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Today's News

  • Remembering Howard Smith: a community leader, teacher and friend

    During the years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Howard Smith became known for his work with service organizations and other charitable activities. Many people also remember Smith as a sixth-grade teacher at Parmalee Elementary School, where he worked for 19 years.

    Evergreen resident Cal Bean, who taught with Smith at Parmalee Elementary, said they were best friends for 45 years.

  • Revenues outpace expenses at park district early in 2015

    Despite an early end to ice-skating season at Evergreen Lake, the Lake House realized a profit in early 2015, according to a financial report for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Construction under way on connector trail at lake dam

    Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam began Sunday evening, and Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek Road and Highway 73 will be closed indefinitely.

    A collaborative effort between the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, the 200-foot path will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs leading from downtown Evergreen to Evergreen Lake.

  • Positive despite the pain

    Longtime Evergreen High School baseball dad Glenn Grise believes the game is a metaphor for life.

    “If you think about it, baseball is a game of failure,” he said. “They count your errors. Hitting the ball three times out of 10 is considered good. The thing is to stay positive through the adversity.”

  • Sandstone sculpture installed at Wulf Rec Center

    A crane operator slowly lowered two 5,000-pound pieces of sandstone into place at Wulf Rec Center on March 31. 

    The massive rock formations form the base of an artwork called “Wulf Winds,” which Sculpture Evergreen is donating to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    For Kathy Montgomery and other members of Sculpture Evergreen who have worked on the project for the past year, watching the installation of the work was gratifying.

    “This is so exciting,” she said.

  • Wildflowers peek out through spring snowstorms

    Once more, I awakened to a white world. Yesterday, the landscape was offering green lawns in Lakewood and the foothills were starting to show green, small leaves just beginning to be seen between the dry gray-brown grasses. Snow overnight had changed this all to white again.

  • Budget compromise a fiscal feat

    On Feb. 18, the Colorado Senate presented the House of Representatives with a take-it-or-kill-it ultimatum on a spending bill for the Department of Public Safety. The disagreement centered on whether more funds should be made available to process criminal background checks for gun permits. At that point, it looked like developing a state budget was going to be a very difficult task.

  • New financial controller begins work with Evergreen park district

    Jason Leslie has been hired as financial controller for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He is replacing Karen Messler, who left the district earlier this year to accept a part-time position.
    Before joining EPRD, Leslie was the controller for the Commerce City government. During his seven-year tenure with the city, Leslie was responsible for streamlining and implementing processes to accommodate the growing community.

  • Decorated eggs on display at Evergreen National Bank

    More than 100 decorated eggs were revealed in their oval-shaped glory at a kickoff party for the annual egg-decorating contest on Thursday, April 2, at Evergreen National Bank.

  • Drop in water use creates more available taps in Evergreen Metro District

    The number of available taps is increasing in the Evergreen Metropolitan District because customers in its service area are using less water, said Dave Lighthart, EMD general manager.

    “We haven’t increased our water supply,” Lighhart said. “Our supply is determined by water rights. We have a maximum amount of water.”