Today's News

  • Young Lobos on the rise

    ARVADA — If anyone had told coach Carrie Oletski at the beginning of the season that her Conifer Lady Lobos would go 16-6, win a 4A/3A Colorado 7 and earn a regional tournament berth, would she have believed it?

    You bet.

    “I would’ve taken that in a heartbeat,” Oletski said. “I thought we would be good. I didn’t know how good we were until we played the first couple of games.”

  • Kuzava, Cuntz capture state title

    It had already been two days, but the reality of the situation hadn’t really sunk in for Blake Kuzava that he and Jack Cuntz had won a 4A state doubles championship until he got to school on Monday morning. 

    When classmates started coming up and offering their congratulations — just the fact that they knew what the senior duo had accomplished on Oct. 15 in Pueblo — that’s when it hit home.

  • RMAE appoints new board in wake of faculty firings

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen now has six new school board members in the first step toward dealing with problems plaguing the charter school. Those difficulties came to a head in the last two weeks as seven board members resigned, the school’s executive director fired six faculty members, and parents and students protested the firings in front of the school.

    Kyle Stults, the sole remaining member of the board, convened a meeting Monday night at which he appointed six parent representatives to the board, and they elected officers.

  • There’s more to turtles than shell games

    (Reprinted from Oct. 21, 2009)

    A reader of this column recently phoned to ask me if there were any turtles in Evergreen Lake.

    Yes, indeed, I have seen turtles in Evergreen Lake. However, turtles are far more common in the rivers and ponds on the plains, mostly below 5,500 feet.

  • IREA reporting power outage in Conifer

    Extremely high winds have knocked out power for residents in Conifer and Woodland Park.

    According to the Intermountain Rural Electric Association, several power outages in those areas were reported early Monday afternoon. In a statement on Facebook, the organization said: “Our crews are working as quickly as possible to restore service.” But it gave no estimated time as to when power would return. 

  • Suspect in I-70 hit-and-run enters not-guilty pleas

    The motorist accused of hitting a sheriff's deputy along I-70 during a March snowstorm pleaded not guilty earlier this week.

    Robert Landsperg, a former Colorado resident now living in California, entered innocent pleas to four charges: leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, careless driving, and careless driving resulting in injury.

    District attorney's spokeswoman Pam Russell said Landsperg has a pretrial conference scheduled for early November, and remains free on $10,000 bond.

  • New Mirada exhibit to focus on storytelling

    Artists often refrain from providing context for their works. Instead, they leave their work open to personal interpretation, expecting that each painting, photograph or sculpture will bring a unique meaning to each viewer.

    But in a new exhibit called “Storytelling,” opening Saturday at the Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills, art lovers will have an opportunity they do not always have — to learn background about each of the 30 to 40 pieces on display.

  • Indian Hills residents hear suggestions from 2015 groundwater study

    Recommendations from the 2015 Indian Hills groundwater study drew mixed reactions last week as representatives of Jeffco Public Health met with the Indian Hills community.

    No final decisions or policies were announced at the town hall meeting last week. Instead, Jeffco officials hoped to share the results of the study and receive feedback from residents in Indian Hills, a community of approximately 1,200 people.

  • Cultural tax comes back to mountain area

    Do you even bend down to pick up a penny anymore when you spot one on the street?

    I do, because my father taught me that if I don’t, it means I no longer appreciate the value of money. After all these years, although the buying power of a penny has been devalued to almost nothing, the lesson hasn’t.

    But many of you probably don’t pick up that paltry penny anymore, and I don’t blame you. Although it never bought much, it used to buy something. Now, it’s hard to think of anything you get for a single brass penny.

  • Residents pore over issues at Coffee with a Cop

    Discussion at Coffee with a Cop in Evergreen on Friday ran the gamut of issues affecting residents — everything from vehicle break-ins to shooting guns on private property.

    The two-hour event was an easy-going sit-down at the Bagelry in Bergen Park with three Jeffco sheriff’s personnel, who answered questions and talked about crime-related issues.

    Jack Wolfe and Ken Carlson, who live in the Troutdale subdivision, attended to learn about issues facing Evergreen.