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Today's News

  • Carmichael truly a racing legend

    While living in Tallahassee, Fla., I had the unique opportunity of meeting a lot of professional athletes.

    I was lucky enough to work at the city’s biggest - and newest - fitness center. All of the former Florida State University athletes would return to the city during their off-seasons and train at Premier Health and Fitness Center - a 55,000-square foot mecca of physical fitness.

    Professional football players such as Peter Boulware, Corey Simon and Brad Johnson spent a good deal of time in the weight room.

  • Firefighter is cited in rollover of pumper truck on Floyd Hill

    The driver of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue pumper truck that rolled down an embankment at 872 Ponderosa Drive on June 9 is facing a citation for driving improperly on a mountain highway.

    Such a citation carries a fine of $15 to $100.

    Fire Chief Garry DeJong said he wasn’t aware of any “improper” driving maneuvers.

    “I have every confidence he was taking the appropriate measures. He was trying to be nice and make room (for the other vehicle), and we had the result that we did,” DeJong said.

  • Open house seeks peace on Apex Trail

    The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is proposing that open space authorities create a new trail paralleling the existing Apex and Enchanted Forest trails so high-speed users can be separated from low-speed users.

    With a dual trail in force, cyclists traveling at downhill speeds would be out of the way of slow-moving pedestrians, equestrians and uphill-traveling cyclists.

  • Open house seeks peace on Apex Trail

    The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is proposing that open space authorities create a new trail paralleling the existing Apex and Enchanted Forest trails so high-speed users can be separated from low-speed users.

    With a dual trail in force, cyclists traveling at downhill speeds would be out of the way of slow-moving pedestrians, equestrians and uphill-traveling cyclists.

  • Open Space re-examines rules of the trail

    Open Space authorities are taking another look at yielding rules among bikers, hikers and horseback riders after complaints about safety and conflicts on Jeffco trails reached a peak in 2008.

    Yielding rules govern the behavior of trail users when they approach one another on a trail. Some bike riders have argued the rules are outdated and enforcement is too strict.

    A memo published by the Jeffco Open Space Department says there was a large increase in citations written to mountain bikers in 2008 for “failing to yield properly.”

  • More land sought for open space near Reynolds Park

    The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee gave the go-ahead to staff to pursue the possible purchase of 42 acres along Foxton Road on the south end of Reynolds Park adjacent to Denver Water Board land.

    The property currently is family held in the Willard Kent Faller Trust.

    Reynolds Park is 5.5 miles south of U.S. 285 on Foxton Road near Conifer. Hikers, campers and equestrian uses are allowed, but bikes are forbidden.

  • Open Space re-examines rules of the trail

    Open Space authorities are taking another look at yielding rules among bikers, hikers and horseback riders after complaints about safety and conflicts on Jeffco trails reached a peak in 2008.

    Yielding rules govern the behavior of trail users when they approach one another on a trail. Some bike riders have argued the rules are outdated and enforcement is too strict.

    A memo published by the Jeffco Open Space Department says there was a large increase in citations written to mountain bikers in 2008 for “failing to yield properly.”

  • Kick up your heels at ballroom dance classes

    Have you ever wished that you could dance like those professionals on “Dancing With The Stars?” Are professional dance lessons too expensive, too far away or just too intimidating for you?

    Never fear. Wiley Simpson is here – in Evergreen. Beginning on Thursday, June 25, Simpson will launch a series of dance lessons and events that are sure to have you tangoing and cha-cha’ing like the champions.

  • Small-town rodeo features big-league bull riding

    Organizers are hoping for a big turnout Friday night when the Professional Bull Riders Enterprise Rent-A-Car tour comes to El Pinal Rodeo Grounds in Evergreen for the first time.

    About 30 bull riders are expected to turn out for the contest, which features 30 top-notch animals from Cervi Ranch. Riders will be competing for $8,000 in prize money and trying to earn points for the bull-riding finals in Las Vegas. About 3,500 people are expected to attend the 2009 Evergreen Rodeo over the weekend, which features rodeo events over three days.

  • School district makes cuts to balance 2009-10 budget

    Under the budget approved for 2009-10, Jeffco Public Schools will be losing 50 elementary teachers, 12 bus drivers, 9.5 middle school teachers and 13 custodians.

    In addition, the stars will go dark at the planetarium, and there will be a reduction in startup costs for Warren Tech North. However, no schools are targeted for closing.