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Today's News

  • Evergreen resident wins title in mountain bike championships

    Evergreen has a mountain bike national champion.

    Natalie Raborn, 41, traveled to Texas in May to compete in the 2019 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, and she won in the 40+ age category.

    After 50 miles and four hours of racing, she won by an astonishing three seconds.

    The significant elevation loss, of course, helped her maintain her endurance along the Palo Duro Canyon Trail, on which she led from the beginning. Toward the end, though, someone threatened to upstage her.

  • Boulder man wins North Fork 50-mile race

    BUFFALO CREEK — Every year, the Buffalo Park Improvement Association welcomes some of the world’s most intense running athletes, the ultramarathoners.

    On Saturday, 216 athletes competed in the North Fork 50 in one of two distances, either a 50K or a 50-mile. While Gabe Joyes blew the 50K (or 32-mile) record out of the water by 17 minutes with a time of 4:01:05, the 50-mile winner barely missed the record mark by two minutes.

  • JCSO searching for suspect accused of assault at Red Rocks

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a woman during the showing of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on May 28.

    Between 9:30 to 10 p.m., the woman, who hasn’t been identified, went to the lower level restroom on the north side of the amphitheater, according to information from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. A man followed her into the women’s restroom and attempted to sexually assault her. When other people entered the bathroom, the woman escaped.

  • Webb: Think about all who served on Memorial Day

    By Joe Webb

    Back in the 1940s, there was a 9- or 10-year-old boy who was sent to his grandparents’ home from time to time. His grandparents were dead by that time, and the house was occupied by various aunts and uncles who lived there, some with their families. In one bedroom was the ghostly spectral presence of the boy’s Uncle Frank.

  • Rockwell: Media literacy bill will teach kids vital skills

    By Linda Rockwell

    The Colorado General Assembly adjourned early this month after 120 very full days. The session has been characterized as productive, transformative, even aggressive. A Denver Post headline read, “Colorado lawmakers were busy changing your lives.”

  • Tuskegee Airmen pilot details racism, lauds the accomplishments of the WW II squadron

    A fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen asked his audience on May 13 to connect the dots regarding the racial discrimination that all-African-American fighter squadron faced during World War II.

  • Memorial Day is a time to remember

    George Faust knows firsthand the meaning of Memorial Day.

    The World War II veteran, who now lives at Elk Run Assisted Living, never saw combat when he served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, but he was involved in the war effort both at home and abroad.

    He has traveled to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., and remembering soldiers who died for this country brings tears to his eyes.

    “You see the great big memorial, and you see all the names (of those who died,” said Faust, 93.

  • Memorial Day is a time to remember

    George Faust knows firsthand the meaning of Memorial Day.

    The World War II veteran, who now lives at Elk Run Assisted Living, never saw combat when he served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, but he was involved in the war effort both at home and abroad.

    He has traveled to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., and remembering soldiers who died for this country brings tears to his eyes.

    “You see the great big memorial, and you see all the names (of those who died,” said Faust, 93.

  • Foothills schools say goodbye to retiring teachers, staff

    Deb Dosh-Healy: Bergen Meadow kindergarten

    Deb Dosh-Healy, who taught kindergarten, said the best part of retirement will be not having to come to work every day, though she plans to be available as a substitute teacher, take some classes and spend time with her grandchildren.

    What will she miss most? “Laughing kids,” she said. “And watching them grow. This is the time of year it all pays off. We get to see the reward of all the hard work (teaching kids).”

  • Putting their best Bigfoot forward

    The owner of The Sasquatch Outpost is working toward his latest Bigfoot-related goal: a docudrama filmed locally.

    Jim Myers, who opened his store off Bailey’s Main Street some six years ago, has been a Bigfoot believer for most of his life but has always been disappointed in the portrayal of Bigfoot in movies.