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Today's News

  • A rose is a rose, but a fire by any other name baffles

    What’s in a name? In the case of last week’s wildfire near Pine, a lot of confusion.

    When the Chair Rock Fire underwent a name change and became the Lime Gulch Fire on June 19, residents 900 miles away might have been a little worried: Lime Gulch is a valley in Montana. But in Lion Gulch, here in Jeffco, the fire burned 511 acres in rugged terrain south of Conifer.

  • Lime Gulch Fire resurrects fears, resolve of couple who lost home in ’12

    For Kristen Moeller of Conifer, the Lime Gulch Fire — to borrow a Yogi Berra adage — has been “déjà vu all over again.”

  • Recall efforts an abuse of the process

    Colorado may be on the verge of becoming ground zero in the national battle over gun control as the recall of state Senate President John Morse moves closer to reality.

  • All plants big and small

    When you begin to study wildflowers, you, out of necessity, begin to learn about the development of plants, learning that plants range from microscopic algae and mosses to giant and thousands-of-years-old trees.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    At the O.K. Corral

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office to host 'Coffee with a Cop'

    How safe am I? What can I do about people speeding through my neighborhood? Is driving 5 mph over the speed limit really that big of a deal? 

    If you’ve ever had questions like those and wanted answers, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office invites you to grab a cup o’ joe and bring your concerns to its “Coffee with a Cop” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Da Kind Soups in Evergreen. 

  • Celebrating July 4 at Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show

    This year’s Music Festival and Art Show at Evergreen Lake on July 4 offers those attending the opportunity to view the work of area artists and listen to a variety of sounds ranging from symphonic melodies to Celtic tunes.

    The event begins at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Sedici Corde String Quartet, a group of four young musicians playing traditional chamber works. The art show also begins at this time in the Evergreen Lake House, where artists will demonstrate creative techniques.

  • Evergreen fire department seeking volunteers

    “We’re ramping up for recruiting,” said Chris Johnson, fire operations chief for the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department.

    “We’re low, but not critical,” Johnson told the Evergreen Fire Protection District board at the June 18 meeting.

    In recent months, the number of firefighters in the all-volunteer organization has decreased from more than 90 to 78, Johnson said.

  • Working on the line at wildland fires

    Firefighter Terri McLaughlin is one of several women in the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department who respond to calls, including those for wildland fires.

     

    A couple of weeks ago, McLaughlin and Evergreen firefighters Jeff Ashford, Byrne McKenna and Bill Atkins joined multiple mutual-aid crews working to contain the massive Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs.

    “On the first day, we had live fire on top of us,” McLaughlin said. “We went to homes and worked on what could be saved.”

  • Runners blooming in time at Slacker

    GEORGETOWN — Ryan Herzog didn’t run in high school back in Duluth, Minn., or in college when he studied at the Minnesota College of Design. As a matter of fact, he didn’t start running until seven years ago, and that was to reduce the weight he had added while in college.
    “I lost my fitness from the sports in my younger years, so I got into running kind of by fluke,” the 33-year-old Superior resident said.