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Today's News

  • Evergreen Players win $6,500 from state cultural commission

    The Evergreen Players have received a $6,500 state-sponsored grant for operational support from Colorado Creative Industries.

    CCI, formerly the Colorado Council on the Arts, is part of the new Creative Industries Division within the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

    To highlight the award, state Rep. Cheri Gerou made an appearance Friday, Feb. 10, at a sold-out performance of the Evergreen Players Improvisational Comedy show at Center/Stage Evergreen.

  • Romney prevails in local GOP caucus

    Mitt Romney emerged as the voters' favorite presidential candidate at the Republican straw poll Feb. 7 at Wilmot Elementary School, where members of four precincts met to celebrate grassroots politics, weigh the candidates and discuss the issues of the day.

    While Romney had the most votes, or 53 of the 117 reported, Rick Santorum made a respectable second place showing with 34 votes. Ron Paul won 19 votes and Newt Gingrich 11.

  • Artist's quilt breaks all the rules

     Raised on a farm in Iowa and allowed to wander in the fields and woods on his own as a child, Carmon Slater developed an intense relationship with nature that is on display in his art, his living space and his quilts.

    One of his most unusual quilts is the strangest among a collection of unusual quilts in the new juried show that opened Feb. 3, "Male Call: Quilts Made by Men," at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.

  • Accident closes lanes of westbound I-70

    A one-vehicle accident closed two of the three westbound lanes of I-70 Tuesday morning near the Genesee exit.

    Foothills Fire and Rescue was working to move a damaged red pickup from the highway, as traffic was backed up for several miles.

    It was not known if the driver suffered serious injury.

  • Evergreen leaves its mark at state swimming

    THORNTON — Jeanne Godaire didn't know exactly what she was getting this season, but the Evergreen High School girls swimming coach quickly found out. Now, the entire state knows.

     

    Behind two more state titles from Lexie Malazdrewicz, a state championship from Lindsay Morrow and a record-setting 400 freestyle relay team, the Lady Cougars capped the best season in school history with a second-place finish at the 4A state girls swimming championships Feb. 11 at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

  • Candidates sought for three seats on Indian Hills fire board

    Three board seat are up for election this year in the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, and self-nominations are being accepted.
    The election will be done by mail-in ballot. Two of the seats will be for full four-year terms; one is for a partial two-year term.
    Residents interested in running must complete a self-nomination and acceptance form, which is available by contacting Dana Retterer, designated election official, at 303-674-0800 or dretterer@tnclaw.com. Completed forms should be returned to Retterer by 5 p.m. March 2.

  • Crash closes I-70 westbound for two hours Thursday morning

    A pickup collided with a tanker truck on westbound I-70 at Lookout Mountain about 7 a.m. Thursday, closing all westbound lanes for two hours.

    It took about 10 minutes for the Highland Rescue Team to extricate the driver from the pickup, which landed upside down on the road. He was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, said Chris Walling, a paramedic with Highland Rescue of Lookout Mountain.  

  • Planning board OKs expansion of Lookout Mountain church

    The Jeffco planning commission has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Activation Ministries International church on Lookout Mountain.

  • Romney prevails in local GOP caucus

    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the straw poll at the GOP caucus at Wilmot Elementary School on Tuesday evening, but conservative Rick Santorum was the overall winner in the state.

    At Wilmot, one of two caucus locations in Evergreen, Romney topped the field with 53 votes, compared to 34 votes for former Pennsylvania senator Santorum in three precincts. Gingrich snagged 11 votes, and Ron Paul had 19 votes. The vote count from one of the precincts was not available.

  • National signing day

    Looking at local athletes who signed their letters-of-intent at National Signing Day on Feb. 1, 2012.

    EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL
    Ceremony was held at Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. in the school's main hallway.

    Noah Ansley, Football, Ft. Lewis College
    "When Keenan (Prouty) and I went up to visit everybody was so nice to us. The campus was perfect. It seemed like a perfect fit for me," said Ansley, who will switch from quarterback to slot receiver.

    Natalie Elmgreen, Softball, Colby C.C.