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Today's News

  • Thousands flock to the path of totality

    FAIRMONT, Neb. — Thousands of people flocked to the 100-mile-wide band of totality that ran from Oregon to South Carolina midday Monday. While many in Colorado made the lengthy day trip to Wyoming — made even lengthier than normal by the traffic — others in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa drove to Nebraska to enjoy the 2 minutes of darkness when the moon totally eclipsed the sun.

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  • A nuclear N. Korea wouldn’t be easy to endure

    Evergreen’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Evergreen isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • We, the people, made a poor hiring decision
  • Johnson named CU’s new director of broadcasting

    For the past 13 years, Evergreen resident Mark Johnson has morphed into the voice of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, calling games and conducting interviews for KOA radio. Now, after severing ties with the radio station, he’s been named the director of audio broadcasting for CU athletics.

  • A day of tri-ing for a good cause

    Buchanan Rec Center was inundated with close to 200 kids participating in the eighth annual Evergreen Kids Triathlon on Sunday.

    They biked, ran and swam their way to fitness, all while raising money for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Special Needs Program. This year, the event raised $4,725 from registration fees.

    Families come from around the metro area to participate in the event, which is low-key because no one keeps track of times, and all of the kids are encouraged to participate.

  • Elk Creek’s red carpet gives students superhero treatment

    People should have the chance to walk a red carpet at least once in their lives, and on Thursday, every student at Elk Creek Elementary in Conifer strutted their way along a red carpet after celebrating the start of the new school year.

    Kicking off at 9 a.m., Elk Creek’s first-day-of-school festivities were one part welcome for the Class of 2030 — incoming kindergartners — and one part celebration of a year principal Ryan Lucas hopes will encourage everyone to embrace their inner strengths.

  • Fund-raiser for IMHS to feature hoedown, festivities

    The Intermountain Humane Society’s annual Cause for Paws fund-raiser will be a little different this year as the event moves from an afternoon gathering to an evening, Old West-themed affair.

    Taking place Saturday in Pine, the 2017 Cause for Paws will feature a hoedown in a working barn, music from the Rowdy Country Combo, carnival games, and libations that include local craft beer from Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery in Bailey. Scooter’s Smokehouse BBQ will also cater the event with a special buffet for kids.

  • Decision delayed in woman’s bid to overturn 2010 conviction

    A decision has been delayed in a former Evergreen woman’s bid to have her 2010 conviction for criminal impersonation overturned due to ineffective counsel and thus, stymie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement efforts to deport her back to Peru.

  • Evergreen Fire to join state cancer trust for firefighters

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board voted Aug. 8 to join the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust, which assists with covering the costs of treatment for work-related cardiac incidents and cancer for career, part-time and volunteer firefighters.