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Today's News

  • Two lanes of I-70 reopen in Glenwood Canyon

    Two lanes of Interstate reopened in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday afternoon just a few days after a massive rockslide closed the highway.

    Monster boulders covered I-70 in in the canyon on Sunday, closing the highway and forcing detours.

     

  • Arts, businesses join to promote Evergreen

    A new arts group has formed with the idea of promoting the area’s artistic, historic and recreational resources as a cultural destination and artistic platform, in the way that Taos and Santa Fe have defined the arts and images of New Mexico.

    Since July, the Evergreen Arts and Cultural Alliance, spearheaded by Steve Sumner, executive director of the Center for the Arts Evergreen, has been meeting almost monthly to come up with a vehicle for marketing the arts.

  • Conifer girls eliminated from playoffs

    BOULDER — The most beautiful season in Conifer girls basketball history ended with an ugly loss March 10 at the University of Colorado’s Coors Events Center.

    The No. 2-seeded Lobos (25-2), in the Class 4A final four for the first time, seemingly couldn’t buy a basket and were methodically dismantled 59-32 by three-time defending state champion Broomfield (26-1).

  • Tent caterpillars help more than hurt wildlife

    If you are one of the many people who find tent caterpillars objectionable in your backyard, now is the time to control them.

    I know they do little harm in our forests, but I find it difficult to be tolerant of them. Their favorite food is the new leaves of apple trees, so they were very common and considered destructive pests in the apple-growing sections of New York state where I grew up.

  • Lasting lessons in true heroism

    Last week’s shootings at Deer Creek Middle School were an awful reminder of the events at Columbine and Platte Canyon. Yet in the midst of our concern for the two wounded students, there was also cause to celebrate the heroic actions of Dr. David Benke, a math teacher whose split-second decision to tackle the shooter undoubtedly saved lives.

  • For victims, a prison of the heart

    Victims have a champion in Evergreen resident Ann Jaramillo. Inspired by personal tragedy in 1989, Ann has helped pave the way to victim rights for the five out of six people predicted to be involved in a violent crime.

  • Cougars to play to their strength

    Spring is almost here and that means it’s time for America’s pastime to re-enter the fold.

    The Evergreen Cougars’ baseball team has been in hibernation and is ready to be a force in the Jeffco 4A league this upcoming season and improve upon last year’s 16-5 record and third-place league finish.

    Even though the Cougars lost some strong contributors, including two starting pitchers from last year’s team, head coach Terry Hensley hopes changes in philosophy and in the offseason conditioning program can duplicate last year’s success.

  • Numbers up, expectations on the rise

    If you’ve been seeing some clouds of dust around Evergreen High School lately, it’s because the boys and girls track team is back in action and could be as good as ever.

    Both boys and girls teams look to be strong in the middle distance areas as the boys return three out four runners that won a state championship in the 4x400 relay last season, and the girls return all four runners that set a school record in the 4x800.

  • Clear Creek lacrosse adds middle schoolers

    Jamey Kittelberger was raised a little differently than most folks around here.

    Being from the East Coast is part of it, but what defined him even more were the lacrosse sticks in his car. Those sticks, and that sport, had been a part of his life since seventh grade, something few people in Colorado — especially these mountains — can relate to.

  • New face Christensen will replace Goldbach on fire board

    David Christensen of Evergreen and Clear Creek County will become the newest member of the board of the Evergreen Fire Protection District in May.

    A former volunteer firefighter for 11 years, Christensen, 61, will take the seat that became available when George Goldbach decided not to run for re-election.

    Since there were only three candidates in the running, the district legally canceled the regular May 4 election and named as elected the three candidates who submitted self-nomination forms: incumbents Jeff DeDisse and Charles Simons, and Christensen.