Today's News

  • Should Jeffco reconsider bear-protection ordinances?

    Many years ago, I took my dog into Chow Down, a pet store in Evergreen, for some shopping.  A strapping chocolate Lab puppy, Rontu was traumatized when his leash got tangled with a free-standing rack of pet supplies and pulled it down. No harm done, but the dog refused to enter Chow Down again.
    Imagine that Rontu’s first visit to Chow Down welcomed him, instead, with a delightful food court of strange and wonderful odors, filled to the brim with drool-worthy cuisine. The dog would think of that store as his favorite fast-food restaurant for the rest of his life.

  • Change requires action

    In my last article, I promised suggested solutions to the dysfunctional Congress, and specifically U. S. House members focused more on re-election than on solving problems.

  • Team Evergreen puts on successful Triple Bypass

    AVON — From Evergreen, Georgetown and Copper Mountain to Nottingham Lake in Avon, adventure bikers from across the world stopped rode in the Double and Triple Bypass events on Saturday orchestrated every year by Team Evergreen.

    The ride, which spans up to 120 miles — depending on where the rider chooses to start — begins in one of the three towns and runs over Juniper Pass (11,140 feet), Loveland Pass (11,990 feet), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 feet), and provides a 10,000-foot overall elevation gain.

  • Evergreen Fire hosting special meeting to discuss possible mill levy adjustment

    Evergreen Fire Protection District's Board of Directors is holding a special meeting Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss whether the district should ask voters for a mill levy adjustment on the November ballot.

    Chief Mike Weege told board members at the  July 10 meeting that because of the clash between the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, known as TABOR, and the Gallagher Amendment, the 2019 residential assessment rate is projected to drop from 7.2 percent to 6.1 percent.

  • The smokescreen called civility

    “I’ve had all I can stands and I can’t stands no more!”

    Familiar refrain for all you Popeye fans out there.  
    But increasingly, this is exactly the sentiment of Americans whose view of our country and its direction are in direct conflict with that of the Progressives. Despite editorials and political columns decrying the lack of civility in today’s political discourse, the knee-jerk reaction consistently has the Conservative position being the source of this conflict.

  • Non-stop race to November is upon us

    And then there were two. We’ve now narrowed the field from almost 30 people who filed paperwork with the secretary of state to run for governor as major party candidates to eight who qualified for primary ballots of the two major parties to the final nominees.  Colorado’s next governor will be either Democrat Jared Polis or Republican Walker Stapleton.

  • Joining the professional Boys of Summer ranks

    Growing up, many young athletes dream of the day their name gets called in a professional sports draft to play at the highest level.

    A few weeks ago, that dream became a reality for D’Evelyn graduate Grant Witherspoon when the Tampa Bay Rays took a chance on him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft with the No. 120 pick.

  • Freedom Run brings Mount Evans one step closer to equal care for all

    By Tayler Shaw

    Cheers, applause and the sound of ringing bells filled the air July 4 as John Dunham got up from his wheelchair to walk the last 100 feet to cross the finish line of the Freedom Run.

    Dunham, a client of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, became a participant in the Freedom Run with the encouragement of his physical therapist and with the goal of supporting the organization, saying, “Mount Evans still helps me today.”

  • Education Briefs

    Potential developer of former middle school looking for more land

    The company looking at purchasing the Clear Creek School District office on Highway 103 in Idaho Springs is asking the district and city officials for help.

    The company, lane3co LLC, wants to build residences and a hotel on the 12-acre property, but the property is too small for its business model to work, according to school board president Mitch Houston.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Serial sabotage suspected