Local News

  • Pawfest has tongues wagging

    Canines from the small to the tall, along with their owners, roamed Heritage Grove in Evergreen on Saturday as part of Pawfest, the Evergreen Animal Protective League’s day dedicated to man’s best friend.

    The park was filled with booths promoting dog products, dog services and dog adoptions. An agility course was set up, and the stage was the site of a dog costume competition, as well as a dog-and-owner look-alike contest.

    And there were dogs. Lots of dogs. St. Bernards and Great Danes mingled with pugs, Labs and golden retrievers.

  • Landmark conference center for sale at half off


    The historic Evergreen Conference Center is on the market for the asking price of $636,000, down from $1.2 million four years ago.

    In the last few weeks, a Wisconsin buyer has been negotiating to buy the property, but the deal has fallen through, said Bill Downes, real estate broker with Keller Williams Commercial of Evergreen on Monday, July 11.

  • Too many dog owners leaving trails on trails

     It has become obvious to one Soda Creek resident that in some places around Evergreen and as far as certain dog owners were concerned, the "leave no trace" policy was being widely ignored.

    Since then, Chris Sletten has found herself unofficially spearheading the Evergreen portion of the countywide campaign, "There is no poop fairy," which aims to encourage people to clean up after their dogs in local parks and open spaces.

  • Curtain could come down on Bergen Park movie theaters

    AMC Theatres is selling the Bergen Park 7 movie theater building and property, and the buyer could shut down the theaters that have been part of Evergreen for 17 years.

    Nearby business owners and the president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are disappointed that Evergreen could soon be without a venue that provided entertainment for people of all ages without having to go down the hill.

    Ryan Noonan, director of public relations for AMC Theatres, said the company is in the process of selling the property.

  • Teen suspected in mom’s stabbing held in detention

    The teenager arrested last Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of his mother at their home on Red Fox Drive was being held in Mount View Detention Center in Denver as of Friday afternoon.

  • Former Jeffco official wants to testify in McCasky case

    Former Jeffco county administrator Jim Moore offered last week to testify in an ethics investigation of former commissioner Kevin McCasky, though the county apparently will not lift a confidentiality agreement and enable Moore to do so.

    Moore, who recently settled his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the county for $175,000, said that, during his time working for Jeffco, he kept detailed notes about county activities that he considered questionable.

  • Park district to replace Buchanan weight machines

    Most of the weight and cardio machines in the Buchanan Recreation Center are scheduled to be replaced in late August with about 30 new Cybex machines.

    The area will be shut down for a few days for a thorough cleaning and repainting.

    District Executive Director Scott Robson unveiled the plans for the rec center at the regular meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on June 28 at the Wulf Recreation Center.

  • Suicide-prevention group plans Give for Life on July 23

    The second annual Give for Life event to benefit suicide awareness and prevention is set for July 23.

    The benefit is in two parts: one is a motorcycle run and the other is an event at Cactus Jack’s in Evergreen. Proceeds go toward a new nonprofit started by Evergreen residents called the Start Talking Network.

  • Ban on banner signs on hold for six months

    Downtown Evergreen restaurant owner Susan Yeagley can now put up a banner advertising whatever she wants without fear of landing in court.

    On June 28, the county commissioners voted to enact a six-month moratorium on enforcement of zoning rules prohibiting certain temporary signs.

    A few months ago Yeagley, the owner of One World Cafe, started collecting signatures on a petition protesting the Jeffco zoning regulations that prohibit banner and roof signs. About 150 people signed it.

  • Traffic-signal poles replaced on Evergreen Parkway

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is replacing 12 signal poles and their bases on Evergreen Parkway from South Soda Creek Road to Highway 103 due to wear and tear.

    Three intersections on Highway 74 are getting the upgrades: Bergen Parkway North at South Soda Creek Road; Squaw Pass Road (Highway 103); and Bergen Parkway. Other intersections will be done at a later date.