Today's News

  • AEDs saving lives in Evergreen area

    It wasn't by chance that at least three people who suffered heart attacks were saved by AEDs in the last two years in the Evergreen area.

    Evergreen resident David Montesi started the nonprofit Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation 13 years ago, and it has installed 59 automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, for free in public areas.  

  • For Evergreen Rodeo royalty, the ride continues

    Since being crowned at the Evergreen Rodeo this past June, Queen Lauren Hladik and Princess Alexis Lundahl have been riding in area rodeos. Lauren and Alexis also make appearances at community events, and are planning to present awards at this year’s annual Big Chili Cook-off in Evergreen on Sept. 12.

    “I love the family aspect of rodeo,” says Lauren, who moved up from princess to queen this year. “It’s like a giant family. It’s so great to work together.”

  • School board candidate Paula Noonan, District 5

    Paula Noonan, who was a Jeffco school board member from 2009 to 2013, said her professional relationships with all sides in the politically divided school district would help her foster stability. She is running for Ken Witt’s seat in District 5.

  • School board candidate Brad Rupert, District 1

    Arvada resident and attorney Brad Rupert said his concern about departures of Jeffco teachers and administrators prompted him to run for the school board. He said his outcome-focused approach would help him make good decisions. 

  • Kittredge residents launch crowd-funding campaign for picnic shelter

    The Kittredge Civic Association and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District have launched a month-long campaign to raise $19,000 to build a picnic shelter at Kittredge Park through a crowd-funding Internet site.

    The Kittredge Park shelter was selected for the crowd-funding site Fund Your Park through a competitive application process with the National Recreation and Park Association.

  • A wealth of creativity

    From a pink pig sculpture with wings to intricately designed jewelry, the 49th annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival featured a wealth of creative talent last weekend.

  • Series of crashes closes eastbound I-70

    A series of crashes near Lookout Mountain at 5:45 p.m. Sunday closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. Motorists were directed to U.S. 40.

    One person was moderately, and several others suffered minor injuries, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. Several were transported to area medical facilities. 

  • 5 candidates challenging school board members targeted by recall

    Five candidates have stepped forward to challenge the three conservative school board members in Jefferson County who are the target of a recall effort.

    Susan Harmon, Brad Rupert, Ron Mitchell, Paula Noonan and Matthew Dhieux will contend with current board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams in the expected recall election in November.

  • Vandals deface sign at Echo Mountain Resort

    Recent vandalism at Echo Mountain Resort appears to be related to negative social media posts about whether a previous terrain park will be open this winter, said owner Nora Pykkonen. 

    Someone set off firecrackers beneath the chairlift and defaced a ski area sign at the 226-acre ski mountain on Squaw Pass Road sometime over the weekend of Aug. 15-16, Pykkonen said. She said she has notified authorities. 

  • EHS boys golf coach placed on two-week leave

    Mike Kuzava, Evergreen High School’s boys golf coach, has been placed on administrative leave for two weeks, according to an e-mail that athletic director Tony Barnett sent to parents and players on Aug. 19.

    Neither Kuzava nor Barnett would comment on the reasons behind the action.

    “I don’t agree with what happened, but I’ll live with the decision,” Kuzava said.

    Assistant coach Wes Short will coach the team in the interim, Barnett confirmed.