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Today's News

  • Hemp Way Foods hoping to bring its food to every household

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series about CBD and hemp, and foothills residents who use it.

    An award-winning food company is right in our foothills backyard.

    Hemp Way Foods continues to win awards for its hemp burgers and crumbles, and owner Carla Boyd hopes to bring her food to stores regionally and eventually nationwide. She expects to be in Natural Grocers by March, and she is looking for an investor to help her take her company to the next level.

  • Dakota Ridge takes unique approach in raising money for winter dance

    The whipped cream was nearly frozen, but that certainly didn’t chill the excitement of those gathered outside of Dakota Ridge High School after school on Feb. 1.

    “This is like a shaving cream fight. Everyone’s so excited,” said junior Makenna Dickey as students and faculty began to gather in front of the school.

  • Evergreen couple start group to be social, pick up litter

    An Evergreen couple are starting a group to get people outside — and to clean things up.

    It’s called the Anti-Litter Social Club, and its first meeting will be at 11 a.m. March 24 starting at Baskin-Robbins in downtown Evergreen. At the first meeting, the group will pick up whatever they find in downtown Evergreen, along Bear Creek and around the lake.

    They hope they can get a local establishment to host a happy hour at around 2 p.m., when litter pickup will end.

  • Echo Mountain’s tubing hill sees successful opening weeks

    Say goodbye to ol’ Rosebud because inner tubes are the new way to move down snowy hillsides.

    Squaw Pass Road’s Echo Mountain Lodge is now giving both locals and visitors alike a new way to shred powder on its tubing hill, which opened Jan. 30.

    In its first two weeks, tubing received a lot of interest among both group bookings and private-event bookings, and dozens of guests have slid down the hill already, Guest Services Manager Paula Vogel said.

  • Fire briefs

    Inter-Canyon hiring staff members

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is in the process of hiring for three new positions made possible by the successful November election.

    Applications for the new wildland captain, training captain and battalion chief positions close Feb. 28, and the fire department is looking to hire from within.

  • On the Move: Just get started

    Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually making the decision to start something and then taking action. This winter, I’ve had many opportunities to push myself to make the decision and secondly take action.

    I’m a trail runner, and I run in all seasons. This winter has been more challenging than most. I have a stress fracture in my left knee and haven’t been able to run or hike since Nov. 16. Thankfully, I can mountain/fat bike, but winter riding takes a bit more pushing for me than running.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Runaway bride

  • Love at any age: Elk Run residents Dick Ingram and Lucy Antista find companionship with each other

    Two residents at Elk Run Assisted Living are proving that you can find love and companionship at any time and at any age.

    Lucy Antista, 83, and Dick Ingram, 89, who coincidentally have apartments next to each other, have become inseparable since Ingram moved into Elk Run 18 months ago. Antista has lived there for four years.

    “She tries to spoil me,” Ingram said of Antista. “She’s a fun lady. We like the same things: watching baseball games, football games and Westerns.”

  • Evergreen wins 3A state title

    FORT COLLINS — Long after the 3A state swim and dive meet had ended, only a few swimmers remained at the Edora Pool Ice Center on Saturday. Between taking team pictures and selfies, the Evergreen swimmers beamed, singing “We are the Champions” at the top of their lungs.

    In their first year under the 3A veil, the Cougars saw unmitigated success at state with another team crown. Even among all that prosperity, one girl stood out.

  • Community joins in support of Special Olympians

    The Evergreen High School gymnasium erupted in cheers Saturday morning as Mattie Beebe put up the final basket for the white team, even though the green team won the basketball game 44-42.

    The game was different than other basketball games at Evergreen High School because both teams consisted of members of the area Special Olympics basketball team and members of the EHS boys and girls basketball teams. This was the sixth year for the Special Olympics Showcase.