Today's News

  • Obama, Romney champion middle class — but find little middle ground

    President Barack Obama and his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, can agree on one thing: They’re both fans of the middle class.

    From there on out, however, the differences are marked and clear between the Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger.

    Obama and Romney met for the first presidential debate of the election season Wednesday evening at the University of Denver, and tackled jobs, education, health care and the preservation of the middle class.

  • Peterson leads Evergreen to 7th-place finish at 4A state

    MONTROSE – Evergreen junior Kyle Peterson tied with four others for 16th with a 10-over-par 154 at the two-day 4A boys golf state championship at The Links at Cobble Creek.
    Senior Sam Theil tied for 23rd with a 13-over 157, while Kyle Malazdrewicz tied for 50th with a 22-over 166. Theil was only 3-over after Day 1, but struggled with five bogeys and three triple bogeys in the second round. He did, however, eagle the Par-5, 556-yard No. 9 on Oct. 2.

  • Happy 50th, Parmalee

    Parmalee Elementary School’s 50th birthday party on Friday was as much a celebration of the future as it was a tribute to the past.

    More than 100 former students, teachers and principals, plus several dozen parents, watched a school-wide production, toured classrooms, spoke with students and viewed pictures of the school through the last five decades.

    Jeffco Superintendent Cindy Stevenson celebrated the children who will be part of the classes of 2020 through 2025 when they graduate from high school.

  • Amendment 64 is wrong for Colorado

    By Sheriff Ted Mink

    There are reasons the governor, attorney general, state representatives and senators, CU regents and more than 100 other elected leaders in Colorado are opposed to Constitutional Amendment 64. There are reasons why over more than education, medical, youth, law enforcement, treatment, chambers of commerce and business organizations are opposing Amendment 64.  

  • A honey of a hobby: Despite challenges, mountain beekeepers find sweet solace in efforts

    Mountain-area residents might not have known it, but a war was waged and won on land belonging to one of their neighbors.

    The conflict pit Tupper Briggs, Evergreen resident and hobbyist beekeeper, against neighborhood bears.

    Briggs, who lives on 10 acres near Evergreen Meadows, started keeping bees about eight years ago. He had one year of tranquility before the bruins struck. They sniffed out the honey and the larvae they love to eat and breached Briggs’ hives in a hurry.

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  • Black Panthers in Jeffco?

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Sept. 26 on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed that night.

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer poll watchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Sew fine: Local quilters have Jeffco victims covered

    "Blessed are the piecemakers."
    — Anonymous

    A quilt is an uncommonly generous article.
    In the making it provides companionship and purpose and relaxation. In the giving it imparts warmth and comfort and a bond between souls. In the using it’s a thing of enduring beauty that gives ease to all the senses. In Evergreen, it’s the province of People Comforters, a kindly patchwork of local ladies sewn together with threads of friendship and compassion.

  • Commission candidates Odom, Tighe face off at forum

    Jefferson County natives Casey Tighe and John Odom faced off Sept. 27 at an election forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, debating everything from development to budgets in their race for county commissioner.

    In an event at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, incumbent Odom and challenger Tighe illustrated their differences: Odom is a Republican, Tighe a Democrat; Odom is a businessman, Tighe a longtime state transportation agency auditor and former lawyer. They also have similarities: Both are life-long Jeffco residents and family men who live in District 2.

  • Evergreen Gallery marks 25th anniversary with sale, silent auction

    The Evergreen Gallery downtown celebrates 25 years this month with two signature events that are sure to have art aficionados and appreciators buzzing. In celebration of its silver anniversary, the Evergreen Gallery is hosting a silent auction and an anniversary sale featuring more than 25 locally and nationally noted artists.