Today's News

  • Changes in store at local schools

    Evergreen schools will see some changes this year as students go back to classrooms this week.

    Parents and students will see everything from Wilmot Elementary starting a Spanish program, to Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen having a new logo, to Evergreen High School having newly paved parking lots.

    Here is a sampling of what’s new at Evergreen schools:

    Wilmot Elementary

  • Numerous changes in 2015-16 lesson plan at Jeffco schools

    As Jeffco students head back to school this week, shifting district- and state-level policies have led to changes that will eventually find their way to the classrooms. 


    Jeffco students will spend less time taking standardized tests this school year after Colorado lawmakers voted in the spring to streamline some exams.

  • 2015 boys soccer preview: A year wiser, Cougars eye the next step

    In 2014, the transfer of coaching power from Peter Jeans to Ross Fowler as the head varsity boys soccer coach at Evergreen High School was a smooth one.
    “It was a fairly easy transition for me. Our style of play and philosophy are fairly similar,” Fowler said. “There were some little changes, but we always want to be a possession-based team.”

  • 2015 boys tennis preview: EHS hoping summer play will pay off

    Bob Greenman, Evergreen’s co-head boys tennis coach, has preached year in and year out that his players should go down the hill — meaning into Denver — to play in competitive tournaments during the off season. He sees that as a way for the Cougars to get better come time for the regular season.
    This year, those players listened, and the hope is that the experience will pay off.

  • 2015 softball preview: Mitchel totes new element to the table

    The opportunity presented itself, and Della Mitchel jumped at it. Now, the first-year Evergreen Lady Cougars’ varsity softball coach hopes to bring an element to the high school game that’s been missing, in her opinion.

  • Evergreen park board takes first look at 2016 budget

    The first draft of the 2016 budget for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is leaning on the conservative side, even though the district has seen growth in revenues and a decrease in expenses this year, said Jason Leslie, EPRD financial controller. 

    Anticipated expenditures for the park district in 2016 total $5.2 million for operations and management — an amount reflecting no increase from this year’s budget.

  • Benefit for Nature Center helps fund programs, operating expenses

    The Evergreen Nature Center at Evergreen Lake operates on a limited budget provided by revenue from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and fund-raising efforts of Evergreen Audubon, its managing organization, said Vanessa Hayes, director of the center.

    “The majority of our income is through donations,” she said.

  • A winning time at Winefest

    The annual Bootstraps Inc. Winefest had a special twist this year: a wheel that attendees whirled around while trying their luck at winning a bottle of wine.

    The event giveaway booth at the fund-raising event on Saturday also offered participants a chance to win a trip to Italy to tour wine country.

    Festival-goer Jessi Moots was into the spirit of the event while sporting “wine-glasses,” a creative version of eyewear featuring wine-glass shapes on the frames.

  • One-vehicle crash on U.S. 285 kills three

    Three people died and another was seriously injured when their vehicle left the road and rolled down an embankment Friday night near Windy Point on U.S. 285, according to a State Patrol spokesman.

    The BMW sedan was heading north when it went off the right side of the highway and down an embankment, then rolled, said State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. The car landed upside-down in a horse meadow near South Turkey Creek Road, north of Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church and south of Arrowhead Manor.

  • Teen reports attempted kidnapping near Idledale

    A 16-year-old girl reported an attempted kidnapping Thursday afternoon near Idledale, according to a Jeffco Sheriff’s Office release.

    The girl was jogging through Little Park when a man tried to talk with her, then grabbed her arm and started to drag her, according to the release. The teen broke away and ran, and the man chased her a short way. The girl flagged down a deputy nearby and reported the incident. The release described her as “unharmed but extremely frightened.”