Today's News

  • Swenson in 7th heaven

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen junior Brandon Swenson made a leap up the ranks of the elite cross country runners in the state this season.

    Not only did Swenson move up from the Class 2A ranks where he ran for Clear Creek High School as a sophomore. He also made a significant jump on his finish at the state cross country meet held Oct. 31 at Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

  • Denver woman gets 10 days in jail in fatal accident on U.S. 285

    The 23-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in the death of Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro has been sentenced to 10 days in jail, as well as two years of probation and 240 hours of community service. 

    Denver resident Blair Gledhill, who was 22 at the time of the accident, was driving south on an icy U.S. 285 near Windy Point on Jan. 3 when her car went out of control. According to reports, her car crossed the median, hitting Renfro and two other people.

  • Paraglider pilot injured in crash on Lookout Mountain

    A para-glider pilot crashed on Lookout Mountain on Thursday and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

    The pilot's glider crashed about 100 yards below the road, and rescue crews had to rapel down to reach him. Golden spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said the man was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in serious condition.

    Lookout Mountain Road was closed for a time after the accident.

  • Closures of Eisenhower Tunnel scheduled to test fire suppression system

    Testing of the Eisenhower Tunnel’s recently installed fire suppression system will affect Interstate 70 traffic for several days in early November, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials.

    The westbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 2 and 4 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The eastbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 during the same timeframe. Traffic will be diverted over Loveland Pass, officials said.

  • 'Little village' planned at El Rancho

    A "little village" could be built on 4.5 acres near Evergreen Country Day School’s preschool building in El Rancho.

  • Watchdog group files complaints against groups pushing recall

    A Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization has accused groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws in two lawsuits that will go before Colorado’s Office of Administrative Courts.

  • McMinimee earns 24% of possible bonuses in first year

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee met benchmarks to qualify for about $9,500 in performance bonuses after his first year on the job.

    McMinimee’s contract allowed for up to $40,000 in bonuses if he met a number of goals set by the district and the school board.

  • Journey pastor's hearing before Securities Board rescheduled

    A Colorado Securities Board hearing for a former Conifer pastor in connection with allegations of securities fraud has been rescheduled for Nov. 17, and parties may come to an agreement before the hearing, according to a state investigator.

    Former Conifer resident and pastor Michael Cheshire was ordered to appear before the Colorado Securities Board in connection with allegations of securities fraud that date to his time leading Journey Community Church.

  • The molten gold of autumn in the foothills

    A few weeks ago, the aspen were spectacular in the high country. We could see great rivers of molten gold flowing down every valley. Aspen seem to require a bit of extra moisture, so they tend to follow river valleys.

    Just as it appeared that we were settling in to a long golden fall, we had a rainy day with high gusty winds that stripped the aspen trees of their crop of gold. Then we settled into nearly a week of rainy weather. The additional weight of water-soaked leaves and a few gusts of wind brought most of the remaining leaves down.

  • A familiar haunt in Evergreen

    Saturday was a night for screams and terror — and some fun, too — at the Haunting in Evergreen haunted house at Church of the Transfiguration.

    From the ghost and spider inviting visitors into the parking lot to the 9-foot-tall goblin available for photographs outside, to the Frankenstein, werewolf and other beasties inside, the haunted house had something to terrify everyone.