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Today's News

  • Chain-reaction crash snarls traffic

    A 17-year-old female driver escaped serious injury and walked away after the Saab she was driving rear-ended the car ahead of her at 12:45 p.m. May 21 just south of the intersection of Douglas Park Road and Highway 74.

    Cpl. Joe Hurt of the Colorado State Patrol identified the driver as Elizabeth Forbes of Canyon Circle in Evergreen. She was looking down to pick up a lost shoe just before the accident occurred, Hurt said. Forbes was driving at the speed limit and was wearing a seat belt; the Saab was totaled. She was cited for careless driving.

  • Motorist flees trooper during I-70 traffic stop

    A man fled on foot May 19 from the Colorado State Patrol on Interstate 70 as a trooper tried to pull him over on a traffic violation. The suspect was caught a short time later with the help of the media, according to the patrol.

  • Chatfield student raises cancer funds in memory of former publisher Brad Bradberry

    She says she misses the barbecue in his backyard, and the way she always saw him working in the garden.

    She decided she would raise money in his honor to try to prevent other people from going through the same thing.

    Terra Lesser, 17, and her family knew former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry for years, and when he died of cancer in December, she wanted to remember him with acts that would benefit others.

    "It makes me feel like I'm actually making a difference," Lesser said. "I"m hoping someday people won't have to go through it."

  • Evergreen athletes kick off final day of state track meet in style

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes people need a small reminder that life is good.

  • Conifer boys take fourth at state swim meet

    Losing a two-time state champion diver figured to have quite an effect on the Conifer boys swim team.

    Fortunately for the Lobos, and unfortunately for the teams they competed against, the lack of a diver on this year’s squad only helped to fortify the rest of the ranks.

  • Mountain Lax Jam attracts diverse crowd

    Dan Hesson came for the lacrosse, but he stayed for the pizza.

    Hesson, who coaches the varsity boys lacrosse team for Cheyenne Central High School in Wyoming, drove 127 miles this past weekend to lead his team against a host of unknown competition in the third annual Mountain Lax Jam.

  • In final meet, Berendzen leads way for Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — You probably can’t run 1,600 meters without stopping.

  • Paper or plastic? Jeffco voters have options

    Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson announced May 20 a plan to give Jefferson County voters more options on Election Day.

    Paper ballots will be available to voters at every Jeffco precinct polling location for the Aug. 12 primary and Nov. 4 presidential elections. Electronic touch-screen voting machines will also be available for voters who choose to use them.

  • EMS student fuels wave of patriotism

    Jeffrey Sahli, a student at Evergreen Middle School, loves his country, and he loves his country’s flag.

    The 14-year-old eighth-grader decided at the beginning of the school year that the American flag outside his school should be treated with more respect, and he’s been raising and lowering Old Glory every school day since, with the enthusiastic permission of principal Jane Sutera.

    Jeffrey’s desire to “serve his country” is a quiet commitment, not a way to seek recognition.

  • Plants and bugs abound: a new lease on life

    I don’t know what time it is — but it’s late. My bloodshot eyes stare angry holes into the darkness. I want to sleep, but I can’t. Every 15 minutes a loud diesel truck pulls up in front of my apartment complex, and then quickly drives away. This happens again and again. The rumble of the heavy diesel engine smacks away at my skull like a holy ruler on blaspheming knuckles. It’s relentless.