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Today's News

  • Elk injures woman in Evergreen

    An Evergreen woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in an encounter with an elk about 11 a.m. Sept. 22 on South San Souci Drive, near Dedisse Park and Troutdale Scenic Drive, about a mile from downtown Evergreen.

    A neighbor who talked to the woman’s husband said she was heading back to her car after retrieving a small dog. She didn’t see the elk before it attacked her and knocked her to the ground.

    A herd of about 17 elk was in the woman’s yard at the time, said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

  • Mount Evans Highway closes

    The Mount Evans Highway is officially closed for the season.

    The road to the 14,264-foot summit, Colorado 5, is billed as North America's highest paved highway, state officials announced Sept 23. The road was closed after two days of intermittent snow.

     

  • H1N1 flu cancels little league football games

    Officials from the Jeffco Midget Football Association will meet this week to decide how to handle a local outbreak of H1N1 flu that has already forced cancellation of several games.

    Rebecca Schloegl, office manager of the South Jeffco Sports Association and past president of the JMFA, said several games have been canceled because team members have confirmed cases of H1N1 flu " and more cancellations could be coming.

  • Take the eTrain: County’s new mobile training center designed to help jobless residents

    The Jeffco Public Library and the county's Workforce Center are taking their campaign for computer literacy on the road. Literally.

    The county last week unveiled the eTrain Mobile Training Lab, a converted bookmobile that boasts eight computer stations with access to the Internet. The vehicle's driver also serves as a trainer, and will lead classes in Internet skills and career-building for clients of nonprofits and for small businesses around Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties.

  • Despite injuries, gymnasts flying high

    Evergreen, the reigning Class 4A state champions, topped Lakewood in a gymnastics dual meet, 165.425 to 155.575 on Sept. 17 at Lakewood High School.

    The Cougars, who figure to be pushed by Elizabeth for the 4A crown, have gone through some injuries as of late. Micala Mitchek is currently out of action, as is Dani Adams, who injured her ankle in the Lakewood meet. Jessica Himmelman and Elise Pate are also out with injuries.

  • Evergreen running strong

    LITTLETON — When you spend most of your time running in the mountains, making the transition to a more urban setting can be difficult.

    Bryn Haebe and the Evergreen girls cross-country team had no such difficulties, as they dominated the field in the girls Division 3 race at the Sept. 18 Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School.

    Led by Haebe’s second-place finish, the Cougars went on to claim five of the top-15 spots for an impressive team score of 33. The next-closest team was Niwot, 80 points back with 113.

  • Apex proposals put brakes on bikes

    The new proposed management plan for Apex Park on Lookout Mountain gives mountain-bike riders access to all trails, while restricting certain uphill segments to one-way bike travel only.

    Instead of traveling from top to bottom conveniently nonstop, cyclists would navigate a series of switchbacks going uphill for 0.7 miles, before taking the rest of the downhill.

    Under the plan, pedestrians would be somewhat less vulnerable to bikes coming downhill.

  • Soaring need puts EChO in expansion mode

    With the local economy in a tailspin, the staff at Evergreen Christian Outreach food and clothing bank is feeling the stress.

    As the holiday season approaches, EChO is sending out an SOS for more volunteers, groceries, bedding and shoes, among other things. The center at 27640 Highway 74 is also expanding physically to accommodate the crowds.

  • Fire board eliminates deputy chief job

    After meeting in a closed-door session for about 45 minutes, the Evergreen fire district board decided Sept. 17 to combine two jobs into one and eliminate the deputy chief post, culminating a staff reduction process that began early this year.

    Some of the communications manager’s duties have been reassigned to the communications supervisors, and other management matters will be under a new position.

  • Spend more now on credit, get less later

    We’re all familiar with the endless solicitations for credit cards in the mailbox, but the most desperate one I ever received was an actual check for $100. All I had to do was endorse it and I’d get the cash — along with a new credit card. No strings attached, right?