Local News

  • Leonard concedes victory to Nicholson in state Senate race

    Republican candidate Tim Leonard of Evergreen officially conceded Wednesday a hard-fought race for the state Senate District 16 seat to his Democratic opponent, Jeanne Nicholson of Gilpin County.
    With an unofficial 60,862 votes counted, Leonard was down by 740 votes, a margin too large to quality for an automatic recount. To get to the recount level, the margin would have to be about 150 votes, or 0.5 percent of the votes for the top vote-getter.

  • Asbestos found at Evergreen High School

    Traces of asbestos have been detected in the batting cage area at Evergreen High School, and the area has been sealed off along with two art rooms above it.

    Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said it is believed that students were not exposed to hazardous levels of the substance, which is found in insulation materials in older buildings.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Suspect is armed and presumed handy

  • Evergreen elects first Economic Development Council

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association elected nine people Nov. 9 to the newly formed Economic Development Council. Fourteen people submitted their names as candidates.

    The purpose of the EDC is to function as a mouthpiece for downtown businesses and provide a vehicle for accepting funds and making improvements in the absence of a town government. It is not empowered to raise taxes.

    The area encompassed by the EDC includes downtown Evergreen, the offices on Meadow Drive and the commercial center at Evergreen Lake.

  • Monument to veterans dedicated in Buchanan Park

    Undeterred by chilly weather, a crowd of 350 joined American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen to dedicate the Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Buchanan Park.

    The walk consists of a granite monument supporting three flagpoles. Eight smaller stone monuments mark eight major conflicts, beginning with World War I.

  • Public Meetings Calendar



    Evergreen Fire Protection District

    Fire Rescue Administration Building

    1802 Evergreen Parkway

    When: 7 p.m.

    Dates: Dec. 14; Jan. 11, 2011


    Evergreen Park and Recreation District

    Buchanan Recreation Center

    Wulf Recreation Center

    When: 6 p.m.

    Dates: Nov. 16, Buchanan; Dec. 14, Wulf


    Evergreen North Area Balanced Land UseEffort

  • Benefit at Ice House to help injured firefighter

    Firefighter and emergency medical technician Jon Keith was staining a garage when the ladder he was standing on slipped out from underneath him Aug. 12.

    He just celebrated the fifth anniversary of his remodeling company, Two Trees LLC, but he hasn't been able to work for the last three months, and the bills are starting to pile up.

    His friends are staging a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Ice House Cafe in downtown Evergreen. Live music will be by Dakota Blonde, Joe Bye and Friends, John Erlandson, Lisa Delia and others.

  • First-graders take a trip through time

    The first-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen jumped into a huge time machine on Friday and were transported 5,000 years back in time to ancient Egypt.

    When they arrived, the students transformed into Egyptian princesses, scribes and slaves who were able to taste food from that time period, build pyramids out of sugar cubes, make miniature mummies from aluminum foil and create beautiful bracelets out of cardboard rolls and plastic jewels.

  • Elk herd seeking greener grass where people live

     As the number of elk killings on private property attracts attention in Evergreen, preliminary evidence shows the issue is not necessarily the number of elk, it's where the elk prefer to live that makes them more vulnerable to legal hunts in residential neighborhoods.

    The elk population of Evergreen may seem to be on the increase, but the size of the herd is estimated at 2,500, about 2,000 animals less than in 2000.

  • Fire chief's performance topic of lengthy closed-door meeting

     The Evergreen Fire Protection District held an almost four-hour meeting Oct. 28 to discuss the fire chief's evaluation.

    After opening the meeting at 4 p.m., the board immediately went into an executive session "for a discussion of a personnel matter involving the evaluation of the fire chief," according to the minutes of the special meeting.