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Today's News

  • 10th Mountain Division could be subject of movie

    A retired U.S. Marine colonel wants to make a Hollywood movie about 10th Mountain Division greats Earl Clark and Dick Over. 

    Clark, 95, passed away just after Christmas at his Littleton home. He and Over, 91, of Lookout Mountain, traveled around Colorado for the last several years to discuss their experiences in World War II and during mountain training at Camp Hale near Leadville.

  • Chamber co-chairs plan to focus on promoting member services

    The new board co-chairs for the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are calling 2015 the year of the member as they make it the organization’s mission to communicate its value.

    The co-chairs, Lisa Austin and Kevin Ruble, agree the services are in place; now it’s time to make sure members and potential members know how to take advantage of those services.

  • Club brings new members into the fold

    The Mountain Fold club in Evergreen wants you to know that origami isn’t just folded paper cranes.

    The cranes are the most popular origami sculpture, but at Mountain Fold meetings, the group makes paper sculptures that are functional and creative.

    At a meeting Sunday afternoon at the Evergreen Library, the group made picture frames, including the stand and small gift boxes. One youth created a small doll, and another made ninja stars.

  • EFR responds to two house fires in Evergreen

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue responded to two structure fires in Evergreen on Sunday.

    At the first, a Super Bowl party was evacuated on Swede Gulch Road on Sunday evening after the family called 911 to report their smoke detectors were sounding. One member of the family was able to put out the fire with an extinguisher, said Doug Saba, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman. The blaze was found in a wall near the chimney, Saba said. Foothills Fire & Rescue also responded to the blaze, which was called in about 7 p.m.

  • Public meetings planned on lion encounters

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will hold public information sessions in the coming days to "calm some fears" related to recent mountain lion encounters. 

    Ty Petersburg, Clear Creek wildlife officer at the state agency, will hold public meetings at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Evergreen Fire/Rescue's auditorium at Station 2, 1802 Bergen Parkway at the request of residents. 

  • 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.