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Today's News

  • Community embraces teen to help her battle MS

    The Craig family in Evergreen has seen evidence of something they’ve known for 18 years: This is a giving community.

    When the Craigs learned in February that their 14-year-old daughter, Heather, had multiple sclerosis, they were devastated. But the teachers and students at Evergreen Middle School have embraced the family and are doing something to help.

  • Hearing continued until June in Herrin case

    The man accused of the Dec. 29 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Evergreen woman appeared in court on Monday, May 10, for a pretrial conference, which was then continued until June 7.

    Joel M. Herrin of Kittredge pleaded not guilty to the charges April 26. Herrin, 41, is accused of going to the woman’s house Dec. 29 for a housecleaning job and then assaulting her when she tried to leave for work. He has been held in the Jefferson County jail since the day of his arrest under $500,000 bond.

  • Standoff at Evergreen home ends with two arrests

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took at least two people into custody Monday following an assault on a man late Sunday that led to an hours-long standoff at 28123 Tresine Drive in Evergreen.

    A SWAT team responded to the home after the 54-year-old victim, who resides at that address, reported the assault at the mountain precinct about 10:45 p.m. The man fled the home after being beaten and began walking toward the police station.

  • Cougars upbeat about future in spite of loss

    LAKEWOOD – The Evergreen Cougars girls lacrosse team had a tough end to the season. They went 0-9 in league play and lost their final nine games overall, including a 16-6 loss to Golden on May 8 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    But head coach Alyssa Trudel and her team are focusing on the smaller victories that maybe aren’t in the standings.

    So what if the Cougars trailed 12-1 at the half to Golden. Evergreen didn’t quit, and it came out strong in the second half, outscoring the Demons 5-4.

  • Evergreen’s Spinzig qualifies for state

    ARVADA – Evergreen High golfer Christina Spinzig shot a 9-over 81 on May 10, good enough for fifth place at the 4A Metro West girls golf tournament at West Woods Golf Course.

    The finish qualified her for the 4A state tournament to be held at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose on May 24-25.

    Spinzig was also named MVP for the 4a Jeffco league.

    Teammates Lauren Jagels and Aslinn Scott just missed the cut. Jages finished with a 95 and Scott a 96. The cutoff for state was 92.

    Sophomore Jennifer Butler, in her first regional, shot a 122.

  • Cougars benefit from CHS’ miscues

    CONIFER -- Ethan Murphy swung his bat, and what could have been a snowball sailed through the fog in the seventh inning and landed on the other side of the fence in center field.

    You had to be a little jealous of Murphy. Not only did the Evergreen junior catcher punctuate the Cougars’ 17-7 victory May 6 over the rival Lobos, but he also got to run around the bases and stay warm.

  • Serving those who serve: RMAE class assembles care packages for GIs in distant lands

    Colton Meyers lives in Conifer and attends Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, but his heart and mind are far away with the service men and women whose feet tread the sandy soil of distant lands.

    Colton has learned a lot about the military and the hardship soldiers face through his brothers, Army Spc. Jesse Bavender and Marine Sgt. Joshua Bavender, both 22. The twins are Colton’s half brothers.

  • Callahan, Footer, Darrow elected to EPRD board

    Two new faces will join the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, and incumbent Kit Darrow will return, based on unofficial election results late Tuesday.

    About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, the unofficial results showed the biggest vote getter was Pat Callahan, with 980 votes. Mark Footer was second with 972 votes. Kit Darrow was third with 896 votes. The three were elected to four-year terms.

  • Make boxes to stop birds from nesting in your homes

    Today has been a cold, damp, miserable day. After a week of unusually warm April weather, it was a blow to have a big low pressure area move in that brought together cold arctic air from the north and warm, wet Gulf Coast air from the south right over Colorado.

    This is typical of April in Colorado. If anything can be called typical of our spring weather, it is the pendulum swing, back and forth, from cold to hot without warning.

  • A look at the EPRD candidates

    An important election May 4 will determine the direction the Evergreen Park and Recreation District takes in future years, and may affect property taxes. Property taxes provide 41 percent of the current EPRD operating budget. The other 59 percent comes from user fees, grants, etc. EPRD costs will likely remain stable or increase. Tax revenue is projected to decline for the next two years. We consider key issues to be dealing with finances, determining the broad needs of the district (not special interests), and Buchanan Park development.