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Today's News

  • A funny look at love, with heart, at StageDoor Theatre

    Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many ways. Some use the day to honor their loved one; others call it National Single Awareness Day, and bemoan or celebrate their uncoupled status. Whatever your take on love, one thing is certain — love in all forms is fun, and the more you can laugh at yourself, the more fun you’ll have. StageDoor Theatre’s adult company is presenting a hilarious look at love in all forms in the upcoming “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opening on Jan. 30.

  • House finches difficult to distinguish from other finches

    The most abundant birds at my feeder today are house finches, Carpodacus mexicanus. Although most of the literature says immature birds turn red by September, the ones at my feeder have been just as brown as the females but are just now beginning to turn red as are the adult males.

  • Ambulance transports bring additional revenue to Indian Hills fire district

    The Indian Hills Fire Protection District received nearly $40,000 in revenue for ambulance transports in 2014 — 164 percent more than projected, according to the latest financial report for the district.

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue bills a flat fee of $1,200 for all ambulance transports, plus $17 per mile for the distance from the scene to the hospital, said Karen Nelson, office manager.

  • Tall Grass employee honored as hometown hero

    For the past few years, Deb Dickinson has been working with other employees at TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon on the Soldier Box Project, a charitable effort for which she recently received KMGH-TV’s 7Everyday Hero Award.

    “It was definitely one of the highlights of my life,” Dickinson said of the honor, presented in December.

    Dickinson coordinates the shipment of care packages to men and women serving in the military in Afghanistan during the Christmas holiday and between Mother’s and Father’s days.

  • Evergreen environmental group plans second community garden

    Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning a second community garden at Wilmot Elementary School.

  • New recreation manager supports plans for Buchanan Rec Center

    Since beginning in his new position as recreation manager for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District last Thursday, Brian Tucker has been getting to know staff and settling into his office at Buchanan Rec Center.

    Against a wall in his office is a design for potential improvements to the rec center, for which Tucker expresses enthusiasm. The opportunity to add a turf field, gymnasium and expand the swimming pool at Buchanan is “exciting and great for the district,” he says.

  • Park district looking at ways to ensure safety of ice at Evergreen Lake

    The fatal accident Jan. 22 at Evergreen Lake has led the Evergreen Park and Recreation District to cancel all events planned this winter on unmaintained areas of the ice while exploring ways to ensure the safety of those venturing onto the frozen surface.

    Idledale resident Greg Henika was grooming ice for the Ice Golf Tournament sponsored by Blue Spruce Kiwanis when the ATV on which he was riding fell through an area of thin ice.

  • Jeffco's newest commissioner sworn in

    Jeffco once again has three county commissioners.

    Former Republican state representative Libby Szabo was sworn in Friday as the newest commissioner. Szabo will serve the final two years of the term of Faye Griffin, who resigned after she was elected clerk and recorder in November.

  • Ice fishing event for vets moved to Georgetown Lake

    A free ice fishing event for veterans and soldiers this Saturday has been moved to Georgetown Lake from Evergreen Lake after the death of Greg Henika, who fell through the ice Jan. 22 on Evergreen Lake.

    The third annual Vets on Ice event and hot dog lunch is hosted by Golden VFW Post 4171, the Just One Day veterans nonprofit group and other veteran organizations. It's scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Georgetown Lake. Last year, the event had about 80 participants; this year, organizers expect 180 or more.

    All participants over the age of 16 must have a fishing license.

  • Residents reporting encounters with mountain lions

    Clear Creek residents along Witter Gulch Road and west of Idaho Springs have had run-ins with mountain lions in recent weeks.

    The EMERGE homeowners association, located in the Upper Bear Creek region of the county, alerted residents that a mountain lion was spotted in the Old Squaw Pass, Echo Hills, Snyder Mountain and King-Murphy neighborhoods.

    The e-mail alert said the lion was attacking dogs and displaying threatening behavior to people. Residents are also sharing photos of a mountain lion roaming their backyards at night.