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Today's News

  • A high point at Highland Haven

    A secluded tree house with all the amenities of a luxury hotel room, including a champagne-bubble hot tub for two, is innkeeper Gail Riley's idea of the picture-perfect romantic getaway.

    After two years of planning and construction and endless hours of shopping, research and thought, the Tree House at Highland Haven Creekside Inn is a reality. As of April 1, a few finishing touches were being added, but the multitude of details finally were complete and reservations were being booked.

  • Under fire: Three blazes, gusty winds test firefighters on a frenzied Friday

    The wind-driven wildfire that erupted north of Squaw Pass Road last Friday afternoon torched about 10 acres, produced huge plumes of smoke, burned a lot of dry grass and came within feet of three houses on Autumnwood Lane in Soda Creek.

    But by the end of the day, there were no injuries, and no structures were damaged.

  • Evergreen serves notice vs. Conifer

    CONIFER — Claire Babb, in her words, played absolutely awful two days earlier. Her straight-set loss to Erin Gebes of D’Evelyn had her feeling less than stellar about her tennis game.

    “I needed a win. I was not feeling so hot about my game, so I’m glad I got a win out of that one,” Babb said after her 6-1, 6-0 win over Rachel Van Bibber at No. 1 singles in Evergreen’s 7-0 victory over host Conifer on April 7.

  • Local family scores windfall with 30-second musical creation

     

    A young family from Evergreen with a knack for showmanship has won the grand prize over 185 other entries in a national video dance contest sponsored by the Primrose Schools of Atlanta.

    Thanks to the efforts of Rebekah and Schannon Gumz and their son, Aiden, 4, a $30,000 donation will go to Children's Hospital from the Primrose Schools based in Atlanta.

    They also received a $5,000 cash prize, which the family is donating back to Primrose School of Bear Creek in Lakewood, where Aiden goes to day care.

  • Evergreen chamber focuses on local youth

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a number of events in April and May to appeal to young people and their families.

    "Some people think we're only all about making money and holding mixers, but that's not really true. We want people to know we recognize youth as a valuable segment of the community and want to support them," said Lin Browning, chamber president.

  • Cougars in control from the start as they rout Englewood

    LAKEWOOD — Reilly Fletcher put it in perspective. The Evergreen junior knows that you can’t score unless you have possession of the ball. The Cougars had little problem in doing that April 8 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Evergreen jumped out to a 10-goal halftime lead, partially in part to Fletcher’s first-half hat trick, and never looked back in a 17-0 thumping of Englewood.

  • Roundup: Murphy, Maroney lead Cougars’ offensive attack

    DENVER — Ethan Murphy went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs and Evergreen jumped out to an 11-run lead in the first inning and never looked back en route to a 23-1 baseball win over Denver South on April 9.

    James Maroney also homered and scored three runs, while Cody Jess was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, four RBIs and four runs scored.

    In all, the Cougars (7-2) collected 25 hits.

  • All-conference girls swimming

    Following is a list of the all-conference selections in girls swimming in the 4A Jeffco League for the winter sports season:

  • Wildfire north of Elk Meadow contained

    The Elk Meadow fire along Squaw Pass Road west of Evergreen Parkway was mostly contained late Friday.

    Conditions improved as the wind died down and humidity increased, according to Mark Techmeyer of the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Another fire Friday at North Turkey Creek Road and Danks Road covered 3 acres and was 99 percent contained.

    A third fire off U.S. 285 was caused by a downed power pole and was extinguished quickly. 

  • In remembrance of Peter Howell

    Along the north boundary of Mountain Park Homes, a lone chimney still stands below the granite cliffs. It is a fireplace that, for many, marks some of the mystery that was born to a subdivision whose small lots were designed for tents and one-room cabins.