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Today's News

  • Red Cross to honor Alpine Rescue Team

    The Alpine Rescue Team, based in El Rancho, is topping off another busy year of 111 missions accomplished, as the recipient of a Red Cross award at the Breakfast of Champions in Denver on March 15.

    In 2010, the all-volunteer search and rescue group logged a record 116 missions.

    Of the 111 missions in 2011, two-thirds were in Clear Creek County, where last year the group responded to seven deaths.

  • Jeffco seeking applicants for boards and commissions

    The Jefferson County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill vacancies on numerous commissions and boards, many of which have vacancies or have seats up for appointment in late March.

    Among the entities with vacancies are the audit committee, library board, CSU Extension Advisory Board and Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. The audit committee, which was disbanded by the commissioners last year, has been reincarnated with an official charter, a detail the commissioners said the previous committee lacked.

  • Good citizens embrace their freedoms

    Editor’s note: Columnist Greg Romberg’s space this week is being taken by his daughter Rebekah Romberg. Rebekah, a senior at Evergreen High School, recently won the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Scholarship for her essay on being a good citizen. Rebekah was given up to two hours to write the following essay based just on her own knowledge and without either prior knowledge of the question or access to any research or resource materials.

  • Women aren’t going anywhere

    “Now I know it’s a national law in America that women are more evolved than men, but if that’s true, how come they are still so impressed by shiny objects?” quips Bill Maher. Oh, ha, ha. Like a blonde joke, I guess?

  • Ducks will arrive soon at Evergreen Lake

    Soon the ice will break up on Evergreen Lake, and migrating ducks will begin to appear. Usually blue-winged teal are the first to arrive. It is interesting to keep track of the large variety of ducks that can be seen on this little lake.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Ex-istential anxiety

  • Winter all-conference teams: Girls swimming, wrestling

    The following is a list of winter sports athletes, coaches and teams who were named all-conference first team, second team and honorable mention in girls swimming and wrestling in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2011-12 season:

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    4A ALL-JEFFCO LEAGUE
    FIRST TEAM

  • Skiing: Right knee injury wiped out Van Hoesen’s season

    Kylie Van Hoesen remembers Nov. 26, 2011 as if it were yesterday.
    It was a typical training session at Winter Park when the 17-year-old Evergreen junior went for a 360-degree jump during her moguls run. But she landed kind of funny and twisted her knee, or so she thought. Unfortunately, it was a lot more than that.

  • Skiing: Busy Marshall turning her fortunes around

    To say that Kendall Marshall is quite busy would be an understatement.
    The 16-year-old Conifer junior not only skied her way into the Junior Olympics for the fourth time in freestyle moguls, but she also qualified for U.S. Skiing Championships in Stratton Mountain, Vt., again. And, oh yeah, this is her first year on the NorAm Tour.
    It’s a good thing she’s only taking four classes this year since she’s gone for much of the school year. It doesn’t hurt that she’s skiing much better, too.

  • Democrat joins Clear Creek's District 2 commission race

    A Democrat has entered the race for the District 2 county commissioner seat, joining two Republicans vying for the spot.

    George Clark, a business consultant and retired Air Force brigadier general, is joining Republicans Thomas Hayden and Christopher Trainor in the race for the seat currently held by term-limited Democrat Kevin O’Malley.