Today's News

  • Evergreen chamber honors residents during annual celebration

    Evergreen residents who give back to the community were honored recently by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual Honoree Celebration.

    The winners are determined by a multi-pronged vetting process that includes online voting, nominee interviews and voting by a committee.

    Leader of 2017

    Eric Gill, owner of Bear Paw Rentals in downtown Evergreen, was named Leader of 2017 for his volunteerism with many organizations for 20 years.

  • Pair of locals receive citizens award for saving boy’s life

    A Conifer teen and a young man from Evergreen received the Sheriff’s Office Citizen Citation of Merit for preventing a teenage boy from committing suicide last summer.

    Luke Schultz, 24, and Ellie Hislop, 15, a sophomore at Conifer High School, were recognized at the Sheriff’s annual award ceremony on March 1.

    The award honored Hislop and Schultz for stopping the teen from jumping off a bridge along Evergreen Parkway last August, as the two tried to talk him down before Schultz pulled him off the railing and Hislop helped hold him down.

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  • Authorities arrest a second man in Pine Junction bar fight

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a father and endangering a 4-year-old in a January bar fight.

    Devon Lee Premer, 22, of Arvada was identified Tuesday after the JCSO released photos and videos of him from the January incident on Monday and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

  • EMS students give back to the community

    The Consumer and Family Science room at Evergreen Middle School was the scene of controlled chaos recently as students in assembly-line fashion put together bags of food and other items for the homeless.

    In addition, the students raised money to buy 23 blankets, and the food bags and blankets went to Open Door Ministries in Denver.

    Tracey Newell’s two classes have spent some time each week since the beginning of the trimester planning and executing their campaign to help others.

  • Evergreen softball coach out after being placed on leave

    Della Mitchel, the head softball coach at Evergreen High School, will not return next season after district officials concluded last month that she failed to meet “expectations of providing a safe learning environment” for students following an investigation into parental complaints that Mitchel bullied and harassed players on the team.

  • Young artists from area schools participate in show at Center for the Arts Evergreen

    Student artists are alive and well in the foothills.

    The best student artwork from 13 area schools is on display at Center for the Arts Evergreen through March 24, and families gathered Saturday evening for the opening reception.

  • Judge tosses lawsuit by PCSO sergeant ousted after Carrigan shooting

    A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has dismissed a lawsuit against the Park County Sheriff’s Office and others filed last year by former Park County sheriff’s sergeant Welles Tonjes after he was disciplined following the Feb. 2015 shooting in Bailey that left Cpl. Nate Carrigan dead.

  • Melding technology with teaching

    Classrooms sure are different than they were 20 years ago.

    At King-Murphy Elementary School, for example, most of the classrooms have Smartboards, and students have access to e-tablets to help them with their work.

  • Ex-child welfare caseworker sentenced

    A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker will serve two years of probation and 96 hours of community service for falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.