Today's News

  • I-70 reopens after spill in Summit County

    A hazardous materials spill closed Interstate 70 on Tuesday in Summit County on the west side of the Eisenhower Tunnel, but all lanes had reopened by Wednesday morning.

    The state transportation department said two trucks collided 4 miles east of Dillon, and one of them spilled 1,000 pounds of a "blasting agent." The highway was initially closed in both directions; the eastbound lanes were opened later Tuesday evening. Westbound traffic was being detoured over Loveland Pass, which had been closed earlier in the day for avalanche prevention work.

  • Simon & Son conclude tour

    Evergreen piano duo Simon & Son just returned from a 40-city tour of the Midwest and are happy to be home for the holidays. The duo performed in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.

  • Government transparency not negotiable

    Recently I was reading a book to my kids about the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787 when a remarkable fact jumped out: The delegates conducted their work in absolute secrecy. This was one of the only ground rules of the convention, and not until James Madison’s death in 1840 did his notes reveal the content of many discussions that took place.
    It’s very possible the Constitution — and this nation itself — would not exist as we know it had the deliberations been subject to public scrutiny.

  • Weasel sighting was among bird count highlights



    The Christmas Bird Count is over. Sunday, Dec. 19, was a pleasant day as CBC days go.

  • Feasts, famine and faith

    By Mary Ann Dimand

    We are in a month of feast and celebration for many faiths —  and for many without a faith tradition. Good spirits, hospitality and habits of giving beyond family and friends mean that shelves are filled — sometimes temporarily overfilled — at local food banks.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Fire and ice: Skate the Lake 2010

    Skate the Lake Winter Festival, Evergreen's annual community-wide family New Year's Eve celebration of old-fashioned winter fun, kicks off with the second annual youth four-on-four pond-hockey tournament at 7 a.m. Dec. 31.
    During the day ice, artists Michael Campe and Thomas Barlow will be sculpting their masterpieces in the park next to the Lake House.

  • Evergreen Lake Plunge to raise money for Special Needs Program

    Plunging into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake is a splashy way to welcome 2011, impress your friends, prove your toughness and contribute to a good cause — all at the same time.

    Once again, the rec district’s Special Needs Program and Drive Smart are seeking courageous individuals with thick skin and sturdy tickers to immerse themselves in ice-covered Evergreen Lake on Jan. 1 to raise money.

    The fourth annual Evergreen Lake Plunge begins at noon Jan. 1 on the shore of Evergreen Lake next to the Lake House.

  • Rec board approves five-year arts-center use pact

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen signed a new agreement with the park district for exclusive use of the Miller House for five years for $1 a year rent beginning Jan. 1. The arts center has had a similar deal with the park district for the last eight years.
    Four of five members of the park district board voted in favor the agreement, which came before the board for a vote Nov. 16, after a closed-door session, at the end of a regular meeting.

  • Sole of fun: Marshdale students shed their shoes, don party hats

    The fun on Friday lasted the entire school day at Marshdale Elementary School as students celebrated the holiday season with high-energy fun, holiday treats, gift wishes and a special-delivery message for the kindergartners.
    The school held its Winter Carnival in lieu of individual class parties, and Kirsten Hollander, PTA president, said the day was all about controlled chaos.