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Today's News

  • Simon’s ‘Barefoot’ brings charm, simplicity to the stage
  • Masters swimmers can train at Evergreen Lake

    Masters swimmers can train in Evergreen Lake

     

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is expanding its Masters Swimming program to include open-water swimming in Evergreen Lake this summer.

    Beginning June 18 and continuing through mid-September, the park district will permit swimming in the lake for registered members of the Colorado Masters Swimming Association during designated open swim times on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

  • Keys on the Green serving cuisine designed for varied palates

    Since opening under new management this spring, Keys on the Green restaurant is offering an eclectic menu with entrees for meat eaters, vegetarians and fish lovers.

    “We’re trying to appeal to everyone,” says Craig Caldwell, manager and partner in the enterprise.

    “The prime rib is the biggest seller right now,” he adds.

    However, those who dine at the restaurant also have choices that include Colorado lamb, Pacific halibut and Tuscan kale salad. Every night the restaurant also offers three specials.

  • Don't let bears get too comfortable at home, says wildlife officer

    A bear that had been making visits to an Evergreen home was euthanized recently, said Jennifer Churchill, spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    Evergreen firefighters initially rescued the yearling bear from a tree after a wildlife officer had tranquilized it. However, because the bruin had become comfortable foraging at homes, it had to be put down, said Churchill.

    While there have been other reports of bear sightings in Evergreen, so far the season has been “pretty typical,” she said.

  • Rodeo dance to feature local musicians

    The Evergreen Elks Lodge is hosting a traditional rodeo dance on Saturday with live music by Steve Stoddard and the Blinker Fluid Band and other local musicians. 

     

    “They’re all pros — one of the most diverse groups,” said Stoddard.

    The band plays a range of old country tunes to classic and modern rock, disco and funk, he said.

  • Evergreen firefighters led effort to contain Bluebell Fire

    Capt. Scott Martin of Evergreen Fire/Rescue said that when he saw 40-foot flames while heading down Buffalo Park Road on June 3, he immediately called for mutual aid.

     

    “Capt. Martin did the right thing,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege while talking about the Bluebell Fire, which scorched more than 10 acres last week.

    Strong winds fueled the wildfire, which started when a 48-foot tree made contact with two high-voltage power lines on wooded property near Bluebell Lane.

  • Stage 1 fire ban in effect in unincorporated Jeffco, areas of Clear Creek County

    A temporary stage 1 fire ban took effect at 5 p.m. June 11 in areas of unincorporated Jefferson County.

    The next day, a stage 1 fire ban went into effect for the following areas of Clear Creek County, including areas in the Evergreen Fire Protection District: Floyd Hill, Saddleback, Beaver Brook and lands east of Little Bear on Highway 103.

    Recreational fires, except within a permanent fire grate at a park, campground, private residence or picnic area, are prohibited. Smoking must be done in areas that are cleared of all combustible material.

  • Climate change is real — and is a threat to our way of life

    By Paul Belanger
    I too read Sandy Barnes’ article about the Mike Nelson-Jim White presentations on global warming. I was dismayed to read Howard Sperry’s May 14 reply claiming simplistic, one-sided “beliefs.”

  • Schools’ budget reflects good financial stewardship

    By Lesley Dahlkemper
    The voters of Jefferson County knew it was time to step up for the future of students when they gave a resounding “yes” to ballot measures 3A and 3B last November.
    Voters’ generosity ensured that Jeffco Schools would not have to make $45 million in reductions during the 2013-14 school year. These reductions would have resulted in the loss of 600 jobs and the elimination of important programs for our students.

  • Now liberals have their own Nixon

    If you took a social studies class in the past 30 years, there’s no way you could avoid knowing chapter and verse about McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses at the FBI, and President Nixon’s “enemies list.”

     The paranoid abuse of government power in the latter half of the last century led to a healthy skepticism of federal leadership, and justifiably so. While corruption itself is nothing new, it became more visible in the television era. Today we rightfully look at those events as low points in American history.