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Today's News

  • Residents urged to maintain septic upkeep

    Jeffco Public Health officials are encouraging mountain area residents with septic systems or onsite wastewater treatment systems to revisit the maintenance of their systems.

    The department is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its annual “SepticSmart Week” Sept. 17 to Sept. 21, wherein the EPA and local health departments provide extra outreach and tips for residents who maintain their own septic systems.

  • 3 named to Women in Business Hall of Fame

    Three women business leaders in Evergreen were inducted into the inaugural Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame on Friday.

    They are: Peggy Eggers, president of the Center for the Arts Evergreen board of directors; Gail Riley, owner of Highland Haven Creekside Inn; and Kristin Witt, publisher of Evergreen Newspapers.

    The three were inducted during the annual Women in Business luncheon and chosen from 10 nominees who are high-powered businesswomen in the Evergreen/Conifer area.

  • Games, music, food — Canyonfest has everything for families

    The Shatek family — who moved to Kittredge six weeks ago — quickly learned on Saturday what the town is all about.

    They attended the 30th annual Canyonfest in Kittredge Community Park, and immensely enjoyed the games for kids and the live music for adults. Mom Andrea Shatek brought Sammy, 5, to the face painting tent.

    “We normally play at this park,” Andrea said. “This is really cute. It’s a nice thing to donate to and enjoy.”

  • Suspect in El Rancho armed robbery still at large

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a male suspect who held up an Evergreen dry cleaning employee at knifepoint a week and a half ago.

    The suspect, who was described as a white male in his 30s, wearing raggedy camouflage clothing, possibly a tan shirt, a black bandana and a black hat, is believed to have entered a drying cleaning business in the 1000 block of El Rancho Road around 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 8, threatened the clerk with a knife and then left — possibly with cash.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire board president resigns

    Inter-Canyon Fire board president Leslie Caimi resigned in August due to a move to Montrose, and resident Mike Swenson was appointed to replace her during the fire protection district’s Sept. 12 meeting.

    Swenson, an Iowa native, now lives in The Homestead in Morrison with his wife, Jan. The couple both graduated from the University of Missouri, where Swenson studied journalism, and lived for many years in Chicago before moving west.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Platte Canyon football hangs on for tough victory

    By Levi Waddell

    BAILEY — After a tough opening-week loss to Buena Vista the week before, the Platte Canyon Huskies bounced back in a big way this past Saturday. 

    In a back-and-forth contest that saw both teams fighting for every yard, the Huskies came away with the 12-0 victory over the Wiggins Tigers. Although the Huskies defense pitched a shutout, it looked as if it was going to be in a hole early on.

  • 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.

  • 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.