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Today's News

  • Facebook … the good, the bad and the ugly

    I was not an early adopter of Facebook. Like many my age, I thought it was for kids. Now, I am a user, and I enjoy the networking benefits it brings.
    I commonly communicate with friends and business associates, many of whom I haven’t seen for years. My sister is a well-known artist, but she lives in Cincinnati. With her postings, I can enjoy her artwork.

  • The outrage industry is booming

    John Newkirk

    With the children unable to agree among themselves — and my deadline long since past — I simply gave the cat the most hackneyed name I could think of: Fluffy.
    Fluffy was fat and furry and pretty as a pickle. Her main purpose on earth, it seemed, was to slink, stalk and pounce on anything that moved: the fly on the window pane, a cotton ball on a string, my unshod foot.

  • Facebook … the good, the bad and the ugly

    I was not an early adopter of Facebook. Like many my age, I thought it was for kids. Now, I am a user, and I enjoy the networking benefits it brings.
    I commonly communicate with friends and business associates, many of whom I haven’t seen for years. My sister is a well-known artist, but she lives in Cincinnati. With her postings, I can enjoy her artwork.

  • Elk Creek principal Lucas headed to Littleton school

    Elk Creek Elementary School’s longtime principal Ryan Lucas will depart at the end of the 2017-18 school year to take a job as principal of Governor’s Ranch Elementary in Littleton.
    Announced late last month, Lucas’ departure was motivated, in part, by a desire to work closer to where he lives down the hill. Prior to joining Elk Creek in 2012, Lucas taught at Belmar Elementary School in Lakewood and Evergreen Middle School, and was the director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for two years.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Numbers racket

  • Kittredge hosts relocated business

    Epic Estate Treasures has successfully relocated to Adobe Creek in Kittredge.
    The notion to make the move came down to basic foot traffic. Although the original shop, located in Evergreen Village Center on Meadow Drive, carried much of the same inventory, drop-ins were few.

  • Bear injures alpacas near Floyd Hill

    A bear attacked and seriously wounded three alpacas at two locations on April 9 and 10 near Floyd Hill, prompting officials to ask residents to keep food locked up and pets on leashes or in enclosed areas.

  • Fire Briefs: Elk Creek Fire Protection District

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is working to establish a Rapid Extraction Module. It will be one of only three fire departments in the state to have one, along with West Metro Fire Protection District and the Greeley Fire Department.

    An REM involves four firefighters assigned to do off-road rescues in case a firefighter is injured or trapped during larger incidents, Chief Bill McLaughlin told the district's Board of Directors at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Chief Mike Weege announced the district has hired Paul Amundson, an Evergreen resident and part-time paramedic for EFR, to be its wildfire mitigation/education coordinator.

    During the April 10 Evergreen Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting at the Bergen Park Administration Building, Weege said the district was hiring three new staff members, including Amundson.

  • Conifer marathoner’s new book recounts Boston bombing experience

    Five years ago, Conifer’s Greg Kalkwarf crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon shortly before the bombing.

    Fortunately, his family wasn’t in the area.

    “If we hadn’t had VIP passes, this little guy” — he said, pointing to his now 8-year-old son Bryce — “would’ve been right next to the bomb.”