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Today's News

  • Hemp being grown in Kittredge greenhouses

    A company is growing hemp plants in the greenhouses of the former Evergreen Nursery in Kittredge, and another company plans to soon.

  • Mountain Area Earth Day Fair promises eco-friendly fun for all

    A day to celebrate Earth and its creatures is approaching, as the 26th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House.

    “This free family event is a great kickoff to spring and the renewal of our commitment to our communities and the planet,” said Betsy Kelson, organizer of the fair.

  • Jeffco making improvements to Elk Meadow off-leash dog park

    Jeffco Open Space this week is beginning a fence and gate project at the off-leash dog park at Elk Meadow Open Space.

    “The project will physically define the entrance into the off-leash area, provide a zone for the safety of pets, and reduce visitor confusion,” said Thea Rock, Jeffco Open Space spokesperson.

  • Recycling center continues operation in Bergen Park

    Evergreen resident Bill Sandifer is happy that the recycling center behind the Bergen Park King Soopers is still open. 

    “It’s important to the community,” he said.

    When Sandifer recently went to the facility with a load of recyclable items, he saw a closed sign at the entrance. Later, he called Waste Management about the recycling center, and a representative told him it had closed permanently.

  • Time for planting

    People love growing tomatoes and peppers, says Kittredge gardener Tina Kellogg. However, at high altitudes such as Evergreen where the growing season is short, it’s advisable to get a head start by starting seedlings indoors, she says.

    Even short-season varieties of tomatoes need to be seedlings before they are transplanted into a garden, Kellogg explains.

  • Highway 74 near Evergreen Lake remains closed during stabilization work

    Highway 74 from Upper Bear Creek Road to Highway 73 remains closed while workers stabilize a stretch of pavement that is at risk of collapsing. The operation will take six to seven days, and possibly longer, said Jim Pokorny of GoodLand Construction, contractor for the project.

    “At this time we anticipate Highway 74 will be closed until Tuesday, April 21, depending on weather — or the difficulty of the operation,” Pokorny said.

  • Three-car crash on Evergreen Parkway kills Golden man

    One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday morning in a three-car accident on Evergreen Parkway at County Road 65.

    Dennis Locke, 73, of Golden died at the scene. Locke was driving an eastbound 2013 Toyota Prius that collided with a 2012 Subaru Outback that was turning, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The Prius then traveled into the westbound lanes, where it collided head-on with a 2009 Subaru Outback.

  • Winter sports: 4A Jeffco all-conference basketball teams

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference boys and girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 season:

    4A JEFFCO BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Oscar Morales, Arvada; Dustin Morrison, Conifer; Grant Witherspoon, D’Evelyn; Nathan Haas, Evergreen; Ryan Thistlewood, Golden; Ryan Blodgett, Golden; Connor Durant, Standley Lake; Khameron Davis, Valor Christian; Jalen Sanders, Valor Christian; Vedin Kozic, Wheat Ridge

  • Cougars record four state qualifying times at event

    LITTLETON — The teams, like the bodies that make them up, were extremely lean at the Jeffco tri-meet April 3 at The Ridge Rec Center as Columbine, Evergreen and Lakewood high schools boys’ swim teams fought through missing swimmers to gain points and nab state qualifying times.

  • Holley, Evergreen show no rust at Broadlands

    BROOMFIELD — Considering it had been two weeks between 4A Jeffco League golf tournaments, thanks to spring break, Evergreen sophomore Natalie Holley probably was happy to shoot an 86 on April 1 at Broadlands Golf Course. 

    Head coach Mike Kuzava had no qualms over her performance, especially after the returning 4A state qualifier made up eight strokes on the back nine.