Today's News

  • Forest Service enacts fire ban

    In response to the dry conditions that led to a major wildfire northwest of  Masonville, the U.S. Forest Service has imposed fire restrictions in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

    As of Tuesday, April 5, the following activities are forbidden:

    • Building, maintaining or using a campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove except at a developed recreation site.

  • The Candid Curmudgeon

    This column merely offers a gentle reminder to the EPRD board, new executive director Scott Robson, and especially GreenPlay LLC, the consulting firm that is preparing a new master plan for the district.

  • Benefit exchange a healthy idea

    Editor’s note: This column was written before Rep. Stephens suggested an amendment to SB200 that Colorado’s health exchange law not take effect unless Colorado requests a waiver from the federal health care act. The suggested amendment is opposed by both Gov. Hickenlooper and Sen. Boyd and makes passage of the bill unlikely.

    It’s good that virtue is its own reward, as that may be all Betty Boyd and Amy Stephens get from sponsoring legislation to establish health benefit exchanges in Colorado.

  • New book details bird migration information

    The next two months are the most exciting time of the year to all birders. They are the months of spring migration, when thousands of birds move from South and Central America to their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada.
    It is not quite clear why birds make this journey of thousands of miles twice a year, but they do. Many of them migrate at night. Unseen, they pass overhead with no one the wiser except for hearing their call notes. Call notes are short chirps that birds use to keep their flocks together in flight.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pain at the pump

  • Fifth-place finish sweet for Poms at nationals

    Surreal, like a dream and a cherry on the top of the cake were terms used by the captains of the Evergreen Poms as they recalled taking fifth place nationally earlier this year in a dance team competition.

    The team of 17 girls performed in the Universal Dance Association competition in Florida in a field of 80 teams from public, private and performance high schools. The team performed a traditional hip-hop routine with a lot of tricks.

    The competition among the teams was tough.

  • 'We lost everything’

    Some people used the words “relocation center” to describe Camp Amache in southeast Colorado, but Kittredge resident Robert Fuchigami calls it what it was to him: a concentration camp.

    Today, his memories of the World War II internment center no longer hold Fuchigami captive; he’s made peace with what happened during the war, when thousands of Japanese-Americans were imprisoned by hatred and suspicion. Today, he’s fascinated with the camp’s history, not bound by his memories of the three years his family spent there.

  • Forest worker cited in connection with Soda Creek Fire

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued a summons to a man who was working as a caretaker in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on Friday, March 18 — three days before the Soda Creek Fire broke out about 2:10 p.m. the following Monday.

    Joel Worley, 37, of Denver, a West Metro Fire Department employee who was hired to collect and dispose of slash, told an investigator he was burning deadwood on land owned by Christopher Payne of Humphrey Drive on March 18.

  • A game on the rise

    Sam Soell, like his teammates, braved a chilly Friday night at Marshdale Elementary School for the hour-and-half lacrosse practice for the sixth- and seventh-grade team. The Mountain Lacrosse league season-opener was right around the corner and Soell and his teammates needed to be ready.

  • For Evergreen graduate Adams it’s all about snowboarding

    Danielle Adams has always been an athletic-type. She played soccer and she was a gymnast. And the 2010 Evergreen High School graduate always pictured herself using one of those sports as a springboard into college. Then snowboarding came along.

    “My senior year I was into snowboarding more than anything. It was something that I was more passionate about,” Adams said.