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Today's News

  • SRC bracing for increase in need for senior services

    Editor’s note: This story is part of a continuing series on the growing number of elderly in the mountain area.

    With the nation’s senior population expected to double within the next 15 years, the pinch to keep pace will be felt nowhere more keenly than at the Seniors’ Resource Center.

  • Deputies free bear trapped in car

    Two Jeffco sheriff’s deputies liberated a bear that was trapped in a vehicle at Chief Hosa on Tuesday morning, and they also managed to film the encounter.

    Deputy Josh Tillman said he and Deputy Brian McLaughlin responded to a report about 9 a.m. Tuesday that a bear had somehow managed to become trapped inside a Subaru in the 26000 block of Upper Cold Springs Gulch Road.

  • ‘The gentlest soul ever’

    The Andy Smith Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament is as much about a grandfather’s love as it is about raising money for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s special populations program.

    Mountain Foothills Rotary, which sponsors the tournament, named it in honor of Smith Sr. in 2007. Smith, who died that year, owned Evergreen Oil Co., and he was a major sponsor because he had a special place in his heart for children with special needs, especially his grandson, Andrew Tyler Smith, known as Tyler.

  • The facts about our water mammal neighbors

    (Reprinted from July 16, 2008)

    A friend volunteering at the Evergreen Nature Center last week asked me about an odd water mammal called a nutria. It seems that a volunteer on the boardwalk has pointed out a muskrat to a group of visitors, and this person came into the center and informed the volunteer on duty that “those animals out there are not muskrats; I grew up in Louisiana, and they are nutria. I have seen enough nutria that I know what they look like.”

  • 15U Cougars win Letofsky tournament

    Josh Brown allowed one run over five innings, while Dylan Patterson and Garrett Born had three hits each as Evergreen’s 15U squad beat Legacy 10-2 to win the Mert Letofksy summer tournament over the Fourth of July weekend.

    This is second time in three years that Evergreen’s 15U team has won the tournament. The Cougars scored wins over Chatfield (7-2), Columbine (7-3) and Arena Baseball (8-0) en route to the finals.

  • Triple Bypass offers challenges for ride veterans, newcomers

    When Tom Rieber rode in his first Triple Bypass two years ago, he did so because he hadn’t done it before. Then a resident of Denver — he’s since moved to Salt Lake City — Rieber was looking to try a different course after riding a number of century rides.

    It was a little more convenient in 2014, but that didn’t stop Rieber from coming back in 2016 to ride July 9 from Bergen Park to Aspen.

  • Maine senior Palken wins 15K

    Greg Palken approached the Evergreen Mountain 15K as his one big race of the summer. The 21-year-old rising senior, in Colorado visiting family, plans to try out for the University of Maine cross country team this fall.

    He thought the race would be a nice one to train with. Boy was it ever. Palken won the July 9 event in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 22 seconds.

  • Bender finding his spot in net

    Jake Bender thinks it’s kind of funny how he ended up playing lacrosse — goalie at that. The 2013 Evergreen High School graduate was actually quite the skier. 

    When he was named the 2013 Canyon Courier Male Athlete of the Year, Bender won the state title in the slalom that season, a year after winning the giant slalom. He also helped the Cougars to an alpine state championship.

  • Stage 1 fire ban enacted in Jeffco

    Jefferson County has enacted a stage 1 fire ban. 

    According to a news release, the following are prohibited until further notice:

    • Building or maintaining any open fire, except within a permanently constructed fire grate in a park, campground or picnic area.

    • Selling, possessing or using any type of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device, including sparklers.

  • Brush fire north of I-70 burns 4 acres

    A wind-whipped brush fire north of I-70 near the Morrison exit closed the westbound lanes of the highway for four hours Sunday before ground crews and a helicopter were able to contain the blaze.

    No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported. The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the fire started about 3:30 p.m. when trash blew out of a truck and hit power lines, then fell to the ground and ignited brush.