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Today's News

  • EChO, MRC collect nearly 2 tons for 9Cares food drive

     Volunteers collected 3,742 pounds of food Nov. 13 at the 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive.

    "This is our largest single food drive ever," said Sharon Smith, executive director of Evergreen Christian Outreach. "We also received $21 in cash donations and approximately 400 pounds of clothing. So it was a huge success."

    In addition, EChO has received nearly 300 turkeys to distribute to families for Thanksgiving. "We had a steady procession of folks driving up and dropping off turkeys at our office," Smith said.

  • Developers seek support for new sign on parkway

     A pair of developers interested in purchasing the vacant Albertsons building said the deal hinged on winning the community's support for a substantially larger sign at Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard. A name for the center has not been chosen.

    Scott Reichenberg of Signature Partners and Jim Loftus of Loftus Developments, both of Boulder, are eyeing the long-empty supermarket as a retail center divided into three stores.

  • Dem Nicholson wins Senate District 16 by 685 votes

    As the margin of difference hovered under 2 percent, the candidates waited cautiously for all of the provisional and military votes to be counted. But when the final count for Jefferson County was announced late Nov. 18, Jeanne Nicholson was clearly ahead of Tim Leonard by 685 votes, or about a 2.2 percent margin, in the six-county contest.

    Republican Leonard of Evergreen conceded the race for the state Senate seat in District 16 to Nicholson, of Gilpin County, on Nov. 17, after waiting almost two weeks for all the votes to be tallied after Election Day on Nov. 2.

  • Rec district budget hearing reveals details of big-ticket items; no new increases in fees

    Rec center users can look forward to replacement of cardio equipment and weight machines and new spinning bikes at Buchanan Recreation Center, if the 2011 park-district draft budget goes into effect as written.

    An $80,000 playground makeover for Arrowhead Park in Indian Hills is also in the lineup for next year, depending on the projected acquisition of grant money from the Open Space Joint Venture Fund.

    The board must approve the final version of the budget by Dec. 15.

  • Vandals deface statues at Cabrini Shrine

    Four of the religious statues in the outdoor gardens at Mother Cabrini Shrine on Lookout Mountain were defaced during the night of Nov. 14-15.

    The damage was extensive, the cost to replace the statues will be in the thousands of dollars, and none of the icons was insured, according to Jo Ann Seaman, director of development. The order has insurance, but the deductible is very high, Seaman said.

    No one has been arrested in the crime, and police say they have no information to go on.

  • Seniors heartbroken at lack of attendance at craft fair

    The seniors craft fair at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments was so poorly attended on Nov. 13 that the residents have decided to assemble their merchandise and stage a smaller show for the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

    The seniors, who looked forward to the event for months, were devastated by the lack of interest, which was partly due to the fact that there were three other popular craft shows going on in the area at the same time.

  • Postseason unfamiliar to Cougars

    Nobody, I mean nobody, saw this coming. After all Evergreen was 3-7 in 2009. For the Cougars, even with all the experience returning, to make the playoffs in 2010 was, in head coach Rob Molholm’s words, magical.

  • Evergreen keeper staying near home

    Not that it matters now, but Matt Hoff does have a passport.

    It would’ve come in handy had the Evergreen senior lacrosse goalkeeper chose to sign his letter of intent to play collegiately at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. 

    It was certainly in the running. But, instead, he chose to stay a little closer to home, signing on with Mesa State in Grand Junction on Nov. 17 — the final day of the early signing period.

  • Vandals deface statues at Cabrini Shrine

    Four of the religious statues in the outdoor gardens at Mother Cabrini Shrine on Lookout Mountain were defaced during the night of Nov. 14-15.

    The damage was extensive, the cost to replace the statues will be in the thousands of dollars, and none of the icons was insured, according to Jo Ann Seaman, director of development. The order has insurance, but the deductible is very high, Seaman said.

    No one has been arrested in the crime, and police say they have no information to go on.

  • Leonard concedes victory to Nicholson in state Senate race

    Republican candidate Tim Leonard of Evergreen officially conceded Wednesday a hard-fought race for the state Senate District 16 seat to his Democratic opponent, Jeanne Nicholson of Gilpin County.
    With an unofficial 60,862 votes counted, Leonard was down by 740 votes, a margin too large to quality for an automatic recount. To get to the recount level, the margin would have to be about 150 votes, or 0.5 percent of the votes for the top vote-getter.