Today's News

  • Happy 50th, Parmalee

    Parmalee Elementary School’s 50th birthday party on Friday was as much a celebration of the future as it was a tribute to the past.

    More than 100 former students, teachers and principals, plus several dozen parents, watched a school-wide production, toured classrooms, spoke with students and viewed pictures of the school through the last five decades.

    Jeffco Superintendent Cindy Stevenson celebrated the children who will be part of the classes of 2020 through 2025 when they graduate from high school.

  • Amendment 64 is wrong for Colorado

    By Sheriff Ted Mink

    There are reasons the governor, attorney general, state representatives and senators, CU regents and more than 100 other elected leaders in Colorado are opposed to Constitutional Amendment 64. There are reasons why over more than education, medical, youth, law enforcement, treatment, chambers of commerce and business organizations are opposing Amendment 64.  

  • A honey of a hobby: Despite challenges, mountain beekeepers find sweet solace in efforts

    Mountain-area residents might not have known it, but a war was waged and won on land belonging to one of their neighbors.

    The conflict pit Tupper Briggs, Evergreen resident and hobbyist beekeeper, against neighborhood bears.

    Briggs, who lives on 10 acres near Evergreen Meadows, started keeping bees about eight years ago. He had one year of tranquility before the bruins struck. They sniffed out the honey and the larvae they love to eat and breached Briggs’ hives in a hurry.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Fonzie gone bad

  • Black Panthers in Jeffco?

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Sept. 26 on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed that night.

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer poll watchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Sew fine: Local quilters have Jeffco victims covered

    "Blessed are the piecemakers."
    — Anonymous

    A quilt is an uncommonly generous article.
    In the making it provides companionship and purpose and relaxation. In the giving it imparts warmth and comfort and a bond between souls. In the using it’s a thing of enduring beauty that gives ease to all the senses. In Evergreen, it’s the province of People Comforters, a kindly patchwork of local ladies sewn together with threads of friendship and compassion.

  • Commission candidates Odom, Tighe face off at forum

    Jefferson County natives Casey Tighe and John Odom faced off Sept. 27 at an election forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, debating everything from development to budgets in their race for county commissioner.

    In an event at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, incumbent Odom and challenger Tighe illustrated their differences: Odom is a Republican, Tighe a Democrat; Odom is a businessman, Tighe a longtime state transportation agency auditor and former lawyer. They also have similarities: Both are life-long Jeffco residents and family men who live in District 2.

  • Evergreen Gallery marks 25th anniversary with sale, silent auction

    The Evergreen Gallery downtown celebrates 25 years this month with two signature events that are sure to have art aficionados and appreciators buzzing. In celebration of its silver anniversary, the Evergreen Gallery is hosting a silent auction and an anniversary sale featuring more than 25 locally and nationally noted artists.

  • Evergreen mother creates table tray to make dining easy for little ones

    Four-year-old Teghan Wilson has just finished lunch using the Tidy Table Tray her mother, Megan Wilson, designed and is marketing at area stores and online.


    The tray, made of BPA-free molded plastic, has a spill catch lip, which Wilson says is a key feature for keeping toddlers, tables and floors clean.

    “It allows for cleanup to be quicker and saves the table,” Wilson says while talking about her product at her home in Evergreen.

  • Community garden project needs agreement with park district board to move forward

     The community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park needs a signed agreement with the park district board to move forward.

    After three months of working with Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff and board members, the document is still a work-in-progress, however.

    At the Sept. 25 park district board meeting, member Janet Heck Doyle said she would like to see funding in place for phases one and two of the project before finalizing the agreement.