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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Adding injury to insult

  • ‘Everything that a hungry, tired hiker could want’

    As the white Dodge van rattles its way along Wellington Lake Road, Lyn Kulenburg’s cell phone rings.

    She doesn’t like to talk while driving, so she pulls to the side of the dirt road. Kulenburg knows there are only a few reasons her husband, Bill, would call her while she is en route to the Rolling Creek trailhead. The most likely? There are more hikers. Just as she expected, that’s it.

  • End Overdose Jeffco allows community to discuss opioid addiction

    Addiction came quickly for Lemuel Lee.

    After being kicked out of his house at 11 years old, Lee started living on the streets, using and selling drugs. His addiction persisted, and for years, Lee worked his way in and out of the judicial system and ruined a lot of relationships.

    “I want what I want when I want it,” Lee said. “With that mind frame, it didn’t matter who or what or why I hurt them. I burned every bridge in my life between me and my family and also between me and who I thought were my friends.”

  • BIZBEAT: Barber Lee Shortt plans retirement in October

    Lee Shortt, who has been a staple in downtown Evergreen for 51 years, has decided to hang up his hair-cutting shears.

    The barber, located in the building at the southeast corner of Highways 73 and 74, has cut hair on thousands of heads during his time in Evergreen. Shortt says he will miss his clients, but it’s time to retire and move to Nevada, in part because the weather is better for his wife’s health.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” he said recently. “I’ll miss all my customers that I’ve had for years.”

  • Conifer football upstages Woodland Park

    CONIFER — A year ago, Conifer’s football team epitomized the Babes in the Wood tale.
    With eight sophomore starters, the Lobos were sort of like children being led to slaughter, and it was reflected in a 3-7 record.
    They’re not all grown up yet. But after opening the 2018 season with a convincing 35-12 win over Woodland Park on Friday, the Lobos are alive and well — and convinced they’re poised to return Conifer football to its usual lofty status.

  • Husky girls win their own cross country invite

    Throughout much of last season, the Platte Canyon cross country team had a very small, yet talented, team.

    On Thursday at their own home course off of Rosalie Road at the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational, they flexed their muscles as the girls won their race and the boys finished third behind DSST: Stapleton and Clear Creek. Despite a tough course, the girls dominated with 35 team points and the boys scored 73.

  • Candidates vying for congressional seats spar at Jeffco debate

    A congressional debate hosted last Thursday by the Jeffco Liberty Coalition — a conglomerate of several Jeffco Tea Party chapters — pitted five candidates running for Colorado’s various congressional districts against one another.

    The nearly two-hour debate saw them argue about everything from the role of government to gun violence, to Russian meddling in the 2016 election and even the declassification of the FBI’s UFO files.

  • Evergreen Chamber taking over Skate the Lake

    New Year’s activities at Evergreen Lake will see big changes this year.

    Skate the Lake on New Year’s Eve now will be operated by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce rather than Drive Smart, which conceived of and ran the non-alcoholic family friendly event for more than 20 years.

    In addition, the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge and the youth pond hockey tournament on New Year’s Eve, also run by Drive Smart, have been canceled.

  • Fundraiser launched for Conifer chamber board member after serious fall

    A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a longtime Conifer resident and Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce board member after she sustained serious injuries in a fall Aug. 17.

    Annette Aldridge, who has served on the board since 2016 and is also director of sales and marketing for CornerStone Auto Glass, fell from her second-story deck onto concrete and was airlifted to an area hospital.

  • Evergreen Middle teacher placed on administrative leave

    Michael Kuzava, a physical education teacher at Evergreen Middle School and the head golf coach at Evergreen High School, has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly making inappropriate comments to a student at the middle school.