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Today's News

  • Blanketed in honor: Conifer vets receive Quilts of Valor

    Members of Conifer’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12009 came to the Mountain Resource Center last week expecting an ordinary meeting. Instead, they were in for a treat.

    Unbeknownst to the veterans in his Post, Commander Kirk Rosa coordinated with the Mountain Maverick Quilters group to plan a surprise. After months of arduous work, the mountain-area quilting group presented each VFW Post member with a Quilt of Valor, crafted by hand in variations of America’s signature red, white and blue.

  • Mountain-area firefighters among thousands at annual 9/11 Stair Climb

    The glow of the morning sun was just right on Sept. 11.

    It gleamed off firefighters’ helmets, illuminated the American flag and welcomed approximately 2,500 to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the 11th annual Colorado 9/11 Memorial Climb.

    Thousands make the climb yearly. Most say they do it for those who cannot.

    When Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District firefighter Matt Araki remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11, he pushes himself just a little bit harder.

  • Panel suggests improvements for downtown Evergreen

    Downtown Evergreen is beloved by locals, tourists and businesses alike, but it needs a lot of attention to bring it to its full potential, a panel of experts told locals on Friday.

    “Downtown Evergreen is an interesting place,” said John Koval, who led the group called a Technical Advisory Panel that spent two days here to look at a variety of downtown issues. He is director of development at Coburn Development in Boulder.

  • Evergreen softball stuns Conifer with red-hot bats

    EVERGREEN — It may have taken Evergreen softball a few weeks to really get into its groove, but now the Cougars are rolling.

    Just last week, they secured three consecutive monster wins: 21-2 against Westminster, 16-0 against Conifer and 22-3 against Green Mountain.

    The Cougars have nine seniors to round out their roster, so that type of offensive production was a long time coming.

  • Two found dead of gunshot wounds at Mount Lindo

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continues to conduct an investigation after two men were found dead Tuesday morning at Mount Lindo Cemetery.

    Tyler Swindler, 19, and Ryan Rees, 22, were identified Wednesday in a coroner's investigation. They both died by gunshot wound. Jeffco Sheriff's Office said in a press release that no third party was involved and that there's no threat to the public. 

    The cemetery, located in the 5900 block of South Turkey Creek Road, is known for its large cross that lights up the Front Range.

  • Evergreen food truck receives counterfeit bill

    Ricky’s Island Style Café in Evergreen has seen its first counterfeit $20 bill, and the owners say it’s important that area businesses and residents know about it.

    Owners Kelly Imoe and Ricky Seepaul, who operate the food truck in the parking lot by the Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Shop, received the bill during their lunch-hour rush. They don’t know who gave it to them.

  • Natural gas line violation confirmed

    Colorado Natural Gas is conducting leak surveys and replacing lines in the mountain area after an investigation by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission Pipeline Safety Program revealed the company had been using old propane lines to deliver natural gas to customers.

  • At Canyonfest, it’s about having fun no matter what your age

    Kittredge’s Canyonfest is all about fun — small-town fun.

    With the pounding rhythms of a rock band — along with food, beer and wine — for adults to enjoy, kids had fun blowing gigantic bubbles, hula-hooping, participating in sack and duck races, and more.

    Russett Goulding, a longtime organizer of Canyonfest, walked up to attendees on Saturday, asking if they were having fun. She has been known to call the festival a Mayberry-like event, referring to the “Andy Griffith Show.”

  • Subdivision case postponed

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners opted to continue a case that proposes subdividing 65 acres into 21 lots for single-family detached units after the applicant failed to show up to the public hearing on Sept. 10.

    If approved, the subdivision, called The Boulders, will be located west of the intersection of Settlers and Homesteader drives in Morrison. The property is zoned suburban residential two, which allows for lot sizes of 2 acres and larger.

  • Downtown parking lot to be fixed by May, fence to keep out elk

    The contractor for the Ross-Lewis Trust said he hopes to begin work again in October to fix the small downtown parking lot, with the work expected to be completed by May.

    “I’m moving pretty slow,” said Jeff Bradley with Bradley Engineering, “but hopefully we’ll be back there in October when the stream is going down. I don’t have any excuses.”

    The lot was damaged on Sept. 13, 2013, during the flood that hit downtown Evergreen.