Today's News

  • Trial date set in Soda Creek fire-starting case

    The West Metro firefighter who was cited for a misdemeanor in connection with a fire in the Soda Creek subdivision on March 21 has decided to contest the citation and is headed for a trial date in Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 26.

    Joel Nathan Worley, 37, was working as a caretaker for a private property owner in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on March 18, three days before the  fire broke out in windy weather the following Monday.

    About 5 acres were scorched and about two dozen homes evacuated, but there was no structural damage.

  • Old-school memories: EHS alums remember an earlier Evergreen at Old-Timers’ Reunion

    Going to the Evergreen High School Old-Timers’ Reunion is like taking a trip down Evergreen’s memory lane.

    The EHS alums — who graduated between 1932 and the early 1970s — have stories about what Evergreen was like decades ago, and it’s hard to imagine a time without traffic lights, when Evergreen and Bergen Park were farther apart with only fields and trees in between, when it was a summer tourist destination, and when the houses were more like cabins.

  • Remodeled library at Life Care Center a tribute to special caregiver


    Friends and family of Sherry Pilcher gathered to dedicate a new residents' library and lounge in her honor on Friday, July 15, at the Life Care Center of Evergreen.

    About 75 people crowded into the dining room to listen to tributes to Pilcher's work at the center, where she was a certified nursing assistant from 1998 to 2001. She loved to read, said Kathy Price, admissions and marketing director, in a statement.


    It wasn’t that big of a deal to Tom Cencich. The 50-year-old 1978 Evergreen High School graduate has been to a number of international competitions. So last month’s North American Powerlifting Championships in Miami, Fla., wasn’t all that much different than the rest.

    But, in truth, it was.

    The 5-foot-6, 182-pounder entered the competition for one reason — to shatter a world record. 

  • Tip helps California teen topple Hiwan

    EVERGREEN — As should be expected, 15-year-old Jonas Texeira struggled with his breathing that comes with the altitude of playing at Hiwan Golf Club. After all, he is from Sun Valley, Calif.

  • Sports brief

    Stingers’ U-7 Reds team looking for sponsors
    The Evergreen Stingers’ U-7 Reds 3v3 soccer team is looking for sponsors so the team can play in the 2012 World Championships at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 14-16, 2012.

    The team qualified after taking second place last month at a regional tournament in Commerce City. 

    If anyone is interested in sponsoring the team, contact Dauma Venta at dauma@venta.ws or by calling 303-523-0097. 

  • Work on Colorado 8 near Morrison gears up

    The construction beat goes on with road and bridge improvements on Colorado 8 near Morrison starting this week and running through September.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will roto-mill and pave 2 miles of  Colorado 8 beginning at the south end of Morrison near Bear Creek Bridge and continuing south to the Colorado 8/U.S. 285 junction. Four bridge decks will be repaired and waterproofed, and crews will add new guardrails and concrete curb ramps and improve signs and striping. 

  • Callahan departs park district board

    After 15 months on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Pat Callahan announced he is resigning to move to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for at least a year to be with his wife, Julie Callahan, who is being sent there on a foreign assignment by IBM.
    "I feel bad about the voters who elected me. I really do. There were 980 who voted for me. It's not like resigning as a volunteer," Callahan said. He was elected to the board in 2010 after receiving the most votes of seven candidates on the ballot.

  • Morgan Nielsen wins Jazz Fest poster contest

    Morgan Nielsen displays her winning entry in this year's Evergreen Jazz Festival poster contest. Morgan's work was selected from more than 30 posters designed by graphic arts students of Evergreen High School teacher Andrew Spears.

    Most of their creations can currently be seen at Center for the Arts Evergreen and at the Jazz Festival beginning July 29. Morgan is heading into her junior year at EHS and looks forward to a career in some area of graphic arts. She is the daughter of Clark and Kris Nielsen of Evergreen.

  • Pact could be near on cover for dinosaur tracks

    More than 60 million years ago, a group of Iguanodons trekked across a shoreline in what is now Dakota Ridge, leaving distinct trails that became fossilized in delicate sandstone.