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Today's News

  • Evergreen welcomes a soldier home

    Getting a big welcome home to Evergreen after serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan can be a little overwhelming — but in a good way.

    At least that’s what U.S. Army Specialist Michael Berna felt after being greeted by a crowd of well-wishers at Buchanan Recreation Center on Saturday to thank him for his service. He spent nine months at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, returning home to Evergreen late last week for a holiday break after a couple of weeks at a military base in Kentucky.

  • Cougars impose their defensive will

    Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe has made no bones about it. For his team to be successful, it will be because the Cougars’ man-to-man defense is stifling the opposition.

    In Evergreen’s home opener Dec. 4 against Fort Lupton, it took a quarter before the Cougars made their presence felt defensively, but it did eventually happen. It, in turn, opened up an offense that seemingly couldn’t miss in the second and third quarters of a 65-36 non-conference victory.

  • Skewes wins Pem Dunn painting

    Anne Skewes, a P.E.O. chapter FR member, won an original painting by Pem Dunn of a rose in bloom. She won the painting at the chapter’s annual fund-raiser on Dec. 5 at Mount Vernon Country Club.

  • Evergreen resident invited to compete in AKC agility invitational

    Evergreen resident Claire Roberts and her Bichon, Lulu,  have been invited to compete in the American Kennel Club Agility Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 13-14. The pair will compete against the swiftest, most agile dogs in the country for the top spot in the 12-inch class. This year, 163 breeds from 41 states and five countries will be represented at the Invitational.

  • Starlings light up feeders during dreary December

    Early December is a dreary time of year. Winter has taken a fairly good grip on the land. Our landscape becomes mostly black and white. It is cold, and few exciting or unusual birds are to be seen.

    Only the hardiest winter birds come to the feeders. The fall migrant birds have all passed through. The year-round residents that exist here in the mountains are relatively few. The hairy and downy woodpeckers still appear, dressed in black and white except for a small red patch on the nape of the male, so they blend right into the winter landscape

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor at the Veterans Memorial

    Standing at the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 read the historic speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941. Roosevelt delivered the speech the day after Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

  • Evergreen park district, Nature Center, seeking grants from Jeffco

    To assist with the bridge replacement at Evergreen Lake Park, the Evergreen park district is seeking a $40,000 grant from Jefferson County Open Space.

  • Early skating season at Evergreen Lake on thin ice

    The staff at Evergreen Lake Park has been keeping a close eye on the thickness of the lake ice with the hope of opening it soon for skating and hockey.

    Ice skating is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 "weather permitting" according to an Evergreen Park and Recreation District hotline. Call 720-880-1391 before heading to the lake. Unseasonably warm temperatures have delayed sufficient ice formation to make the lake safe for winter activities.

  • Merry moonlight on the Holiday Walk

    A glorious full moon appeared from behind the clouds as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Evergreen Lake Park on Friday evening, and children cheered as the merry couple climbed down from the EFR fire engine.

    “Santa! Have I been naughty or nice?” shouted a youngster as the Kringles approached the awaiting crowd.

    As carolers sang traditional holiday songs, the large tree at the Lake Park came alive with lights to a chorus of cheers from those gathered around it. 

  • Two people fall through ice at Evergreen Lake

    Two people fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake late Tuesday afternoon but were able to get out of the water with the help of a third person who had a ladder, according to an Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman.

    An ice fisherman fell through the ice on the lake near the road, said EFR spokesman Doug Saba. A person on shore who went to the fisherman's aid also fell through the ice, Saba said. A contractor driving by stopped and took a ladder off his truck to extend across the ice to the two men, who then were able to climb out.