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Today's News

  • Homecoming week set at Evergreen High

    The 2013 Evergreen High School homecoming week starts some new traditions while forgoing this year’s parade.

    It’s been a whirlwind to get homecoming organized because it comes only a month after school started, said senior Maggie May, co-president of the school’s Student Senate along with Will Moss.

    The theme this year is Coastal Craze, and the Student Senate wanted to amp up participation among students and the community.

  • Time to support local businesses

    By Judy Johnson Berna

  • Reliving days of valor

    “I still have that vivid picture in my mind of Boston,” said Army veteran Paul Heiser as he recalled embarking on a ship headed for England in the midst of World War II. “We zigzagged across the Atlantic on the USS Mount Vernon,” he said.

     

    Heiser was reminiscing with four other members of the 124th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion of the U.S. Army, who had come to Evergreen for their annual gathering.

  • Earthworm population takes a beating with recent rains

    The damp, downright wet weather continues. All weekend, it has been wet and miserable. As I write, more rain is falling. Another gray day makes me wonder what happened to the sunshine that brought my late husband Bill and me to Colorado.

    Both of us, having grown up in western New York, were tired of damp gray days that were brought to us by Lake Erie. On our first trip west, we attended a birders’ convention in Colorado and were impressed by a full week of sunshine. We vowed we would return, and we did 49 years ago next April.

  • Generosity flows in wake of flooding

    Sometimes good can come out of tragedy.

    When Cactus Jack’s Saloon bore the brunt of the flood caused by the overflowing Bear Creek on Friday, owner Gary Mitchell Jr. knew he wouldn’t be reopening soon.

    So rather than waste the 1,500 pounds of food in the saloon, he donated it to Evergreen Christian Outreach.

  • Evergreen FEMA help center scheduled to close Saturday

    The temporary Evergreen office of FEMA set up to help victims of last month's flooding will close permanently at 7 p.m. Saturday, as residents seeking assistance have dwindled.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the office in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park in the wake of the flooding that hit parts of Evergreen after a week of incessant rains.

  • Family on Cub Creek stranded when driveway washed out

    Evergreen residents living along Cub Creek saw their fair share of high water levels and flooding.

    Susan Rose, who lives at 6856. S. Brook Forest Drive, said sheriff’s deputies knocked on her door after midnight Friday, suggesting that she and her husband, Keith, leave their house because their driveway was gone.

    “We thought we had high water,” Susan said, “but we couldn’t believe what we saw when we went to the end of our driveway.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Hard case hampers homecoming

  • Scam artists surface in wake of flooding

    When disasters strike, so do scam artists.
    As soon as the storm waters began to recede, reports surfaced about attempts to con flooding victims  out of what they had left by criminals posing as aid workers and insurance agents.
    Here are a few things residents should keep in mind while recovering from the floods, from the Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder.

  • Residents, businesses with flood damage may be eligible for assistance from FEMA

    Evergreen area residents whose homes and businesses have suffered damage from flooding may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

    As directed by President Obama, Jefferson County has received disaster declaration from FEMA, which will provide financial assistance to the county, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.