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Today's News

  • Ticket prices slashed for Mountain Music Fest

    After a disappointing turnout last year, the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce’s Conifer Mountain Music Festival committee has decided to drop ticket prices for the third annual festival — but won’t skimp on the entertainment value.

    “The event was well-received (last year),” said Randy Fowler, a member of the committee. “But the attendance was down. This year we wanted to reach to and try to bring the event to the community in a cost-effective way but still put on a quality show.”

  • Citizen panel favors borrowing money for county projects

    Jefferson County should borrow $60 million to $65 million for projects such as a $40 million jail expansion and a $6.5 million building to house the health department and the clerk and recorder.

  • Evergreen Newspapers' all-area basketball teams

    With March Madness now officially over, the calendar says we must spring forward.

    But, before we dive head-first into baseball season, let’s take a final look back at the prep basketball season.

    While no team in our coverage area won a state title, there were plenty of highlights along the way:

  • Cool-hand Kurt guided Cougars

    Kurt Dieter never broke anyone’s ankles this season with a nasty crossover dribble. If he did, he’s not telling anyone about it.

    He doesn’t bomb fadeaway 3-pointers and has yet to make a YouTube video of himself posterizing an opponent with a monster dunk.

    The Evergreen senior is not blazingly fast, doesn’t jump out of the gym and didn’t make anyone’s short list of hyped prospects this year.

    But when has all that ever been the sole judge of true talent?

  • Getting Fido dog tired

    Is the dog in your house telling you he’s ready to go on a three-hour hike in the mountains, but you don’t have the time or an outdoorsy nature?

    Before he chews up the couch and coffee table, you could send him to Dog Care Providers of Kittredge, a small business devoted to exercising the tar out of your rambunctious canine.

    One of the two owners is an experienced dog groomer and trainer who can pamper your pet and teach him some manners, too.

  • Green goes with everything: Terraces Building takes energy efficiency seriously

    Thanks to the vision of Al and Judy Challenger of Evergreen, the Terraces is not only using electricity, it is making its own electrical power and selling it back to Xcel Energy with a 10-kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic power plant.

    The owners celebrated completion and the energy-saving future with a grand opening and open house on March 12.

  • Open Space seeks land on Lookout Mountain

    Another 24 acres have been targeted for inclusion in Jefferson County’s substantial open space holdings in the area around Colorow Road and the Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve, which has 110 acres.

    At a regular meeting of the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on April 2, board members voted 8-0 to recommend that the county commissioners approve purchasing the McLeod property for $485,000.

    The Open Space Advisory Commission is a volunteer board that makes recommendations, but the county commissioners make the final decision.

  • Coors luxury home to be sold by auction

    A spectacular trophy home owned by a member of the Coors family will be sold to the highest bidder in an auction at the house on Lookout Mountain on Saturday April 25.

    The 8,900-square-foot contemporary, at 21554 Mountsfield Drive, has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces, a patio and an infinity pool on 1 acre.

    “It has the king-of-the-hill feel,” said real estate agent Bill Stubblefield of Evergreen, with Ali Van Westenberg of Coldwell Banker Devonshire of Cherry Creek.

  • Commission approves 19-home Homestead addition

    Consideration of a 19-home addition to the Homestead subdivision by the Jefferson County commissioners has been postponed until April 14.

    The hearing was originally scheduled for March 31, but the developer has requested more time to work out an agreement to pave more road than zoning regulations require.

    The proposal, submitted by Norm Lewis of Buffalo Park Development Co., seeks to subdivide 48 acres off U.S. 285 and South Homesteader Drive into lots for single-family houses.

  • Water district applies for federal funds

    The Evergreen Metro District stands to gain a possible bonus from the federal government’s economic stimulus program.

    The Colorado Water Resources and

    Power Development Authority has notified the district that it qualifies for a possible zero percent interest rate on $2 million the district is borrowing to build a new roof on the water treatment plant in Evergreen.

    The project is competing with dozens of other project for $40 million in state money, so it is not a done deal. But officials are hopeful because work on the roof is ready to go forward.