Local News

  • Kids cast off for learning at SEACAMP

    A group of 56 eighth-graders at Evergreen Middle School will have science in mind when they travel to SEACAMP from Oct. 5-9 in San Diego.

    Annie Wandling is looking forward to seeing and learning about the ocean.

    “Living in Colorado, I don’t get much exposure to (that),” Wandling said.

    Her father, Lee Wandling, also believes the trip will be a positive experience.

    “To be able to go out there and experience it for yourself is a valuable thing,” he said.

  • Connecting the dots: Middle segment of walking path under construction on Bergen Parkway

    After a three-year hiatus, construction finally has begun to fill in the longstanding gap over Troublesome Gulch on the Meadow Trail from Evergreen Middle School to Broadmoor Drive.

    The work is being funded through a $200,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado State Trails under the auspices of North Evergreen Activity Trails, or NEAT.

    The trail will take pedestrians off the shoulders of Bergen Parkway, providing a 6-foot-wide concrete path on the east side of the two-lane road.

  • Elk injures woman in Evergreen

    A neighbor who talked to the woman’s husband said she was heading back to her car after retrieving a small dog. She didn’t see the elk before it attacked her and knocked her to the ground.

    A herd of about 17 elk was in the woman’s yard at the time, said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

  • Flu patients told to wait in parking lot

    So many people are coming in sick that doctors decided it was too risky to expose healthy people to those who could have a highly contagious form of the flu, especially the H1N1 virus.

  • Dog walkers object to changes in off-leash area

    Park authorities said the impromptu or “social” trails were leading animals onto the private property of adjacent homeowners, where dogs tend to do what dogs do.

    The dog park on Stagecoach Boulevard opposite the western entrance to Elk Meadow Open Space is one of the only such off-leash areas for miles and attracts visitors from Denver as well as Evergreen and Genesee.

  • Blue Creek clinic moving to bigger home on the parkway

    Since May, both centers have been operating under the ownership of Centura St. Anthony Hospital, which purchased the clinics from Dr. Kit Brekhus, who is staying with the practice. The new center will be called St. Anthony Health Center Evergreen.

    In addition to Brekhus, the support staff and other doctors, doctors Anne Brockman and Mary Lou Hire are moving to the new location. A fourth doctor is expected to join the practice as well.

  • Planning commission postpones decision on short-term rentals

    At the end of two hours, the planning commission leaned toward saying it needed more information and more time to consider the issue. Members voted to hold another hearing Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building.

    A number of people from the Blue Spruce Road area attended the meeting to protest the ongoing use of a private home at 4799 S. Blue Spruce Road as a rental unit on a short-term basis.

  • Bicyclists plan to protest Apex Park rules

    The group is asking trail users to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the lower Apex Park parking lot at the Heritage Square amusement center.

    The group then will ride to the Jefferson County Open Space board meeting, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, in the county government complex.

    The Open Space Advisory Commission is scheduled to consider voting on the plan at the Thursday meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

  • Home, sweet home: EHS set for long-awaited homecoming

    On Oct. 21, 1978, the Evergreen High School Cougars varsity football team became the little team that could. Against long odds, it beat Columbine 29-22 in Evergreen’s homecoming game.

    That was the last varsity football game to be played in Evergreen … until now.

    Travel forward 31 years to Oct. 2, 2009, and the football team will once again play a homecoming game on its own turf, against the Conifer Lobos. The big game, dubbed the Mountain Bowl, is set for 7 p.m.

  • Voice of the CU Buffs to announce homecoming game

    The Evergreen High School homecoming game on Friday will have an added attraction this year: Mark Johnson.

    While his name might not be recognizable to some, his voice is. Johnson, who will be the homecoming game announcer, is a celebrity of sorts — the play-by-play announcer for the University of Colorado Buffaloes. He’s also sports director at KOA radio, and, more importantly, he’s the father of Evergreen’s No. 44, Nicolas Johnson.