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Today's News

  • Habitat for Humanity project begins in Echo Hills

    Applause and cheers filled the air in Echo Hills on Sunday as four golden shovels hit the dirt, officially breaking ground on Ann Byorick’s future Habitat for Humanity home on Lodgepole Drive. 

    "This is the most surreal thing, to have everybody up here,” Byorick said. “I've been coming up here on a regular basis, and when I come up here … I can't wait to round the corner, and then I don't want to leave."

  • Memorial Day ceremony honors Vietnam-era fallen and missing

    During World War II, it was common for households to place stars in their windows to represent how many family members were in the armed forces. And, if one of them died serving their country, the star would be replaced with a gold one.

    “There were six gold stars on my block in Kansas City,” American Legion member and World War II veteran Charles Purcell said on Memorial Day. “One for my next-door neighbor. One for an only child. One for my brother ... Today we celebrate those ‘gold stars.’ “

  • Local legislators look back on 2016 session

    The good, the bad, and the ugly is not just a Western film; it’s also how some local lawmakers felt about this year’s legislative session.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, and state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, hosted a wrap-up and review of the 2016 General Assembly session at the Evergreen Library on May 26.

  • Local fashion show to benefit Mountain Resource Center

    A fashion show presented by Mountain Serenity Salon in Conifer will ultimately benefit the Mountain Resource Center.

    Organized by salon owner Colleen Butler, the event will showcase local businesses in a way that supports the greater community and will feature nine local vendors, a runway show and more.

  • Bergen Meadow students explore Evergreen’s history

    Bergen Meadow second-graders are now quite knowledgeable about their hometown.

    The students recently completed a unit on the history of Evergreen, which culminated in a program that showed parents what the kids learned. In addition to portraying figures from Evergreen’s past, the students took parents on a museum walk, where Evergreen artifacts they made were displayed in the cafeteria and classrooms.

    They spotlighted buildings, events and people that even longtime residents might not know about.

  • White pelicans make an appearance at Evergreen Lake

    (Reprinted from June 23, 2010)

    There have been several reports of white pelicans this spring, most on the reservoirs east of Denver and even a small flock on Evergreen Lake for part of one morning.

    White pelicans are regular migrants through the area and nesting summer residents on the prairie reservoirs in eastern and northeastern Colorado. White pelicans can be seen in both spring and fall at Barr Lake and other reservoirs. They nest at Riverside Reservoir and on prairie lakes northward into the prairie provinces of Canada.

  • Holley impressive from tee to green

    EVERGREEN — Natalie Holley has a full slate scheduled this summer between her junior and senior year at Evergreen High School.

    Between working, spending time at Hiwan Golf Club perfecting her golf game and playing in some tournaments, the senior-to-be heads to Annapolis, Md., and Colorado Springs for a pair of camps for those interested in the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy.

  • Memorial Day ceremony planned Monday at Buchanan Park

    American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen will hold its sixth annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park at 1 p.m. Monday.

  • WWII veteran reminisces on military service

    At 73 years old, the fabric is worn and stained in some places. The cap was reclaimed after some pilot left it behind. The blouse was tailored and shortened at the bottom to be a more stylish Eisenhower jacket. The pants were reissued with a 36-inch waist, instead of 38. And the jump boots are gone altogether.

    George Faust, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, stood at attention in his living room, wearing what is more or less his original uniform from 1943. Both the uniform and the man wearing it are in relatively good condition.

  • Fuel spill occurs when truck overturns in Brook Forest

    Clear Creek County is investigating the events that led to one of its dump trucks rolling over on May 23 near Brook Forest Estates.

    The driver appeared to be uninjured but was taken to be medically evaluated after the accident. No other injuries were reported, and there was no damage to any other property. 

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Martin said 20 to 50 gallons of fuel spilled when the truck overturned about 11 a.m. that morning.