Today's News

  • Rollover crash injures woman

    A Jeep and its driver rolled off an embankment and crashed into a duplex on Russell Gulch Road on Feb. 4 about 8:25 a.m. 

    The driver was able to extricate herself. She was transported to St. Anthony Hospital with minor injuries. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating. Evergreen Fire/Rescue was on the scene.

  • Jeffco school board wasting money and time

    By Mike Arnold

  • Chimney fire sends two departments to Floyd Hill

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Clear Creek Fire Authority joined forces to fight a chimney fire and burning roof Feb. 3 at 869 Meadow View on Floyd Hill. The fire was called in at 12:19 p.m., and the first firefighter was arrived at 12:29 p.m., said Garry DeJong, chief of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue. 

  • Entrepreneurs are the real American heroes

    By Russ Campbell

  • Schools right to face cold, hard reality

    Sometimes you know that you just can’t win.
    I had a lot of empathy for school administrators across the Front Range last week when they had to make decisions about whether schools should be open during the frigid temperatures. All the school districts in the area closed schools Tuesday, and only Denver opened its schools Wednesday.

  • Science fair offers a host of intriguing entries

    Teachers and staff at Bergen Valley Elementary School: You may want to consider washing your hands after using the copier.

    Bergen Valley fifth-grader Clay Hittle concluded as part of his science fair project that the start button on the copier was the germiest place in the school, a valuable lesson for those who use the copier and for Clay, who spent many hours testing different spots for bacteria.

    Other places at the school ranking high for bacteria were the teacher’s lounge and the gymnasium floor.

  • For the love of Fair Trade products

    My dad used to bring my mother, sister and me a little something on Valentine’s Day, not my brother. Love in the ’50s was a bit stilted, but Steve’s exclusion did make me feel a bit special about being a girl.

  • Unusual winter birds abundant in the foothills

    There have been many unusual birds reported on the Denver Field Ornithologists Rare Bird Alert this winter. My problem is that the gentleman who makes the recording for this service speaks so rapidly that I found it difficult to understand where they were seen.

    Of most interested to me were reports of two winter wrens, one northern cardinal, some trumpeter swans and barrow’s goldeneyes. I have seen all of these birds but still consider them worth a trip to see again.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Unhappy patron makes directed deposit

  • Evergreen’s Kay cream of the crop

    Jake Kay had a simple goal. He just wanted to beat the, well, you know what, out of his opponents. The Evergreen sophomore left little doubt of that on Feb. 5 at the 4A Jeffco League wrestling championships at Evergreen High School.

    Kay scored decisive decisions over Wheat Ridge’s Stephanie Goens and Elizabeth’s Josh Lee en route to a dominating performance at 103 pounds. First, he scored a 20-7 major decision over Goens. Then, in the finals, Kay’s varsity experience paid off against the freshman Lee in a 19-3 tech fall victory.