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Today's News

  • Bear Mountain neighbors join forces to fight fire danger

    A group of homeowners on Bear Mountain in Evergreen has applied for a 2009 wildland-urban interface grant from the Colorado State Forest Service to help mitigate fire danger in their mountaintop neighborhood of 200 homes.

    The idea is to join forces and launch a war against dead and diseased trees and to identify trees to be thinned. Participants use their own equipment and volunteer time and muscle power.

    The proposal also asks for funds to educate people on FireWise principles of home protection.

  • Officials urge Coloradans to vote early

    County commissioners, county clerks and even the governor are urging people to either vote by mail or vote early this year, citing an unusually long ballot and a projected record turnout.

    "We've had a lot of activity here in the last couple of weeks from both sides of the presidential campaign, with both Sen. Obama and Gov. Palin visiting Colorado," Gov. Bill Ritter said at a news conference Sept. 16. He said that Colorado is one of the few swing states in the national election. "It is important as a swing state that every vote count."

  • Hot start has harriers excited for remainder of cross-country season

    Evergreen’s cross-country teams have been logging some impressive times in recent weeks, especially the brother-sister combination of Ryan and Bryn Haebe.

    At the Liberty Bell Invitational, Ryan ran the fastest 5k time at Evergreen since 1987, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 52 seconds. His time was good for fourth overall.

  • Pair of golfers qualify for state

    LAKEWOOD — When it became clear the Evergreen boys golf team was not going to claim a vital top-two team finish at the Class 4A Metro regional tournament Sept. 22, the Cougars went into survival mode.

    Top player Ryan Hooks got off to a surprisingly unlucky start at his homelinks at Foothills Golf Course and was as many as seven shots over par. Although he was probably not in danger of missing the cut, stranger things have happened.

  • Goals still high for gymnasts

    Caitlin Sanchez figures she’s done hundreds of vaults in her gymnastics career.

    So, when the Evergreen senior landed awkwardly at a recent meet at Bear Creek High School, she knew something was wrong.

    Sanchez not only dislocated the knee, but tore the anterior and medial-collateral ligaments in her left leg and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Unfortunately for Sanchez, sitting on the sidelines is not unfamiliar territory. Last year, she broke her ankle.

  • Evergreen spiked by rival Conifer

    CONIFER — Those that thought the Conifer volleyball team was going to disappear for a while in the wake of Emily Greenhalgh’s graduation got an update Sept. 17.

    “We lost a big player last year, we all know it, and I don’t think our crowd was expecting us to be this great and we knew that we could be and we proved it out here,” said Conifer junior setter Cara Walderman after the Lobos defeated the Evergreen Cougars 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 26-24.

  • McCasky, Bane trade barbs at candidate forum

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky took most of the heat Sept. 15 in the first forum for the five county commission candidates.

    Republican McCasky, the only incumbent, faces two challengers in District 2 in the Nov. 4 election: Democrat Jason Bane and Scott Zulauf of the Green Party. Jeffco Treasurer Faye Griffin, a Republican, and state Sen. Sue Windels, a Democrat, are battling for the District 1 commission seat, vying to replace Jim Congrove, who decided not to seek a second term.

  • School 'bails out' principal, raises $42,000

    Justice was swift for Ryan “Mad Dog” Lucas, director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    Lucas was arrested, tried and convicted last Wednesday of what some of his students thought was a rather heinous crime — not proclaiming enough snow days during the last school year.

    His bail was set by Judge Tucker S. Gordon, a fifth-grader at the school, at $30,000.

  • Thousands turn out to see Palin at Jeffco Fairgrounds

    Doors opened at 7 a.m. Sept. 15 for Sarah Palin’s appearance at the Westernaires Equestrian Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, but that wasn't early enough for some.

    Thousands turned out to see the Alaska governor, who has electrified the campaign of Sen. John McCain since he named her as his running mate.

  • Motorcyclist critically injured in I-70 crash

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — An Idaho Springs man was thrown 50 feet Thursday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle while allegedly racing another motorist on I-70.

    Steven P. Smith, 39, was heading west on I-70 near Lookout Mountain when his red 1998 Honda motorcycle crossed two lanes and hit the guardrail. Police said witnesses reported that a black 2004 Porsche was racing with Smith’s motorcycle. Smith was airlifted to St. Anthony Hospital with serious bodily injury and as of Friday afternoon remained in critical condition.