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Today's News

  • Kick up some dirt on these trails

    PINE and BUFFALO CREEK — There’s something about asking a local. Whether it be skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking, getting tips from a local can turn the average day into something epic.

    So when I met a local mountain biker near the Pike National Forest work station in Buffalo Creek, I hoped for a few pointers. I got about 30.

  • Horn wins world championship

    It’s been nearly a decade, but Jody Horn can again call himself a current world champion.

    Horn, who is a fifth-degree black belt and chief instructor at Paragon Martial Arts, was crowned world champion for the third time – the first since 2000 – at the American Taekwondo Association’s world championships held last month in Little Rock, Ark. Horn earned a world championship in sparring, one of four disciplines open for competition.

  • Kickin’ it: Kids chase down fun at Stingers soccer camp

    It was a beautiful morning in Evergreen on July 27.

    The sky was blue, the sun was shining, the mountains and trees were in full view, and the temperature was just right. A perfect recipe for summer fun.

    And have fun they did.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., a group of 20 or so kids between the ages of 6 and 12 gathered at Marshdale Elementary School to partake in the week-long Stingers Soccer Skills Camp. The youngsters ran through a bevy of drills that were all designed to not only teach the kids new skills but to get them outside and enjoying life.

  • Evergreen Town Race set for Aug. 2

    The 31st annual Evergreen Town Race, slated for Aug. 2, features a 5K walk, 5K run and 10K run. The courses wind gradually down Upper Bear Creek Road, and the finish is at the Lake House. The theme of this year’s race is “Finishing is Winning.”

    It is one of the most scenic races in Colorado, and the fastest 5K time ever recorded in the state was on this course.

  • Commissioners backpedaling on bike restrictions?

    After several public meetings about a proposed cycling event through Deer Creek Canyon — and amid a continuing debate about the safety of bikes and cars co-existing on narrow foothills roads — the commissioners had announced they would seek legislative authority to regulate cycling.

    But an uproar from the cycling community, including outraged missives from cyclists all over the world, has apparently led the commissioners to take a step back.

  • EHS old-timers reminisce at reunion

    Imagine Evergreen in 1943. It’s graduation time at Evergreen High School, and six students proudly accept their diplomas.

    The majority of the class of 1943 attended the annual Evergreen High School old-timers reunion Saturday at Evergreen Lutheran Church. More than 100 graduates spanning the 1930s to the 1970s were on hand to talk about the old times, to catch up on new developments in their lives, and to spend a pleasant afternoon together.

  • Arts center, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra team up

    The mission of the Center for the Arts Evergreen is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community. For this reason, the upcoming collaboration at the center is exceptionally poignant. The Center for the Arts has teamed up with members from the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra to present an evening of art for all the senses.

  • Seasonally Yours makes some sweet additions

    Seasonally Yours is the little store in downtown Evergreen that has grown up.

    The store has expanded into the area formerly occupied by Alpine Gifts and Collectibles, and it now offers taffy and fudge.

    Its new name is Seasonally Yours, Evergreen Taffy Co. and Fresh Fudge, Too! All of that is hard to fit on a business card, but “it says just about everything we do,” said store owner Janice Stutters. “We’re fun and funky with Seasonally Yours,” which has unique gift items. The store now carries 30 varieties of taffy and 12 kinds of fudge.

  • $2.5 million worth of marijuana plants seized in Pike National Forest

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the West Metro Drug Task Force seized more than 5,100 marijuana plants weighing nearly 2,000 pounds from land near Sugarloaf Mountain on July 9.

    The plants have an estimated street value of $2.5 million.

    The large grow area had a sophisticated irrigation system using water from a nearby stream, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    "This looked like a very sophisticated operation," Kelley said.

    Sugarloaf Mountain is in the Pike National Forest near Cheesman Reservoir.

  • Scam targets classified-ad customers

    Landmark newspapers in other parts of the U.S. have reported a telephone scam involving classified advertising customers.

    Several classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as an employee of the newspaper. The customers were told that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement and asked for a credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.