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Today's News

  • Waryan, Armbrustmacher join Jeffco Hall of Fame

    ARVADA — In what can be described as an Evergreen love fest, a former Cougar coach and a Cougar alum became two of the latest six candidates to be inducted into the Jeffco Hall of Fame.

    During a ceremony at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Jeffco honored the likes of Kent Waryan and Liz Armbrustmacher among others from nearby Jefferson County schools.

  • Evergreen hoops wins more awards

    ARVADA — Two back-to-back state titles and now a slew of awards.

    At the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Thursday at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Evergreen High School head coach Amy Bahl, assistant coach Ali Meyers and outgoing senior phenom Kristina Schreiber raked in more honors for the girls basketball team.

    Schreiber, who won 4A Female Athlete of the Year, had quite the résumé behind her as she completed her high school career both on and off the court.

  • Law enforcement on lookout for armed suspect in Conifer, nearby areas

    The Park County Sheriff's Office is looking for a possibly armed man who fled this morning from a traffic stop near Will O' the Wisp, just outside of Pine Junction.

    According to a Code Red emergency alert issued at 9:20 a.m., the man was wearing a maroon shirt, camouflage pants and a baseball cap, and may be armed and dangerous. While no other identifying information was released, Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers said the man has warrants out for his arrest and fled on foot. 

  • Tree catches fire in Mount Falcon Park

     A tree burned in Mount Falcon Park on Wednesday evening after lightning struck it.

    It did not take long to put out — Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson estimated about 15 minutes — but it did take some time to locate because it had just gotten dark. Carson said his team searched for the fire for more than an hour.

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue responded with Jeffco Open Space assisting in the search.

  • Small wildland fire in Bergen Peak Wilderness contained

    Firefighters have 100 percent contained a small wildland fire Thursday, which burned one-tenth of an acre in Bergen Peak Wilderness.

    Fourteen Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters have been working the scene, as well as the U.S. Forest Service, which brought in a helicopter to perform 10 water bucket drops.

    EFR said it will be monitoring the area overnight and Friday.

  • Viking Fire in Conifer 100 percent contained

    A small wildfire that ignited in Conifer Thursday afternoon is 100 percent contained.

    The Viking Fire, which was reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Pleasant Park Road and Silver Bear Road, burned slightly more than a half acre after a lightning strike.

    Jacob Ware, deputy fire chief at Elk Creek Fire, said that firefighters hiked in from biking and hiking trails to access the fire, which was burning in an area filled with dead and downed trees. Ware said crew members are expected to remain on site throughout Friday to continue mop-up efforts.

  • Just please spend a moment thinking about it

    Given the daily challenges we all have to deal with, it is easy for us to overlook some of the important events that have contributed mightily to our current status. As with any historical relevance, a key component is not so much the factual occurrence, but rather the emotional connection.
    As time passes and personal accounts dwindle, this emotional connection becomes even more critical yet difficult to achieve. Yet its importance grows.

  • Clowns to the left and jokers to the right

    My favorite news source is Michael Smerconish, who has a weekday three-hour news and political discussion show, on Satellite radio station POTUS. His tag line is the title of this article.
    He appeals to me because of his fairmindedness. He is a true centrist, and in the three or four years I have been an avid listener, I have not seen one instance of biased discussion of an issue. It’s obvious as I listen to his callers that they are open-minded and endeavor to see both sides of an issue before deciding how they feel.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Un-bear-able offense

  • Read, between the lines

    Becoming an author may be destiny when your last name is Read.

    That’s certainly the case for 9-year-old Rachel Read, a voracious reader with a wild imagination. The soon-to-be fifth-grader at Parmalee Elementary School recently published a book called “Hidden Fate: Book One (Fallen Spirit),” which is available for purchase on Amazon.