Today's News

  • Mountain-area fire chiefs remember longtime fire marshal who died

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Chief Skip Shirlaw will never forget the first time he met Randy Rudloff.

    Rudloff, an Inter-Canyon veteran and district fire marshal, stopped by Shirlaw’s neighbor’s home to investigate a chimney fire.

  • News briefs

    Cabin break-ins continue in foothills

    Cabin break-ins are on the rise in the mountains of Jefferson County, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The break-ins, which took place in at least 19 unoccupied cabins in Evergreen, Conifer and Pine, are reportedly associated with two white or Hispanic men.

    Items stolen at the cabins include jewelry, safes, outdoor gear, credit cards, telescopes, tools, clothing, furniture, bikes, generators, a vehicle and firearms.

  • Buffalo Creek woman working to rename Redskin Creek

    When Sarah Weed Chandler spotted Redskin Creek on a map of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, she felt nauseous. 

    As a former resident of Washington D.C., she’s been privy to years of discussion about the word “redskin,” an offensive slang term for Native American, particularly as it relates to the city’s NFL team.

    “It just makes me kind of queasy and ashamed that we still have that name on there. We should have renamed it 40 years ago,” Chandler said.

  • Commissioners to discuss ballot initiative for TABOR relief

    Jefferson County plans to discuss a ballot initiative that would provide relief from Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights during a public hearing on Tuesday, July 23.

    Those interested in commenting can do so during the hearing, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the county building in Golden.

    Called “de-brucing,” the proposal would allow Jeffco to retain funding that exceeds the TABOR limit instead of returning the money to taxpayers.

  • BIZBEAT: Hot dogs aplenty at stand near Evergreen Safeway

    Fans of hot dogs can stop by Mike The Hot Dog Guy’s stand next to the Evergreen Safeway.

    Hot dog guy Mike Raine has moved his stand from the El Rancho Home Depot to the new location and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. He plans to move to other area locations on the weekends.

    Raine served up hot dogs for four years at Home Depot, and he’s hoping those customers will find him at his new location, and others will join them. He replaced another Mike, who operated a hot dog stand next to Safeway for 25 years.

  • EPRD celebrates 50 years of being part of community

    It’s all about the smiles — the smiles on the faces of the families that use the Evergreen Park & Recreation District facilities.

    That’s what John Ellis, a lifelong Evergreen resident and an EPRD board member, said was the best part of watching the district grow since its inception 50 years ago. Ellis spoke briefly to attendees at the Community Appreciation Party on Thursday, hosted by the rec district and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Unconventional worship: Church meets monthly in the Little Bear

    If people aren’t coming to church, Ed Shirley wants to bring church to them.

    Shirley, pastor at Mountain High Chapel on U.S. 285 in Morrison, hosts Legendary Bar Church at the Little Bear Saloon in downtown Evergreen once a month to bring the church’s simple message to more people: “We want to let people know that God is good and loves people. If we love God, we love people,” Shirley said.

  • 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.