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Today's News

  • Foothills Fire volunteer fights termination letter

    A veteran volunteer firefighter with Foothills Fire and Rescue is fighting for his job after being fired for what he claims was a misunderstanding over whether the fire chief completed a training exercise involving a burn building.

    The Foothills Fire department covers Lookout Mountain, Idledale and parts of I-70 from outside Golden up to the Evergreen Parkway exit. The headquarters is in a building on Rainbow Hill in El Rancho.

  • Senate District 16 still a toss-up, Nicholson says

    State Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, a Democrat from Gilpin County, is looking at her next election fight in 2014, and she isn’t going to get a break as a result of reapportionment, the process of redrawing district boundaries every 10 years.

  • Evergreen rabbi helping teens find purpose in life

    A new program promises to help young people assess who they are as people, take a look at what really makes them happy, and then come up with a better idea of their purpose in life.

    "I never even remotely assumed that I was a science-y guy," said David Finger, 19, who is investigating a future in cryogenics, oceans engineering and theater sound production.

  • N.Y. builder breaks ground on El Rancho duplex project

    In one of the first multifamily residential building projects to emerge in Evergreen in years, a developer has broken ground on utilities for a 22-unit, high-end duplex complex on Tepees Way in El Rancho, near the Richmond Homes subdivision on the ridge behind Walmart and Home Depot.

    Each duplex is a stand-alone unit. Building construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

    The units will be "mountain contemporary," with rooftop patios and lots of outdoor living spaces. They are going to be spread out all over the mountain on 11 lots.

  • Waxing historic: Wilmot students melt into spirit of Colorado history

    Dressed in 1800s garb and holding props, the wax figures stood silently in the hallway of Wilmot Elementary School.

  • Teamwork identifies Evergreen to the end

    In 2011-12, Ali Meyers’ Evergreen Lady Cougars were in the truest form a team. They had to be, and it worked out well.
    “Going 15-9 with this team was a huge accomplishment,” Meyers said. “We lost Jordan Florschuetz and Haley Stading, 70 percent of our offense. We won (eight) the previous year, and this year we win 15 games.”

  • Coronado win tops Cougars’ state run

    Scott Haebe had every reason to be a glass half-full kind of guy. Even though Evergreen’s boys basketball season ended with a 52-41 Sweet 16 round loss to Golden on Feb. 25 in Colorado Springs, the Cougars just may have outdone themselves.

  • RUNNING WITH THE PAC

    Dylan Parham probably wouldn’t be playing rugby if not for his geography teacher. Then again, when your teacher also happens to be the head coach you can kind of understand why he’s playing.
    “He bugged me to come out and play,” the second-year player said.
    He would be Hugh Miller, one of two coaches for PAC (Platte and Conifer) Rugby, and Parham, an 18-year-old Platte Canyon senior, is one of 35-40 players from Platte Canyon, Conifer and Evergreen high school on this year’s team.
    And what a team it is.

  • Evergreen Democrat announces bid for state House seat

    An education consultant and yoga instructor from Evergreen will run in state House District 25, the seat now held by Cheri Gerou, a Republican from Evergreen.

    The news emerged Saturday at a monthly meeting of the Mountain Area Democrats at the United Methodist Church on Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    “Politics have always been in my blood,” said Lorna Idol, 65. “I remember sitting around the table and discussing politics growing up in Meeker. My mother was a powerhouse in the League of Women Voters.”

  • Clear Creek commission candidate facing road-rage charges

    Clear Creek Board of Commissioners candidate Christopher Trainor has been charged with first-degree burglary and other offenses by the Jefferson County district attorney’s office in connection with a traffic incident in Golden last July.
    Trainor, a Republican, also has been charged with menacing, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. The burglary charge, which is a class 3 felony, could carry a non-mandatory prison sentence of between four and 12 years, DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell said.