Today's News

  • Long-time Evergreen businesses celebrate major anniversaries

    Businesses and owners in downtown Evergreen have come and gone over the years, but several long-time establishments are celebrating important anniversaries this fall.

    Lee’s Barber Shop celebrated its 50th anniversary in October.

    This month, both Evergreen Gallery and Silver Arrow are celebrating 30 years on Main Street, and Pam and Jeff Gilbert are celebrating 30 years as owners of The Holly Berry.

    Lee’s Barber Shop

  • Jeffco library executive director announces plans to retire

    Jeffco Public Library’s executive director has announced plans to retire in summer 2018.

    Pam Nissler, who has been with JCPL since 2009 and was named executive director in 2012, spoke of her plans to retire next August at the Nov. 16 Library Board of Trustees meeting.

    “I will stay engaged until I leave,” Nissler said on Nov. 21. “It was a hard decision to leave. It’s a wonderful job; I’ve enjoyed it a great deal. It’s the right time and the right thing to do.”

  • Communication, a sense of humor help people get through the holidays

    With the holiday season in full swing, visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head.

    But the holidays also bring on stress — and for some people, lots of it. Some holiday stress can be managed, but there is help available for problems both large and small from mediator Arden Hauer.

  • Lighting up the holidays: Conifer Community Church brightens up the night with 120,000 Christmas lights

    The Christmas lights are once again dancing at Conifer Community Church.

    Saturday night was the premiere of the extravaganza of 120,000 lights on the church property on Havekost Road in Conifer. About 200 adults and children came to witness the holiday light show set to music.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Rocky Road

  • Evergreen Meadows HOA votes against covenant changes for EFR property

    Members of the Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association have voted against a covenant change that would’ve altered the allowed use of a property that the Evergreen Fire Protection District owns in the area, thus making it easier to sell.

  • Center for the arts celebrates holidays

    Center for the Arts Evergreen is now in full swing for the holiday season. On Friday, the center hosted its opening Holiday Show and Gift Shop reception. The gallery morphed into a jubilant showcase of one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and seasonal items from both Evergreen and Front Range artists. The show will be open until Dec. 29, giving everyone a chance to shop even after Christmas.

  • Looking past November

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent

  • Democratic electorate more female-driven

    While roughly the same number men and women registered as Republicans and unaffiliated voters participated in the election earlier this month, women made up roughly 60 percent of Democrats who voted.
    While it’s not immediately obvious why this distinction occurred or how it might have influenced the election, if it continues into next year’s mid-term election cycle, it could play an important role in determining Colorado’s next governor, other statewide elected officials and control of the legislature.

  • EFPD finalizes 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is expecting a $2.4 million increase in revenue next year, largely stemming from increased property taxes.

    Discussed briefly at the EFPD’s monthly fire board meeting Nov. 14, the increased revenue specifically reflects a $1.2 million increase in property tax revenue from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, a $200,000 projected increase in ambulance billings and a $60,000 budgeted increase in revenue from wildland fire deployments.