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Today's News

  • Evergreen Fire makes case for tax increase at town hall meeting

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District's need for a bond issue and property-tax increase is being driven by increased expenses, declining tax revenue and declining billing revenue from emergency medical services. That was the message at the district's first town hall meeting June 23 to discuss the measures planned for the November ballot. 

  • Fire district board decides not to pursue bond issue

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board voted Sunday not to pursue a proposed multimillion-dollar bond issue that would have paid for the replacement of Station 1, citing a number of factors, including a need for further exploration of long-term costs associated with rebuilding the station and competition with ballot measures from Jeffco Public Schools.

  • Leafy spurge weeds can grow in abundance unless eradicated

    (Reprinted from Aug. 29, 2012)

    It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn, I’m unhappy to say. Seldom does autumn come this early, but the drought seems to have made plants mature early, and many of the late summer and autumn flowers are blooming or past blooming already.

    When any plant is stressed by drought or any other condition, they do what all plants do: They bloom and produce seeds to carry on the species. Last week, Sylvia Robertson brought me a plant specimen taken from a large patch at Evergreen Lake.

  • Conifer woman dies in dog attack; son injured

    A Conifer woman was killed and her son injured Monday night in an attack by their two dogs at their home on Black Widow Drive.

    The Jeffco sheriff's Twitter feed said the woman died at the scene and her son was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Jeffco Animal Control took custody of the two dogs.

    Sheriff's deputies reportedly responded to the incident about 7 p.m.

  • November’s ballot likely to be crowded

    In addition to electing a president, U.S. senator, members of Congress, the state legislature and county commissioners, it looks like we’re headed for another very busy ballot when we vote this November.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Visiting musician praises Jazz Festival

    Editor:

    My name is Kris Tokarski; I am a jazz pianist based out of New Orleans who recently had the pleasure of performing at the Evergreen Jazz Festival with my trio. I wanted to relay a few words about my experience in an effort to spread the word about this annual weekend-long event.

  • Coaching change brings hope to Cougars gymnastics

    The feeling was mutual the first time Evergreen High gymnasts and Tabor Cowden crossed paths. They didn’t know him, and he wasn’t sure just what he was getting when he took over as head coach of the Lady Cougars’ gymnastics program this season.

  • EHS volleyball hopes to build on 2015 state run

    Jenica Watts understands that being a head coach is a lot of work. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes things that has to happen. But it’s worth it. It’s rewarding. She gets to find that out first-hand this season.

  • Boys soccer: Cougars eyeing repeat of state championship

    The bull’s-eye is there, and Evergreen knows it. After all, the boys’ soccer team is the defending 4A state champions. 

    The pressure is certainly looming considering the Cougars will open 2016 as the top-ranked team in the CHSAA preseason poll. But if there’s one thing head coach Ross Fowler won’t hear before EHS even steps foot on the pitch is the word repeat.

  • Evergreen stadium committee making project push

    The press box and a concession stand are already in place. Now the Evergreen High School stadium committee is eyeing a bigger concession stand with public restrooms and team locker rooms, improved lighting, a ramp and seating for an additional 1,200 fans at Evergreen High School.

    The proposal, if it comes to fruition, would allow EHS to host state football playoff games on its home turf. Furthermore, it would improve the overall atmosphere of athletic and band competitions.