Today's News

  • Neighbors pack hearing to protest church expansion

    About 200 people packed a Jefferson County hearing room, as well as an overflow room for 80, for four hours on Feb. 1 to hear about a dozen opponents protest a Lookout Mountain church's expansion plans before the planning commission.

    Because of the large number of people wanting to make statements, the hearing was continued until Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:15 p.m. No action was taken. The planning commission makes recommendations, but the Board of County Commissioners is empowered to make the final decision.

  • The 'E' Games: Epic snowfall paves the way for a rad Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake

    The sky above Evergreen exploded with an epic 22-inch snow dump Thursday night, Feb. 2, and all day Friday, just in time to turn what could have been a mud fest into a true Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake.


    The snow turned the first ski-able slope ever constructed on the shores of Evergreen Lake into about 40 vertical feet of respectable performance terrain. Conceived by Geoff Bostwick, the park designer for Echo Mountain Ski Area, the hill emerged with the help of Esco Construction of Evergreen, which trucked in the snow earlier last week.

  • Friday's sporting events postponed

    Evergreen's boys and girls basketball games with Wheat Ridge, scheduled for tonight, have been postponed until Monday, Feb. 6 due to the inclement weather.
    The boys will play at Wheat Ridge with the varsity game scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The Lady Cougars will host Wheat Ridge at Evergreen High School at the same time.

  • 300 pack hearing on proposed church expansion

    A four-hour public hearing packed with 300 people ended with no recommendation Wednesday night on the proposed expansion of the Activation Ministries International Church on Lookout Mountain.

    The Jeffco planning commission continued the hearing to Feb. 8. That session will also be at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building at 6:15 p.m Additional testimony from individuals will be heard.

  • Mursuli sentenced to 12 years for investment fraud

    Israel S. Mursuli, also known as Steven Mursuli, 58, was sentenced Jan. 30 to 12 years in prison for soliciting more than $1 million from investors in two scams between 2005 and 2009. He was also ordered to pay $886,680 in restitution.

    Mursuli owned Mountain Computers Inc. and Mio Cafe, both of which were in Evergreen.

    A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Mursuli on 28 counts of securities fraud and two counts of theft in May 2011. On Nov. 7 he pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud and two counts of theft.

  • Traffic to be stopped at Georgetown Hill on I-70 for rockfall work

  • 16-year-old guitar phenom rocks Little Bear

    Young Austin and No Difference, a Colorado Springs-based band that stole the show at last year’s Big Chili Cook-off, returned to Evergreen and performed for a growing local fan base on Jan. 27 at the Little Bear.

    The three-man band is making a name for itself as a rockin’ blues phenomenon primarily because of front man and guitarist Austin Young. At 16, Austin has been playing guitar for just four years. The band performs half originals, half covers — of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters.

  • Art, ideals collided at Main Street Fine Art

    “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
    — Winston Churchill


  • Hey, Newt: Go easy on capitalism

    This past month, I saw something I never thought I’d see: a Republican presidential candidate attacking an opponent for his participation in free-market capitalism. Newt Gingrich launched the first volley several weeks ago, going after Mitt Romney for his past work at a buyout firm, Bain Capital.
    The Wall Street Journal took notice of the unusual attack, saying that “a super-PAC supporting the former House speaker plans to spend $3.4 million in TV ads in South Carolina portraying Mr. Romney as Gordon Gekko without the social conscience.” 

  • Willows begin their slow ascent back to spring life

    We’ve been blessed with spring-like weather during much of the month of January, while the high country has had plenty of snow for the ski resorts. Who could ask for any better weather for all of us? Now I can’t help but wonder if we will have to pay for this fine weather with too much snow in February and March. I hope not.