Today's News

  • Info wars: The empire strikes back

    A short time ago in a county very, very nearby, a group of small weekly newspapers launched an investigation into a land deal that the Jeffco empire presented as a routine open-space purchase.

  • Trees turn on their vibrant fall colors

    It’s that time of year again when everyone is out looking at aspen leaves. Nothing makes Colorado’s scenery more beautiful than the gold of aspen leaves. We have aspen bowls through mile upon mile of our mountain country, nestled among the dark green of pines, spruces and firs. They are golden treasure for everyone to admire and share.

    I am amazed that Denver has not long since built and sponsored an Aspen Bowl where it could host and play major football games.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A nasal engagement

  • Board hopeful Powers concerned with school closings, need for options

    Lakewood architect Jim Powers opted to run against District 4 school board candidate Lesley Dahlkemper at virtually the last possible minute, filing an affidavit with the state on Aug. 29, the day such documents were due.

  • School board candidate Branaugh cites transparency, spending policies

    Jeffco Board of Education candidate Preston Branaugh slipped into the previously uncontested race in District 3 just hours before filing deadlines, registering with the secretary of state on the last possible day.

  • Event helps kids learn to stay safe

    Saturday’s weather was the perfect accompaniment to a family day at the 11th annual Community Safety & Family Fun Day.

    Under Colorado blue skies, young children and their parents browsed through booths at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park that taught the tots about safety. They played games, made simple first-aid kits and participated in the annual Bicycle Rodeo. They could practice dialing 911 on fake phones.

  • Oktoberfest raffle winners not bugged

    Corbi Sayler, a Conifer resident who grew up skating on Evergreen Lake, won the refurbished "Love Bug," a 1970 silver Volkswagen with a sporty stripe, in the raffle at the third annual Oktoberfest at Evergreen Lake on Sunday.

    Kristina Halstead, the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 youth of the year, drew Sayler's winning ticket, which was one of a package of three Corbi bought at the Big Chili Cook-off for $10. (Single tickets cost $5 each.)

  • Lookout Mountain church eyes expansion, but neighbors won’t give blessing

    A small church on Lookout Mountain is seeking permission from Jefferson County to expand its footprint from 5,000 to 24,000 square feet and accommodate 900 people as opposed to the current 350. But neighbors are taking a dim view of the plans. 

    Any expansion still has to be considered by the planning commission and approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

    The church is currently operating as a non-conforming use in a residentially zoned area.

  • Students’ pinwheels turn out to promote peace

    Colorful pinwheels stood like silent sentries in the planters surrounding the parking lot of Evergreen Country Day School on Sept. 21 as a reminder of childhood and a simpler time when life is peaceful.

    The pinwheels, created in art class by students in kindergarten through fifth grade, were part of International Day of Peace, when kids around the world are asked to make pinwheels and place them in public places to promote peace.


    Braden Olson wakes up around 6 a.m., after six hours of sleep, and does his math homework. He watches film during lunch while doing more homework. He uses his free period during school hours to complete even more homework. But he has to in order to keep up with his assiduous schedule.
    After all, Olson, a 17-year-old Evergreen High School senior, is a member of the school’s varsity football team. He’s also a defender on the boys soccer team. Oh, and he’s on the golf team as well.