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Today's News

  • Jensen leaving Evergreen Fire/Rescue to join Parker-South Metro

    Einar Jensen, public information officer with Evergreen Fire/Rescue, resigned Aug. 5 to take a new job as a full-time life-safety educator with the newly formed Parker-South Metro Fire Rescue Authority in Centennial. Jensen will be based in the Parker office.

    Jensen has been with the Evergreen fire department since September 2003. His last day will be Aug. 12, Jensen told the Canyon Courier.

  • Tanglewoods taking a hiatus

    Tanglewoods is closed ee for now

    Tanglewoods restaurant in North Evergreen has shut its doors temporarily for a wedding and a short vacation by the owners, according to voice-mail and a sign on the restaurant’s door.

    “Tanglewoods will be closed to celebrate Jeff and Sara’s wedding, and we are going to enjoy a short vacation, so to speak. See you in a couple of weeks,” says the message when you call the restaurant.

    The restaurant has been closed for about 10 days, and there isn’t any definitive word on when it will reopen.

  • Hazardous-waste recycling available at El Rancho on Sept. 27

    Two sites in the El Rancho business area will let Jefferson County residents drop off household hazardous wastes and hard-to-recycle items Sept. 27.

    Evergreen Country Day School and Wal-Mart will accept the drop-offs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Mereth Meade, a member of the Evergreen Rotary Club’s Project Earth Committee. This is the first year for this all-purpose event.

    Drop-offs are by appointment only at 303-316-6262. The event is limited to 250 appointments.

  • Evergreen man survives lightning strike on wedding day

    Usually the groom doesn’t get much attention, but on Mike Speck’s wedding day, he stole the show — first by surviving a lightning strike, then by putting out a fire at a neighbor’s house.

    His new bride, Dawn Williams, is just happy the paramedics didn’t take him away in an ambulance before the nuptial celebration at the Evergreen Elks.

  • A plea for water conservation

    Six summers ago, in the blistering drought of 2002, virtually all adult trout in Bear Creek were killed from the Evergreen Dam downstream at least as far as Idledale. The problem was a lethal combination of low flows, high temperatures and oxygen-robbing algae blooms. Although the community responded splendidly when watering restrictions were called, it was not enough to save the trout, and the EPA subsequently placed the creek on Colorado’s statewide list of “impaired streams.”

  • Low creek flow spawns warm-water worries

    For Bear Creek’s finned-and-freckled set, midsummer is surely the cruelest season. By late July, the inevitable double-whammy of sunny weather and dwindling snowpack conspire to make local trout accommodations a trifle stifling.

  • Chowdhury says career in public service should outweigh 'personal failure'

    In his first full interview since his arrest and guilty plea for slapping his daughter, embattled school board member and defeated House candidate Vince Chowdhury says he has apologized and hopes people will consider his entire career in public service when evaluating him as a person.

  • Roundabouts: round and round they go

    Hannah Hayes

    Does it seem to our regular readers that Kelly and I are going in circles? This week we literally are as we debate Evergreen’s first roundabout. Change is a mantra for those of us on the left. Putting in a traffic improvement such as a circle suits us just fine. Traffic engineer Tim Murray says there are only 16 potential conflict points in a traffic circle, while a four-way intersection has 64.

  • The restless moose is searching for ... what?

    August is upon us with its hot, muggy weather. Totally unlike most Colorado weather, it is my least favorite month of the year. Monsoon winds coming up out of the gulf or from Southern California are moist enough to bring humid air but unfortunately are all too often not moist enough to bring rain. It has already been a hot, dry summer, so we really need some rain.

  • Green Bay: Just get me away

    I’m tired.

    Part of my admitted malaise is without question tied to my impending move, which as those of you who have purchased a home recently can attest to, is not without it’s share of headaches.

    But the thing that has me worn out above and beyond the trials of moving is the Brett Favre saga.

    Frankly, I’m sick of the whole thing.