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Today's News

  • Boulder ballot misses the point

    On Nov. 1, 2011, municipalities across Colorado will conduct elections. Voters in those cities and towns will be picking mayors and members of their city councils. They will decide on tax questions and other issues concerning how their cities will operate.
    And then there is Boulder.

  • Wild mushrooms: Beautiful, tasty and sometimes dangerous

    My mother was an insatiable reader, and she taught all of us to love books and where they could take us by reading to us every day.

  • Downright dazzling: Main Street works hard to be downtown Evergreen’s main event

    The next time you contemplate abandoning Evergreen for a restorative weekend somewhere cool and green and busting with local color, hang the car keys back on their hook and contemplate this — shoals of discriminating day-trippers from the Front Range and beyond have already done the math, and they’re coming to the heart of Evergreen.

    “If you look at the percentages, the majority of people downtown on the weekend are from out of town,” says Janice Stutters, board member of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The kids are all tight

  • Jeffco library board votes to block porn on computers

    Pornography will soon be blocked on all computers at Jeffco libraries, the board of trustees decided Aug. 18, following weeks of public outcry over the availability of such content on public computers.
    Though the filtering system will eventually be designed to block only images deemed pornographic on adult-accessed computers, websites could be filtered in their entirety on all library computers in the more immediate future.

  • Body found on Lookout Mountain; homicide suspected

    The death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on Lookout Mountain is being investigated as a possible homicide.

    The Jefferson County coroner is performing an autopsy on the 69-year-old Denver man. His body was found about 3:20 p.m. by two bicyclists who had stopped to rest on Lariat Loop Road. The body reportedly was slumped over a guardrail.

    The man’s identity is known but will not be released until the coroner’s investigation is complete, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said.

  • The answer is business, not politics

    In an oft-quoted line, President Calvin Coolidge famously declared in 1925 that “the chief business of the American people is business.”
    Some have accused Coolidge of suggesting here that commerce is the highest moral aspiration of the American people, but he’d be the first to disagree. “We make no concealment of the fact that we want wealth, but there are many other things that we want much more,” he said in the same speech. “We want peace and honor, and that charity which is so strong an element of all civilization.”

  • School fees: an expensive lesson

    Sticker shock.
    That the best way to describe the look on my face as I stared at the computer screen last week, looking at the $929 I was about to pay for my two daughters to go to Evergreen High School this year.
    I was so amazed at the figure, I actually got out a calculator, thinking maybe the computer had added incorrectly.
    It hadn’t.
    Last year, I paid somewhere around $700 for both girls, and I was a little shocked then, too.

  • Foothills play host to an assortment of woodpeckers

    The northern flicker and the hairy and down woodpeckers are the most common woodpeckers that everyone knows, and all three are common feeder birds.
    There are sub-specific forms of all three of these birds, which may show up at your feeder just to confuse you, but they have not been separated into named species yet.

  • View of God changes during life

    By the Rev. Meredith Rupe

    Do you struggle with your faith? I do daily. It is a part of what is often referred to as one’s faith journey.

    If at age 34 we are where we were when we were 14, there is a disjunction between our faith and our life. We all grow and mature in our life, and our faith needs to change as we change, or it ends up being a dead faith or an irrelevant faith to help us with life’s journey. There is a difference between a child-like faith and a childish faith.