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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A game of diamonds in the summer

    EVERGREEN — Aside from wintertime, it’s always baseball season in the foothills.

    Over the weekend at Evergreen High School, the Cougars hosted its first summer tournament for three Colorado teams near and far to keep the love of the game alive, even when the high school season is months away.

    It helps keep the players sharp for when the season does come around.

  • Third part of Evergreen Trail Racing Series a success

    EVERGREEN — Sometimes, the smaller foot races can be the best foot races. 

    On Saturday at the Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, a small group of people convened to run a 15-kilometer trail race, the third of the Evergreen Trail Racing Series. The first two, the Elk Meadow 5K and 10K and the Bergen Peak half marathon, took place in May and June, respectively.

  • Longtime fire marshal Rudloff dies

    Randy Rudloff, the longtime fire marshal with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue, died unexpectedly Tuesday.

    Rudloff, who served for more than 25 years, was well-known among the mountain-area fire protection districts.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Romberg: Replacing Columbine is not the answer

    Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass has suggested that the district consider razing Columbine High School and replacing it with a new Columbine. He cites the ongoing attention the school receives from people who are drawn there because of its history as the sight of the first significant school shooting in 1999 as a concern for school safety.

  • Two injured in motorcycle accident on Highway 74

    Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident that closed Highway 74 between Morrison and Idledale.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue prepared to serve the community

    It takes a village for Evergreen Fire/Rescue to provide the emergency services needed in the Evergreen area.

    The 87 volunteer firefighters, 25 paid staff and the 16 recruits in training to become firefighters — plus the seven members of the Turnouts auxiliary — all make the fire department run smoothly 24/7. EFR is considered one of the largest volunteer fire departments in the state.

  • Alderfers celebrate life with friends, family

    Barbie and Hank Alderfer hosted a party on Saturday to celebrate life, health and recovery — reminiscent of the parties the Alderfers have held throughout the years for family and friends.

    Attendees at the party at the Schneider barn on Blue Creek Road talked about the family’s strength and fortitude as it has faced recent medical challenges. Barbie is cancer free after fighting breast cancer last year. Hank continues to thrive despite his Parkinson’s disease.

    Both were happy to be able to host the potluck gathering.

  • Live music and activities draw community to annual Evergreen Music Festival

    The July 4 Evergreen Music Festival had something for everyone — and it was just plain fun.

    Live music from bluegrass to folk to pop filled the air at the Buchanan Fields for seven hours, while attendees sat under tents or in the brilliant sun, soaking in the ambience and the music.

    A family-friendly event, the festival also had plenty of activities for kids, including bounce houses, face painting and a fire truck brought by Evergreen Fire/Rescue.