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Today's News

  • Perlmutter would’ve made a good governor

    The people of Colorado would’ve been well served had Ed Perlmutter become our 43rd governor in 2019.
    Perlmutter, who served eight years as a state senator from Jefferson County, and who is now serving his sixth two-year term from the 7th Congressional District, announced last week that he was dropping his bid to become Colorado’s next governor. He leaves a crowded, and likely to get larger, field of both Democrats and Republicans who would like to succeed Governor John Hickenlooper.

  • Important for journalists to tell all sides

    Journalism, specifically journalists themselves, have taken it on the chin frequently in the past year and rightfully so.
    Bet you didn’t expect me — a journalist for more than 27 years — to say that, did you? But it’s true. We need to be held accountable for our reporting day in and day out. That’s what the public expects and deserves.

  • Active shooter training planned at Evergreen High

    An active shooter training exercise will take place next month at Evergreen High School. Announced at the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s monthly board meeting July 11, the training exercise will occur Aug. 5 and will draw responders from various agencies, including Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire District switching financial institutions

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will switch financial institutions in an attempt to stop fraudulent withdrawals from the district’s Wells Fargo checking account.
    Although Wells Fargo reimbursed all of the money, Inter-Canyon’s board of directors determined it had no choice but to make a change.  
    “The account is definitely contaminated,” Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon’s treasurer, said of the Wells Fargo account. “(The bank) caught them. We obviously stopped them, but we need to stop this account.”

  • Temporary closure of Maxwell Falls mulled

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is joining the Elk Creek Fire Protection District in its support for at least temporarily closing access to Maxwell Falls, citing concerns over increased illegal fires in the area.
    Discussed at the monthly Evergreen fire board meeting on July 11, the issue was first brought up by Connell O’Brien, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighter and president of the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department, during his report on the department’s operations.

  • Reprieve for the disabled: Bailey horse therapy haven caters to the physically challenged

    Twenty minutes outside of Bailey, there’s a place where every body is the same — even if some of those bodies look different on the outside, function differently on the inside, and sometimes operate with the help of wheelchairs, canes and other aids.
    It’s a place on 35 acres of private property, obscured by a grove of trees that stretch higher than high, and noticeable only by a roped-off horse arena and a shed that serves as an office.

  • Community turns out to meet Jeffco’s new superintendent

    Ten days into his tenure as Jeffco Public Schools’ new superintendent, Jason Glass hit the ground running July 10 with a whirlwind of hour-long community meetings across the entirety of Jeffco.

    Aimed at giving the public an opportunity to meet Glass and ask questions town hall-style, the tour began at a Westminster Village Inn restaurant and wound down at The Wild Game in Evergreen.

  • The top of the world: Morrison slackliner breaks world record

    At the top of a mountain, gazing out at the vast wilderness below, there is a sense of stillness.

    For many, there also is a rush of adrenaline, and maybe — for some — a bit of fear.

    As Taylor VanAllen harnesses himself in, removes his shoes, balances on a 1-inch piece of webbing and takes his first step away from solid ground, he draws on these very feelings. Despite more than seven years of practice, the 26-year-old slackliner is not without fear.

  • Sprucing up history: Volunteers restore century-old shelters on trail to Mount Evans

    Imagine hiking to Mount Evans 100 years ago — and stopping at two new shelters in Clear Creek County that provide some respite from weather and wildlife along the way.

    Fast-forward to Saturday, and 15 volunteers hiked to the same spot to refurbish them, so hikers in the next century can enjoy the shelters — and the history — they provide.

  • Evergreen family riding in Courage Classic in son’s honor

    Seven-year-old Fynn Cox fought an uphill medical battle since he was born.

    Despite dealing with lesions on his brain, autism, a genetic disorder and finally a malignant brain tumor in his short life — the youngster lived each day to the fullest.

    His fight ended on April 9, and Fynn’s family is riding bicycles in the Courage Classic July 22-23 to benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado.