Today's News

  • Companion Labradors steal the show at IMHS fund-raiser

    Shadow and Sundance are two Labradors, 8 and 9 years old, one black and one yellow: companions, best friends, figurative brothers. Before they were adopted a month ago, the pair spent several weeks at the Intermountain Humane Society waiting for someone with a big heart, unending patience and a predilection for the underdog — especially the underdog that comes as a pair.

  • Wildfire burns one acre near Kerr Gulch

    A grass fire burned about an acre of private land near Kerr Gulch Road and Music Lane on Tuesday afternoon.

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege said the first call reporting the blaze came at 1:59 p.m.

    Evergreen Fire worked with the Foothills, Indian Hills and Genesee fire departments throughout the afternoon, and the fire was contained fully by 4:44 p.m, Weege said.

  • Local couple celebrating 50 years with Evergreen Players, each other

    2016 is a golden year for John and Kathleen Davis of Evergreen in two ways:

    First, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March.

    Second, they are celebrating their 50th anniversary as volunteers with the Evergreen Players this month.

    Those who have worked with the Davises agree wholeheartedly that the couple are worth their weight in gold.

  • Coaching change brings hope to Cougars gymnastics

    The feeling was mutual the first time Evergreen High gymnasts and Tabor Cowden crossed paths. They didn’t know him, and he wasn’t sure just what he was getting when he took over as head coach of the Lady Cougars’ gymnastics program this season.

  • EHS volleyball hopes to build on 2015 state run

    Jenica Watts understands that being a head coach is a lot of work. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes things that has to happen. But it’s worth it. It’s rewarding. She gets to find that out first-hand this season.

  • Boys soccer: Cougars eyeing repeat of state championship

    The bull’s-eye is there, and Evergreen knows it. After all, the boys’ soccer team is the defending 4A state champions. 

    The pressure is certainly looming considering the Cougars will open 2016 as the top-ranked team in the CHSAA preseason poll. But if there’s one thing head coach Ross Fowler won’t hear before EHS even steps foot on the pitch is the word repeat.

  • Evergreen stadium committee making project push

    The press box and a concession stand are already in place. Now the Evergreen High School stadium committee is eyeing a bigger concession stand with public restrooms and team locker rooms, improved lighting, a ramp and seating for an additional 1,200 fans at Evergreen High School.

    The proposal, if it comes to fruition, would allow EHS to host state football playoff games on its home turf. Furthermore, it would improve the overall atmosphere of athletic and band competitions.

  • Migrating nighthawks fill the evening air

    (Reprinted from Aug. 22, 2012)

    There is a small order of birds known as goatsuckers. The scientific name is the Caprimulgiformes, which comes from the Latin Caprimulgus, a milker of goats and forma or form.

    This name comes from the old belief that these birds, which are often seen in low sweeping flight over meadows, were sucking the milk out of goats. There are not as many species in this order as there are in some other orders such as finches and warblers.

  • Man charged in vandalism seen on video

    A vandalism suspect is facing a misdemeanor charge after he was videotaped by a witness Saturday shortly after graffiti was spray-painted on rocks near the Buffalo Bill Museum on Lookout Mountain, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported.

    Stanley Stettler, 18, of Thornton was issued a summons for defacing property, a class 2 misdemeanor, sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said.

  • Firefighters rescue cat — and a horse, of course

    Two four-legged friends received some assistance this week from several responders at Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

    A horse stuck in the mud and a cat caught in a tree spurred calls for help on Sunday and Monday, and both animals are now safe and sound. 

    EFR spokesman Doug Saba said a call was received at 12:23 p.m. Sunday after a horse became mired in mud in a swampy area off Broce Ranch Trail. Saba said it took responders until just 12:39 to free the stranded equine.