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Today's News

  • Evergreen businesses receive awards for community efforts, enterprise

    Evergreen Clothing Company and E-Town Outlet received the Diamond Award on Friday night as business of the year at the annual Sparkle and Shine event of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. Shop owner Jim Sherwood was recognized for his continued support of other local businesses and for his efforts to market Evergreen to the surrounding area.

  • Park board examines impact of potential improvements to Buchanan Rec Center

    How much is enough when considering improvements to Buchanan Rec Center?

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board weighed the costs of proposed projects for the 12-year-old facility and their potential impact on revenues at the Dec. 9 meeting.

    According to a feasibility study done by architectural firm Sink Combs Dethlefs, adding a lap and lesson pool to the rec center would cost the district $134,000 annually and would generate $39,000 in revenue — resulting in a $95,000 net annual loss.

  • Trails plan for Evergreen heading down a path of progress

    Designs of potential paths linking key sections of Evergreen provided colorful visual statements for residents who attended a meeting on the trails master plan at Wulf Rec Center on Dec. 10.

    If the plan becomes a reality, students at Evergreen High School could safely walk to the library on Highway 73 and youngsters at Wilmot Elementary could take an easy path from the school to Wulf Rec Center. Visitors walking to downtown Evergreen could stroll along Bear Creek instead of negotiating traffic along Meadow Drive and Highway 74.

  • Sibling harmony hits a high note

    Sisters Caitlin and Sidney Powell lug their guitars into the Muddy Buck on a recent morning, ready for a potential photo shoot, even though it’s the breakfast coffee hour.

  • School district must work out details of pay plan, HR chief says

    The details of Jeffco Public Schools’ recently approved performance-based pay structure for teachers need to be hammered out, and soon, human resources director Amy Weber told school board members last Thursday. 

  • Genesee homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    A Genesee homeowner shot a 52-year-old male intruder to death about 8:30 a.m. Friday after the man entered his house through a doggie door.

    The dead man was identified as Garry Liebreth of Nebraska by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The adult male homeowner was not harmed, and will not be charged in the incident, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office. Colorado's "Make My Day" law gives people the right to defend themselves with deadly force inside their homes.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

  • What’s a cash-flush state to do?

    For the first time in 10 years, Colorado is generating enough tax revenue that the spending limitations in the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights are set to kick in next year. It’s estimated that the state will collect $137 million more than it is allowed to spend under TABOR. There is also about $30 million in marijuana tax revenue that the state cannot spend without voter approval.

    The legislature has several options to address the surplus and has used each of them in the six times TABOR has required action since it was passed by voters in 1992.

  • Holiday gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • 2014 all-conference football, volleyball

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2014 fall season in football and volleyball: