Today's News

  • Elk Creek names Page interim administrative coordinator

    The Elk Creek Fire District has hired its training safety officer, Joe Page, to be temporary administrative coordinator, after embattled former fire chief Bill Dolan decided not to take the position.

    The district committee that reviews the administrative coordinator position and Dolan agreed that he would not take the job, said interim fire chief Pete Igel. Igel said it’s in the best interest of the district that Dolan stop doing the work as a volunteer and not take the paid position.

  • Evergreen Fine Art hosts mane event

    Horse lovers and art lovers combined forces on Friday to attend “The Horse Show” art exhibit at Evergreen Fine Art and to raise money for three horse rescue organizations.

    Several hundred people toured the art gallery to look at horse paintings and sculptures from 26 artists, most of whom don’t normally create equine art. They also spoke with many of the artists and with representatives from the three nonprofits.

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  • July brings wildflowers above tree line

    June has been a wonderful month, so green, so fresh after the cold winter, it seemed almost magical. Now, July lies ahead with warmer weather, dusty roads and skyrockets in bloom for the Fourth of July.

  • Palmer feels at home at Thunder Valley

    LAKEWOOD — Lindsey Palmer could feel the nerves coming on. The good kind of nerves. The ones a person gets when they’re excited. After all the American Motocross Association national tour was at Thunder Valley Motocross Park, her home away from home.

    “This morning I was feeling big butterflies,” Palmer said. “Everyone you know is here and they’re all watching and like ‘You’ve got to go out and do it.’ It’s a lot of pressure. But once the gate drops it all goes away.”


  • Return to running pays off for ex-Mullen star

    GEORGETOWN — Peter Cole took a couple of years off from running, and the 25-year-old Denver native is just now getting back into the swing of things.

    “To be honest I moved back to Denver and Denver is a running community. I’ve been running with my brother and some other guys. They’ve been a great inspiration for me to keep running,” said Cole, a Mullen High School graduate and a four-year cross country runner at Creighton University.

  • Englehart, Cougars edge Hawks

    Evergreen High School pitcher Jake Englehart and the rest of his defense guided the Cougars to a 2-1 victory over Horizon on June 22.

    Englehart got his team out of trouble a number of times throughout the game as the Hawks left men on base in every inning.

  • New rules would open door to short-term vacation rentals

     The Jeffco planning commission is scheduled to discuss a proposed amendment to zoning regulations that would allow short-term vacation rentals in all residential districts as long as the properties abide by the same rules that apply to residential houses in general.

    The planning commission has a hearing on the matter scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6:15 p.m. The Board of County Commissioners will have a hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 8 a.m.

  • Seniors warned of plethora of scams targeting the unaware


    What is the first clue that you are about to be scammed?

    "Someone tells you to wire the money. If someone tells you to wire the money, do nothing further. Hang up. Don't be afraid to be rude. These are not nice people," said Karen Bliss, a fraud investigator with the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Bliss was speaking at a lunch meeting organized mainly for seniors at the Evergreen Lake House on Thursday, June 16, but she had plenty of advice for people of all ages.

  • Music under the big tent defines Evergreen Fourth

    Celebrate July Fourth with the Evergreen Music Festival, an inexpensive day of family fun, food and art at Evergreen Lake, plus classical and pop music under the big white tent with the National Repertory Orchestra.

    Tickets are $10 for over 12 and free for everyone 12 and under. All of the proceeds go to benefit the event. Attendees are invited to bring a chair and sit under the tent or spread a blanket on the lawn. Gates open at 10 a.m.