Today's News

  • Still standing: Evergreen digs out after rain, flooding pound the area - VIDEO

    The sun finally returned to Evergreen on Sept. 17, and a battered but still standing downtown returned to a semblance of normality after a week of record rains and flooding pummeled the mountain area.

    A total of 6.5 inches of rain fell on the Evergreen area from Sept. 9-16, sending Bear Creek out of its banks below the Evergreen Lake Dam on Sept. 13 and inundating the Cactus Jack’s building and the public garden. Evacuation orders were issued for the canyon, parts of Morrison and along Upper Bear Creek.

  • 285 Business Showcase scheduled Sunday

    Mountain area residents have a chance this weekend to see what businesses call Conifer home — and which ones might even be located in the home next door.

    “We have so many businesses that are home-based, and not a lot of people know about them,” said Dawn Smith, executive director of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a great chance for people to learn about what is offered in our area.”

  • 9/11 remembrance held at Marshdale Elementary

    Students, staff and parents joined representatives of Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning at Marshdale Elementary School to honor and remember victims of the 9/11 attacks.

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 39 raised and saluted the U.S. flag, and principal Christian Kingsbury led students in the Pledge of Allegiance and then spoke to the children.

  • Five seek appointment to vacant seat on school board

    Five residents have submitted applications to fill the Jeffco school board’s vacant District 1 seat, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the school board.

    The five applicants are Dan Green, Samantha Hockenbery, John M. Horan, Beverly McAdam and Michele Patterson.

    Neal said the board will discuss interview questions for the applicants and set a decision date at the board’s next meeting Sept. 19. The board has until Oct. 10 to fill the vacant seat.

  • ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ musical looks at good versus evil

    As the late-summer days grow shorter, and the shadows begin to lengthen, children start planning for Halloween. The costume catalogs are filled with ghosts and mad scientists, and point to our human obsession with the underbelly of life.

  • King-Murphy principal vows to continue pursuit of excellence

    King-Murphy Elementary School’s principal has what she calls the “what’s around the bend” philosophy.

    When Heidi Lupinacci, her husband, Joe, and two children go camping, they push each other to go a little farther — to find out what’s around the next curve in the road or over the next hill.

    That personal philosophy can be applied to her approach to the principal position at King-Murphy. She’s excited about the challenges that await her.

  • New Marshdale principal ‘all about transparency’

    A trip to the principal’s office might seem daunting, but Marshdale Elementary’s new principal, Christian Kingsbury, wants to change that.


    “My door is always open, and I’m willing to talk about anything,” Kingsbury said. “What are we doing? What’s best for the kids? I’m all about complete transparency.”

  • Sports briefs

    D’Evelyn edges Evergreen for 4A Jeffco League title
    — D’Evelyn High edged defending conference champion Evergreen 304-311 to capture the 4A Jeffco League boys golf championship Sept. 9 at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. D’Evelyn ended up beating the Cougars by 12 strokes during the regular season.
    EHS senior Kyle Peterson, however, repeated as the league’s Most Valuable Player. He carded a 74 at Raccoon Creek. Fellow senior Kyle Malazdrewicz shot a 77 and freshman Liam Short scored a 78.

  • Arvada West runs away with tri-meet

    ARVADA — Juggling academics and athletics is a challenge for any high school athlete, especially early in the school year. The Chatfield Chargers’ gymnastics team knows that.
    Their tri-meet Sept. 5 at Arvada West High School, which included 4A Evergreen, was pretty much a one-sided affair, as the host Lady Wildcats were dominant in all four events. Arvada West had the top two scorers in every event, including the top five in the balance beam, to score 178.55 points. Chatfield was second with 162.025, and Evergreen was third at 148.575.

  • Cougars’ youth, speed pays off

    LAKEWOOD — The first half was classic Evergreen boys soccer. Peter Jeans’ squad lulled Green Mountain with its brand of ball-control offense, though the scoring opportunities were few and far between.
    The second half, especially midway through the game’s final 40 minutes, was more like a fast break in basketball. The Cougars offensively played at a breakneck speed that Green Mountain struggled to keep up with.