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Today's News

  • Christmas crafts of the DIY kind

    The Church of the Hills craft fair on Saturday in Evergreen wasn’t your typical event.

    Instead of crafters selling their wares to visitors, the visitors made their own crafts to take home. It’s really a do-it-yourself craft fair.

    Tables lined the church’s hall with stations for attendees to make mobiles, graham cracker houses, snow globes, twig trees, ornaments, reindeer food and more. At each station was a master crafter who helped both kids and adults make their crafts.

  • A glimpse into the past

    While fourth-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School were fascinated by the mountain men of the early 1800s, they said they were glad they live in the 21st century.

    They were excited about learning that the Plains Indians called mountain men with beards “dog face” — a derogatory term — and how beaver pelts were worth $5 a piece, a small fortunate at the time.

    They learned Indian sign language, how animals were trapped, and about flintlock rifles, cooking and other everyday activities.

  • Children enjoy the magic of Evergreen’s Holiday Walk

    “I see him, I see him,” a youngster called to his parents as Santa and Mrs. Claus slowly made their way through the parking lot.

    A crowd had gathered near the large evergreen tree near Beau Jo’s in the downtown parking lot.

    “Don’t worry,” one dad told his kids. “We’ve got a good spot.”

    Another parent was helping his daughter tell the rest of their family how Santa and Mrs. Claus had pinched her cheeks and told her she looked like a Christmas ornament.

  • The alien invasion before Christmas

    There were the Boy Scouts riding along in a giant cardboard television and a dance troupe bopping along in red-and-green knee-high socks, and there was the Conifer Jazzercise crew in their elf costumes and the Elk Creek Fire department bringing up the back — but nothing about Conifer’s annual Christmas parade last Saturday quite measured up to the little green aliens peppering the procession with at least one spaceship in tow.

  • ‘As cute as can be’: Collector relishes his variety of Christmas tree stands

    Rocky Brougham at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center is a self-professed “collector kind of guy.”

    Brougham has a prized collection of 11 Christmas tree stands dating back to around the 1920s. The cast-iron stands from Germany are ornately decorated with pinecones, angels, stars, trees, angels and candles — and one says “stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,” which is German for “silent night, holy night.”

  • Reward offered for information about local hit-and-run

    The Littleton man who was seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Nov. 26 on Evergreen's Little Cub Creek Road still hopes the driver will turn himself or herself in to the Colorado State Patrol.

    And that is why a bicycling legal advocate continues to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver.

  • Speaking up against bullying

    An organizer of a nonprofit called #ICanHelp asked Evergreen High School students to speak up when they see something going on that isn’t right.

    Matt Soeth spoke at a morning assembly at the school on Nov. 29, and then spoke with teachers and parents later in the day. His message was simple: The way to stop inappropriate behavior among teens on social media is for other teens to step up and say something.

  • IMHS board president resigns

    Intermountain Humane Society’s board President Lauren Drabble resigned abruptly from her position Thursday, citing encouragement from organization leaders to “give IMHS new leadership, and a chance for new opportunities and success.”

    In a statement sent to the remaining board directors, as well as IMHS donors, Drabble said that it was with a heavy heart that she announced the end of her tenure.

  • EFPD board approves contracts

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board last week approved several spending and contract negotiations during a special meeting of the board Thursday.

  • Morrison woman pleads guilty to felony theft

    A Morrison woman and former Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists employee has pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft for buying approximately $3,000 worth of personal items using the company’s credit cards.

    Sue Ann Olson, 58, pleased guilty in district court on Nov. 20. She was granted a two-year diversion program and was ordered to pay restitution.