Local News

  • Seniors heartbroken at lack of attendance at craft fair

    The seniors craft fair at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments was so poorly attended on Nov. 13 that the residents have decided to assemble their merchandise and stage a smaller show for the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

    The seniors, who looked forward to the event for months, were devastated by the lack of interest, which was partly due to the fact that there were three other popular craft shows going on in the area at the same time.

  • Vandals deface statues at Cabrini Shrine

    Four of the religious statues in the outdoor gardens at Mother Cabrini Shrine on Lookout Mountain were defaced during the night of Nov. 14-15.

    The damage was extensive, the cost to replace the statues will be in the thousands of dollars, and none of the icons was insured, according to Jo Ann Seaman, director of development. The order has insurance, but the deductible is very high, Seaman said.

    No one has been arrested in the crime, and police say they have no information to go on.

  • 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.