Today's News

  • Autumn in the Colorado Rockies creeps up

    The first day of autumn has arrived and with it came our first really cold day, which made it really feel like autumn. I’m not happy to see the cold weather come, but at least it gives me a good excuse to have a fire in the fireplace in the evening. The aspen have reached their peak in the high country; they were beautiful at Echo Lake this week, but those in our valley are still green.

  • Amy Goodman vs. Ann Coulter

    By Hannah Hayes

    Amy Goodman is a journalist to be admired. For more than 13 years, she’s been on TV and radio with “Democracy Now!” assisted by Daily News columnist Juan Gonzales. Amy is a tireless worker for independent media, and her energy and ability to inspire a crowd are awesome to watch. You can’t help but marvel at the incredible drive bundled in such a small package. She has fans and volunteers in tow wherever she goes.

  • Turnovers, penalties slow down Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — When you’re a young team such as the Evergreen Cougars, you can’t afford to make mistakes.

    The Cougars repeatedly shot themselves in the foot Sept. 25 in their 42-14 loss to Valor Christian at Trailblazer Stadium, and that bothered the coaching staff.

    “At this point in the season, you’d like to not be still making rookie mistakes,” Evergreen coach Rob Molholm said. “Against a good football team like (Valor Christian), you have to play mistake-free football and we didn’t do that.”

  • Cougars spiked

    Ashley Phelps didn’t know exactly what she was getting into Sept. 23. Cara Walderman knew, and she didn’t want to miss it for the world.

    Not Conifer vs. Evergreen. Not the one game all year when the volleyball teams play before a packed house.

    Phelps, a junior who missed last year’s tilt because of injury, and Walderman, a senior who was cleared to play minutes before the game, combined with devastating efficiency as the Lobos swept the Cougars in their own house.

  • Elk injures woman in Evergreen

    A neighbor who talked to the woman’s husband said she was heading back to her car after retrieving a small dog. She didn’t see the elk before it attacked her and knocked her to the ground.

    A herd of about 17 elk was in the woman’s yard at the time, said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

  • Flu patients told to wait in parking lot

    So many people are coming in sick that doctors decided it was too risky to expose healthy people to those who could have a highly contagious form of the flu, especially the H1N1 virus.

  • Dog walkers object to changes in off-leash area

    Park authorities said the impromptu or “social” trails were leading animals onto the private property of adjacent homeowners, where dogs tend to do what dogs do.

    The dog park on Stagecoach Boulevard opposite the western entrance to Elk Meadow Open Space is one of the only such off-leash areas for miles and attracts visitors from Denver as well as Evergreen and Genesee.

  • Blue Creek clinic moving to bigger home on the parkway

    Since May, both centers have been operating under the ownership of Centura St. Anthony Hospital, which purchased the clinics from Dr. Kit Brekhus, who is staying with the practice. The new center will be called St. Anthony Health Center Evergreen.

    In addition to Brekhus, the support staff and other doctors, doctors Anne Brockman and Mary Lou Hire are moving to the new location. A fourth doctor is expected to join the practice as well.

  • Planning commission postpones decision on short-term rentals

    At the end of two hours, the planning commission leaned toward saying it needed more information and more time to consider the issue. Members voted to hold another hearing Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building.

    A number of people from the Blue Spruce Road area attended the meeting to protest the ongoing use of a private home at 4799 S. Blue Spruce Road as a rental unit on a short-term basis.

  • Bicyclists plan to protest Apex Park rules

    The group is asking trail users to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the lower Apex Park parking lot at the Heritage Square amusement center.

    The group then will ride to the Jefferson County Open Space board meeting, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, in the county government complex.

    The Open Space Advisory Commission is scheduled to consider voting on the plan at the Thursday meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.