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Today's News

  • Playground displays backcountry flair

    The 20-year-old playground in Indian Hills has a dramatic new backcountry look, thanks to the efforts of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and Jeffco Open Space.

    As of March 14, the play equipment was still covered with yellow tape and not ready for any serious play dates, but the prospects look exciting.

    The renovation cost $70,000 — $10,000 in park-district funds and $60,000 from a Local Park and Recreation grant from the Jefferson County Open Space Division in 2011.

  • Panel: McCasky violated ethics standards

    Former Jefferson County commissioner Kevin McCasky violated Colorado law when he voted to approve $400,000 in county funds for the economic council to which he had applied and later accepted a high-paying job, a state ethics panel ruled Monday.

    The Colorado Ethics Commission made its ruling a little over a year after Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint against McCasky, alleging the former commissioner breached his fiduciary duty to the county by performing an official act in which he had a financial interest.

  • Foodie Thoughts: Column offers a taste of Evergreen food scene

    By Pam Montgomery

    My name is Pam Montgomery, and I’m a foodie. I love anything to do with food: eating it, cooking it, shopping for it, and getting others excited about it. I enjoy discovering a new restaurant or coffee shop, eating meals outside, browsing farmers markets, and even grocery shopping. It’s true. I can wander for a very long time in a produce aisle, take advantage of every taste offered, and always have my eye out for those discount sections hidden in the back.

  • Alliance Artists bring springtime to Evergreen

    Springtime in the Rockies can mean a lot of different things — a last-minute snowstorm before winter gives up for another year, tulips pushing up through the slowly thawing ground, or birds mating at the sign of warmer weather. Visitors to the Alliance Artists of Evergreen show “Springtime in the Rockies,” at the Center for the Arts Rotary Gallery at Center/Stage, will be privy to delightful images that are sure to take the chill off the final days of winter.

  • Hilarious ‘Black Comedy’ has a serious side

    A traditional farce is a light, humorous play in which the plot depends on a skillfully exploited situation rather than the development of character. The Evergreen Players are pleased to use their upcoming production of “Black Comedy” to give audiences a laugh while hopefully bringing some much needed light to one family in darkness.

  • 3 Republicans in the race in Evergreen’s new congressional district

    Congressional redistricting after the 2010 census has changed many a political landscape, and Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District — which now includes Evergreen and Conifer — is a prime example.

    Incumbent Jared Polis, a Democrat, is defending his seat in a district that formerly had liberal Boulder as its epicenter, but has shifted noticeably to the right with the addition of areas in Jefferson, Larimer and Summit counties. Evergreen and Conifer previously were in CD6, represented by Republican Mike Coffman.

  • Accident injures 3 on Evergreen Parkway

    Three people were injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident at Evergreen Parkway and Squaw Pass Road.

    Trooper Nate Reed of the State Patrol said the crash occurred at 7:43 a.m. when a southbound vehicle making a left onto Squaw Pass Road collided with a northbound Chevy Malibu.

    Two females from the southbound vehicle and a male from the Malibu were taken to St. Anthony Central Hospital with unknown injuries.

    The accident closed lanes of Evergreen Parkway, but all lanes had reopened by 9 a.m.

  • Doing nothing and doing it well

    Every election cycle, candidates come along with slick new ideas for reforming government. But one of the best ideas has been around for centuries: “Govern a great nation,” wrote the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “as you would cook a small fish — do not overdo it.”

  • Mountain bluebirds already seen at Three Sisters

    The weather has been surprisingly spring-like this past week. However, driving by the lake, I noticed very little change. It remains frozen shore to shore. The first sign of ice breakup is usually the appearance of a larger and larger amount of open water at the inlet.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Strife is a driveway