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Today's News

  • Three candidates running for two open seats on EPRD board

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold a polling-place election May 3 to decide two open seats on the five-member board of directors.   

    Eight-year board member Janet Heck Doyle, who served two four-year terms, is term-limited. Andrew Adamowski, who was elected in 2012, is not running for a second term.

    Three people submitted self-nomination forms by the deadline, which was Feb. 26: Doug Lempke, Monty Estis and Bill May. 

  • Creekside building getting face-lift with repurposed materials

    The abandoned building on Main Street that formerly housed Evergreen Clothing and NAPA auto parts is being renovated with a selection of unusual building materials. The building has been unoccupied for more than a year. 

    The outside will be trimmed in pine boards from a Tom Hayden sawmill in Upper Bear Creek, the floor will be used granite, and the interior will be lined with antique red sandstone brick from a torn-down building in Denver. 

  • Rock squirrels are rarely found in foothills

    (Reprinted from March 20, 2010)

    It was shortly after we moved to Colorado that my late husband and I were birding one morning in Red Rocks Park, and we saw our first rock squirrel.

    Rock squirrels are the biggest of all the many ground-squirrel clan, and despite the fact that they are ground squirrels, they are quite capable of climbing over rocks and boulders and even well into trees as if they thought they were tree squirrels.

  • First-graders present a patriotic program

    Sometimes first-graders can hit the nail on the head.

    Abby Foster, 7, a first-grader at Bergen Meadow Elementary, explained the essence of a recent program for parents about U.S. history as her class headed for rehearsal.

    “We’re singing songs,” she said matter-of-factly. “We’re saying words in the microphone. We are giving speeches about how America grew and the people who helped it.”

    She continued: “We worked really hard to memorize all this stuff.”

  • Quick Hits

    National champs honored

    Evergreen High School graduates Jackson Sayler and Maura O’Brien — members of Adams State University’s 2015 men’s indoor track and field along with the 2015 women’s cross country team, will be honored at Pepsi Center on Thursday, March 17, during the first-round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Adams State won Division II national titles during the indoor track and cross country seasons last year.

    Road warriors

  • Dillon ready to be the focal point

    BOULDER — What a ride it has been for Claudia Dillon the past four months.

    Evergreen’s 6-foot-2 freshman helped the Cougars’ volleyball team advance to the Class 4A state semifinals at the Denver Coliseum in November. Dillon was again a key cog as Evergreen’s girls basketball team had its best season in the program’s history, making it to the 4A state championship game March 12 at the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus.

  • Evergreen girls claw to state runner-up

    BOULDER — One call never determines the outcome of a state championship game.

    However, the offensive foul on Evergreen freshman Claudia Dillon with 5 minutes, 49 seconds left in the Class 4A girls basketball title game March 12 at the Coors Events Center undoubtedly played a significant role.

  • Evergreen state runner-up in 4A girls hoops

    BOULDER — The third time wasn’t the charm for Evergreen’s girls basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Coors Events Center.

    In Evergreen’s third meeting this season with Valor Christian, a private school in Highlands Ranch that is a member of the Class 4A Jeffco League, the Eagles completed a 3-0 sweep of the Cougars this season. Valor claimed its second straight girls hoops trophy in the 55-40 victory March 12 on the campus of the University of Colorado.

  • Buzzer-beater sends Evergreen to first title game

    BOULDER — Evergreen senior Logan Newhall’s layup over the outstretched arms of Sand Creek’s 6-foot-2 Liah Davis sent the Cougars into uncharted territory.

  • Former school board president Monson appointed to Clear Creek's county commission

    Former school board president Peter Monson was appointed Wednesday by the governor to fill the seat of the late Tom Hayden on Clear Creek's county commission.

    Hayden died unexpectedly Feb. 29; his term on the commission was to expire this year. Only unaffiliated residents of District 2 were eligible for the appointment.