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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Postal substation opens in Marshdale

    Ravenglass Gallery in Marshdale has become the home of a new postal substation to serve postal customers in that area.

    As of June 25, a variety of mailing needs can be met at the gallery, 6947 Highway 73.

    The substation will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. It will be closed Sundays and holidays.

    Lisa Keipp will manage the substation. The Evergreen post office will oversee operations.

  • Lariat Loop boosters fete downtown interpretive plaza

    How convenient that downtown Evergreen’s newest public amenity happens to be the perfect place to throw a little party in its honor.

    On Saturday afternoon, June 21, dozens of folks turned out at Evergreen Mountain Village to extend a heartfelt “howdy” to the Evergreen Interpretive Plaza, a restful two-tiered oasis of ease and edification just footsteps from the buzz and bustle of Main Street. The plaza is the second link in a chain of interpretive interludes the Lariat Loop Heritage Association has planned along that historic route.

  • Parents go to mat over kids' tae kwon do class

    A delegation of unhappy parents made an appearance at the June 18 meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to protest what they said was unfair treatment of tae kwon do instructor Tom Spratt.

    Spratt is a contract employee who has worked for the district for about 25 years. He usually teaches classes at both Wulf and Buchanan rec centers, but has withdrawn from the Buchanan site, saying his insurance won’t cover it because of physical changes made to the room.