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Today's News

  • An Act of Patriotism? Or fear?

    By Hannah Hayes

    The Earth has shifted, and days are already getting shorter. The passage of time seems to accelerate, and change is happening at breakneck speed.

  • President of Inter-Canyon fire board dies in July 4 plane crash

    Bob Chamberlain of Morrison died doing what he loved to do — flying airplanes.

    The 62-year-old pilot, and president of the Inter-Canyon Fire District board of directors, was in a restored military-style training aircraft with two other planes doing a test run for a July 4 fly-over in Tehachapi, Calif. The plane left the formation and crashed in a nearby field about 12:30 p.m.

    Chamberlain and David Zweigle, who also was in the plane, died instantly, according to Dan Hatlestad, spokesman for the Inter-Canyon Fire District.

  • Jeffco has Colorado's first 2009 case of West Nile virus

    The first confirmed case of the West Nile virus in Colorado in 2009 was confirmed last week in Jefferson County, according to the county health department.

    Jeffco public health spokeswoman Kodi Bryant said the case was confirmed in late June in an Arvada man who is recovering at home and expected to make a full recovery.

  • Postmaster shuffle in mountain area

    The Evergreen and Conifer post offices are playing musical chairs with their postmasters.

    When Evergreen postmaster Sid Henderson left to become postmaster in Parker, Lisa Mantey left the Conifer postmaster position to become the temporary Evergreen postmaster, known as the officer in charge.

    Trudy Finan, who has been Eagle’s postmaster, is filling in as Conifer’s officer in charge while Mantey is at the Evergreen post office.

  • Jeffco sheriff joins countywide auto theft task force

    Car thieves in Jeffco now must combat a much more organized police presence.

    The Jefferson County Regional Auto Theft Task Force, which launched July 1, teams car-theft investigators from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and police from Arvada, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge.

  • Church raising funds for football bleachers

    This October, Evergreen High School might be able to host a home football game for the first time since 1978.

    The school, whose current bleachers seat a little over 300, may be getting larger, portable bleachers with the help of Journey Community Church, Conifer High School and the Jefferson County school district.

    Conifer and Evergreen high schools will share the bleachers, which can seat 2,000 people.

  • County to seek legislation granting more power to regulate bicyclists

    Amid the controversy over a proposed charity bicycle event on Deer Creek Canyon Road, the Jeffco commissioners will propose state legislation that would give them more authority to bar cyclists from some county roads altogether.

  • Girl and dog enjoy first race together

    EVERGREEN — Running, or any form of exercise, is typically more enjoyable when you have someone to share the experience with.

    Abby Bond likes to run. She also likes her 11 year-old dog, Sasha.

    About a month ago, the 14 year-old Bond combined her two interests. The results were magic.

    The duo set out a couple of times a week on runs that would go around three miles. On the non-running days, Bond and her trusty sidekick made sure to at least get in a quality walk.

  • No guts, no glory

    EVERGREEN — Nathan Rice’s Fourth of July began with a thud and a little bit of blood.

    Rice was tripped up at the start line of the Freedom Run 5k and came away with a few cuts and scrapes on his hands and legs.

    The Lafayette resident didn’t stay down long. He quickly dusted himself off, then caught up with the lead pack and made his winning move with a half-mile to go, claiming the Freedom Run title with a time of 15 minutes, 39 seconds.

  • Mustangs outscore Cougars

    There were times when the Evergreen Cougars scored at will July 1 against the Ralston Valley Mustangs.

    There were times when the Mustangs did the same. And they did it more.

    The Cougars tried to keep pace as the Mustangs lit the proverbial barn and started running. Despite clawing back from an early hole, the Cougars were dropped 18-9 in five innings ahead of the final week of regular-season summer baseball.