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Today's News

  • Hailstorm makes a hash of garden tour; event postponed till next year

    Bloodbath. Melee. Destruction.

    That’s the description that Evergreen Garden Club president Tina Kellogg gave to the damage wrought on area gardens by the hailstorm that passed through Evergreen on June 11.

    The destructive hail, which fell inches deep in some areas and brought snowplows out to clear the roads, caused so much damage that the club has decided to cancel its 11th biennial garden tour, scheduled for June 26.

  • Truck overturns on Highway 74 near Morrison

    A truck hauling dirt overturned Wednesday morning on Highway 74 about 2 miles west of Morrison, closing one lane of the road for much of the morning. The driver apparently was not hurt.

    Foothills Fire/Rescue responded to the accident, which occurred about 7:30 a.m. Foothills personnel were allowing traffic to alternate in each direction during the cleanup, which continued throughout the morning.

    Traffic in the canyon already was slowed in recent days by a highway re-striping project that stretched all the way to Evergreen.

  • Wrens arrive, making big noise and eating insects

    While out on the patio today, I was constantly serenaded by the boisterous song of a house wren.

    Later I noticed it was constantly busy carrying great mouthfuls of some stick-like material into a nest box. It is a strange nest box that a friend made some years ago and brought to me to try it out. It is supposed to attract swallows because the entrance hole is in the bottom of the box, but from the day I put it up, it has been used by house wrens every year.

  • Pinnacol’s excesses an outrage

    When legislative budget staffers were looking into ways to balance the state’s budget during the 2009 session, they happened onto the fact that Pinnacol Assurance, the quasi-public agency that serves as the insurer of last resort for workers’ compensation, had reserves in excess of half a billion dollars more than appeared to be necessary. When legislative leaders suggested taking some of the money to address budget issues, the reaction from Pinnacol, business interests and Pinnacol customers was swift. They said the state should keep its hands off.

  • On special districts and special interests

    Who among you is a card-carrying member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District? Only a fraction of our Evergreen area residents actually are. Since our two rec centers are used only by a minority of our populace, do we really need them? On the other hand, can you imagine our community without them?

  • Schools’ 2010 budget cuts 70 teachers

    Seventy teaching positions will be eliminated following adoption of the Jeffco school district’s 2010-11 budget, which pares $14 million from the previous year’s allotment. A total of 136 district jobs are being cut.

    Other reductions include decreased transportation routes, larger class sizes and fewer elective course offerings. The district is tapping $36 million in reserve funds to help bridge part of the budget gap. The spending reductions follow dramatic decreases in state funding.

  • Wins, not Hawkins’ nice-guy image, only way to get CU on track

     

    Dan Hawkins, if nothing else, was humbled by the prolonged introduction he received.

    “You’ve gone over too far,” Hawkins proclaimed to the overzealous Colorado Buffaloes supporter.

  • Injuries, lack of support brings Russian pro tennis player to Colorado

    She suffered a stress fracture in her right shin that forced her off the tennis courts just after Wimbledon in 2007. She broke the big toe on her left foot and later suffered a knee injury that initially was feared to be a torn meniscus in her right knee, but turned out not to be at all.

  • Pitching meltdown cost Cougars split of DH

     

    LAKEWOOD — Things certainly looked promising for Evergreen’s baseball team on June 5 in the second game of a doubleheader at Bear Creek. 

  • Kids Rodeo Stampede gets little feet pounding

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    Ninety children of all ages came to the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds on June 5 for the love of running — and a ribbon and a popsicle.

    The children from Evergreen and Conifer schools participated in the 50-yard dash and 1-mile and 2-mile runs at the second annual Kids Rodeo Stampede.