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Today's News

  • Boulder’s Rizzo wins 10K at Evergreen Town Race

    Patrick Rizzo ran his second-best time ever in a 10K road race on Sunday, but he said this year’s Evergreen Town Race still might not count among his best.

    “Being that it’s downhill, though, it’s hard to count that. It’s one of those Mark McGwire asterisks,” Rizzo said jokingly. 

    Nevertheless, Rizzo, of Boulder, was able to win the 10K race against some pretty tough competition and in a startling time of 29 minutes, 59 seconds.

  • Teen survives fall at Maxwell Falls

    A 17-year-old from Kenosha, Wis., was airlifted in a Flight for Life helicopter to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood after taking a 25-foot fall from a cliff at Maxwell Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

     

    The teen was choppered out at the upper Maxwell Falls trailhead on Brook Forest Road about 5 miles west of Highway 73 at 3:44 p.m. A companion reached the road and called 911 at 2:18 p.m., according to Mark Techmeyer, Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman.

  • K-12 funding needs a solution

    An odd convergence took place last Monday when oral arguments began in the case of Lobato vs. State of Colorado and supporters of Initiative 25 turned in nearly twice as many signatures to the secretary of state as are necessary to put the measure on this November’s ballot.

  • Harebells are plentiful with August heat, rain

    Summer continues with monsoon winds, thundershowers and heat. What interests me the most is the increase in relative humidity. When we came to Colorado in 1965, the relative humidity averaged around 7 percent a day. Today it was 49 percent, and every day it is much higher than it was 50 years ago.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Can’t see the forest for the (fake) trees

  • Fire Chief DeJong leaving Evergreen for Idaho

    After four years as chief of Evergreen Fire/Rescue, Garry DeJong is leaving to become fire chief of the Lewiston Fire Department in Lewiston, Idaho. His last day will be Oct. 7, when his current contract ends.

    Members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board told the fire chief in June that his services were no longer needed and that they wanted to take the department in another direction, DeJong said.

    The idea of hiring a district manager instead of a new fire chief was mentioned, DeJong said.

  • Jeffco students show slight improvement on CSAP tests

    Jeffco Public Schools showed slight improvements this year in most Colorado Student Assessment Program tests, though the percentage of students rated as proficient or advanced dipped in several instances.

    The most consistent gains were seen in science, for which only grades five, eight and 10 are tested. Across the district, the amount of 10th-graders scoring proficient or higher grew by 5 percentage points over 2010, and smaller increases were seen for fifth- and eighth-graders.

  • Sweat equity: Youth corps working on Evergreen Lake trail improvements

    The south end of Evergreen Lake is getting a much-needed makeover this summer, thanks to a crew from the Mile High Youth Corps armed with shovels, axes and wheelbarrows.

    The crew of about 12 young people ages 16 to 25 is in the area for about three weeks, from July 25 to Aug. 11, restoring the south-side trail after wear and tear from a constant stream of mountain bikers, dog walkers and hikers.

  • YESTERYEAR: Recalling the Lazy Valley Inn, one of Evergreen’s last resorts

    Even though the story line in my last column did not reach past the 1930s, I believe I will continue to hang back in Evergreen’s days as a resort village and leave our current events for others to cover. Perhaps then our phone will stop ringing. Besides, it is more fun to share the days when bands were swinging in the ballroom at Troutdale, entertaining guests and employees alike. It’s fun to share information about the 20 other resorts and camps between Clear Creek and Bailey — days that for sure were “then and not now.”

  • High school musicians to perform at fund-raiser

    Week after week, we read about our talented mountain musicians performing with the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, acting in Evergreen Players productions, or singing with the Evergreen Chorale. If you’ve ever wondered where some of these local artists honed their musical chops, look no further than the instrumental music programs in the Evergreen public schools.