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Today's News

  • Third of four men pleads guilty to violating Samson's Law

    The third of the four men arrested Sept. 14, 2007, for illegally taking a bull elk in Evergreen pleaded guilty June 26, according to the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

    John Keith Johnson, 23, a resident of Idaho Springs, pleaded guilty to aggravated illegal possession of wildlife, illegal possession of wildlife and illegal taking of wildlife. Each count is an unclassified misdemeanor.

  • Parade, fireworks make for a raucous Fourth in Indian Hills

    In the 1920s, poet Lilian White Spencer described the tiny community of Indian Hills as a “sanctuary” bathed in beauty and romance, with a fierce, colorful past involving Native Americans who once camped and hunted in the area.

    Spencer, who had a summer cabin in Indian Hills, said the meadows and rolling hills, with breathless views of the Continental Divide, were a “scant hour by automobile from the tumults of civilization.”

  • The hills were alive: Parade, fireworks make for a raucous Fourth in Indian Hills

    In the 1920s, poet Lilian White Spencer described the tiny community of Indian Hills as a “sanctuary” bathed in beauty and romance, with a fierce, colorful past involving Native Americans who once camped and hunted in the area.

    Spencer, who had a summer cabin in Indian Hills, said the meadows and rolling hills, with breathless views of the Continental Divide, were a “scant hour by automobile from the tumults of civilization.”

  • Cougars split doubleheader with Lions

    LITTLETON — Evergreen baseball coach Terry Hensley threw his patchwork team to the Lions on July 7 and watched a valiant fight give way to a mauling.

    With the top third of his lineup and two other playersmissing for various reasons, Hensley’s Cougars split a twilight doubleheader against the Littleton Lions after a 5-4 victory in eight innings and a 10-0 defeat that mercifully went just five innings.

  • Follow him to freedom

    Holidays are all about tradition, and the Fourth of July is no exception. We celebrate our independence, barbecue with friends and family and ooh and ahh at fireworks shows.

    In Evergreen, a thousand-plus runners and walkers gather for the annual Freedom Run to benefit Mount Evans Hospice and Home Healthcare.

  • School board seeks Chowdhury’s resignation in wake of guilty plea

    Jeffco school board member and state House candidate Vince Chowdhury should resign his board position after pleading guilty to a charge stemming from accusations that he choked and slapped his 16-year-old daughter, the school board said July 8.

    Chowdhury, 48, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault July 8 in Jefferson County Court. A harassment charge and a charge for violating a protective order were dismissed. Chowdhury was given a supervised, one-year deferred sentence and ordered to complete anger management and parenting classes.

  • More a community event than a race

    I’m pretty sure I was the very last runner to cross the finish line at the Fourth of July Freedom Run four years back. How do I know? Well, it was a 5K race, and the clock showed one hour as I rolled in. Not a good sign.

    Oh, sure, I had excuses — one was a 3-year-old named Johnny and the other was an 18-month-old known as “Crash.” Let’s face it, though: Even under the best of circumstances, I’m not exactly setting any speed records.

  • Rodeo Parade winners

    The winning entries in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on June 14 were: Youth Division: first, Cub Scout Pack No. 50; second, Evergreen High School Cheerleaders; third, Jefferson County 4-H Livestock Council. Non-Commercial, Adult: first, Mountain High Christian Center; second, Evergreen Animal Protective League; third, Jefferson County Public Library drill team. Commercial, Adult: first, Evergreen National Bank; second, Canyon Courier; third, Square Deal Riding Center. Judges’ Crowd Pleaser, Evergreen High School Poms.

  • Sad song is the sequel to the song sparrow saga

    It is sad to report that the song sparrow nest met with ill fate.

  • Arts in the Aspens: a unique twist on fine art

    Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” In the case of artists Kevin Scofield and Christian Dore, good aspens make good neighbors. Or, inversely, good neighbors are brought together by good aspens. Most importantly, great art made by good neighbors looks even greater hanging on good aspens.

    Let’s start at the beginning. In 2001, photographer Kevin Scofield and his wife, Pam, relocated to Morrison. By day, Scofield is the news operations manager at Fox 31 Denver.