Local News

  • The puck stopped here

    Last weekend’s first Evergreen Pond Hockey Championship netted victors by the bushel, but very few of them walked away with the laurels they deserved.

  • Crash causes after-work power outage

    A vehicle went out of control and hit a utility pole at Buffalo Park Road and Olive Street about 5 p.m. Jan. 7, leading to a power outage.

    The pole landed in the street, forcing traffic to detour into the neighborhood, and it caused a power failure that affected 3,000 Xcel Energy customers in Evergreen and Conifer for about 90 minutes, according to Mark Stutz, spokesman for the power company.

    Some 800 customers were without power until 4 p.m. Saturday, when repairs were complete.

  • Gushing waters spoil holiday mood

    The Arctic cold front that blew into Evergreen and Conifer on New Year's Eve turned into a windfall for plumbing companies and a minor tragedy for numerous homeowners who experienced flooding caused by frozen and bursting pipes.

    One Conifer resident who was out and about at midnight Dec. 31 said her digital thermometer reported minus-12 degrees. It was so cold that the New Year's Eve party at Conifer Community Park ended about two hours before midnight.

  • Church buys land for building purposes

    Bergen Park Church has filed a request with the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department asking for a rezoning of the property it now owns at Highways 65 and 74, west of the church.

    The church has applied to rezone the property to include use as a church, something that was removed in a previous zoning action.

    Bergen Park Church has been trying to acquire the land for years and finally purchased it in November for about $500,000, said Pastor Jim Demolar. "This was the third time, and the timing was right," he said.

  • Teens going hungry to fight famine


    Teens going hungry to fight famine

    30-Hour Famine fund-raiser takes place Feb. 25.

    Teens from First Baptist Church of Evergreen will be raising money to fight hunger by going hungry themselves for 30 hours.

    The fast is a way to make participants aware of the deprivation that the world's poorest people face every day.

  • Independent streak

    Thanks to high-speed Internet, Carmen Allgood can produce and host a syndicated radio show airing all over the world from her funky cabin in a ponderosa patch near El Rancho.

    “Indie Music Wave,” also known as “The Colorado Wave,” focuses exclusively on unknown, unsigned, independent bands and artists, a trendy segment of the music industry these days.

    "All these stations are saying you are really a dud if you don't include music by indie artists," Allgood said.

  • Girl Scouts set to begin annual sales calls

    Soon the Evergreen and Conifer area Girl Scouts will offer a sweet start to the New Year.
    The annual cookie sale begins Jan.7, and the girls are gearing up for their best year ever. The sale will last until March 13, and beginning Friday, Feb. 18, they’ll be a familiar sight selling cookies in front of local grocery stores.
    Troop 3632 in Conifer has 16 girls, and last year they sold 818 boxes of cookies, according to Carri Robinson, troop leader.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not everyone would mind a day off

  • Remembering a beloved coach

    Toby Plank loved the competition and the feeling winning provided. He enjoyed giving back to a sport that had given him so much. And he loved preparing players for the journey ahead of them.
    So when the Evergreen High School boys lacrosse coach died Dec. 20 due to complications from carcinoid cancer, a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer, at the age of 36 he left behind a passion for the game that won’t soon be forgotten.

  • Hiwan Museum hires former Denver Zoo education chief

    By Virginia Grantier
    For the Times
    He stops, sits and watches when he sees a red-tailed hawk.
    “I just really enjoy watching them hunt,” said Andy Spencer of Conifer, the new education coordinator for Evergreen’s Hiwan Homestead Museum.