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Today's News

  • Community delivers fond farewells to postmaster

    A notebook filled with farewell comments from local residents summed up the recent departure of the Indian Hills postmaster, who had served that community for 11 years.

    To keep the tributes a secret, residents took turns writing in the notebook across the street from the post office at the Basecamp Caf. But postmaster J.B. (like the Scotch) Mulder (as in “The X Files”) still knew, because he knew just about everything that went on in Indian Hills.

    “We loved coming in, you always had a smile, we loved your sense of humor,” one local wrote.

  • Evergreen Nature Center shines at 'Under the Milky Way'

    Where were you last Friday when the stars came out over Evergreen? If you were smart, or lucky, or just crazy about the cosmos, you were among the happy constellation of sky-watchers that turned out at Evergreen Lake for “Under the Milky Way,” the most elevating hour of astronomy since Carl Sagan first made “globular clusters” a household phrase.

  • Runner turns Slacker into cross-country adventure

    GEORGETOWN — Somewhere between the graveyard and the railroad tracks, Lakewood runner Lucas Crespin realized he had taken a wrong turn.

    This wasn’t a mystery story, after all — this was the annual Slacker Half-Marathon, and Crespin was suddenly all alone and chugging down the tracks like a ghost train to nowhere.

    Uh, help?

  • Football, with a Frisbee twist

    When the final school bell rings and students are dismissed for the summer, parents are already devising ways to keep their children active.

    And no, video games don’t count as an activity.

    Typically, a popular sport amongst boys is our national pastime: baseball. It is without question the sport of summer.

    But, the baseball season only lasts so long. Most leagues have already begun to wind down, or are already finished for the year.

  • School board member arrested in alleged choking of daughter

    Vince Chowdhury, South Jeffco’s representative on the school board and a Democratic candidate for state House District 22, was arrested June 17 on suspicion of slapping and choking his 16-year-old daughter.

    Chowdhury, 48, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and harassment, and a protective order was issued prohibiting him from contacting his daughter or wife. He apparently then violated that order by sending his wife two e-mails after being released from jail.

  • Man attacked with beer bottle, ax and flashlight survives to tell tale

    An Evergreen man attacked with a 40-ounce beer bottle, an ax and a Maglite flashlight survived to tell his tale July 1.

    Emily Malcik, 35, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. July 1 after deputies responded to a burglary call in the 4600 block of Blue Spruce Road. Dispatch advised the deputies en route that a male and female had both called to say the incident was actually a fight. The woman initially said she hit the man, but then changed her story to say that he had hit himself with the beer bottle, the ax and the Maglite.

  • Devil’s Canyon Fire contained

    The Devil’s Canyon forest fire southwest of Idaho Springs was 100 percent contained as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Forest Service officials said. The blaze was limited to 7 acres, no structures were destroyed and no evacuations were necessary.

    Lightning sparked the fire 4 miles southwest of Idaho Springs off Colorado 103 about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Smoke jumpers and an air tanker were sent to battle the blaze.

  • Bagging it: grounds for divorcing the java monkey

    I needed caffeine. I woke up feeling like my brain was in an unclean fish tank and a hundred miles away. A shower didn’t help rejuvenate my senses, and I stumbled around trying to find a shirt not wrinkled like a dead elephant’s carcass. There were none. This wasn’t all that unusual. Iron in hand, I cleared a space on my countertop and melted a hole in a $40 shirt. I looked at the bottom of the iron and then to the clock above the stove — I was running late for a meeting.

  • Song sparrows make for good neighbors

    On a recent Sunday morning, Linda Zakes of Sundance Gardens phoned me to ask about a bird. I was flabbergasted when she told me it had built a nest in a pot of penstemon on one of the display tables in her nursery. I finished up the work I was doing and was on my way to Sundance Gardens filled with curiosity about which bird had built its nest in such an unusual place.

  • Prodigal Dam Bridge comes home to Golden

    The next time you’re doing business in Golden, do yourself the pleasure of stopping by to see an old Evergreen friend.

    OK, maybe not “friend” so much as “brief acquaintance.” Or, possibly, “unwelcome guest,” or even “bitter enemy,” depending on how long you can hold a grudge. In any case, you’ll likely find a courtesy call to Evergreen’s one-time Dam Bridge well worth the effort.