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Today's News

  • Overnight fire damages home on Troutdale Scenic Drive

    A house in the 29000 block of Troutdale Scenic Drive was nearly destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning that had firefighters from five agencies battling the flames in below-zero temperatures. No one was injured.

    The cause of the blaze is still being investigated, and firefighters were still at the home at noon Tuesday to put out hot spots. The house is heavily damaged, though there is still structure remaining, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague.

  • A financial meltdown: Inter-Canyon Fire board missed chances to prevent alleged theft

     By Ann Imse, For the Courier

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board failed to investigate serious overspending for five years, records show — and that allowed $643,000 to vanish before the fire chief was indicted on embezzlement charges.

    The board did not discover the alleged theft until there was no money left in the bank, in December 2012.

  • Sledding plan for Evergreen Golf Course temporarily off the runners

    Local residents with sleds at the ready won’t be lining up at the Evergreen Golf Course this weekend, or this winter season.

    This Saturday’s scheduled opening of a sledding and tubing hill on the course has been delayed until November, according to an Evergreen Parks and Recreation District board agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

  • Jeffco motorcycle deputy killed in collision with SUV

    A Jeffco sheriff's deputy, Sgt. David Baldwin, died Sunday morning when his patrol motorcycle collided head-on with an SUV on Colorado 93 north of West 64th Parkway.

    The accident occurred just after 10 a.m. when a southbound 2004 Saturn Vue reportedly crossed into the oncoming lane while passing on a curve. 

    Baldwin's Harley-Davidson, which was traveling in the left northbound lane, was struck by the SUV, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Baldwin was thrown from the bike; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Evergreen artist Slater part of two area exhibits

    Evergreen artist Carmon Slater is exhibiting a retrospective of his work at the Lakewood Cultural Center, and is part of a show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.

    MANifestations, opening at the Quilt Museum on Feb. 7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., is the 12th biennial exhibit of quilts made by men and is a national juried competition. Slater’s piece celebrates the Colorado autumn and features an unusual combination with fused glass.

  • Mt. Evans scores high in national home health assessment

    If Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice looks good up close and personal, it looks even better by comparison.

    To find out how much better, visit www.medicare.gov, click on the “Home Health Compare”  page, and see how the mountain area’s nonprofit stacks up. The results are striking — Mount Evans outperforms the vast majority of home health organizations, public and private.

  • Remembering Clarence, a Capitol fixture

    There are people we encounter in life who achieve notoriety and influence beyond what any reasonable person would expect. Clarence Miller, who passed away last week at the age of 64, was one of those people.

  • Differentiating between crows, ravens a matter of sight, sound

    This past week has brought us more spring-like weather with temperatures in the high 50s and the melting of what little snow we had left. Once more, my feeders are deserted by the juncos, which obviously prefer seeds that they can find in the fields to what I offer them at the feeders. They do eat the white proso millet when the fields are covered with snow.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Hot-shooting Olson propels D’Evelyn past host Evergreen

    Rachel Olson scored a game-high 19 points, which included five 3-pointers, as visiting D’Evelyn pulled away in the second half for a 68-40 victory over Evergreen on Jan. 17.
    Malia Shappell added 12 points and 10 players in all scored the Lady Jaguars (9-3, 4-0 4A Jeffco), who remained tied atop the league standings with Green Mountain.

  • Divers Mills, Lewis pave the way

    ARVADA — Bailey Mills and Katrin Lewis may be only 10th-graders, but they’re already making a name for themselves on the diving platform for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. They did so again Jan. 18 at the Jeffco Invitational, placing second and third respectively in the 1-meter diving competition at George J. Meyers Pool.
    Mills finished with 386.35 points, and Lewis scored 377.7. They were tops among 4A competitors in the meet. Chatfield’s Averly Hobbs won going away with 452.4 points.