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Today's News

  • Evergreen Parkway in El Rancho reopened after motorcycle accident

    One motorcyclist was transported with serious injuries but non-life threatening injuries after a motorcycle accident in El Rancho Thursday morning.

    Brian Lynch, 65, of Denver and another cyclist — Byron Dormire, 65, of Windsor — were traveling northbound on Evergreen Parkway around 10:50 a.m. and approaching the intersection with Swede Gulch Road, Trooper Gary Cutler of Colorado State Patrol said.

    At the intersection, Lynch stopped and Dormire's Harley Davidson slammed into the back of Lynch's Yamaha.

  • Wildland fire in Genesee fully contained

    Firefighters have completely contained the small wildland fire that was burning Thursday morning in Genesee Park, which is north of Interstate 70 at the Chief Hosa exit.

    Pre-evacuation orders were sent to 104 homes along Lower Moss Rock Road, Upper Moss Rock Road and Stapleton Drive around 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

    At 10:15 a.m., the fire was approximately 30 square yards in size, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office said via Twitter.

  • Inter-Canyon considering property tax increase

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is inching closer to asking its residents for a property tax increase or to de-Gallagher-ize the district in the November election.

    The first option would increase property taxes for Inter-Canyon’s 6,000 residents. The latter would lock the district in at its current residential assessment rate of 7.2 percent and help it avoid the impact of the Gallagher Amendment.

  • Morrison repeals more stringent noise ordinance

    For several months, the Morrison Police Department has actively enforced the town’s noise ordinance. So far, it’s working.

    So much so that Chief George Mumma on June 5 asked the board to repeal a more stringent noise ordinance that was enacted in March and set to go into effect last Sunday if enforcement of its current ordinance proved unsuccessful.

    The board listened and unanimously repealed the ordinance with the understanding that noise enforcement will continue.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    We must take care of our trails

    Editor:

    Summer hiking season is here. As 40-year Evergreen residents, we’ve seen the impact of increased usage on our local trails. We recently hiked a popular local trail and were dismayed at the amount of trash we found. As primary users, we must preserve our mountain pleasures for future generations.

  • Colorado primary a huge change for voters

    Your ballot for what is by almost any measure the most interesting primary election in Colorado history should have arrived in the mail recently.

  • Parsing the silly season

    It is not bad enough that 70 percent of us are afflicted with “news fatigue,” but now we are solidly enmeshed in and totally bored with the “silly” season of politics fondly known as the primaries.

    While having a role in our election process, many would agree with me that things have gotten a bit out of hand. Certainly, the projection of campaign costs approaching $25 million should be a source of some concern.

  • Shear relief: Alpacas shed their thick coat for some summertime comfort

    It only takes five minutes or so for an alpaca to go from fuzzy to fabulous.

    About a dozen alpacas had their annual spring haircut during a shearing event at Vince and Cynthia Stinton’s farm in Conifer on June 3. “Alpaca Tom” Morrison visited the farm, and local alpaca owners brought their animals.

    Morrison, who hails from New Mexico, visits farms across the Southwest. He has been shearing alpacas and llamas for 16 years, the first five as a “headman,” the person who holds the alpaca’s head during shearing.

  • Pine Grove’s Rhubarb Fest brings out creative culinary talents for baking contest

    By Alex Purcell

    For the Courier

    Love it or hate it, rhubarb has long been a staple in the baking industry, and the residents of Pine Grove are no strangers to the vegetable’s unique flavor.

    In fact, the Pine-Elk Creek Improvement Association just celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Pine Grove Rhubarb Festival, a gathering dedicated to the red and green stalks.

  • 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.