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Today's News

  • Pastor, congregation mark a time of 'reflection' and honesty

    There are no flowers in Evergreen Lutheran Church’s sanctuary and there won’t be for three-and-a-half weeks.

    Instead, the area around the altar has a few pieces of plain purple cloth adorning it and a selection of brambles surrounding the fountain on the steps.

    The Rev. Vera Guebert-Steward, the church’s pastor, explains that this is in keeping with the season of Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter.

  • CAE preparing to show off new home in Bergen Park

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is making final renovations at its new home — the former Bergen Park Church building. The grand opening is projected to be Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Over the past few years, the center’s Capital Campaign searched for a new home — and eventually acquired the property, gaining it a Jefferson County Historic Designation. The construction crews are finishing up the interior renovations, and the Center hopes to start moving into the new building in July.

  • Fortune favors the bald

    All kinds of hair was on the floor, shaved from the heads of brunette, blonde, black-, gray- and white-haired men and women.

    Whether the people had long or short, coarse or fine, curly or straight hair -- those differences were no longer noticeable, as everyone who stood up from the barbers’ chairs was now bald.

    While they had lost a bit of personality and a layer of cranial insulation, they stood in solidarity with the boys and girls who have been diagnosed with cancer.

  • I-70 at Genesee reopens after accident snarls traffic

    Eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 was closed for a few hours Monday afternoon at mile marker 253 at Genesee because of a major crash just west of the interchange, Colorado Department of Transportation reports.

    CDOT's Twitter account first reported the accident around 3 p.m.

  • Firefighters put out roof fire on Bluebell Lane

    A roof fire at a home in the 5900 block of Bluebell Lane was quickly extinguished Sunday evening.

    Firefighters are still on scene to make sure nothing reignites, to look for the source of the fire and to ensure that no embers spread to nearby trees.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters reached the fire quickly thanks to the watchful eyes of some bicyclists on the road. They noticed smoke coming from the roof and called 911, according to EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin.

  • Highway 74 lane closures scheduled next week

    Intermittent lane closures on Highway 74 between El Rancho and downtown Evergreen are expected next week to accommodate for repaving.
    According to the county's Twitter account, various parts of both eastbound and westbound Highway 74 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 20-24 for repaving, as well as the removal and replacement of ADA ramps. Drivers are recommended to plan for delays.    

  • Highway 74 lane closures scheduled this week

    Intermittent lane closures on Highway 74 between El Rancho and downtown Evergreen are expected next week to accommodate for repaving.
    According to the county's Twitter account, various parts of both eastbound and westbound Highway 74 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 20-24 for repaving, as well as the removal and replacement of ADA ramps. Drivers are recommended to plan for delays.    

  • Evergreen blanks Conifer on opening night

    CONIFER -- Evergreen senior Sofia Weiner kicked off her final season with a solid performance in a 5-0 victory over rival Conifer on Thursday night at Lobo Field.
    With temperatures on the cool side, the Lady Cougars offense heated things up, firing off two shots in the game’s first three minutes.
    The Lady Cougars struck first in the 5th minute as Weiner intercepted a Conifer pass and powered a shot from 15 yards out past the Lady Lobos keeper and into the back of the net, giving Evergreen the early 1-0 advantage.

  • No. 1 Valor Christian tops No. 3 Conifer

    CONIFER --  Anytime you host the top ranked team in the state you are sure to draw a big time atmosphere. That was the case on Monday night as No.3 Conifer hosted No.1 Valor Christian in front of a packed stadium.
    Conifer hung in early, but lost their composure in the second half en route to a 20-10 loss.
    “It’s tough when you are tired late in the game,” said Conifer head coach Paul Taylor. “We lost our composure and it showed on the scoreboard and in the penalty box.”

  • Offense lifts Cougars past Lobos 13-4

    CONIFER -- Good pitching and timely hitting can win you a lot of baseball games. Evergreen found that out Monday afternoon as it defeated rival Conifer 13-4 at Conifer High School.
    Jack Hudd took the mound with elements that usually haunt pitchers. With cold temperatures and high wind pitchers typically have a tough time staying in a good flow, but not Hudd. The right-hander made quick work of the Lobos in his four innings of work, giving up just two hits while fanning two.