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Today's News

  • Snafu delays county employees’ checks

    An administrative error left hundreds of county employees without the paychecks they expected to receive on Sept. 4.

  • A lucky strike: Evergreen man survives lightning strike during hike on Quandary Peak

    It was a freak lightning strike that involved no thunder, rain or warning, except for some dark clouds. It was a cold day in the 30s, and snow began falling on the 14,000-foot peak after noon. Others in the vicinity said there was a single, terrifying bolt of lightning.

    “I was the only person there who wasn’t traumatized by the events. I couldn’t remember anything,” said T.J. Carroll, an oil and gas attorney with Kinder Morgan in Lakewood. “Everybody else was totally freaked out.”

  • Wet summer has brought new weeds to the area

    On Friday evening, Aug.14, the Weed Awareness Committee met for its last summer weed pulling at Evergreen Lake.

  • Curing an ailing health care system

    By Hannah Hayes

    After hearing the phrase “health care reform,” it’s sorely disappointing to see how shallow the thinking goes. All that’s being talked about is how to pay for exactly the same kind of health care that many Americans already have. The finances of medicine are in shambles, but true reform should go much further if the aim is to raise the quality of life.

  • Crawford happy to be with Stingers

    Zac Crawford can’t stop smiling.

    After working at the US Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Crawford, who was living in Alabama at the time, fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and vowed that if an opportunity presented itself for him to move to the state, he would.

    That opportunity, in form of being the Stingers Soccer Club’s Developmental Director of Coaching, arose and Crawford literally jumped at the chance.

  • Maximum effort: Stout defense, timely hitting push Evergreen past Platte Canyon

    Some first games pack more intrigue than others.

    Consider the Cougars, who were young and inexperienced at the Class 4A varsity level, facing off against an experienced group from perennial 3A power Platte Canyon.

    You gotta love being young.

    “I was kind of expecting some first-game jitters, but I thought defensively we just played lights out,” Evergreen coach Scott Haebe said after the Cougars scored a well earned 7-2 nonleague season-opening victory Aug. 26.

  • Park maintenance facility must be built in stages

    A couple of unheated steel shipping containers connected by a makeshift roof will have to serve as the park district’s vehicle repair shop and storage facility for at least one more winter.

    Plans to build a new park maintenance facility had to be put on hold last month after the construction costs for the bare-bones plan turned out to be substantially higher than first estimated.

  • Channel 6 viewers need to rescan digital sets

    The station just raised its antenna 200 feet and increased its power to 1 million watts at the tower on Mount Morrison, where it reaches viewers along the Front Range and in the mountains.

    (Mount Morrison is the prominent peak above Red Rocks Amphitheatre that can be seen from I-70 and Highways 73 and 74 in Evergreen.)

    Before the power boost, Channel 6 was operating at only 315,000 watts.

    Channel 6 expected to lose about 10 percent of its coverage area temporarily when it went digital June 12.

  • Purrington to be released to rehab hospital

    Julia Purrington of Evergreen, 34, is recovering from a fractured left kneecap and severely torn ligaments in her right knee and is expected to be released from Littleton Adventist Hospital into a rehabilitation hospital this week.

    Purrington was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Rampart Range Road near Chatfield Reservoir on Aug. 22.

    She said from the hospital that she had a couple of surgeries on her knees and is waiting for the results of an MRI on her shoulder.

  • Cyclist still in hospital after Aug. 16 on-ramp crash

    Jeffrey S. Detlefs of Evergreen was arrested on a number of charges, including vehicular assault, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

    He was held in Jefferson County Jail until Aug. 21, when he posted bail of $60,000.

    The case has been turned over to the Denver district attorney’s office for special prosecution because Hegyi is an attorney for the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office.

    A spokeswoman for St. Anthony Hospital Central could give no further details about the nature of his injuries .