Today's News

  • Evergreen man killed in accident near Golden

    Richard Benavidez of Evergreen was killed in a car accident near Golden Oct. 28.

    Benavidez, 68, was driving a 2008 Nissan Titan at about 12:19 p.m. on westbound Highway 40 near Golden when he went off the right side of the road, hit an embankment and then a tree, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The truck then went airborne and rolled onto its side.

  • Predators playing with pride

    Dale Nicholls has been around the game of football a long time.

    In his 30-plus years as a coach, he’s never experienced a season quite like this.

    With only 11 players at his disposal, Nicholls, coach of the Mountain Area Midget Football Association’s Division I eighth-grade Predators team, has to be creative just to get through a typical practice.

  • Finishing in style

    FORT COLLINS — In his final race at Evergreen, Ryan Haebe wanted to leave everything out on the course.

    That’s exactly what the senior did Oct. 25 at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s State Cross-County Championships at Fossil Ridge High School, and he was rewarded with a top-10 finish and was just four seconds shy of breaking the school record.

    Haebe, sporting a new closely-cropped haircut, finished the very flat course in 15 minutes, 51.67 seconds.

  • Cougars show grit in loss

    LAKEWOOD — It’s a hard days work to be a spoiler in football.

    The Cougars showed they had enough grit and skill to fit the part against Summit had they just shown up on time.

    A rough first quarter dug a hole the Cougars could never quite escape as they harassed the Tigers to the end of a 42-26 Class 3A Metro League defeat Oct. 24 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Ralston Ranch divided into five mega-estates

    Ralston Ranch, one of the last large undeveloped parcels on the Front Range, has been divided into five large parcels that are being sold to individual buyers as mega-estates at multimillion-dollar prices.

    The entire 768-acre ranch was sold to Talavera Properties Inc. of Denver in a single transaction in September 2007. It has since been divided into mega-lots.

  • Judge affirms approval of Mount Morrison TV tower

    A judge has dismissed a neighborhood group’s complaint against the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners over its approval of a plan for a horizontal TV tower just below the ridgeline on the east face of Mount Morrison above Red Rocks Amphitheater.

    The approved tower will have at least five towers extending at least 30 to 50 feet or more above the ridgeline.

    Canyon Area Residents for the Environment, or CARE, contested the decision to allow the tower on grounds that Bear Creek Development Co. hadn’t complied with a higher court’s orders.

  • Some regional trails through Evergreen moving forward

    Of the 11 or so regional trails competing for the attention of Jefferson County Open Space, the Evergreen-to-Conifer Trail through Cub Creek Ranch is near the top of the constantly shifting priority list.

    Lately, attention has been focused on the important trail connection around Conifer, especially the Flying J-to-Meyer Ranch link.

    But progress is also slowly being made on the Cub Creek part of the future 7-mile-long, north-south trail planned to extend from Evergreen High School to U.S. 285.

  • Trail building in the works for Buchanan/Bergen Park land

    Construction work could begin this month on a 3,568-foot asphalt multipurpose trail on the eastern perimeter of Buchanan/Bergen Park under the direction of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The trail is part of a number of improvements planned for the island-shaped park between Evergreen and Bergen parkways south of the RTD parking lot.

    The trail will connect the RTD parking lot with the Buchanan Rec Center lot and the Pioneer Trail to downtown Evergreen.

  • An artist by nature works with nature's art

    Dave Voth has woodworking in his genes. His great-great-great-grandparents’ relatives were woodworkers in Prussia. His great-grandfather was featured in a book on Mennonite furniture making. The aged black-and-white photograph shows Voth’s ancestor standing next to the wooden house that he built by hand in Minnesota.

  • Gibbs running — literally — to reclaim state Senate seat

    Dan Gibbs’ secret weapon in his campaign to reclaim the state Senate seat in District 16 is the stamina of a long-distance runner.

    A marathoner and ultra-marathoner who survived the Leadville 100-mile race in 2007, Democrat Gibbs is well qualified to knock on as many doors as possible in his vast district, which ranges from Grand County to Jefferson County.

    If he isn’t running or walking, Gibbs is driving his thrifty Ford Focus with 90,000 miles on it to a couple of meetings a day.