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Today's News

  • McCaffrey’s late 3 holds off Evergreen

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    Dylan McCaffrey is recognized for his pinpoint passing with a football, but he proved on Friday night that he can also shoot the 3-ball.

    McCaffrey, one of the best prep quarterbacks ever to come out Colorado, buried a last-minute and eventual game-winning 3-pointer in the corner for Valor Christian’s boys basketball team at Evergreen.

  • EHS senior swimmers cap an amazing run

    FORT COLLINS— One last time Kara Coughlin, Kate McDonald and Katelyn Kenchel swam together. 

    It was the final race of the 4A state championship meet — the 400-yard freestyle relay — at the Edora Pool Ice Center. The emotions were high and the finish was somewhat ironic.

  • You can help with Great Backyard Bird Count

    (Reprinted from March 4, 2009)

    Editor’s note: This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 17-20)

    I have just mailed in a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Ithaca, N.Y. This count is a joint effort of the Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon. It is such an easy count to do that I thought some of you might be interested in taking part next year.

  • Burn ban in place in Platte Canyon fire district

    A burn ban affecting the entirePlatte Canyon Fire Protection District took effect at 9 a.m. Saturday after warm temperatures and high winds had triggered several brush fires earlier in the week.

    Platte Canyon's burn ban is in effect until further notice.        

  • Power restored after widespread outage

    Power has been restored to the Evergreen and Conifer areas Saturday after a widespread outage affected more than 6,000 people. Hundreds of others across the state also were affected.

    According to Xcel Energy, the local power outage was first reported at 12:07 p.m. Saturday and was among more than a dozen reported outages, including failures in Longmont, Idaho Springs, Denver and elsewhere.

    As of 1:30 p.m., damage assessment was still under way at numerous locations. 

  • Sunday's Lake Plunge canceled due to warm weather

    The Evergreen Lake Plunge set for Sunday has been canceled thanks to last week’s unusually warm weather that has caused safety concerns on the ice.

    The event, in its ninth year, is a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District's Special Needs Program and Drive Smart. The event is usually held on New Year’s Day, but it was postponed then due to warm weather.

    According to EPRD, the Lake Plunge will not be rescheduled.

  • Military drone found near Elk Meadow

    A hiker near Elk Meadow on Thursday discovered a military drone that had been missing from an Army post in Arizona for nine days.

    No one was injured, although the aircraft sustained damage, including a missing wing.

    Soldiers from Fort Carson, along with deputies from Clear Creek and Jeffco sheriff departments, assisted in security and recovery efforts, a release from Fort Huachuca, where the drone originated, stated.

  • Wind-whipped wildfire along U.S. 285 contained

    A wildfire that burned 6 acres Wednesday afternoon along U.S. 285 at mile marker 240 near Windy Point was reported contained at 3:15 p.m.

    According to Dan Hatlestad, deputy fire chief with the Inter-Canyon district, the department was notified of the blaze about 1 p.m., and it had burned 3 to 5 acres as of 1:30 p.m. 

    “We don’t know what caused it at this point, but it’s definitely a wind-driven situation,” Hatlestad said. 

  • Boogie at the Barn offers a night of 'positive energy'

    Outside, under a clear night sky, one could see the soft yellow light flowing out of The Barn’s eye-catching stained-glass windows. A faint smell of pizza and barbecue, and the distant strum of music, filled Evergreen Memorial Park.

    A few steps inside The Barn, one was greeted with a blast of energy, boot-stomping, and cheers and smiles from friends, neighbors and strangers.

  • Local church hosts women's conference

    More than 120 women attended an interfaith conference at Bergen Park Church last weekend to build fellowship and better live out their callings, organizers said. The event was a local version of the larger “IF: Gathering” based in Austin, Texas, which was streamed around the world.

    Throughout Friday evening and Saturday, the women listened to talks streamed from Austin, discussed them, enjoyed meals and other activities together, and listened to worship music from a local band.