Today's News

  • Rodeo at Jeffco Fairgrounds cancels tail-dragging event

    Promoters of a Mexican rodeo scheduled Sunday at the Jeffco Fairgrounds have canceled a controversial event in which bulls are forced to the ground by their tails.

    The American Humane Association, an animal advocacy agency, had said it was pursuing an injunction to prevent the coleadero event, which the county had refused to block.

    “We’re very pleased that the promoters have adjusted their event schedule and did something that’s right for everyone,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

  • Salmonella cases confirmed in 8 diners at The Fort

    Salmonella recently sickened eight people and likely affected 20 others who ate at The Fort restaurant in Morrison, and the Jeffco health department is looking into the situation.

    “We are corresponding on patients who ate at the restaurant between July 10 through 16,” said Jeffco Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Braden. “We are involved in an ongoing investigation.”

  • Brush fire burns 74 acres on Hogback

    About 74 acres of the Dakota Ridge Hogback burned in a brush fire that broke out about 2 p.m. Monday near C-470 south of the Morrison Road exit. The cause of the blaze still was undetermined as of Tuesday morning.

    Strong winds fanned the flames and pushed the rapidly growing fire south. Authorities had closed eastbound C-470 at I-70 by 5 p.m. Monday because of fire equipment being sent to the scene.

  • Gutting it out: Evergreen's Kapande stages sit-up marathon to help restaurant owner

    Talk about intestinal fortitude.

    Evergreen resident Nick Kapande celebrated his 48th birthday Aug. 2 with a marathon consisting of 4,800 nonstop sit-ups, or 400 more than he did on his 44th birthday in the same amount of time.

    So, instead of eating birthday cake, Kapande was sipping on an energy drink, wiping the sweat from his fat-free physique and listening to about 20 people clap and cheer in the exercise room at his business, Nick’s Pro Fitness, at Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road.

  • EHS Poms to host third annual Hiwan golf tournament fund-raiser

    In an effort to raise money for nationals, the Evergreen High School Poms are hosting a golf tournament at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Hiwan Country Club.

    The team is looking for golfers to play in the tournament. Cost is $150 per player and includes breakfast, golf cart, green fees, lunch and goody bag. Prizes will be awarded for overall male and female winners, as well as closest to the hole and longest drive winners.

  • Babies abound during the foothills’ summer months

    Summer is in full swing with August weather starting in July.

    As the weathermen have been saying, the monsoon winds are bringing warm and wet air up from the Gulf Coast, which is bringing us rain when it bumps into our cool mountains. This usually occurs in August, but this year two near tropical storms brought some similar weather in July, so we have had unusually hot and humid weather, very unlike the hot dry weather we are used to.

  • The political season is upon us

    From county commissioner to Colorado governor, Jeffco voters face very crowded ballots this year, and as the primary election approaches on Aug. 10, our opinion pages will no doubt become more crowded as well.

    Before the usual avalanche of political letters to the editor — and the subsequent phone calls asking why some letters haven’t appeared — I’d like to review our policy.

    • All letters must be accompanied by a verifiable name, along with information that allows us to contact the author.

  • Arts came alive in 10-day showcase

    Looking back on the just completed “Arts Alive Evergreen,” it’s remarkable how many opportunities to participate in the arts there are in a community of this size.

  • SWARM girls rugby team battles injuries, doubters in quest for success

    Shoulder surgery to repair a dislocated rotator cuff. A broken nose. Plenty of doubters. And, yet, Lindsay Caprio wouldn’t have it any other way. The 16-year-old Chatfield junior is a rugby player, no doubt about it.

  • Evergreen’s Malazdrewicz swims blazing pace at U.S. Sectionals to spark Olympic hopes


    If you ask Lexie Malazdrewicz what she attributes her success to she’s likely to tell you hard work and a lot of practice. A lot being an understatement. But even that doesn’t quantify the success she achieved at the USA Swimming Sectionals in Mount Hood, Ore., recently.