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Today's News

  • Family fun center may replace Bergen 7 Theaters

    A group of local investors has purchased the former AMC movie theater complex at 1204 Bergen Parkway and plans to expand and remodel it into a family fun center, including bowling alleys, an arcade, billiards and a sports bar.

    A new funplex could give an economic boost to the businesses in the nearby Bergen Village Shopping Center, which now has the large empty movie theater building at its gateway.

  • Heated debate over Bear Creek water temperature

     Bear Creek, the waterway that feeds the Evergreen area from Mount Evans to Kittredge and beyond, is back on the list of the state’s impaired streams after water-quality authorities examined data showing the temperature levels were above the limit on two occasions in 2010.

    In one case, the increase exceeded the standard by 0.01 degree Celsius, and in the other case it was 0.41 degree Celsius, both of which are less than 1 degree Fahrenheit. Both cases were based on a weekly average, one ending July 27 and one ending Aug. 2 in 2010.

  • County seeks citizen input on elections

    The Jeffco clerk and recorder is seeking public comment about whether the 2012 primary election should be held as an all-mail election. The public comment period ends Jan. 30. There will be a public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners on Jan. 31.

    The 2010 primary was the first primary conducted by mail ballot in Jefferson County. It resulted in a record-breaking turnout and cost half a million dollars less than the previous polling place election in 2008.

    In 2008, 94 percent of the voters chose to vote by mail.

  • Maestros of the ropes

    Men and women who enjoy dangling on ropes from extremely high and dangerous places like wind turbines came to Evergreen on Saturday for the fifth annual Rope Access Olympics.

     

    Staged in the Alpine Rescue Team headquarters building and the Foothills Fire/Rescue vehicle barn, the event featured some 28 competitors who vied to solve various complicated rope problems.

    The first involved transferring a 220-pound, crash-test dummy to safety while suspended in midair from a spider web of ropes, carabiners and various implements.

  • Eastbound I-70 cleared at Chief Hosa

    All  lanes going east at Chief Hosa near milemarker 253 were open at 3 p.m. following an accident at 1:37 p.m.

  • Echo Mountain seeing record attendance

    Echo Mountain ski resort is having a record year.
    Sales of daily lift tickets are up 81 percent, and enrollment in the ski and ride school is up 71 percent over this time last year, according to resort officials. In addition, rentals have increased 77 percent and retail sales 42 percent.

  • ‘Orbit’ a high point for two theater mainstays in Evergreen

    Witnessing the birth of a new theatrical work is a rare gift. It is especially rare when the director and playwright are both local residents and the premiere is taking place right in Evergreen. Theater-goers won’t want to miss this creative collaboration between two mainstays of the Evergreen theater world, playwright Scott Gibson and director Len Matheo. Mark your calendars for opening night of the Evergreen Players’ production of “Remaining in Orbit.”

  • Marshdale Elementary partners with foundation for fund-raising

    Marshdale Elementary School has found another way to raise money by becoming a partner with the Jefferson Foundation.
    Anyone who makes a donation to the school through the foundation gets a tax deduction, and school officials hope that will create more incentive to help the school pay for things that are not being funded because of budget cuts.
    The Jefferson Foundation is the nonprofit fund-raising arm of Jefferson County Public Schools.

  • Legislators face major issues in new session

    Ready for up to 120 days of nonstop fun and excitement? You’ve got it; your Colorado General Assembly convenes today for the 2012 legislative session.
    As has been the case for the last several years, budget discussions will dominate this year’s session. While there was good news in the last revenue forecast of 2011, there are still many more needs than there are resources, and tough decisions will need to be made about how to do it.

  • Who will get the GOP nomination?

    With January finally here, Americans are increasingly turning their attention toward the presidential race. Until now, many of us watched the GOP primary out of the corner of our eye, vaguely aware of the waxing and waning of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Late in the year, the omnipresent Newt Gingrich entered the race with great fanfare, only to fall short of being the game-changer he no doubt planned to be.