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Today's News

  • Survey: Homelessness on the rise in Jefferson County

    Homelessness in Jefferson County may look different than it does in Denver, but this year it was exactly the same in one, key way — the number of people experiencing it increased.

  • Community offers feedback on Inter-Canyon ballot measure

    Larry Wilson is quick to share his appreciation for Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District.

    “Inter-Canyon Fire department probably has one of the best group of people that I have ever met. I don’t say that lightly,” he said. “ …. They’re just a great bunch of people, and they love the community. They’re dedicated. These are the type of people that you want on your volunteer fire department.”

  • For Conifer man, NHRA and family go hand in hand

    MORRISON — Brothers Scott Walz and Greg Christensen can’t get enough of drag racing.

    The self-described adrenaline junkies began racing in the early 2000s and have since gone through a multitude of cars just to get to this point n their careers.

    At the Dodge Mile-High National Hot Rod Association Nationals at Bandimere Speedway last weekend, Walz of Conifer made it to the fourth round of the super comp, and Christensen of Strasburg made it to the second round of top dragster.

  • Minnesota couple dominates Sprint Triathlon

    EVERGREEN — Sometimes, happy accidents work out for the best.

    On a muggy Sunday morning at Evergreen Lake, 300 participants from around the state and across the country competed in the local Sprint Triathlon.

  • Enthusiasts near and far partake in Evergreen Garden Club's garden tour

    More than 400 garden enthusiasts traversed Evergreen on Saturday to meander through six residential gardens in their summer blooming glory.

    The Evergreen High Altitude Garden Tour — organized by the Evergreen Garden Club every two years — shows the most colorful, unique and spectacular gardens in the area.

    The garden-selection process began last summer, according to club president Pam Hinish. The group receives referrals, and homeowners are contacted and their gardens toured.

  • Evergreen’s annual Summerfest brings hundreds to check out everything from photography to pottery

    Karla Jean Booth loves the weather — the colder the better. That’s because Booth photographs snowflakes. Yes, snowflakes.

    Her booth at Summerfest in Evergreen last weekend was a fascinating study in the various shapes and details of snowflakes, with the photographs blown up so large that they created everything from 4-inch by 4-inch coasters to large wall hangings.

  • Colorado Classic comes to mountain area Aug. 18

    The second annual Colorado Classic, a premiere cycling race, is coming to the mountain area on Saturday, Aug. 18.

    The classic is a four-stage race in Vail and Denver. Its third stage for the men’s race will take cyclists across more than 60 miles of roads in the mountain area, including Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Conifer and Indian Hills.

    Approximately 90 male cyclists — 15 teams of six — will be competing in the race. All the competitors are from an international field of professional cyclists, organizers stated.

  • Polis hosts 'Pizza & Policy' town hall at Beau Jo's

    Bipartisanship, the potential economic impact of the recent tariffs and immigration policies were among the topics U.S. Rep. Jared Polis addressed during a town hall Saturday afternoon at the Beau Jo’s Evergreen location.

    Polis, D-Boulder, whose seat includes much of north-central Colorado, toured Kittredge’s Ambary Gardens and then hosted a “Pizza & Policy” town hall during his visit to the mountain area.

  • U.S. 285 closed due to mudslide

    A mudslide shut down Highway 285 just west of Bailey for about two hours yesterday. 

    Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol said the agency was notified of the mudslide, which was crossing the highway, around 1:47 p.m. on Monday.

    "It sounds like vehicles are being stopped due to the debris," Lewis said. 

    According to CDOT, the road was closed at mile marker 221 from 2 to 4 p.m. Although Lewis did not know of any traffic reroutes, MyMountainTown reported on Twitter that traffic was being rerouted onto County Road 64. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

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