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Today's News

  • A plea for water conservation

    Six summers ago, in the blistering drought of 2002, virtually all adult trout in Bear Creek were killed from the Evergreen Dam downstream at least as far as Idledale. The problem was a lethal combination of low flows, high temperatures and oxygen-robbing algae blooms. Although the community responded splendidly when watering restrictions were called, it was not enough to save the trout, and the EPA subsequently placed the creek on Colorado’s statewide list of “impaired streams.”

  • Low creek flow spawns warm-water worries

    For Bear Creek’s finned-and-freckled set, midsummer is surely the cruelest season. By late July, the inevitable double-whammy of sunny weather and dwindling snowpack conspire to make local trout accommodations a trifle stifling.

  • Chowdhury says career in public service should outweigh 'personal failure'

    In his first full interview since his arrest and guilty plea for slapping his daughter, embattled school board member and defeated House candidate Vince Chowdhury says he has apologized and hopes people will consider his entire career in public service when evaluating him as a person.

  • Roundabouts: round and round they go

    Hannah Hayes

    Does it seem to our regular readers that Kelly and I are going in circles? This week we literally are as we debate Evergreen’s first roundabout. Change is a mantra for those of us on the left. Putting in a traffic improvement such as a circle suits us just fine. Traffic engineer Tim Murray says there are only 16 potential conflict points in a traffic circle, while a four-way intersection has 64.

  • The restless moose is searching for ... what?

    August is upon us with its hot, muggy weather. Totally unlike most Colorado weather, it is my least favorite month of the year. Monsoon winds coming up out of the gulf or from Southern California are moist enough to bring humid air but unfortunately are all too often not moist enough to bring rain. It has already been a hot, dry summer, so we really need some rain.

  • Green Bay: Just get me away

    I’m tired.

    Part of my admitted malaise is without question tied to my impending move, which as those of you who have purchased a home recently can attest to, is not without it’s share of headaches.

    But the thing that has me worn out above and beyond the trials of moving is the Brett Favre saga.

    Frankly, I’m sick of the whole thing.

  • Jordan's on the prowl

    Like his current favorite superhero Batman, Jordan Howard is shrouded in mystery.

    The 12-year-old Evergreen resident often gets tight-lipped when he’s asked to talk about himself. A surprising occurrence given Jordan’s success in the sport of boxing.

  • CDOT to close Mount Evans road temporarily for repairs

    The state highway department plans to close the 14-mile-long Mount Evans Scenic Byway sometime between Aug. 10 and 23 for a few days to repair heaving asphalt and crumbling pavement.

    The road is riddled with potholes so deep that marmots have set up housekeeping in them.

  • Hamilton to depart fire district board

    Jaine Hamilton, a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board since 2002, has announced her decision to resign effective Oct. 1. Her decision had been expected for about six months, since she took a job in New Castle.

    Hamilton joined the fire department as a volunteer in 1990 and served until 1999. A certified paramedic, Hamilton worked for the district as a contract ambulance employee.

    Hamilton’s departure will represent a total board makeover since the 2006 election.

  • Wildlife officers kill lion that snatched dog in Idledale

    Division of Wildlife officers killed a mountain lion early Tuesday, a day after the animal entered the bedroom of an Idledale family while they were asleep and made off with a family pet.

    The name of the family, who are longtime Idledale residents, has not been released, said DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.

    “They are pretty traumatized by the event. They don’t really want to talk (right now),” Churchill said.

    The lion entered a bedroom on the ground level of the home through open French doors about 4 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4.