Today's News

  • Snowy high country puts dent in skating season

    The combination of dream snow conditions in the high country plus warm weather in the foothills took a toll on the expected revenues from the skating season at Evergreen Lake compared to last year.

    Lake House revenue from January alone was $40,000 behind park district budget projections. Offsetting the shortfall, however, was the successful inaugural pond-hockey tournament, which gave the bottom line a $17,000 boost compared to last year, when there was no hockey tourney.

  • Chamber gala honors volunteer stars

    The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce’s annual 2010 Honoree Celebration was twice as big as last year, thanks to the excitement generated by the prospect of witnessing the presentation of two new awards.

    In addition to the traditional annual awards for nonprofit, ambassador and volunteer of the year, the chamber gave a special award to Kristina Halstead, 18, youth of the year. Emily Lenich, owner of Particulars Planning, received a new award for young professional of the year.

  • Park district to hold focus groups March 2, 3

    The company hired to compile a new park district master plan will be holding four focus groups with community members on the following days in the first week of March:

    • Wednesday, March 2, at the Buchanan Park Rec Center from noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, March 3, at the Wulf Recreation Center from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • 'Hoops for Haiti' raises $3,600 for medical supplies

    Congregation Beth Evergreen’s third-grade basketball team participated in the Hoops for Haiti fund-raiser that raised $3,600.

    The team won a tournament game during the religious-school fund-raiser that included 43 students, parents and friends on the courts at the Wulf Recreation Center.

    The $3,600 will be used for medical supplies that, thanks to pharmaceutical companies selling items at cost, equates to $150,000 in supplies and equipment.

  • Harlem Ambassadors headed for Evergreen

    A basketball game on March 6 at Evergreen High School may be the highlight of the basketball season, pitting the locally known High Flyin’ Hoopsters against the well-rehearsed, international Harlem Ambassadors.

    “It’s called a basketball show, and I think that pretty much says it all,” said Kris Grimshaw, event and communications manager for the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the event. “It’s a really fun event, designed to make you laugh and have a good time, not to necessarily watch a basketball game.”

  • Caffe di Lucca to become EverBean

    A new name and a short move are in the works for Caffe di Lucca.

    The coffee shop, which bills itself as the “Cheers” of Evergreen, will soon be called EverBean, and in April it will move three doors down to the eastern end of the Lakepoint Center.

    It’s time for some changes for the coffee shop, according to owner Cheryl Pankonien, who with her husband, Alan, bought the shop in September 2010. The Pankoniens want to make the shop their own.

  • EMS students have rich experience with ‘Fiddler’

    The strains of Broadway musical show tunes are once again filling the halls of Evergreen Middle School.

    This time it’s “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” as 60 students prepare to perform “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 in the school cafeteria.

    “This is one of my favorite shows,” said director and instrumental music teacher Missy Calkin. “I performed in this show when I was in high school.”

  • Difficult choices in the state budget

  • Time for Jeffco citizens to step up

    After his defeat in California’s 1962 gubernatorial election, Richard Nixon famously said to reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”
    As county commissioner Kevin McCasky leaves office to become president of the Jefferson Economic Council, we here at Evergreen Newspapers will miss getting our own kicks from the target-rich environment he has provided.
    Over his years as a commissioner, McCasky has graced our pages for:

  • Icy winters devastate flocks of tiny birds

    Reprinted from Feb. 21, 2007

    It was late afternoon when I first noticed fog drifting through the valley between Bear Mountain and Stanley Mountain. When a front sags down out of Canada on the plains, it often brings with it an upslope condition, which causes either snow or fog. In this case, the cold front turned the warm air into fog.