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Today's News

  • Ultimate warriors

    It’s barely 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and Travis Macy and Brandy Erholtz have already gotten a workout in with barely 24 hours before jumping on a flight to Oregon to compete in the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultra marathon. It’s the lifestyle for these endurance runners.
    “We’re definitely not weekend warriors. Like a lot of people in endurance sports we’re competing at a very high level,” Macy said. “We’re both parents, we’re teachers. We do many different things. It’s a balancing act.”

  • Big Chili will be cooking at Buchanan Park this year

    Tantalizing aromas from the Big Chili Cook-off will drift across Buchanan Park this year rather than the traditional venue at Evergreen Lake Park.

    “Because we are growing by leaps and bounds, we decided to move to Buchanan Park,” said Theresa Cook of Blue Spruce Kiwanis, the service organization sponsoring the 13th annual event taking place on Sept. 7.

    “At Buchanan, we’re going to have so much more room,” Cook said. “We’ll still have our great cooks.”

  • Ice Melt Barrel gets wet

    The Ice Melt Barrel hit water in Evergreen Lake on Friday, March 28, and members of sponsor Mountain Foothills Rotary watched Saturday as two Evergreen firefighters took to the ice to retrieve it.

    The firefighters donned wetsuits and found they could walk on the ice to the barrel. So they put it back on its stand and dragged it to shore to the applause of fellow firefighters and onlookers, some enjoying the beautiful weather as they walked around the lake.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Sip-and-paint comes to Evergreen

    Evergreen now has a sip-and-paint studio.

    Tucked in the corner of the Lakepoint Center, the Old Paint Bar allows would-be artists to sip tea and create beautiful paintings under the helpful eye of artist Nan Hill.

    Until the business gets its liquor license, you can also bring in your own wine, and once it has a license, it will sell wine to customers.

  • Big R to move into former Albertsons building

    Big R, a ranch and farm supply store, will move into the former Albertsons building in June, ending several years of speculation about what should be done with the empty shopping center.

    The store will be in addition to its sister store in the Conifer King Soopers shopping center, which opened in 2011 and expanded earlier this year. Bobby Winstead, the Conifer Big R manager, will take that position in Evergreen. The new Conifer Big R manager will come from a store in Elizabeth.

  • Sheriff, police mum on Indian Hills operation

    Up to eight marked Jeffco sheriff's vehicles, several unmarked police cars and a large SWAT vehicle were spotted Wednesday morning near the Indian Hills post office.

    Witnesses saw several officers disembark from the SWAT vehicle after it had headed up Natsihi Road and stopped in the 2200 block. 

    An officer on Parmalee Gulch Road near the post office was guiding traffic around another large truck that was unloading.

  • Affordable Care Act sparks friction at Polis town hall

    Congressman Jared Polis' visit to the mountain area on Saturday was by turns contentious and congratulatory.

    The Boulder Democrat spoke to about 70 people in a town hall meeting at The Place in Evergreen, and personal privacy and the Affordable Care Act were on the minds of the audience members.

    Polis’ 2nd Congressional District covers all or parts of Jefferson, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, Larimer, Summit and Park counties. The district was redrawn after the 2010 census to include Conifer and Evergreen.

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  • Inter-Canyon theft prompts newcomer to run for board

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    Morrison resident Kerry Prielipp decided to run for the Inter-Canyon Fire District board after hearing about the theft and embezzlement allegations against former fire chief David MacBean.

    “I don’t understand how this could’ve happened if there was the right oversight,” Prielipp said. “As a taxpayer and as a citizen, I want to be a part of the solution.”

  • Community members describe ideal school superintendent

    Being a collaborator and understanding Jeffco’s diverse school district were just two qualities mentioned during community sessions held to gather input on the hiring of a school superintendent.

    Ray and Associates facilitated 35 meetings last week with parents, teachers, students, business leaders and faith organizations to understand the priorities of the district’s stakeholders.

    Last month, the Jeffco school board hired Ray and Associates to conduct the search for a new superintendent after former superintendent Cindy Stevenson departed Feb. 21.