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Today's News

  • Evergreen reigns as poms champs

    Monique O’Neill served as an assistant for four years under legendary Evergreen poms coach Debbie Cooper.
    So when Cooper unexpectedly moved out of state this year, O’Neill, as she put it, “tried to do everything that she taught me to” to keep the Lady Cougars on track.
    “Initially, (the girls) were kind of scared, worried about what was going to happen,” O’Neill said. “I told them that I would step up to take it, and that if they had faith in themselves and faith in me that we’d have a successful year.”

  • Evergreen needs to live local, shop local

    By Ron Isaacson
    Evergreen is a town where people act to meet a challenge … head on! This year, we came together to support those who survived the flood, unforeseen disruption to their workplace or life.
    We’ve come together to rally for a cause and pool our energies for the common good. Evergreen is such an amazing place that was just recognized nationally as one of the top five small towns in the country to retire in. It was praised as a place where residents have worked hard to make their dreams a reality and can ease back and enjoy the good life.

  • Recall motivated only by politics

    When state Sen. Evie Hudak threw in the towel and resigned her seat in the Colorado Senate rather than wait to see if enough signatures would be gathered to force a recall election against her, some recall proponents suggested she had cheated them out of an election. If their efforts were truly directed at removing her from office, shouldn’t they have been declaring victory?

  • Annual Christmas Bird Count adds children’s event

    Once more, ‘tis the season for the Christmas Bird Count. The CBC is more than 100 years old. It was the custom for sportsmen to go out on Christmas Day to see how many birds they could shoot.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A father’s love

  • Chorale bringing holiday concert home to Evergreen

    The Evergreen Chorale enriches our lives each holiday season with music and wonder. Last year audiences were treated to performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” This year, the Chorale is changing things up with a holiday performance that’s a little less serious and, one might say, a little more brassy. This year the Chorale has forged a collaboration with Rocky Mountain BrassWorks to present “A Holiday Fantasy,” which opens Dec. 13.

  • IREA customers experience power outage

    More than 7,500 customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association were without power in the early and frigid hours of last Thursday.

    “The outage affected customers from Aspen Park to about Shawnee,” said Josh Liss, spokesman for IREA. “We were able to fix the problem relatively quickly, so we didn’t need to activate loop service.”

  • Online sign-up required to speak at school board meetings

    Parents and community members who wish to speak during the public-comment portion of Jeffco school board meetings now must sign up online.

    The change comes after the board’s Nov. 21 meeting, when newly elected board members Ken Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk announced their desire for the board and its meetings to be more accessible to parents.

    It’s the latest in a series of changes, as meeting times have been moved from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and meeting locations have been moved to different high schools to increase community engagement.

  • Humphrey Museum offering holiday goods

    The Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum is offering a variety of holiday breads and jellies made in the kitchen of the historic farm in Evergreen.

    Available breads include pumpkin, gingerbread, cranberry, orange and pecan, apple cider, rum raisin, anise, eggnog, Stollen, Panattone and Challah.

    These 1½ pound breads are special order, made fresh for $4.50 each.

    The jelly list includes Cranberry Merlot, Pomegranate Pinot Noir, Strawberry Merlot, Peach Chardonnay, Pear Pinot Grigio and Blackberry Merlot.

  • Resident protests county approval of private motocross track

    Golden resident Jerolyn Mickels owns vacation rental property on Blue Ridge Road near Genesee, which she says is a significant source of income for her.

    However, since her neighbor Brian Wolniak installed a motocross track on adjoining property, Mickels said, her tenants have been disturbed by the sounds of motorcycles and four-wheelers.