Today's News

  • EMS eighth-graders ‘get out of their bubble’

    The eighth-graders at Evergreen Middle School went down the hill recently to lend their support to area nonprofits to help others in need.

    Their work ranged from helping at dog shelters and food banks to helping out at Children’s Hospital and working at parks as part of the annual community service project.

    “When you can engage kids and make it personal, learning happens,” said social studies teacher Jayme Blinco. “We wanted to take kids out of Evergreen, to take them out of their bubble. They are seeing reality, and it hits them.”

  • Pension board accuses Elk Creek chief of fraud

    Former Elk Creek fire chief Bill Dolan, who has been linked to a variety of scandals during his 13 years with the district, now stands accused of making a fraudulent disability claim.

    The Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado will conduct a hearing in August to determine whether Dolan has improperly taken almost $44,000 in disability payments.

    If Dolan is found to have lied to the FPPA, he could be required to repay the benefits, which he was granted for an injury sustained while working for North Metro Fire Rescue.

  • Mastering the game of squash

    Konrad and Ania LaDow have been playing squash since they could walk. They compete nationally and have won several tournaments in their age group. They are nationally ranked in the sport.

    They both played in their first squash tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Chilly Pepper Open two years ago. Konrad, 11, won first place in the boys U-11 age division, while Ania, 9, placed second in the girls U-11 age group. The LaDows were visiting their grandfather in Pittsburgh when they heard about the tournament and decided to give it a go.

  • The height of courage: 10th Mountain Division veterans tell stories of winter warriors

     Veterans in their 80s and 90s who were members of the 10th Mountain Division at its inception came to the Evergreen Lake House on June 8 to tell stories of the amazing winter warriors who changed the world and then came home to create Colorado’s ski industry.

    A full house of 250 attended the event, "A Tribute to the 10th Mountain Division." Presentations included a slide show of vintage photographs and a Tom Brokaw video, as well as a collection of memorabilia.

  • Winners announced in energy-conservation contest

    The Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability named two winners in the first Evergreen utility-bill reduction contest, "Biggest Loser — Watt and Therm Edition," at an awards party June 6 at the Highland Haven Creekside Inn.

    Tandy and Peter Jones of North Evergreen won first place by reducing electric use 26 percent and natural gas use 11 percent based on a comparison of bills from November through April, compared to the same period a year ago, or a savings of about $422 on their electric bill.

  • Imes’ relief pitching, bats propel Evergreen past Northglenn

    Terry Hensley wasn’t too happy early in Evergreen’s summer league baseball game with Northglenn on June 9. He even did his best Sparky Anderson impersonation, yanking starting pitcher Lute Moss after just 1 2/3 innings.

    Anderson was nicknamed “Captain Hook” because he was quick to pull a pitcher. But this move would pay off for Hensley as Sean Imes came in and shut out the Nitro for more than five innings as the Cougars beat Northglenn 8-3 at Evergreen High School.

  • These boots — and the badge — are made for parading

    In the spirit of the "Wild West Back When," Jeffco's contemporary, cowboy-boot-wearing Sheriff Ted Mink will serve as grand marshal for the Evergreen Rodeo Parade 2011.

    Mink will be riding in style in the shotgun seat of the Wells Fargo Bank stagecoach at 10 a.m. Saturday with his wife and some of his five grandchildren along the 1-mile parade route.

  • Park district moving forward with master plan

    The park district board of directors, park administration, and staff met with Broomfield consulting firm GreenPlay to discuss the rough outline of the final document before the group produces the first narrative draft of a new master plan.

    So far, GreenPlay is more than midway through the master-planning process. It has conducted focus groups and interviewed members of the staff and board.

    A draft of the master plan is expected by the end of June, and a final draft should be ready for presentation to the public by the end of the summer.

  • Column: Boulder win just start of his quest

    Jeremy Freed hadn’t run in the Bolder Boulder since his sophomore year at Evergreen High School. That was eight years ago, but that didn’t stop him in 2011.

    “Honestly, it’s one of the biggest races in Boulder,” said Freed, who works in marketing and retail there and now resides in Broomfield. “It was definitely a lot of fun the last time I did it.”

    But this year, his third run, probably was the most of all. It’s usually that way win you win.

  • Evergreen Country Day students spruce up sculptures

    Have you noticed the new shine on familiar sculptures around Evergreen? On Friday, May 27, fifth-graders from Evergreen Country Day School paired with Art for the Mountain Community to clean and re-wax 10 of the permanent sculptures around town.

    As part of a community service day, the fifth-graders spent their last full day of school learning about AMC’s permanent and temporary sculptures, touring the 2010-11 sculpture walk, and washing and waxing their assigned sculptures.