Today's News

  • The outdoors then ... and now

    Dressed in vintage attire, Peg Alig of Lookout Mountain Nature Center was portraying Martha Maxwell, a gutsy pioneer woman who shot and stuffed animals back in the 1850s.

    "I became an excellent markswoman. I became known throughout the region for this," Alig said Saturday while speaking as Maxwell to a group of youngsters at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    Many people were astounded that Maxwell could shoot and do taxidermy as well as a man, Alig said.

  • Boggs says additional work at school should have been put up for bid

    A Jeffco school board member is questioning the board’s decision to nearly triple the value of a contract for a company doing construction at Westminster’s Standley Lake High School without requesting new bids.

    Board member Laura Boggs says the contract change should warrant a new bid process, while board President Lesley Dahlkemper and district staff disagree, saying the district was within its legal rights to amend the contract.

  • Exhibit of Native American art coming to Evergreen

    Jack Lima blames his mother for his obsession with Native American art. “She had this arrowhead that I coveted when I was 5 years old. I wanted to know everything about it. Who made? Why did they use it? But I had to get married and open a gallery before she would give it to me,” says Lima.

  • This ‘Monty’ is full of laughs and meaning
  • Parker man dies when motorcycle crashes in Bear Creek Canyon

    A Parker man died about noon Sunday after his motorcycle skidded and flipped off Highway 74 between Idledale and Morrison, according to a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.
    Paul Tabcun, 40, died when his 2003 Indian Chief went out of control, according to Trooper Nate Reid. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
    “(Tabcun) lost control of the motorcycle in a left-hand curve,” Reid said. “The motorcycle went down on its left side and skidded for a little while.”

  • Morrison man arrested amid seizure of explosives

    Federal agents arrested a Morrison man last Thursday after an undercover operation revealed he allegedly was making explosives and planned to sell them for cash or cocaine.

    Richard Lawrence Sandberg, 35, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm after bomb squads from the ATF, Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Denver police removed several improvised explosive devices from his home at 4648 S. Swadley Way.

    Lawrence, who said he is a former Marine special forces soldier, could face up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

  • Keeping things in perspective

    On Jan. 25, 1998, all was right with the world. That was the day the Broncos won their first Super Bowl, over the Green Bay Packers. After the game, I remember standing at a Conoco on Wadsworth, filling the car with gas and listening to car horns joyfully puncture the crisp night air. It was, in a word, blissful.

  • Rare redpolls spotted at area feeder

    As I predicted a few weeks ago, this has become a redpoll winter. Over this past weekend, at least four different reports were on the Denver Field Ornithologists Rare Bird Alert.

  • Sheriff's Calls


    Deputies ‘on-demand’

  • Improved emergency-notification program available to residents, businesses

    A new emergency-notification service is available to residents and businesses in the Evergreen Fire Protection District who would like to receive alerts on their mobile phones as well as land lines.
    This CodeRED system replaces the problem-plagued FIRST CALL or 911.net, said Doug Saba, fire and life safety educator for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.