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Today's News

  • The Natural: Earth Day dawns in Evergreen

    On Saturday, April 19, eco-centric folks from Crow Hill to Floyd Hill braved sunny skies, mild temperatures, gentle breezes and placid waters to celebrate Earth’s special Day in its most delightful setting.

  • Four vie for two seats on Indian Hills fire board

    On May 6, the good citizens of Indian Hills will cast their votes to fill a pair of impending vacancies on the Indian Hills Fire Protection District board of directors.

    The Indian Hills fire board oversees a district of about 12 square miles encompassing some 1,200 residents and protected by the 24-member, all-volunteer Indian Hills Fire and Rescue.

  • Fire district election: four seats in the balance

    Seven candidates are running in the regular election for the four available seats on the board of directors of the Evergreen Fire Protection District. The board consists of five regular members.

    The only incumbent who is not up for re-election is Jaine Hamilton, whose four-year term expires in 2010.

    Five people are running for two available four-year terms, while two are running unopposed for the two, two-year terms.

  • Gymnasts earning high marks

    Long hours.

    Bumps and bruises.

    Drilling the same exercises over and over until they become second nature.

  • Lobos get best of Cougars

    Conifer starting pitcher T.K. Ochoa couldn’t find the strike zone early on April 19.

    When the right-hander did hit his spots, the Cougars couldn’t find him.

  • County gives tentative OK to church expansion

    The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church came closer Tuesday morning to realizing its plan to add a two-story teen center building after a crucial vote of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. After two lengthy public hearings, two of three members of the board voted to endorse a version of the March 26 planning commission decision approving an expansion from 26,000 square feet to about 48,000 square feet of floor area. The church argued that it had the legal right to build up to 63,000 square feet.

  • Proposed cell tower concerns Bear Mountain residents

    A company wants to erect an 80-foot cellular tower near the summit of Bear Mountain if it can obtain a variance from the 35-foot height limit under current zoning regulations.

    The idea is to erect a “monopine,” a cell-phone tower that looks like a pine tree and is supposed to blend into the scenery.

    After considering the matter April 2 for about two hours, the Jefferson County Board of Adjustment voted to table the proposal indefinitely, while the county works on the telecommunications master plan.

  • Lobos double up Cougars

    LAKEWOOD – Had Evergreen erected a plate glass window in front of its goal April 17, Conifer’s Colleen Canty would have run through it.

    Had there been barbed wire coiled nearby, the sophomore striker would have hopped over it.

  • Is it the military's job to protect the environment?

    Hannah Hayes

    In Colorado there has been a fierce and sustained effort by the military to expand Fort Carson. Massive expansion through one of the military’s boldest land grabs would wipe out dinosaur prints, primitive cliff drawings, countless wildlife, local ranches and several small towns. The southeastern corner of our state must not be allowed to fall victim to the Army’s insatiable need to train in ever-wider landscapes.

  • Clean windows could mean an owl or two

    Last Wednesday was fairly warm and spring-like during the morning hours. However, as is so often the case, it foretold of snow to come.

    The lake has been slowly opening. An ever-widening inlet and a delicate curve of open shallow water along the north shore and between the inlet and the Lake House have made every day seem more spring like, even though it refroze every night. For a few nights now, it hasn’t frozen, so the warm days accomplished a bit more melt. This was enough to tip the Rotary club barrel into the lake, which made many people happy.