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Today's News

  • Looking for Waldo in Evergreen

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Waldo, the well-known book character, Evergreen businesses are offering in-store searches for him.

    Cardboard cutouts of the little fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs can be found while visiting 20 businesses and nonprofit organizations through the month of July.  

    Those who spot Waldo are eligible to win prizes, including buttons, books and more.  

    “The idea is to come into the stores,” said Marcie Dahlen of HearthFire Books of Evergreen.

  • Elk cows protecting their young from harm

    An elk cow chased two dogs and their owner recently while they were at the dog off-leash park at Elk Meadow Open Space. Because of the incident, the Waggin Trail of the park was closed for one day, said Jeffco Open Space Ranger Jason Hamburg.

    “The elk was doing what elks do,” Hamburg said. The elk was probably protecting her calf from the canines, he explained.

    Although normally fairly docile, elk can be on the aggressive side in the spring and fall, Hamburg said. Calving season is in the spring and summer, and fall is rutting time for the bulls.

  • Teens build trails at Elk Meadow

    Wielding picks, rakes and shovels, Jeffco teens were hard at work building a trail at the Elk Meadow off-leash park on June 20.

    “It’s a challenge, but it’s worth it,” said Zackery Gillham, one of 80 members of the Trail Stewardship Team selected by Jeffco Parks and Open Space staff.

    While Gillham chipped away at a stump in the middle of the trail-in-progress, Michaela Martinez was digging up rocks embedded in the dirt.

  • Relay for Life brings hope to cancer survivors

     Cancer survivor Traci Rush is looking forward to the Mountain Area Relay for Life on Aug. 24 at Conifer High School.

     

    “I just finished my second Relay for Life this past weekend,” Rush said. “It is the most uplifting, incredible experience to go through … I loved it.”

    For Rush, being a part of the American Cancer Society fund-raiser is a celebration of the progress she has made in her battle against the disease, and a way of connecting with others who have faced similar struggles. 

  • Residents asked to conserve water, delay yard and garden projects

    High temperatures and a lack of rain are taking their toll on the Evergreen water supply. 

     

    In addition to the water-use restrictions enacted last week, the Evergreen Metropolitan District is asking residents to delay large landscaping and gardening projects.

    “I’d hate to have people spend money on landscaping and have it die,” said Metro District general manager Gerry Schulte.

  • Residents asked to conserve water, delay yard and garden projects

    High temperatures and a lack of rain are taking their toll on the Evergreen water supply. 

    In addition to the water-use restrictions enacted last week, the Evergreen Metropolitan District is asking residents to delay large landscaping and gardening projects.

    “I’d hate to have people spend money on landscaping and have it die,” said Metro District general manager Gerry Schulte.

  • Moss’ bat, pitching earns Cougars a split

    ARVADA — After a sloppy loss to Pomona in Game 1 of a doubleheader, the Evergreen Cougars summer baseball team bounced back to top the host Panthers with a somewhat unlikely player leading the way.
    Lute Moss, who sat out most of his junior high school season due to injury, went 3-for-3 and pitched two solid innings en route to a 12-9 victory on June 24.
    “I felt good pitching for the first time in a while,” Moss said. “I’m just trying to get it stronger right now.”

  • Conifer graduate Grado making splash in pool

    Forty-eight hours prior to the platform finals at the USA Diving Olympic trials in Federal Way, Wash., Benjamin Grado had come to a conclusion that no matter what happened he would be happy with the result.
    Why not? Just being in the finals, as Grado said, was a “great accomplishment in itself.”
    But it was just one of many the 2007 Conifer High School graduate has accomplished since he ventured to the University of Arizona four and half years ago.
    His list of accomplishments would be the envy of any diver:

  • Perseverance pays off for handcyclist Bascio

    She had just finished a training ski the night before the 2008 World Cup finale in Norway when Monica Bascio was transferring into the team van. The Evergreen resident, who was paralyzed from the waist down after a 2002 skiing accident near Lake Tahoe severed her spinal cord, slipped and broke her tibia and fibula.
    Her dream of competing in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games were dashed. The hopes of even making a handcycling comeback for the 2012 London Paralympic Games were uncertain.

  • Counties win $4.6 million grant for Clear Creek trail

    Great Outdoors Colorado announced Tuesday a $4.6 million grant to help Jefferson County and Clear Creek County build a 6-mile trail along Clear Creek as part of GOCO's precedent-setting River Corridors Initiative.

    The award is part of a strategic decision to concentrate lottery funds on river and creek projects across the state. All together, the GOCO board announced Tuesday a total of $29.5 million in lottery grants for eight river projects.