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Today's News

  • Unconventional worship: Church meets monthly in the Little Bear

    If people aren’t coming to church, Ed Shirley wants to bring church to them.

    Shirley, pastor at Mountain High Chapel on U.S. 285 in Morrison, hosts Legendary Bar Church at the Little Bear Saloon in downtown Evergreen once a month to bring the church’s simple message to more people: “We want to let people know that God is good and loves people. If we love God, we love people,” Shirley said.

  • Evergreen residents protest treatment of migrants

    Toting signs with messages such as “every person deserves dignity and decency” and “help protect immigrant families,” protestors took to the corner of Evergreen Parkway and County Road 65 last Friday to chide the treatment of migrant children.

  • Extreme Makeover: Dome Edition

    It might be summer vacation, but Bailey’s Deer Creek Elementary School was abuzz last week as volunteers worked to build a geodesic dome behind the school. 

    The dome, some 26 feet in diameter, will next year house garden beds to be used for all grades in the school’s science curriculum, and it’s a good choice for a mountain school due to its long lifespan and ability to withstand harsh climates and conditions.

  • 120-mile Triple Bypass bike ride attracts athletes near and far to Evergreen

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Early into his 120-mile bike ride through the Rocky Mountains, Derek Francois found a few minutes to enjoy the beauty of Clear Creek County as he stopped at the Frothy Cup for a cup of coffee with his wife. After all, he had just completed the trek over Juniper Pass, with two passes ahead of him.

    His second crack at the Triple Bypass was going off without a hitch on the warm and sunny Saturday morning.

  • Commissioners to discuss ballot initiative for TABOR relief

    Jefferson County plans to discuss a ballot initiative that would provide relief from Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights during a public hearing on Tuesday, July 23.

    Those interested in commenting can do so during the hearing, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the county building in Golden.

    Called “de-brucing,” the proposal would allow Jeffco to retain funding that exceeds the TABOR limit instead of returning the money to taxpayers.

  • Tri-captains innovating ‘small but mighty’ Clear Creek EMS

    Instead of one boss, Clear Creek EMS has three.

    After their chief paramedic left earlier this year, Capts. Bryon Monseu, Dustin Proffitt and Ed Smith took over leadership of Clear Creek EMS. But, instead of seeing it only as an additional responsibility, the three are using it as a time for innovation.

    “We’ve been run the same way for the last 15 years,” said Monseu, who’s in charge of finance and liaison. “Should we try some different things? The county’s changed, and the calls have changed, too.”

  • EPRD celebrates 50 years of being part of community

    It’s all about the smiles — the smiles on the faces of the families that use the Evergreen Park & Recreation District facilities.

    That’s what John Ellis, a lifelong Evergreen resident and an EPRD board member, said was the best part of watching the district grow since its inception 50 years ago. Ellis spoke briefly to attendees at the Community Appreciation Party on Thursday, hosted by the rec district and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Mountain-area fire chiefs remember longtime fire marshal who died

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Chief Skip Shirlaw will never forget the first time he met Randy Rudloff.

    Rudloff, an Inter-Canyon veteran and district fire marshal, stopped by Shirlaw’s neighbor’s home to investigate a chimney fire.

  • BIZBEAT: Hot dogs aplenty at stand near Evergreen Safeway

    Fans of hot dogs can stop by Mike The Hot Dog Guy’s stand next to the Evergreen Safeway.

    Hot dog guy Mike Raine has moved his stand from the El Rancho Home Depot to the new location and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. He plans to move to other area locations on the weekends.

    Raine served up hot dogs for four years at Home Depot, and he’s hoping those customers will find him at his new location, and others will join them. He replaced another Mike, who operated a hot dog stand next to Safeway for 25 years.

  • Buffalo Creek woman working to rename Redskin Creek

    When Sarah Weed Chandler spotted Redskin Creek on a map of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, she felt nauseous. 

    As a former resident of Washington D.C., she’s been privy to years of discussion about the word “redskin,” an offensive slang term for Native American, particularly as it relates to the city’s NFL team.

    “It just makes me kind of queasy and ashamed that we still have that name on there. We should have renamed it 40 years ago,” Chandler said.