Today's News

  • Haebe pushes Skold to Top-10 run

    LITTLETON — It was a simple goal for Samantha Skold. The Evergreen sophomore just wanted to stay with her older teammate Bryn Haebe. It would be a good measuring stick considering Haebe’s recent success as to where she stood.

    To beat her, well that really let her know she could hang with some of the state’s best cross country runners.

  • Zuckerman, Theil qualify for 4A state meet

    ARVADA — Adam Zuckerman and Sam Theil are headed to state.

    The pair of Evergreen golfers each shot a 79 on Sept. 20 at the 4A Metro Regional at Fox Holllow Golf Course, finishing tied for 11th. They are among 21 golfers who qualified for the 4A state championship, which will take place Oct. 4-5 at Flying Horse Golf Club in Colorado Springs.

    “If you look at the season as a whole I’ve got to say Sam Theil has been our most consistent golfer,” Evergreen boys golf coach Mike Kuzava said.

  • Campfires forbidden in national forests

    In response to extreme fire danger, the U.S. Forest Service has issued an order  forbidding fires, smoking, using motor vehicles off National Forest System Roads or operating a chainsaw without a spark arresting device.


    The order applies to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.


    The order includes the following prohibited activities:

  • Cougars protect home-field advantage

    It had been 32 years since the Evergreen Cougars’ varsity football team won on its home turf, but that didn’t seem to mean much on Sept. 16 as the Cougars beat up on the visiting Arvada Bulldogs, 53-12, in the first of three games to be played at Evergreen High School this year.

    “This is a special night,” Cougars head coach Rob Molholm said. “Their hearts were so into this because they didn’t want to let anyone down. …You could see that this was very important to them.”

  • Bergen Park Paints benefits Habitat

  • Taking a picture of the soul

    Photography has become more accessible in the digital age, but does it seem that many of us now leave our cameras at home in favor of the handier cell-phone quick pic? A portrait photographer pulls out all the big equipment, a finely tuned eye, and a little Photoshop, to create a lifetime work of art that goes well beyond capturing an event.

  • Ballot advice: yes on letters, no on numbers

    Colorado voters will find nine statewide ballot proposals on their ballots this year. How they are identified will tell you how they got there and what document they propose changing. Those identifiers should also help you decide how to vote.

  • Treasurer pleads guilty in theft of Cub Scout funds

    Lisa Marie Williams, 39, of Pine agreed Sept. 17 to plead guilty to charges of attempted theft, a class 5 felony, in the theft of $11,000 from Cub Scout Pack No. 39 of Evergreen.

    The theft took place between August and December 2008, after Williams had been named troop treasurer, according to a news release from the Jefferson County district attorney's office.

    The court had entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf in April after Williams said she was not able to obtain a lawyer. A felony complaint was filed in October 2009.

  • State Senate candidates face off at Indian Hills forum

    Two candidates from opposite ends of the political spectrum are battling for the open state Senate seat representing District 16.

    Jeanne Nicholson, a public health nurse and former county commissioner from Gilpin County, is the Democratic candidate. Tim Leonard, a commercial real estate developer who has never held an elected office, is from the Republican Party.

  • Kittredge man pleads guilty to kidnapping Evergreen woman

    Joel M. Herrin, 41, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping an Evergreen woman whose house he had been cleaning for several years.

    Herrin, of Kittredge, entered a guilty plea in Jefferson County District Court to charges of kidnapping, a class 2 felony, and attempted sexual assault, a class 5 felony.

    He arrived at the house at 10:30 a.m. last Dec. 29 and started cleaning, then forced the woman into a bedroom and handcuffed her hands and feet, according to a statement from the Jeffco district attorney's office. He had been cleaning the house for four years.