Today's News

  • Dawg Nation persevering in trying times

    Martin Richardson considers himself a glass half-full kind of guy. But even the heartiest of person would have a hard time dealing with the heartbreak that has surrounded the Dawg Nation the past couple of years.

    “It’s been a crazy tough year for all of us,” said Richardson, the founder and president of the Dawg Nation. “But the silver lining is what we’ve done with it. Instead of moping we’ve started our own foundation. It’s a real silver lining.”

  • Ice scream: 250 take the new year’s plunge into icy Evergreen Lake


  • Bentek agrees to be acquired by Platts

    A division of McGraw-Hill Cos. has agreed to acquire Bentek Energy LLC, a privately held company based in Evergreen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the Dec. 16 announcement.

    The deal is expected to close in 2011. Bentek will continue to operate under the current name with the same management.

    Bentek is known for providing information services in the field of natural gas markets. It employs about 100 people in offices on Castle Court off Evergreen Parkway.

  • Public meetings


    Public meetings


    Evergreen Park and Recreation District

    Buchanan Recreation Center

    Wulf Recreation Center

    When: 6 p.m.

    Date: Jan. 25, at Buchanan


    Evergreen North Area Balanced Land UseEffort

    United Methodist Church

    When: third Thursdays of the month


    Evergreen Downtown Business Association

    Beau Jo's restaurant

  • Zoril named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue

    Interim acting fire chief Brian Zoril, a longtime volunteer firefighter, has been named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue, it was announced Dec. 29. He becomes the second paid fire chief hired in the last 12 months and the second in the organization's history.

    The headquarters station is at Interstate 70 and Evergreen Parkway, where the department is building a new garage.

  • Author examines life of Anne Evans in pioneering Denver

    Because she grew up in the shadow of her father, John Evans, the second territorial governor of Colorado from 1862 to 1865, Anne Evans' life story was largely ignored until Evergreen author Barbara Sternberg decided to make it the subject of her just-published book.

  • Hunting for compromise

    Living in the mountains means it's possible to bag an elk in your own backyard — provided it's hunting season and one has the proper license.

    Disturbing though it may be to many neighbors in the idyllic bedroom communities of Evergreen, Genesee and Indian Hills, shooting elk on private property in unincorporated Jefferson County is legal, as long as the ammunition remains in the shooter's yard.

  • Housecleaner sentenced to 30 years for kidnapping

    Joel Michael Herrin was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for kidnapping a woman from her Evergreen home on Dec. 29, 2009, forcing her to into his SUV and confining her in his apartment in Kittredge for nearly 12 hours.
    Herrin, 41, had been working as a housecleaner in the woman’s home for four years.
    Herrin previously pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping and attempted sexual assault Sept. 17. The sentencing originally was scheduled for Dec. 3 and was continued. Herrin originally could have faced a sentence of life in prison.  

  • Fire departments respond to Lookout Mountain Community Church

    A fire was reported Saturday afternoon at Lookout Mountain Community Church off I-70.
    Dispatchers about 1:30 p.m. reported the call, and said the building’s sprinkler system was activated.
    Foothills Fire & Rescue and Evergreen Evergreen Fire/Rescue were responding to the blaze.

    The church is on Commons Drive just off I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit.


  • Bipartisan effort toes admirable line

    Democrats took control of the Colorado Senate by a narrow 18-17 margin after the 2000 election. Republicans maintained control of the House and the governor’s office. When incoming Senate President Stan Matsunaka spoke at the annual pre-legislative forum sponsored by the Colorado Press Association that year, he announced that because he didn’t believe a split legislature could agree on a plan, the Senate wouldn’t try to pass a bill to establish congressional districts for the next 10 years and the issue would be passed onto the courts.