Today's News

  • Wood taking act to the extreme

    Walter Wood has been skiing since he was 4. That’s not too hard to comprehend when you consider that his parents were ski patrollers, But who knew then what turned into a passion would become a career.

    Well, maybe Wood did. His job is his love and he can go to work everyday with a pair of skis on.

  • Grise stays on course, takes 2nd at Eldora

    NEDERLAND — Sam Grise, admittedly, was skiing a little more conservative than he normally would on his second run down at Eldora Mountain Resort on Jan. 21. Partially, it may have had something to do with the icier conditions the Evergreen skier faced on a blistery afternoon. But mostly it had more to do with his own issues with finishing the giant slalom.

    He didn’t have any problems, despite the conditions, in doing that this time.

  • Sports briefs: Fourth-quarter rally not enough for Evergreen to upend Golden

    GOLDEN — Andre Lane scored a game-high 15 points, but Evergreen, which fell behind by 20 entering the fourth quarter, couldn’t rally in dropping a 53-41 contest at Golden on Jan. 21.

    The Cougars (6-9, 2-4 4A District 6) trailed 29-11 at halftime after Golden outscored its visitors 15-3 in the second quarter.

    The deficit grew to 41-21 after three quarters, but not even a 20-12 run in the fourth quarter could keep Evergreen from losing for the third time in four games.

  • Common sense has fallen down the rabbit hole

    There is a mental health crisis in this country, but politics isn’t going to address it. No system of financial management, be it insurance, single payer, Medicare or Medicaid, by itself, will make Americans cognitively healthier.

  • Can Hick make civility stick?

    The tenor and tone of the beginning of the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper and the first session of the 68th Colorado General Assembly have been decidedly positive and should give Colorado citizens a good feeling about how business will be conducted over the next couple of years.

  • February brings colorful finches to feeders

    February looms ahead, the last really winter month with little to offer except more sunshine and Valentine’s Day. This is not to say that March will be spring for it is the month when we receive our greatest snowfall. Its only redeeming grace is that it has nice spring-like days between snow storms, robins begin to sing their evening song, the days are longer and there is a definite feeling that spring is coming, even though we may be clobbered with two feet of snow the next day.

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  • Commissioners delay repayment for loan linked to campaign contributors

    Jefferson County on Tuesday granted a decade-long grace period on a loan of more than $6.4 million to an undeveloped metropolitan district for construction of the C-470 and Alameda interchange.

    Green Tree Metropolitan District, which is governed by at least one developer who has contributed substantially to Jeffco Republican campaigns, borrowed the money in 2007 from the county to help construct the $17 million interchange.

  • Par for the c-c-c-course: Ice Golf Tourney brings bitter-cold bogeys, good times to Evergreen Lake

    Some ninety-one golfers took to the ice Sunday morning at Evergreen Lake during the inaugural Ice Golf Tournament.

    The ice popped and cracked beneath the golfers’ feet as tennis balls — used in place of golf balls — bounced haphazardly around the course, occasionally making their way into the numbered holes drilled a few inches into the ice.

    “It's great that they're doing this, and it's super-fun,” said Jordan Alexander Owens of Evergreen.

  • Fireplace fires nearly wreck two homes in Genesee

    Since the first of the year, two dangerous house fires have broken out in fireplaces in Genesee and burned through the walls to the outside, generating enough smoke and flame to attract the attention of passing motorists.

    Carlton Babb, chief of the Genesee Fire Department, is urging residents in Genesee Foundation, Genesee Village and Chimney Creek to have their fireplaces and chimneys inspected by a certified chimney inspector for buildup and wear at least annually.