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Today's News

  • Evergreen transfer station closing

    Many area residents will be looking for a new place to drop off trash, now that the EDS Waste Solutions Inc. transfer station on Highway 73 is closing at the end of the month.

    The trash company has operated for more than 30 years on 549 acres of Denver Mountain Parks land. EDS sold its trash hauling routes and trucks to competitor Waste Management Inc. in 2012 for an undisclosed sum but continues to operate the transfer station and recycling station.

  • 'Dearly Departed' provides laughs to die for
  • Cactus Jack's to celebrate its rebound from the flood

    Cactus Jack's Saloon and Grill is planning a party on Saturday to celebrate its comeback after last year’s flood wiped out the business.

    Sept. 13 is the one-year anniversary of the Bear Creek flood that devastated both Cactus Jack's and JP Total on opposite ends of downtown, and closed Highway 73 over the dam, Highway 74 through downtown Evergreen and Kittredge, and Upper Bear Creek Road.

    The water damaged several downtown businesses and homes in the area.

  • Dredging planned in the spring at Evergreen Lake

    Officials are planning to dredge Evergreen Lake in the spring to clean out sediment brought in by the September 2013 flooding.

    The “stealth” dredging project will be done with a pontoon boat to minimize the impacts on lake users, said Dave Lighthart, general manager of the Evergreen Metropolitan District.

    Sediment material will be pumped from the boat through a pipe to a “de-watering” operation that will separate the water from the sediment. The water will be treated before being put back into the lake, Lighthart said.

  • Wiener dog race added to festivities at this year’s Oktoberfest

    Wieners of the canine variety will add pizzazz to this year’s Oktoberfest at Buchanan Park on Sunday, Sept. 21.

    The annual festival sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation is featuring a race for canines with long torsos and short legs. Dog owners who would like to participate can register at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Park, and should be at the festival by 3 p.m. the day of the race. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the winning wiener dogs.

  • A walk on the wild side

    Nearly 140 people of all ages, plus dozens of dogs and two llamas, traversed the Pioneer Trail from Bergen Park to Evergreen Lake on Saturday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

  • Evergreen catches Hay Days fever

    The annual Hay Days at the Humphrey History Park and Museum offered a little something for everyone on Saturday.

    “The music has been the best part so far,” Evergreen resident Leslie Scully said after sharing a dance with her husband, Steve.

    The event, celebrating its third year, took attendees back to the early 1900s and showed what life in Evergreen was like then. 

  • Big Chili winners

    Firefighter Challenge: Clint Sayler, 26, from Platte Canyon 1:27.51

    Judges' Choice Restaurant Veggie: Pam McQuin and Nancy Tzeng

     from the Seniors' Resource Center: Pam’s Rompin Stompin Veggie

    Judges' Choice Restaurant Red: Brian Ormerod, Tommyknocker

     Buffalo Roadhouse Red

    Judges' Choice Restaurant Green: Matt Vogler, The Tributary @244 

  • There's oil in the Jeffco hills

    Oil seeping from an outcrop of the Dakota Hogback formation and at another site north of U.S. 285 in Morrison suggests the oil and gas industry could one day get a toehold in Jefferson County. 

    “The Turkey Creek outcrop is oil-saturated,” said Dr. Steve Sonnenberg, professor of petroleum geology at the Colorado School of Mines.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Reifeis, Cougars improve to 2-0, top Northridge
    GREELEY — Evergreen junior quarterback Dylan Reifeis completed 22 of 26 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars, ranked fifth in this week’s CHSAA poll, toppled host Northridge 39-22 on Sept. 6 at District 6 Stadium.

    Marcus Cassin caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown. Connor Solawetz also caught a TD pass.