Today's News

  • Former reporter seeks school board seat

    Former Colorado Public Radio reporter Lesley Dahlkemper is running for the Jeffco school board, and she says she would take the district in a more decisive and cohesive direction.


    Community dialogue should be given more emphasis, Dahlkemper said, and the board needs to take a hard-line stance on cost-saving measures — even if it means closing more schools.

  • Evergreen Rodeo event schedule

    Saturday, June 11

    • Royalty contestants' horsemanship competition, 10 a.m. at the rodeo grounds.

    Wednesday, June 15

    • Blood drive to benefit Children's Hospital from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the downtown Evergreen parking lot.

    Thursday, June 16:

    • Chamber Mixer and Buck-Off at the Design Center at I-70 and Beaver Brook, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., $5.

    Friday, June 17

    • Royal Regatta, Evergreen Lake House, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Students plant wildflowers at waste transfer station

    Earth Day activities culminated June 4 for about a dozen students at two Marshdale schools when they planted wildflower seedlings in a garden at the EDS Waste Solutions transfer station.

  • Park district shifts dollars to more lake projects

    More park district money will be spent on improvements to Evergreen Lake and Stagecoach Park, while less will be spent on stadium lights, vehicle lifts and a new garage at Marshdale this year.

    At the behest of Scott Robson, the new executive director, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted May 24 at a regular meeting to approve a realignment of capital spending.

  • Job change takes Evergreen native to Texas White House

    Evergreen native Rebecca Renaud has a baby picture of herself with President Lyndon B. Johnson on TV in the background.

    Ordinarily that wouldn't mean much, but now it's more than 40 years later, and Renaud is moving to Johnson City, Texas, where she is the new facility manager of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park.

    Her domain includes 120 buildings, the Texas White House, the LBJ Ranch, LBJ's boyhood home, his grandfather's home, an airplane hangar and 100 head of cattle, among other things.

  • Sort of high tech: Machine to help librarians move books faster

    Construction workers are paving the way for a major change in how books get returned and re-shelved at the Evergreen Public Library.

    Automated book sorters are being installed in seven Jefferson County libraries, including Evergreen. One of the machines is already functioning in the Belmar Library.

    In the last few weeks workers have removed the double glass entry doors and pushed them back about 8 feet into the library interior to make room for a new book-drop slot. Installation is expected to be complete by early July.

  • Rancher sentenced to probation in gun incident with trash workers

    An Evergreen man who was tried for felony menacing and found guilty of lesser charges in a gun incident involving EDS Waste Solutions workers was sentenced May 31 to one year of probation, during which he is prohibited from possessing a gun.

    Cliff Farrell, 76, of Blue Creek Road originally was charged with a felony offense of menacing, which entails a possible sentence of one to three years in jail.

  • Evergreen Rodeo on track for Father's Day weekend


    The Evergreen Rodeo scheduled for June 17-19 will go on as planned Father's Day weekend despite the cases of equine herpes virus that have surfaced in Colorado over the past several months.

    "We will definitely be going ahead with the rodeo," said Kristy Tolan, president of the Evergreen Rodeo Association. "The danger from (the herpes virus) is pretty much over with.

  • County waives aquifer test in mountain water district

     The Jefferson County commissioners voted 3-0 on May 31 to approve development plans in Upper Bear without the eight-hour aquifer test called for in mountain zoning regulations.

    The decision to waive the aquifer test came against the strenuous recommendations of members of the county's own planning and zoning staff.

    Instead of doing the test, the developer will be required to make a note on the official subdivision blueprint or plat that a new owner must perform an aquifer test before purchasing a building permit.

  • 2011 slash drop-off sites and dates

    All drop-off times are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    June 11 and 12

    Inter-Canyon/Indian Hills Fire/Rescue near Station 3, 8445 U.S. 285

    June 18 and 19

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73

    June 25 and 26

    Coal Creek Fire Rescue at 11583 Camp Eden Road

    July 16 and 17

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District, 10441 Highway 73 in Conifer