Today's News

  • Fire district begins 2013 budget process

    Evergreen Fire Protection District board members began reviewing the proposed 2013 budget at the Nov. 13 meeting.

    Accountant Brendan Campbell of Pinnacle Consulting Group, who is managing the district’s finances, said there will be an additional $550,000 in the budget at the close of the year.

    “It’s a good place to be,” Campbell said. “This is one of the most fiscally sound districts we work with.”

    Estimated expenditures for next year total $4,530,105 and general fund revenues are projected at $5,148,351.

  • Responsible business practices lead to success, economic analyst tells group

     “I’m actually hopeful about the future,” economic analyst Laurie Bassi said while speaking to the Judaism in the Foothills group Friday evening.

    Bassi was discussing the premise of a book she co-authored called “Good Company,” which focuses on ethical practices of corporations.

    “It actually does pay to be good,” Bassi said. “We see a convergence of forces that are actually forcing companies to become good companies.”

  • Tighe upsets incumbent Odom in county commission race

    Democratic challenger Casey Tighe upset incumbent Republican John Odom by 738 votes in their race for a seat on the county commission, a contest so close the results weren’t finalized until two weeks after Election Day.

    Tighe becomes only the second Democrat in more than a decade to join the three-member commission, in a stunning win for a political newcomer in a county that has traditionally leaned Republican.

    “I'm happy with the outcome,” Tighe said. “I guess I can say I'm pleased with the way it turned out.”

  • Highway 74 bus-stop area still dangerous, widow says

    Five years after her husband was killed while crossing Evergreen Parkway, there is still no crosswalk or caution signal at that location, says resident Peggy Steele.

    And she wonders why not.

    A vehicle struck Jim Steele, who had been traveling home by bus on a dark night in December 2007. The bus stop he used was across the highway from Brookline Road and the entrance to the Hiwan subdivision where he lived.

    “After that happened, it came to light how many near-misses there have been in that area,” Steele said.

  • EChO food bank receives bountiful donations

    Youngsters, teachers and parents from Parmalee Elementary School brought nearly 1,700 pounds of food to Evergreen Christian Outreach on Friday afternoon, adding to other generous donations the food bank has recently received.


  • Residents negotiating with fire district on training facility

    Evergreen residents are negotiating with fire district staff and board members in an attempt to lessen the impacts of the fire training facility proposed at Evergreen Fire Station 2 — a proposal that has spurred protest and an effort to recall board members.

     “The best thing to do is work on the mitigation,” said resident Tanya Kaanta. “I hope we can become a community again.”

  • Fall sports all-conference: boys soccer, volleyball

    The following is 4A Jeffco Conference selections for the fall sports of boys soccer and volleyball as released by Jeffco Public Schools:

  • EHS faces issue with experience, numbers

    As Evergreen’s lone returning 4A state qualifier from the 2011-12 wrestling season, Jake Kay took it upon himself to be a leader for this year’s squad. It was nothing for the senior 126 pounder to set up two-a-day practices during the offseason, even on the first day of school back in August. After all, he knows a little something about success.

  • Ready to take the next step

    Sometimes a dream starts out as one person’s aspiration but turns into the hopes and goals of everyone around them. Tears of pride streamed down the faces of friends, family, teachers and coaches as Evergreen High School senior Lexie Malazdrewicz signed her letter-of-intent to swim for the University of Southern California on Nov. 14.
    Her dream to be an elite swimmer had outgrown her and transformed into a dream of an entire community who has stood behind her and watched her grow.

  • Looking for a gift? Imagine that!

    If you’re starting to think about presents for hard-to-shop-for friends and family, consider Imagine That! in Marshdale.