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  • Clear Creek’s response to 2013 floods was a ‘proud’ moment

    Five years ago, Principal David Epp and 150 sixth-graders and staff members were hiking two miles to the school buses waiting for them; Commissioner Tim Mauck was listening to the eerie sounds of boulders rolling down the creek outside his house; and Sheriff Rick Albers was running incident command out of Idaho Springs’ fire station.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Adding injury to insult

  • The cooks behind the chili

    Behind every good chili cook is a large pot of good chili.

    And, behind every good pot of chili is a story.

    Maybe it’s a story of a late-night brainstorm, or maybe, it’s years of experimenting, or maybe it’s literally taking a page from your own cookbook.

    Whatever the stories behind the 70-some pots of chili at the 16th annual Big Chili Cook-off Saturday, the estimated 3,500 attendees seemed to enjoy them.

  • Morrison board briefs

    Initial budget talks underway

    Initial budgets talks in Morrison indicate the town will end 2019 with a budget deficit of more than $533,000 — despite having $3.77 million in its general fund balance.

    The Morrison Town Board took a first look at next year’s budget during its Sept. 4 meeting. The initial proposal presented in the board packet estimates the town will bring in approximately $2.51 million while spending about $3 million.

  • CAE celebrates its first birthday in new building

    Happy Birthday, Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    On Sunday, the art gallery will celebrate its first birthday in its new, permanent home in the former Bergen Park Church. It’s a huge milestone for the organization, which began as the Evergreen Arts Council 44 years ago and open CAE in a rented facility next to Buchanan Recreation Center in 2003.

  • Prestige on display: Watermedia exhibition takes over Center for the Arts Evergreen

    Everything from realistic to the abstract is on display at the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition at Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    This is the second year the nationally prestigious show has been at CAE. It was the opening show after CAE moved to its new home in Bergen Park a year ago. The gallery now has enough space to house such a large show — this year with 70 pieces on display.

    In past years, Foothills Arts Center was its host.

  • Visitors learned about what life was like in the ‘olden days’ at Staunton State Park

    History came alive last weekend when volunteers taught young and old alike about log homes, medicinal herbs, games — and johnny cakes — at Staunton State Park’s Living History Days.

    “We need to know our history,” park volunteer Linda Jagger said.

    Her husband, Tom Jagger, also a volunteer, added: “We can count our blessings. They had a much rougher life — but in some ways a much easier one than we do now.”

  • Evergreen feels that 2013 flood had its ‘silver linings’

    It’s been five years since Bear Creek rose to flood levels — thanks to nearly 7 inches of rain — and on Friday the 13th of September 2013, Evergreen residents awoke to rushing water that forced road closures, and damaged businesses and homes along its path.

    Five years later, businesses and homes have rebuilt, and business owners say they learned both how resilient they are and how Evergreen continually joins together to help when a crisis hits. And they’re thankful no one was injured.

  • Science night at WJMS provides interactive fun for students, parents

    Science is alive and well at West Jefferson Middle School.

    At the fourth annual science night on Sept. 5, students moved from station to station to get hands-on experience with moving robots, dissecting cow eyes, making hats of a brain, looking at brine shrimp through microscopes and more.

  • Driver killed, passenger injured in I-70 crash

    A 21-year-old from Nevada died Monday after her white Mazda sedan rolled over on eastbound Interstate 70 near Genesee.

    Sabelle Wang was driving down I-70 on Monday afternoon when her vehicle went off the road, overcorrected and rolled.

    “She was unfortunately ejected and declared dead on scene,” said Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol.