Local News

  • Chimney fire sends two departments to Floyd Hill

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Clear Creek Fire Authority joined forces to fight a chimney fire and burning roof Feb. 3 at 869 Meadow View on Floyd Hill. The fire was called in at 12:19 p.m., and the first firefighter was arrived at 12:29 p.m., said Garry DeJong, chief of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue. 

  • Science fair offers a host of intriguing entries

    Teachers and staff at Bergen Valley Elementary School: You may want to consider washing your hands after using the copier.

    Bergen Valley fifth-grader Clay Hittle concluded as part of his science fair project that the start button on the copier was the germiest place in the school, a valuable lesson for those who use the copier and for Clay, who spent many hours testing different spots for bacteria.

    Other places at the school ranking high for bacteria were the teacher’s lounge and the gymnasium floor.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Unhappy patron makes directed deposit

  • A window to walls

    The colors were brilliant, and the artistry was symbolic and creative.

  • Alpine Rescue reports record mission total in 2010

    The Alpine Rescue Team responded to 116 missions in 2010, a record, according to the organization’s 2010 annual report and a news release posted on the group's Facebook page.

    Based in Evergreen since 1959, The Alpine Rescue Team is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that sends expert mountaineers to three counties in search of lost hikers and injured recreationists.

  • On the road to Western adventure

    The Lariat Loop has launched a new name and a membership campaign to help promote businesses and historic sites along the 40-mile scenic route through the foothills.

    The group's new theme, "Lariat Loop, 40 miles of Western adventure," will be launched this spring as part of a cooperative brand marketing campaign to go along with its more visible status as a tourist destination.

  • Keys on the Green aiming to reopen in mid-March

    Keys on the Green restaurant at the Evergreen Golf Course is expected to reopen March 14, or about six months after a fire closed the popular landmark restaurant Sept. 20.

    The contractor, Tower One of Denver, is on track to begin work on the kitchen by Feb. 10, said restaurant manager Jim Sylvester.

    The reopening, originally scheduled for the end of November, has been delayed because it took longer than expected to design new custom-built ventilation hoods, Sylvester said.

  • Evergreen Audubon honors pioneering members

    Four people who pioneered the establishment of Evergreen Audubon, formerly known as The Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society, were honored as the first recipients of the newly created Evergreen Audubon Founders' Award.

    Bill and Louise Mounsey, Sylvia Brockner and the late Bill Brockner started Evergreen Audubon in 1968 to help educate the community on environmental issues and on how to protect wildlife habitat.

    The four were honored at a ceremony during Evergreen Audubon's annual banquet Jan. 21 at Mount Vernon Country Club.

  • Evergreen man finds joy in helping the destitute

    James W. Jackson, founder of Centennial-based Project C.U.R.E., became a rich man by the time he was 30, but he didn’t find the wellspring of happiness until he gave up practically everything he owned except his house in Evergreen.

    In his newly published book, “The Happiest Man in the World: Life Lessons from a Cultural Economist,” Jackson, 69, explains how he came to the conclusion that divesting himself of his material possessions and $16 million in assets was something he felt compelled to do to maintain his sanity.

  • Burn planned near Cub Creek Trailhead

    Fire crews from the Clear Creek Ranger District may ignite slash piles this week near the Cub Creek Trailhead southwest of Evergreen.

    If conditions are found to be appropriate for burning, ignitions are expected to begin about 10 a.m.

    Smoke may be visible from Evergreen and in the Brook Forest area. Burning may continue for one week as conditions allow; conditions are assessed each day and throughout burning activities. Wind, fuel moisture, staffing and snow cover all are factors in where and whether ignition takes place.