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Today's News

  • Residents challenge closure of Mount Evans Wildlife Area to recreational uses

    Evergreen residents are asking the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to remove restrictions at the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area that prohibit hiking and other recreational use from mid-September until November.

    “We’re asking the commission to go back to historical usage,” said Peter Jacobson, an area resident who enjoys hiking in the Mount Evans area.

  • Community garden at Wilmot gets go-ahead

    The plan for a new community garden near Wilmot Elementary School cleared its final legal hurdle this week after the nonprofit starting it agreed to terms set by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, which is acting as a pass-through for state grant funds for the project.

  • New time, location set for Jeffco foreclosure sales

    The Jeffco public trustee has announced that foreclosure sales are being moved to a new location and time.

    Starting March 24, the sales will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the jury assembly room on the court side of the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.

  • Young artists exhibit creativity, enthusiasm

    As Parmalee Elementary third-grader Riley Sullivan walked into Shadow Mountain Gallery in downtown Evergreen on Friday afternoon, she silently pointed to an art display.

    Her piece, a tinfoil bug with five legs, was hanging in the gallery as part of the annual Elementary Artists 2016 show. The show featured the work of young artists from Bergen Meadow, Carlson, King-Murphy, Montessori School of Evergreen, Parmalee and Wilmot.

  • Hearts, horizons expand on Cultural Day at Bergen Meadow

    A guest at Bergen Meadow Elementary School’s Cultural Day on Feb. 24 told second-graders something that summarized the event’s purpose: “All our hearts beat the same even if we look different.”

    The statement came from Eishita Nariani with the Mudra Dance Studio in Aurora. She and her mom, Namita Khanna, helped Evergreen Middle School principal Joelle Broberg teach students dances from India.

  • Nest boxes for sale; bluebirds a happy arrival

    (Reprinted from March 5, 2014)

    Once more Evergreen Audubon has some bluebird and chickadee nest boxes for sale.

    The boxes are made of cedar and don’t need painting unless you so desire. Nest boxes seem to become more and more expensive, but these Audubon boxes are the best prices I have seen anywhere. Lumber keeps going up in price, but since club members volunteer their time to help build the boxes, they can still be sold at a reasonable price and make a little money for other club activities.

  • Quick Hits

    Spring season begins

    The 95th year of Colorado High School Activities Association spring sports practice began Feb. 29. Baseball, girls golf, girls and boys lacrosse, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls tennis, along with track and field began official practices Monday. Teams may begin scrimmages Saturday, March 5, while first contests begin Thursday, March 10.

    Miller wins state title

  • Evergreen Cougars sitting pretty

    EVERGREEN — The pieces of the puzzle continue to fall into place for Evergreen’s girls basketball team.

    Class 4A playoff victories over Rifle and Windsor on Feb. 26 and 27, along with No. 1 seed Longmont getting upset in its playoff opener, left the Cougars as the top seed remaining in the Tanya Haave Region.

  • Clear Creek Commissioner Tom Hayden dies at age 60

    Clear Creek County Commissioner Tom Hayden, 60, died Feb. 29 at his home near Upper Bear Creek Road.

    The cause of Hayden's death has not yet been released. County officials said emergency responders were initially called to his home.

    Hayden was completing his first four-year term as a county commissioner and was registered to run for his second term as an unaffiliated candidate.

  • Gunman had troubled history with law enforcement

    Martin Wirth, the 58-year-old Park County resident who shot three sheriff’s officers last week before dying himself in the gunbattle, had a troubled background that included numerous brushes with law enforcement. 

    Eight Park County officers went to a home at 36 Iris Drive in Bailey on Feb. 24 to serve a “high-risk” eviction notice. Wirth opened fire when the officers followed him inside the home, killing Cpl. Nate Carrigan and wounding two deputies.