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Today's News

  • Judge affirms approval of Mount Morrison TV tower

    A judge has dismissed a neighborhood group’s complaint against the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners over its approval of a plan for a horizontal TV tower just below the ridgeline on the east face of Mount Morrison above Red Rocks Amphitheater.

    The approved tower will have at least five towers extending at least 30 to 50 feet or more above the ridgeline.

    Canyon Area Residents for the Environment, or CARE, contested the decision to allow the tower on grounds that Bear Creek Development Co. hadn’t complied with a higher court’s orders.

  • Some regional trails through Evergreen moving forward

    Of the 11 or so regional trails competing for the attention of Jefferson County Open Space, the Evergreen-to-Conifer Trail through Cub Creek Ranch is near the top of the constantly shifting priority list.

    Lately, attention has been focused on the important trail connection around Conifer, especially the Flying J-to-Meyer Ranch link.

    But progress is also slowly being made on the Cub Creek part of the future 7-mile-long, north-south trail planned to extend from Evergreen High School to U.S. 285.

  • Trail building in the works for Buchanan/Bergen Park land

    Construction work could begin this month on a 3,568-foot asphalt multipurpose trail on the eastern perimeter of Buchanan/Bergen Park under the direction of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The trail is part of a number of improvements planned for the island-shaped park between Evergreen and Bergen parkways south of the RTD parking lot.

    The trail will connect the RTD parking lot with the Buchanan Rec Center lot and the Pioneer Trail to downtown Evergreen.

  • An artist by nature works with nature's art

    Dave Voth has woodworking in his genes. His great-great-great-grandparents’ relatives were woodworkers in Prussia. His great-grandfather was featured in a book on Mennonite furniture making. The aged black-and-white photograph shows Voth’s ancestor standing next to the wooden house that he built by hand in Minnesota.

  • Gibbs running — literally — to reclaim state Senate seat

    Dan Gibbs’ secret weapon in his campaign to reclaim the state Senate seat in District 16 is the stamina of a long-distance runner.

    A marathoner and ultra-marathoner who survived the Leadville 100-mile race in 2007, Democrat Gibbs is well qualified to knock on as many doors as possible in his vast district, which ranges from Grand County to Jefferson County.

    If he isn’t running or walking, Gibbs is driving his thrifty Ford Focus with 90,000 miles on it to a couple of meetings a day.

  • Ytterberg touts business experience in Senate race

    As a longtime businessman in Colorado, Don Ytterberg identifies with the economic problems faced by the state in terms of maintaining the transportation network and creating jobs.

    A 21-year resident of Hiwan in Evergreen, Ytterberg is challenging Democrat Dan Gibbs in state Senate District 16.

    Ytterberg has raised five children, now ages 17 to 31, in the area and has been a participant in numerous community groups. All of his children went to Evergreen schools. He.

  • Evergreen dominates

    The Cougars are coming off arguably their best game of the season, just in time for the most important part of their season.

    Evergreen routed Summit in three games Oct. 16 to finish the volleyball regular season on a three-match win streak. Next up is a re-aligned district tournament this weekend that will pit the Cougars against some tough competition and a familiar face – Conifer.

  • Tennis team ready to reach next level

    Adrian Games had given his tennis players a single mission heading into this season:

    Play your best at regionals.

    The Cougars did that, and then some.

    In fact, the team’s strong play started a few weeks before regionals. Games knew following a close 4-3 loss to D’Evelyn in a Class 4A Jefferson County League dual match, that his team was ready to compete against the state’s top players.

  • Crew removes dog's body from lake

    A recovery team from the Evergreen Metro District on Tuesday retrieved the body of a dog that had fallen into Evergreen Lake on Sunday night and drowned.

    The team had tried on Monday to reach the body, but it was lodged against the top of the spillway, and the technicians couldn’t safely reach it at the time, said Gerry Schulte, executive director of the water district.

  • Jeffco elections office inundated with calls the first day of early voting

    The Jefferson County elections office was inundated with calls Oct. 20, Colorado's first day of early voting in the 2008 general election.

    "They're experiencing a large volume of calls, but since it's the first day of early voting, that's not unexpected," said Kathryn Heider, spokeswoman for Jefferson County.

    Heider said people can still call the elections office at 303-271-8111 or check www.votejeffco.com for information on voter registration or on early-voting locations.

    "We're trying to put up as much on the website as we can," Heider said.