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Today's News

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Crystal Cowgirl up and running in Kittredge

    Women who like western wear — or prefer something not so western — should check out Crystal Cowgirl, a new upscale women’s consignment clothing shop in Kittredge.

    Located in Adobe Creek, the shop is owned by Kittredge resident Crystal Lovell Harnden.

    “I love the idea of recycling and giving women more opportunity to afford something that they might not be able to afford new,” Harnden said. “This is something I really wanted to do.”

  • Documentary an important lesson for teachers

    The documentary “Inspire Me Africa” is aptly named because the film inspires teachers to be better at their craft.

    But during a preview showing at Evergreen Middle School last Thursday, the documentary did more than that. It inspired about a dozen EMS teachers to consider revamping their eighth-grade service-learning project to get more students involved globally.

    It also inspired them to do even more to honor the memory of Lesley Jankausky, their colleague who was killed in a car accident in December 2009.

  • Investigator: Elmgreen confessed to killing father

    During a preliminary hearing in Jefferson County Court on Nov. 30, a homicide investigator testified that defendant Kenneth Elmgreen admitted to killing his elderly father and then attempting suicide.

    Evergreen resident Elmgreen, 53, was arrested in early August on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree arson and two counts of crimes of violence.

  • Opponents of fire training facility gathering names for recall petition

    Residents opposed to the proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 have begun collecting signatures for a recall of the fire district board members.

    Resident Paul Peil, one of the initiators of the petition, said he decided to move forward with the recall effort for a “myriad of reasons.”

  • Celebrating 150 years of commerce

     “Hip, hip, huzzah!” shouted those gathered for the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce event at Red Rocks Country Club on Monday night.

     

    John Steinle, administrator at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, led the group in the cheer to celebrate 150 years of commerce in Evergreen.

    During his talk about the commercial history of Evergreen, Steinle noted its growth from the days when herds of cattle were driven through town to its emergence as a tourist destination in the early 1900s. 

  • Holiday Walk to feature Santa, reindeer, music

    The annual Holiday Walk sponsored by Downtown Evergreen begins at 5 p.m. Friday with a tree-lighting at Evergreen Lake.

     

    After the tree is illuminated, Santa and Mrs. Claus will walk to the downtown area with other folks attending the celebration.

    Highway 74 will be closed from the intersection of Highway 73 to Meadow Drive during the event.

  • Investigator: Elmgreen confessed to killing father

    During a preliminary hearing in Jefferson County Court on Nov. 30, a homicide investigator testified that defendant Kenneth Elmgreen admitted to killing his elderly father and then attempting suicide.

    Evergreen resident Elmgreen, 53, was arrested in early August on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree arson and two counts of crimes of violence.

    Last Friday, Jeffco sheriff’s Investigator Kathleen Battan testified that Elmgreen said he used a pillow to smother Kenneth Arthur Elmgreen, 91, and considered burning the home in which they lived.

  • From an apocalypse to a renaissance?

    You won’t be needing to tell President Obama to move to the center. The president won because he is the center. The election sounded an alarm that conjoined various coalitions supporting a more liberal agenda around gay marriage, immigration reform, health care for all, minority rights and women’s rights.

  • It’s OK to wish me a merry Christmas

    In early July this year, someone — with the kindest of intentions — wished me a “happy holiday.” I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but upon reflection I wondered what holiday, other that the Fourth of July, could he have possibly meant?

  • Time to pick out the perfect Christmas tree

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, and winter will soon begin to settle in. It is not bitter cold today but colder than forecast. This is no doubt due to a high overcast, which appears to be much thicker than expected.