Today's News

  • Sheriff seeks to ID pair who burglarized recycling center

    Two men were recorded on video in May when they apparently burglarized the EDS Waste Solutions Recycling Center at 1173 Bergen Parkway behind the King Soopers grocery store.

    Cash and hundreds of pounds of aluminum cans were stolen in the burglary, which happened between May 9 and 10, according to a statement from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The men allegedly took the cans to Denver Scrap Metal at 4890 Washington St. in Denver and recycled them for cash, the Sheriff's Office said.

  • Alpine Rescue aids two hikers on Aug. 5

    Alpine Rescue had back-to-back missions Aug. 5 transporting injured hikers — one near Guanella Pass and the other in Evergreen.

    The first occurred at Square Top Mountain on Guanella Pass when a woman seriously injured her ankle. Spokeswoman Dawn Wilson said 13 members of Alpine Rescue, four from Park County Search and Rescue, and one Clear Creek EMS members responded to the incident.

  • Cougars return loaded talent roster

    In 2014, three sophomores — Liam Short, Lenny Urbas and Mark Champine — and a freshman — Bridger Tenney — brought a sense of relief to the Evergreen Cougars’ boys golf program. Now it’s not like EHS hasn’t had its share of success in the past; it has. But last year was the first time in four years that the Cougars had qualified for the 4A state tournament as a team.

  • ‘I still dream of flying’

    “I used to dream about flying when I was a kid,” said Evergreen resident and IT specialist for the National Park Services Allen “Sparky” Sparks as he feeds the poles that give his hang glider shape through their narrow Dacron fabric opening.

  • Police called to teacher welcome event

    Lakewood police officers made an appearance at a Jeffco Public Schools orientation for new teachers Aug. 4 after union representatives passing out fliers were told they were trespassing.

    The relationship between the Jefferson County Education Association and the school district has been strained in recent months over two lawsuits, contract negotiations, and an attempt to recall the district’s three conservative school board members.

  • Residents concerned about sport shooting on public lands

    Old Squaw Pass Road resident David Grasso is worried enough about sport shooting on public land near his home that he's thinking about moving.

    "I don't want to sit at my kitchen table and get hit by a bullet," Grasso told a reporter. "It's kind of dangerous here. I've lived here 40 years, and I've had it."

  • Teachers on parade

    Teachers at Evergreen Middle School have put a creative spin on the new school year.
    On Monday, they decorated cars and drove them parade-style to Evergreen’s elementary schools and Evergreen High School to start the new school year on a high note. School starts on Aug. 17.

  • End the uncertainty at Jeffco Schools

    The worst thing about the almost two years of turmoil that we’ve experienced in Jefferson County schools is that it’s been a continuing distraction from the school district’s most important responsibility — to educate the kids who live in this county. Anything that distracts teachers from focusing their energy on giving kids the best possible education is a major flaw that should be resolved as soon as possible.

  • Evergreen resident organizing Motorcycle Relief Project for veterans

    Evergreen resident Tom Larson is embarking on a program to help military veterans cope with their problems by taking motorcycle adventure rides in the countryside.

    Working with Army veteran Shawn Nelson of Arizona, Larson is planning the first trip of the Motorcycle Relief Project from Aug. 24-28.

    While dealing with a personal trauma that was similar to the post-traumatic stress disorder many veterans experience, Larson said, he came up with the idea for the motorcycle project.

  • House finches, other species sighted at area feeders

    Mid-August and instead of the lazy days of hot summer, it has been relatively warm days and good-sleeping cool nights. Sitting out in front of Elk Run Assisted Living, I watched two house finches bring their young to the feeder as well as seeing one adult American robin trying to find a place damp enough to provide one angleworm to feed his one youngster.

    Although nearly full size, the immature robin still sported enough speckles on his breast to identify him and to show his age as a young member of the thrush family.