Today's News

  • Jeffco Commissioner Rosier faces Lookout Mountain critics on their turf

    A handful of citizens took County Commissioner Don Rosier to task May 22 for his controversial vote to allow the expansion of the Activation Ministries Church on Lookout Mountain.
    Some residents are upset that the larger church will attract more cars to Lookout Mountain Road, a two-lane, designated scenic byway already popular with tourists and a multitude of cyclists, especially on the weekends.
    A citizens group, Lookout Mountain Residents United, has filed a lawsuit against Rosier and County Commissioner John Odom in hopes of reversing the decision.

  • Pondering the ecstasy, agony of the feet

    There was a time in Evergreen in the early ‘70s when you got your Birkenstocks from Pat Pendleton and Ted Lothammer out of the back of a Chinook camper. They also offered human-potential workshops at their Evergreen Retreat Center up above the Lake. The couple’s work eventually morphed into People House, Facilitator Training and so much more. Ted’s legacy has been documented in a new book, “Patron Saint of Rascals,” by Cheryl Williams Card.

  • Higher ed needs the public’s support

  • House wrens working their way into the foothills

    The little brown house wren has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. They always nested in a box in our yard on the farm where I grew up, and they were common nesting birds in most every yard in the village.

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  • Reaching out to Japanese tsunami victims

    Evergreen psychotherapists Michael Orlans and Terry Levy recently traveled to areas of Japan where people are still coping with the aftermath of the tsunami that caused massive destruction and fatalities in March 2011.

  • Obscure turkey parts make tasty eating at festival

    Though it might have been a nutty idea, Bert McClung didn’t get a bit testy when talking about how Evergreen’s newest festival came to be.
    “We wanted to try something different,” said McClung, co-chairman of the Evergreen Rodeo Parade.
    And so the idea for the Turkey Testicle Festival was conceived.
    Last Saturday’s event at El Rancho Restaurant was a fund-raiser that benefited the Evergreen Rodeo Association, as well as Bikers Against Child Abuse and the Colorado Mounted Rangers.

  • EPRD green-lights community garden project

    Champagne corks popped during a break at the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board’s May 22 meeting to celebrate the board’s decision to move forward with a community garden project at Buchanan Park.

  • First Barks and Belts 5K is June 3

    Evergreen’s first Barks and Belts 5K on June 3 will offer runners and walkers the opportunity to enjoy a flat course with their canine companions.
    The event will raise funds for the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer. The course begins and ends at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Village and winds through Bergen Park. To maximize proceeds, there will be no official timing of the event, which starts at 9 a.m. Those participating will receive goodie bags, T-shirts and bandannas for their dogs provided by EAPL.

  • Shaping the future of Wulf Park

    Evergreen residents said they would like to see tennis courts and skate-park improvements, during a community meeting May 23 on proposed Wulf Park projects.