Today's News

  • Evergreen keeper staying near home

    Not that it matters now, but Matt Hoff does have a passport.

    It would’ve come in handy had the Evergreen senior lacrosse goalkeeper chose to sign his letter of intent to play collegiately at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. 

    It was certainly in the running. But, instead, he chose to stay a little closer to home, signing on with Mesa State in Grand Junction on Nov. 17 — the final day of the early signing period.

  • Vandals deface statues at Cabrini Shrine

    Four of the religious statues in the outdoor gardens at Mother Cabrini Shrine on Lookout Mountain were defaced during the night of Nov. 14-15.

    The damage was extensive, the cost to replace the statues will be in the thousands of dollars, and none of the icons was insured, according to Jo Ann Seaman, director of development. The order has insurance, but the deductible is very high, Seaman said.

    No one has been arrested in the crime, and police say they have no information to go on.

  • Leonard concedes victory to Nicholson in state Senate race

    Republican candidate Tim Leonard of Evergreen officially conceded Wednesday a hard-fought race for the state Senate District 16 seat to his Democratic opponent, Jeanne Nicholson of Gilpin County.
    With an unofficial 60,862 votes counted, Leonard was down by 740 votes, a margin too large to quality for an automatic recount. To get to the recount level, the margin would have to be about 150 votes, or 0.5 percent of the votes for the top vote-getter.

  • Rally to Restore Sanity comes to Evergreen

    Over a cup of joe a few weeks ago, three women set out to bring some sanity to Evergreen. Jon Stewart, Comedy Central's host of “The Daily Show,” hosted the Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, and Katharine Hahn, Suzi Hoffer and Gail Montgomery felt that Evergreen should do the same. Political ads full of venom, conversations leading to screaming matches, and accusations laced with hatred all spoke to a need for a rally.

  • Asbestos found at Evergreen High School

    Traces of asbestos have been detected in the batting cage area at Evergreen High School, and the area has been sealed off along with two art rooms above it.

    Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said it is believed that students were not exposed to hazardous levels of the substance, which is found in insulation materials in older buildings.

  • Trio of conductors will try out with ECO baton

    After 27 seasons in existence, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra is still going strong. For this time-tested organization, the 2010-11 season brings exciting changes. With the first concert of the season approaching on Nov. 21, the orchestra is welcoming the first in a trio of auditioning conductors. At the end of the season, one maestro will take the helm as the new leader of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.

  • Wildlife management fosters healthier herds

    By Kristine Newkirk

    In response to those who see no harm in what they view as idyllic, grazing elk pacifically eating their mums, I say it is time to recognize the very real harm we are inflicting on the elk population in our area if we take no action to manage the herds. The ecology in Evergreen is out of balance. Closer human and herd interaction is creating a breeding ground for aggressive elk behavior that puts people in harm’s way. The health of the elk population is also at risk as larger herds become more susceptible to the spread of disease.

  • Wealthiest 5% must come to the rescue

    Given the recession, the amount of money spent on the recent election was particularly obscene. Colorado was a magnet for single-issue outside groups with undisclosed donors. One House race fetched $3.5 million! The total projected cost of this election is more than $4 billion, $3 billion of which was spent at radio and TV stations. Republicans outspent Democrats 7 to 1.
    The very rich are buying influence while the rest of us numb ourselves with screen time. Recently I looked in on Ralph Nader — on my computer screen, of course.

  • It’s time to rescue higher ed

    As Colorado has sunk further and further into economic distress, the biggest losers have been public institutions of higher education, the students who need to be educated and the employers who need an educated workforce. There is now a plan to address the problem, and Coloradans must come together to support it.

  • Jeepers, brown creepers are here

    Reprinted from Nov. 19, 2008

    Many people have asked recently about a little brown mottled bird with a white breast and a curved beak that they have seen circling around the trunks of their trees.

    The bird is a brown creeper, a fairly common resident in our woodlands. Why they have become so obvious recently probably has several causes.