Today's News

  • Fire chief believes two Elk Creek blazes could be linked to those on Green Mountain

    Two wildfires that burned several acres along U.S. 285 near Windy Point last month may be linked to seven suspicious fires in the Green Mountain area, according to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin.

  • McMinimee's demotion a 'mutual decision'

    Dan McMinimee's early departure from his position as Jeffco schools superintendent last week was ultimately the result of discussions he had with the school board almost three weeks ago. 

    According to board President Ron Mitchell, McMinimee approached the board in mid-February about possibly moving into a different role for the remainder of his contract, which expires June 30. 

  • A final goodbye to an audience of one

    Editor’s note: For my penultimate column as editor of these newspapers, I could think of nothing more appropriate than a piece I wrote in the mid-’90s for the Boulder Daily Camera in honor of my father. Tuesday would have been Isaac Bell’s 97th birthday. That long-ago column appears below, thanks to permission from the Camera and its executive editor, my old buddy Kevin Kaufman.

  • Dog park supporters, Open Space strike deal to keep some off-leash areas open

    Friends of the Elk Meadow off-leash area announced late Tuesday they have canceled Thursday’s rally in light of a new partnership forged with Jeffco Open Space that will keep a portion of the popular Evergreen dog park open for several years to come.

  • Warm weather ends skating season early

    Evergreen Lake’s ice-skating season is officially over, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District reports.

    According to EPRD Executive Director Ellen O’Connor, this year’s skating season saw 15,000 fewer visitors and approximately $31,000 less in net income than the 2015-16 season.

  • From Rockland to Romania

    A Genesee area church and an Evergreen couple have worked together for several years to ensure Romanian teenagers can attend high school.

    Since 2007 there has been a connection between Romania and Rockland Community Church in Golden, as parishioners have sponsored students from impoverished areas who want to attend high school. Church members have traveled to Romania to visit their sponsored students and work on mission projects, while students and other contacts have visited Rockland to spread the word about the scholarship program.

  • Local author delves into history, co-writing projects

    Upon meeting Evergreen author and Emmy-nominated writer Phil White, one might find him a “genuine, gregarious, hard-working guy with a really cool accent,” his friend Greg Sheffer said.

    White and Sheffer worked together on a television program called “Olathe: The City Beautiful,” for Kansas City’s PBS channel, KCPT. White was nominated as a writer for a program/program feature (non-news) for “Olathe” at the 2016 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Mid-America Emmy Awards.

  • DUI suspected in 285 crash that injured 2

    Driving under the influence is suspected in a head-on collision at U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road on Feb. 21 that left two people injured.

    According to State Trooper Josh Lewis, Andrea Deckard, 34, was driving north on U.S. 285 at 9:11 p.m. Feb. 21 when her 2013 Toyota 4Runner crossed the double-yellow line and crashed head-on into a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by an 89-year-old woman from Indian Hills.

  • School district’s effectiveness officer resigns

    Jeffco Public Schools’ chief school effectiveness officer, Terry Elliott, has resigned after three years in his position.

  • Rosy finches flock to tundra in variety of latitudes

    (Reprinted from March 5, 2008)

    For many years when winter visitors to Colorado called us to inquire about where they could see rosy finches, we would either take them or send them to the top of Squaw Mountain to visit the Swanlunds.

    When we were faced with this request recently, we didn’t know a really “sure spot” to send these visitors.