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Today's News

  • Ice Bike Races a slick event

    You don’t have to be a bicycle enthusiast to want to get in on this icy tradition.

    The third annual Ice Bike Race on Evergreen Lake will be Saturday, Jan. 25, and the event promises not just a race over the frozen waters, but cash prizes and refreshments including pizza and barbecue afterward. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the races begin at 9.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue braces for another wildfire season

    With wildfire season looming and recent foothills weather relatively dry, Evergreen Fire/Rescue is preparing for what could be another difficult fire season. 

    “The fire the other day, in Golden Gate Canyon, went from a house fire to a forest fire pretty quickly,” said Doug Saba, a spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue. “… If this pace keeps up, and moisture stays down, we’re looking at a record year for wildfires again.”

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Forget me knot — the secret to tying shoes

    Evergreen resident Eileen Sloan never dreamed she would invent a product that helps youngsters learn to tie their shoes.

    The teacher-turned-entrepreneur has created EZLeaps, a plastic device and a seven-step process to help alleviate the frustration of shoe-tying for youngsters. Nordstrom stores are selling the product and teaching Sloan’s process during shoe-tying classes in its stores nationwide, and the devices are available at Twigs in downtown Evergreen and HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park.

  • Elks sending Evergreen a Ragtime Valentine

    Mountain-area music mavens will have a lot more to love this Valentine’s Day, as the Evergreen Elks’ long-awaited Ragtime Bash comes roaring back into town in a backbeat blaze of syncopated savoir faire.

  • Victorian fashion show will be a cinch

    Ladies!

    Want to lose 10 inches off your waistline — in seconds?

    Wish you could regain that youthful hourglass figure without resorting to pills, fad diets or tedious exercises?

    If you’re ready to eat as much as you want, whenever you want, and then slide into your high school prom dress with the help of just one reasonably strong friend, you’ll want to check out the “Corset-Out Fashion Show,” which hits the runway at 1 p.m. March 8 in the Timbervale Barn directly behind the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Details emerge about Indian Hills shooting

    Details of the fatal shooting on the night of Jan. 20 in Indian Hills indicate a man shot his father and stepmother, then turned the gun on himself.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has reported that Robert Leiman, 25, shot Margaret Leiman, 53, and Bruce Leiman, 58, after the three were involved in an argument inside the home in the 23000 block of Pawnee Road.

  • Interfaith group to offer MLK service on Jan. 20

    Those who enjoy modern cinema may have seen “Lincoln,” “The Butler” or “Twelve Years a Slave.” It is good to be reminded of these sad chapters in American history. It is good to remember the anguish of Abraham Lincoln in doing the work to abolish slavery. This spirit was revived in the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the past century. Using nonviolent methods, he moved our consciousness forward to a place of more mutual acceptance. For this, he gave his life.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire plans special meeting on finances

    Members of the Inter-Canyon Fire District board have scheduled a special meeting to discuss the district’s financial forecast and the current status of the department.

    “We feel we need to get back to strategic planning and take a look at our financial plan moving forward,” board President Michael Reddy said at the Inter-Canyon board meeting last Wednesday.

    The special meeting comes in the wake of accusations that former chief Dave MacBean embezzled approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon’s reserve fund from 2010 to 2012.

  • School board discusses process for hiring superintendent

    The Jeffco school board envisions a lengthy and deliberate process to replace retiring Superintendent Cindy Stevenson.

    At last Thursday’s study session, the board discussed the process for selecting a new leader for Colorado’s second largest school district. It will take six weeks just to find the professional search firm that will identify top candidates for the job.

    Stevenson announced her retirement in November, shortly after three new members were elected to the board; her last day will be June 30.

    The process

  • Starlings showing up at feeders

    Every winter, I receive a phone call or letter from someone, asking about the strange beautiful bird at a feeder. Apparently, the unusually cold weather gives starlings the drive to investigate feeders, and many people see them for the first time during the cold days of winter.