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Today's News

  • Forest worker cited in connection with Soda Creek Fire

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued a summons to a man who was working as a caretaker in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on Friday, March 18 — three days before the Soda Creek Fire broke out about 2:10 p.m. the following Monday.

    Joel Worley, 37, of Denver, a West Metro Fire Department employee who was hired to collect and dispose of slash, told an investigator he was burning deadwood on land owned by Christopher Payne of Humphrey Drive on March 18.

  • Kids’ sports should put fun first

    One of the best things about having four boys is the opportunity to get involved in youth sports, both as a parent and coach. Team sports was a big part of my life growing up, so it’s wonderful to see my own kids becoming part of something bigger than themselves. I can only hope that the lessons they learn stick with them as they stuck with me.

  • Skunks and their smell are a sign of spring

    The vernal equinox occurs when the tilt of the Earth and angle of the sun is directly overhead at the Equator at noon, thus causing equal hours of daylight and darkness. This occurs annually between March 20 and March 22. Thus, this year, the first day of spring was officially on March 20. From that day forward, the days get longer and the hours of darkness decrease until June when the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, also known as midsummerís eve.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The cure for sibling rivalry

  • Soda Creek residents feel the heat during fire

     

    When a wildfire breaks out less than a mile from your house and you get a reverse-911 message saying it's time to get out, it can be a real wake-up call.

    As residents of the Soda Creek neighborhood found out on Monday, March 21, a close encounter with a wildfire can make you rethink your entire to-do list, fast.

  • Tending her flock with a kind heart

    Ten years ago, when Pastor Vera Guebert-Steward was looking for her first job as a minister, she heard about an opening at Evergreen Lutheran Church.

    She had a strong feeling that the church near Marshdale would be the right place for her. When she saw the little buildings and interviewed for the job, she was even more certain. When they offered her the job, it took about 30 seconds to decide.

  • Robson accepts job as park district chief

    As of April 11, Scott Robson will be joining the ranks of people who both live and work in Evergreen, where he has owned a home for seven years.

    Robson will be hanging up his diplomas at the rustic log cottage in the office of the executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He is currently manager of parks and recreation for the city of Denver.

  • Library interns get a read on their duties

    The librarian at Wilmot Elementary School has been able to turn a negative into a positive.

    When the library aide position was cut at the school, librarian Michele Bergeron-Coldsnow thought about who might be available to help with the day-to-day operations in the library. She turned to the school’s fifth-graders and created eight positions called library apprentices.

  • An early touchdown

    The Ice Melt Barrel plunged into Evergreen Lake on Tuesday, March 22, at 11:06 a.m., marking the earliest date of descent in the five-year history of the contest to guess when the 55-gallon steel drum will signal the end of winter.

    In 2010, the fourth year of the contest, the barrel didn't drop until April 12 at 2:35 p.m. The barrel floated March 5 in 2009, April 6 in 2008, and March 25 in 2007.

  • El Rancho building for sale

    The group of investors that purchased the El Rancho restaurant building at the Evergreen Parkway exit and Interstate 70 has put the building up for sale for $1.7 million.

    The restaurant owner, Donna Piro, said Monday, March 28, that the lease on the building is good for a few more years, the restaurant business is not for sale, and she has no intention of leaving before then unless someone offers her "the right price."