Today's News

  • Follow the money

    Congress passed a budget bill and the President sent his budget request to Congress where the differences between the two must be resolved. All signs point to much higher spending as Congress has voted to eliminate the sequestration imposed in 2013 to limit the growth of government spending. It’s not remotely possible that the total will represent a balanced budget as spending will again exceed revenues.

  • Feelings versus reality

    John Newkirk

  • Couples marry, renew vows at Red Rocks

    On a warm, sunny Valentine’s Day, dozens gathered at the top of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Some wore veils and carried bouquets, while others dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. But all ventured to the park for the same reason – to share their love on the day dedicated to it.

    The Red Rocks Mass Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremony is hosted yearly at the park by former radio personality Uncle Nasty, also known as Gregg Stone. Though he is no longer associated with a radio station, Stone has continued the tradition.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into possibly purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.

  • Craig Levy joins Indian Hills Water District board of directors

    Craig Levy has become the fifth member of the Indian Hills Water District’s board of directors.

    One position on the board was left vacant when former secretary Jay Rosenfield stepped down earlier this year. Levy, a resident of Indian Hills for 16 years, was approved unanimously by the board.

    Levy told the board at the water district’s meeting last Thursday that he has been on several boards before, though none of a political nature.

  • Open Space launches e-bike pilot program

    Mountain bikers will now be able to use e-bikes at any Jeffco Open Space park.

    The agency announced Tuesday night at its annual Trails Talk Forum, which addresses e-bikes and four other topics, that it will be launching its e-bike pilot program through the rest of 2018. The program will evaluate the impact of class 1 e-bikes on both the trails and other park-users, and then Open Space will determine how to address their usage into 2019 and beyond.

  • Conifer’s Zander Condit earns fifth at state

    DENVER — Pain wasn’t going to stop Conifer’s Zander Condit.

    On Friday night at the Pepsi Center after he earned his way to the semifinals of the 3A state wrestling tournament, the sophomore wrestler met his match in Anthony Quintana of Buena Vista. In the loss, he walked away from the mat damaged — literally.

  • Evergreen outlasts Golden in triple-OT

    By Dennis Pleuss

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has already accomplished something this season that last year’s Class 4A state championship squad didn’t do.

    The Cougars officially wrapped up the 4A Jeffco League title Feb. 13 with a victory over Valor Christian. It’s actually the first conference title for the program since the 2002-03 season.

  • EHS boys lackluster in game against Golden before playoffs

    By Dennis Pleuss

    EVERGREEN — The Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball title is heading back to Golden after the Demons, No. 3 seed, won the conference title outright Thursday with a 58-48 road victory against No. 8-seeded Evergreen.

    “Obviously, we didn’t play as well as we would have liked,” Evergreen coach Scott Haebe said. “We just seemed a step slow defensively, and we really never got into a rhythm offensively.”

  • Evergreen girls golf seeking more players

    The Evergreen girls’ golf team is looking for more competitors.

    Following a strong season last year, the team as of now is down to six girls, and head coach Mike Kuzava would like to see more sign up in the coming weeks.