Today's News

  • 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.”

  • 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."