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Today's News

  • Raffle for VW camper bus to benefit park foundation

    The Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation has chosen a restored 1973 VW camper bus for this year’s benefit raffle.

    A $5 ticket offers a chance to own the vintage vehicle, which foundation president Kit Darrow describes as “the epitome of German engineering.”

    The camper bus is in the final stages of restoration, a project that Heart Cameron of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District maintenance team is overseeing.

  • Wulf Recreation Center swimming pool to close for 3 weeks

    The swimming pool at Wulf Recreation Center will be closed for about three weeks starting Aug. 9 for major maintenance work.

    The pool will close on Aug. 9 at 2 p.m., and is expected to reopen for Labor Day weekend.

    During the closure, the pool will undergo a complete water drain, repairs, maintenance, and installation of energy-efficiency upgrades.

    Swim lessons scheduled for Aug. 13-16 will be moved to the Buchanan Recreation Center pool, and classes will run at their regularly scheduled time.

  • Corralling bikes along the Lariat Loop

    “The guy who’s riding a $1,000 bicycle is not going to stop if he doesn’t have a way to secure it,” says Kittredge resident Jerry Smith.

    Representing the Lariat Loop Alliance, Smith is contacting businesses and agencies in Evergreen and Kittredge to generate interest in placing creatively designed bike racks on their properties.

    “The bicycle racks accommodate people and give them a place to park,” Smith said.

  • EHS boys golf tryouts set for Aug. 6-7

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will be holding tryouts Aug. 6-7 at Deer Creek Golf Club in Littleton and Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, respectively.
    Players need to shoot a 95 or better at Deer Creek to be invited back for Day 2 unless otherwise notified by coaches.
    The top four players after both days will make the team with another six to eight players to be selected.
    If you have questions, contact coach Mike Kuzava at 303-887-4736 or via e-mail at mkuzava@jeffco.k12.co.com. For more information, visit www.ehscougarsgolf.com.

  • Paddleboarding hits the Rockies

    John (J.B.) Bridenbaugh thought he was too late. His friends said he was too early, but from the looks of it his timing is just right.
    J.B., 54, and his wife Nancy, 50, of Bow Mar, opened Altitude Paddleboards, an unassuming paddleboard shop in downtown Littleton on June 8. Although it’s a relatively new sport to Colorado, the Bridenbaughs knew that they had to do something to help build a paddleboarding community.

  • Cougars leave room to improve

    ARVADA — For Evergreen baseball coach Matt Erholtz, the Cougars’ 11-3 loss to top-seeded Mountain Range on July 28 at Bart Mapps Field at Pomona High School was what it was.
    It represented what the summer season was as a whole for EHS in some ways. There were some positives, but there were some negatives as well. That’s why the first-year varsity head coach sees room for improvement after his team was bounced from the seven-team double-elimination North Metro League tournament.

  • Gymnast Pettitt-Kenney turning heads at a rapid pace

    She may only be 11 years old, but there’s little doubt that Teresa Pettitt-Kenney is grounded for her age. The petite adolescent is supremely structured. She likes having an organized list of things to do, especially when it comes to school work.
    “I like how you just turn the computer on and see what you have to do. I know what I have to do to get that done. I feel it’s less stressful,” Teresa said. “It’s easier for me.”

  • All about jazz: Evergreen Jazz Festival fills the weekend with sassy sounds, fascinating facts

    Evergreen came alive with the sweet, sassy sounds of jazz this past weekend.

    Music lovers who attended the Evergreen Jazz Festival heard and danced to a dynamic blend of traditional jazz tunes performed by talented musicians in several groups.

    At the Evergreen Elks Lodge, which offered two venues for performances, jazz music floated through the air and mingled with the tangy aroma of barbecue served to attendees.

    A few of the groups at this year’s 11th annual festival performed for the first time at the event.

  • EHS grad Pat Porter, former Olympic runner, dies in plane crash

    Evergreen High alum and two-time U.S. Olympian Patrick Porter was killed along with two teenagers — his 15-year-old son, Connor, and Connor's 14-year-old friend Connor Mantsch — when Porter's Beech B-60 aircraft crashed and burned on takeoff July 26 in Sedona, Ariz.

    Porter's wife, Trish, confirmed the deaths to the Associated Press and the Adams State athletics department. The plane, according to reports, had trouble taking off and plunged into a mesa, reportedly hitting a boundary fence.

  • Staunton State Park prepares to open to public in October

    Staunton State Park is on track to open to the public in October, as volunteer recruitment, partner development and construction progress.

    A firm date for the opening of Colorado’s newest state park — on 3,500 acres north of Shaffers Crossing — will be set sometime in August, said park manager Jennifer Marten.

    Community partners and volunteers

    The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife hosted two open houses in April to recruit volunteers to help build and maintain the park and partners to raise money for it.