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Today's News

  • Elk Creek fire works as 'one big family'

    For many, saving someone else can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For the Elk Creek Fire Protection District in Conifer, it’s just part of the job.

    Sometimes, the paramedics, EMTs and firefighters in the department even defy nature’s course.

    “We got called to a cardiac arrest and we did CPR, all of that,” Lt. Vincent Van Binsbergen said. “We gave him all the paramedic drugs, and we actually brought the individual back, and he was actually talking to us on the way to the hospital. 

  • Evergreen athlete Sam Sahli explores the world through trail running

    Sam Sahli was never Evergreen High School’s premier cross country runner, but now he’s making great strides in trail running in his first year in the sport.

    Trail running focuses less on roads and more on mountain trails, and generally involves single-track ultramarathons. An ultramarathon is any race longer than the typical 26.2 miles.

  • Elevation Celebration races kick off the fun

    CONIFER — Zack Gacnik might not have set out to win it all, but that did not stop the runner from taking first place in Conifer’s Elevation Celebration 5K last weekend.

    “I wasn’t really trying to go all out,” he said, humble after a first-place finish.

    Gacnik finished in 18 minutes, with Sean Crosby taking second in 19:32 and Elias Born taking third in 19:50.

  • Rohrer: We should choose to go to the moon again

    It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module onto the surface of the moon. News media around the world covered every detail of the Apollo 11 project to land the first human on the moon and a safe return.

    All Americans who were adults in 1969 remember well how exhilarating the event was. The pride our astronauts brought us was uniquely wonderful.

  • Romberg: Friends for the Future

    Three Republican members of the Colorado House of Representatives — two who left office last year and one who is still serving — have formed a new organization, Friends for the Future, with hopes that a different approach might lead to more Republican success and more balance of power in Colorado government.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Love on the rocks

  • Generations: For the Davey family, it’s all about the military and sports

    I wanted to write about a family with longstanding and ongoing presence in the military, and Bruce Davey of Evergreen certainly fits the bill.

    • Bruce grandfather was a Navy doctor.

    • Bruce’s father, Harry, was career Navy, serving many places including the U.S. and Germany.

    • Bruce’s mother, Jane, had members of the Royal Navy of Britain in her family tree, specifically her father and grandfather. 

    • Bruce’s brother Douglas, like Bruce, is a former Navy pilot.

  • Sumner announces retirement from CAE in December

    Steve Sumner, Center for the Arts Evergreen’s executive director for 12 years, is retiring at the end of the year to make time for creating his own art, traveling and spending more time with his family.

    “I want to have the time to make some important art that has been rumbling around in my head,” Sumner, 78, said of retirement. “What I hope I can come up with is a nice balance of being able to sequester myself (to make art) and also continue to do significant work in arts organizations.”

  • Sense of community drives Indian Hills Fire crew

    It’s a typical morning for Emery Carson as he walks around the fire station, checking out things. He makes sure everything is in the right place and secure. Then the wait begins.

    “Some-times it’s very quiet,” said the veteran fire chief in his 31st year with the Indian Hills Fire Protection District and the department’s only paid employee.

    The calls — usually 250 to 300 per year — are sporadic at times and other times not so much.

  • On the Move: Strength training 101

    By Deb Brown
    On the Move Fitness

    Both Dave and I absolutely love what we do for a living. One of my favorite parts of the job is to educate people regarding the proper way to train as they are working out.

    Invariably, most people are surprised to learn that there is more to it than just “lifting weights.” If you are looking to start strength training, or even if you have been doing it for a while, here are some important things you need to know: