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Today's News

  • All about jazz: Evergreen Jazz Festival fills the weekend with sassy sounds, fascinating facts

    Evergreen came alive with the sweet, sassy sounds of jazz this past weekend.

    Music lovers who attended the Evergreen Jazz Festival heard and danced to a dynamic blend of traditional jazz tunes performed by talented musicians in several groups.

    At the Evergreen Elks Lodge, which offered two venues for performances, jazz music floated through the air and mingled with the tangy aroma of barbecue served to attendees.

    A few of the groups at this year’s 11th annual festival performed for the first time at the event.

  • EHS grad Pat Porter, former Olympic runner, dies in plane crash

    Evergreen High alum and two-time U.S. Olympian Patrick Porter was killed along with two teenagers — his 15-year-old son, Connor, and Connor's 14-year-old friend Connor Mantsch — when Porter's Beech B-60 aircraft crashed and burned on takeoff July 26 in Sedona, Ariz.

    Porter's wife, Trish, confirmed the deaths to the Associated Press and the Adams State athletics department. The plane, according to reports, had trouble taking off and plunged into a mesa, reportedly hitting a boundary fence.

  • Staunton State Park prepares to open to public in October

    Staunton State Park is on track to open to the public in October, as volunteer recruitment, partner development and construction progress.

    A firm date for the opening of Colorado’s newest state park — on 3,500 acres north of Shaffers Crossing — will be set sometime in August, said park manager Jennifer Marten.

    Community partners and volunteers

    The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife hosted two open houses in April to recruit volunteers to help build and maintain the park and partners to raise money for it.

  • A reminder that all life is precious

    Obviously, words cannot heal or explain the terrible events of last week. But I think President Obama made some decent and heartfelt remarks on the matter. Here’s what he said:

  • An assault on citizens’ safety

    In the somber wake of last week’s mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater, Coloradans are looking for answers.

  • Cormorants at Evergreen Lake a majestic sight

    One of the most prominent and therefore most asked-about bird at Evergreen Lake is the double-crested cormorant. This big bird often is seen sitting on the dam or on the sandbar that accumulates at the inlet. They are big black birds that people cannot fail to see, especially when they have their wings spread out to dry.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Lucky at cards…

  • Closing the circle, in the ring

    The thought actually hit me earlier in the week that 19 years before, as a mere 21-year-old in Craigsville, Va., of all places, I stepped into a professional wrestling ring for the first time as a referee. But that's not where my love affair with what is now more prominently called sports entertainment began.

  • Visiting Chargers steal doubleheader from Evergreen

    The Evergreen Cougars dropped a home doubleheader to the the Chatfield Chargers on July 22, losing 7-4 and 11-10.
    In Game 1, Evergreen got off to an early lead, scoring all of its runs in the first inning. But fortune smiled on Chatfield in the fourth inning when it scored three runs — one of which on a balk by Evergreen sophomore pitcher Jackson Grise.
    After a brief rain delay in the second inning of Game 2, Chatfield was up to bat with the Cougars leading 6-4.

  • Courage Classic ride is all about the kids

    Michael Elmquist was looking for a team. For two years the Houston, Texas, resident had ridden in the Courage Classic, a three-day, 157-mile bike ride through Summit County to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Colorado. But he was looking to join a group. A specific team — the Slalom Gates Rubber Duckies.
    Elmquist e-mailed ride organizers to get him on the team, but team captain Robert Meek never received the notification. Elmquist figured he would come up to Colorado and visit his sister’s in-laws. He would fly it by ear in his quest to find a team.