Today's News

  • Time to put out birdseed as cold weather arrives

    The first snow arrived during the night last Friday and stayed on the ground between the clumps of grasses. As winter approaches, I always receive a number of inquiries about how and what to feed birds.

  • Interfaith service celebrates community, reconciliation

    My first and most important job in writing this essay is to invite all of my mountain neighbors to the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at St. Laurence Episcopal Church in Conifer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. You will “dine” upon fine music, readings, prayers and hymn singing. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the Mountain Resource Center and Evergreen Christian Outreach. 

  • Recreation plan for Conifer developing through efforts of citizen coalition

    For the past year Project Place, a group organized by the Conifer Recreation Coalition, has been identifying recreational needs for the community.

    With leadership from environmental designer and coalition member Mimi Mather, the group has developed a master plan for recreation in the greater Conifer area, which includes the U.S. 285 Corridor to Bailey, as well as the corridor to Evergreen.

  • Connector trail project at dam scheduled for spring

    The Colorado Department of Transportation has granted the permit for the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam, and the project is now scheduled for spring 2015, said Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District.

    “We reached out to the downtown merchants over the last few weeks,” Dalvit said, adding that the timing is designed to avoid the merchants’ busy season.

  • Full hearts at Empty Bowls - VIDEO

    Empty Bowls is truly an event for the community, by the community.

    “Everything you’re enjoying today has been donated by someone in this community. That’s what makes this such a great event,” Holly Simon, board member for the Mountain Resource Center, told the folks assembled to enjoy soup and raise funds for those in need.

    The annual Empty Bowls event raises money for the MRC and its efforts to help feed hungry families. The MRC hosted the first day of the two-day event last Wednesday at the organization’s main office in Conifer.

  • Students at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen salute veterans in song

    Students at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen brought warmth to a cold, snowy morning with patriotic songs they performed at a Veterans Day program on Tuesday.

    From the national anthem to Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” students saluted veterans who were members of American Legion Post 2001 and others present with familiar tunes.

    During the program, veteran Dave Rommelmann, post commander, talked to the students about his military service in Vietnam. 

  • Education forum features board member, superintendent

    Student achievement and Jeffco’s top schools were the two main themes at the Public Education in Jefferson County forum in Marshdale on Monday night.

    The Evergreen Tea Party teamed with 13 other Jeffco-based Tea Party and GOP groups to sponsor the education forum. More than 80 people braved the slippery roads to attend Monday’s meeting at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference boys golf, softball

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys golf and softball:

  • Column: Pritchett’s departure leaves a void in the landscape

    Ted Pritchett, like all of us, has a calling. For the 73-year-old, it is pickleball, both playing it and teaching it. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Picture a shrunk-down tennis court with a wiffleball.

    When pickleball came to Evergreen in 2011, there were just 17 programs in Colorado. Today, there are 96. The popularity is ever-growing. Pritchett first took up the sport in November 2008.

  • Cougars end 15-year playoff drought

    LAKEWOOD — The last time the Evergreen Cougars won a 3A state football playoff game, Bill Clinton was president of the United States, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia didn’t even exist, Peyton Manning was only in his second season in the NFL, and iPhones and iPads hadn’t yet been released.

    In other words, it had been a while. Fifteen years to be exact.