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Today's News

  • Music under the big tent defines Evergreen Fourth

    Celebrate July Fourth with the Evergreen Music Festival, an inexpensive day of family fun, food and art at Evergreen Lake, plus classical and pop music under the big white tent with the National Repertory Orchestra.

    Tickets are $10 for over 12 and free for everyone 12 and under. All of the proceeds go to benefit the event. Attendees are invited to bring a chair and sit under the tent or spread a blanket on the lawn. Gates open at 10 a.m.

  • Chopper transports injured cyclist to hospital

    A bicyclist was seriously injured on Lookout Mountain Road about 5:45 p.m. June 21 and had to be transported to the hospital by helicopter.

    A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy found the man lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the road below the hairpin turn above Windy Saddle, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

    About 6 p.m., Highland Rescue personnel arrived and called for a helicopter. Other personnel from Foothills Fire and Rescue assisted in placing the injured man on a backboard and into the ambulance.

  • Bear Creek stream flow below average

    Despite statewide reports of snowpack levels well above average for 2011, the Upper Bear Creek Watershed is flowing at about half of average this year due to an unfavorable snow pattern that affected the east slope of Mount Evans.

    "We have never, ever been this out of whack with the rest of the state before," said Gerry Schulte, general manager of the Evergreen Metro District for 29 years. "We're part of the South Platte Basin, but all the snow stopped on the north and west side. We got very little."

  • Chopper transports injured cyclist to hospital

    A bicyclist was seriously injured on Lookout Mountain Road about 5:45 p.m. June 21 and had to be transported to the hospital by helicopter.

    A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy found the man lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the road below the hairpin turn above Windy Saddle, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

    About 6 p.m., Highlands Rescue personnel arrived and called for a helicopter. Other personnel from Foothills Fire and Rescue assisted in placing the injured man on a backboard and into the ambulance.

  • State ethics commission will investigate McCasky

    The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has initiated a full investigation into the hiring of former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky by an economic council to which he voted to direct county funds while being considered for the council’s high-paying top job.

    McCasky, now president of the Jefferson Economic Council, was hired by the nonprofit in January, shortly after he proposed increasing the county’s annual general-fund contribution to the council from $380,000 to $400,000.

  • Dolan to sever ties with Elk Creek

    Embattled former Elk Creek fire chief Bill Dolan apparently has agreed not to accept the latest paid position created for him with the district.

    Interim fire chief Pete Igel said Dolan agreed to remove himself from consideration for the recently created administrative coordinator post at a meeting last Friday that included district board members Len Wisneski and Alec Schwartz, Dolan and Igel.

  • Budget cuts can’t be gleaned from green

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden employs 2,300 and generates many more spinoff jobs as it operates within its budget of $350 million. NREL’s Research Support Facility has won numerous awards as it influences the way energy is consumed. From concept to completion, it is changing commercial building design nationwide. Solar panels, windmill blades, contracts and, uh-oh, progress are all part of NREL.

  • It’s past time for a true leader

    Every now and then, New York Times columnist David Brooks hits the nail right on the head, as he did last week. Writing about the upcoming presidential election, he noted that “the two parties contesting this election are unusually pathetic. Their programs are unusually unimaginative. Their policies are unusually incommensurate to the problem at hand.”
    Why? Because in Brooks’ words, “this election is about how to avert national decline.”

  • Bird migration studies provide fascinating information

    I have been re-reading the new book, “Songbird Journeys” by Miyoko Chu. Since I read it the first time and mostly late at night, I didn’t retain some of its wonderful information.

    So I am finding it most informative the second time around. Many of you have written or called me with questions about bird migration, so I had planned to write such an article for some time.

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