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Today's News

  • Evergreen girls basketball claims first state title

    DENVER — Keigan Drysdale, with tears in her eyes, walked to center court and clutched the 4A state girls basketball championship trophy.
    “It was insane. I never thought that we would be here. I would never have thought that I would be the only senior on a state championship-winning team, and I couldn’t have done it without my team,” Drysdale said. “The reason that we’re so good is because we all need each other. We all use each other. It’s not just one player. I can’t stop crying.”

  • Washington needs a win/win mentality

    I can’t remember precisely when I first read Steven R. Covey’s 1987 bestselling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The book changed the way I view life and success. As I look at the number of addresses in my Amazon account, I can see that I have sent the book to lots of people who I thought could benefit from its wisdom.

  • Washington needs a win-win mentality

    I can’t remember precisely when I first read Steven R. Covey’s 1987 bestselling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The book changed the way I view life and success. As I look at the number of addresses in my Amazon account, I can see that I have sent the book to lots of people who I thought could benefit from its wisdom.

  • Transportation proposal a good first step

    Not quite halfway through the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, in conjunction with the Transportation Committee chairs -- Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush and Senator Randy Baumgardner -- have introduced the highest priority bill of the legislative session. Their proposal refers to a transportation plan that will, if voters approve it in November, make $3.5 billion available for transportation projects across Colorado over the next 20 years.

  • Transportation proposal a good first step

    Not quite halfway through the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, in conjunction with the Transportation Committee chairs -- Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush and Senator Randy Baumgardner -- have introduced the highest priority bill of the legislative session. Their proposal refers to a transportation plan that will, if voters approve it in November, make $3.5 billion available for transportation projects across Colorado over the next 20 years.

  • Local paramedic, EPAD founder wins community service award

    The Mountain Rendezvous chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Monday presented its Community Service Award to Dave Montesi of Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

    In addition to being a paramedic and leading the fire department’s EMS division, Montesi founded Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation. The organization has trained thousands in CPR/AED and placed automated external defibrillators in more than 50 locations across Evergreen.

  • Seniors should be wary of financial exploitation, scams

    A child or grandchild. A niece or nephew. A caretaker. A neighbor. A friend.

    Each can be of great help to a senior citizen, but each is also capable of taking advantage of their relative or friend’s generosity, trusting nature and possible absence of mind, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office reports.

  • Property crimes on the rise in the mountain area

    While most crimes are the same or lower than last year, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reports that in 2016 the mountain area experienced an increased numbers of assaults, mischief, property, theft, and vehicle trespassing compared with 2014 and 2015.

    Crime Prevention Deputy Janie Gonda clarified that these numbers encompass specifically the mountain precinct and not Jefferson County as a whole. The Sheriff’s Office mountain precinct includes Evergreen, Conifer, Pine and Deckers, she said. It does not include Genesee or Golden.

  • Brooks Place Tavern wins Business of the Year at Conifer chamber awards

    The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce recognized several local businesses, volunteers and community members last week, including awarding Brooks Place Tavern the 2016-2017 Business of the Year Award.

    The chamber hosted its annual awards banquet Thursday night at Tomahawk Ranch, with close to 80 people attending.

    Executive Director Melanie Swearengin said the chamber handed out six major awards with “Business of the Year” being one. The other five winners were:

  • Reality star convicted of conspiracy, tax evasion

    Evergreen resident and reality TV star Richard Wyatt, 53, has been found guilty of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and tax charges. There was a hung jury on three charges of illegally importing weapons.

    Wyatt had operated a Wheat Ridge gun store named Gunsmoke and starred in “American Guns” on the Discovery channel from 2011-12. Last February, he surrendered to the authorities, after a federal indictment claimed that he sold firearms illegally and failed to report $1.1 million in income to the Internal Revenue Service.