Today's News

  • Conifer, Evergreen golf start season on high note

    GOLDEN — Now that the 2019 high school boys golf season is in full swing, Conifer and Evergreen high schools have plenty to look forward to in the months that lie ahead.

    On Monday at the Applewood Golf Course, both the Cougars and the Lobos showcased their talent in the 4A/5A Jeffco League tournament, their first of the new season. Though some players shone more than others, the teams displayed improvement from last year, especially in some players who moved into the top-four spots.


  • One killed, two injured in three-vehicle crash

    One person died while two others were transported with injuries on Aug. 7 after a fatal car accident on U.S. 285 near Richmond Hill that closed both sides of the highway.

    Bernard Bell, 70, of Cortez died at the scene as the result of his injuries. Another person was uninjured.

    According to Trooper Gary Cutler with the Colorado State Patrol, a call about the three-vehicle crash came in at 5:06 p.m. The accident involved three Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks.

  • Romberg: Conservation easements need to remain in place

    About the worst tool out there for land preservation is the term conservation easement. Such an easement allows the owner of a property to be paid not to develop a property for a specific period of time that will expire at the end of the term.

    When I was a member of the Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, we were asked to consider such term easements. The vast majority of the Board, including me, believed it was a terrible idea. We concluded that such term easements did nothing more to pay someone for a relatively short period of time to delay development.

  • Rohrer: Perspective

    There are a lot of things to be upset about today. There were two shootings within a few hours, one in El Paso, Texas, and the other some 20 miles from my hometown in Dayton, Ohio. Thirty-one innocent Americans were killed and 50 more were wounded.

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    Nexius asks to put cell-phone apparatus on Buchanan roof

    Nexius wants approval from the Evergreen Park & Recreation board to put an apparatus on the roof of the Buchanan Park Rec Center to improve cell phone service in Evergreen.

    Jaclyn Levine, site acquisitions manager with Nexius, told the board at its July 23 meeting that Nexius wanted to install three cupolas on the roof to improve AT&T service. The cupolas would fit in with the design of the building, so they wouldn’t be obtrusive.

  • Lives well lived: Rembes enjoy their long time together, in Kittredge

    To say longevity is an integral part of Barbara and Boyd Rembe would be an understatement.

    The couple, who now live at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen, are 96 and 95, respectively, have been married 74 years and lived in Kittredge for 68 years.

  • Family, friends pay tribute to Jodey Anderson, who left his mark on the Evergreen community

    Jodey Anderson was all about protecting the environment.

    He also was all about Evergreen — loving the community for what it had been and is now.

    He was a lover of loud music, a nature photographer and someone who enjoyed good times with friends — and he had many friends. He was known for helping others whenever he could.

    Anderson, 64, passed away on July 12, and his family hosted a celebration of life in his honor on Saturday at the Anderson family property on Upper Bear Creek Road. The family has owned the land since 1880.

  • 10th annual Dam Ducky Derby is ‘so much fun’ for the community

    It really is the best three seconds each year in Evergreen.

    That’s the time it takes for 5,000 plastic ducks to fall from an Evergreen Fire/Rescue truck to the area below the dam for the Dam Ducky Derby. Now in its 10th year, the derby brings several thousand people to downtown Evergreen for children’s activities, vendor booths, food, music — and most importantly, the duck drop.

    After a countdown, the ducks fell to the creek with a whoosh and began their race to Highland Haven Creekside Inn.

  • Xcel developing wildfire mitigation program

    Xcel Energy is in the midst of developing a wildfire mitigation program.

    According to information from Xcel, the immediate priorities of the program include:

    • Mapping the HRFA (High Risk Fire Area) to identify areas of key risk;

    • Building resiliency into and making improvements to transmission and distribution systems;

    • Developing new operational guidelines for RFW (Red Flag Warning) conditions;

    • Hardening circuits;