-foot cliff late Wednesday on Aspen Drive near Floyd Hill. 

  • School district clarifies figures on possible tax increase

    If voters approve two property tax increases being contemplated by the Jefferson County school board, the likely net increase in taxes on a $250,000 home would be about $36 annually.

    The school board is considering asking voters to increase both the mill levy, which is used to pay for district operating expenses, and to approve the district issuing a bond, which is used for building maintenance and construction.

  • Primary election ballots heading to voters by mail June 4

    Primary election ballots will begin arriving at Jeffco addresses the week of June 4, but there will be very few decisions to make, since there will be few contested races on local ballots.  
    As previously announced, the June 26 primary is an all-mail election this year. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters registered with either the Democratic, Republican or American Constitution parties.
    The deadline to turn in ballots is June 26. The general election will be Nov. 6. The registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 9.  

  • Teen comedy troupe blends laughs, learning

    Live from Evergreen … it’s Friday night! On June 1, a select group of teen drama students will follow in the footsteps of sketch-comedy legends to create their own version of “Saturday Night Live” at Center/Stage Theatre. This improvisational comedy troupe, known as The Tribe, is now in its fourth summer of performance, and audiences are sure to be delighted by their quick-wit and unique brand of humor that only a Colorado teenager can conjure.

    The Tribe was born from a musical theater summer camp offered by the Evergreen Players.

  • ‘A strong soul’: Kristina Halstead meets life’s challenges with an indomitable spirit

    Speaking doesn’t come easily to Kristina Halstead, but she has a lot to say.

    Kristina, 19, through a lifetime of living in a wheelchair and struggling to manage the activities of daily living, has become an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities.

    “I want to show people that handicapped people can actually do something with our lives,” she said.

    She plans to spend her life teaching what her family calls “typical people” not to fear those who look different or who have physical disabilities.

  • Jeffco Commissioner Rosier faces Lookout Mountain critics on their turf

    A handful of citizens took County Commissioner Don Rosier to task May 22 for his controversial vote to allow the expansion of the Activation Ministries Church on Lookout Mountain.
    Some residents are upset that the larger church will attract more cars to Lookout Mountain Road, a two-lane, designated scenic byway already popular with tourists and a multitude of cyclists, especially on the weekends.
    A citizens group, Lookout Mountain Residents United, has filed a lawsuit against Rosier and County Commissioner John Odom in hopes of reversing the decision.

  • Pondering the ecstasy, agony of the feet

    There was a time in Evergreen in the early ‘70s when you got your Birkenstocks from Pat Pendleton and Ted Lothammer out of the back of a Chinook camper. They also offered human-potential workshops at their Evergreen Retreat Center up above the Lake. The couple’s work eventually morphed into People House, Facilitator Training and so much more. Ted’s legacy has been documented in a new book, “Patron Saint of Rascals,” by Cheryl Williams Card.

  • Higher ed needs the public’s support

  • House wrens working their way into the foothills

    The little brown house wren has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. They always nested in a box in our yard on the farm where I grew up, and they were common nesting birds in most every yard in the village.