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Today's News

  • Lady Cougars hang with Broomfield for a half

    BROOMFIELD — A frustrated Amy Mohr called timeout with 6 minutes, 38 seconds left in the third quarter with her Evergreen Lady Cougars down 13 points. The fact that she showed such emotion with her team playing a perennial powerhouse in Broomfield though may have been a good sign.
    History would suggest that Evergreen had no business even being in the game with the Lady Eagles, considering Broomfield won five straight 4A state championships from 2007-11. But there the Lady Cougars were for most of the first half.

  • Cougars encouraged despite loss

    LAKEWOOD — Are there any plays more dramatic in basketball than a buzzer-beater? Like mid-court buzzer-beating 3-pointers that gives a team its first lead of the game, such as the one Evergreen senior Colin Elmgreen made as the clock ran out in the first half of the finals of the Paul Davis Classic  on Dec. 8 at Green Mountain High School.

  • Ice skating season to open this Saturday

    This winter's ice skating season on Evergreen Lake is scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 15, weather permitting. 

    Evergreen has the biggest outdoor Zamboni-maintained ice skating rink in North America. Hockey players are invited to grab their sticks and jump into one of 10 hockey rinks for a drop-in game.

  • Many in mountain community struggle to make ends meet

     “This time of year gets lonely for people,” says Wendy Lockwood, a 74-year-old resident of Green Ridge Meadows Apartments in Evergreen.

     

    Not only does Lockwood have occasional loneliness to contend with, she also is living on a meager income of $700 a month.

    While talking about her life and the challenges she faces, Lockwood remembers times when she was among the homeless. 

    “It’s been a rough road,” she says. “I’m just barely making it financially.”

  • A lesson in compassion: Students at Bergens pull together to help friend with cancer

    The third-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School have learned firsthand the meaning of compassion.

    One of their fellow students, 9-year-old Kaymen Story, was diagnosed in September with a bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Since then, Kaymen has been through chemotherapy and surgery to remove the malignant bone tumor on her left radius near her wrist.

  • Fire district tests training products, plants trees at training-facility site

    Two large pine trees are now standing on a hillside at Evergreen Fire Station 2. Their purpose is to provide screening for a proposed fire training facility, which nearby residents say they don’t want to see.

     

    Mark Branch of Evergreen Landscape Design and Dougglas Spalding of Spalding Tree Service carefully planted the trees last Thursday. The tree project, which includes a retaining wall to hold them in place, cost the fire district approximately $15,000 over its $500,000 budget for the training facility. 

  • A walk on the festive side

     “Santa!” called out a youngster perched on his father’s shoulders.

     

    As looks of wonder played across faces of all ages, Santa and Mrs. Claus gingerly climbed down the ladder of a fire truck at Evergreen Lake Park on Friday evening.

    And so the annual Holiday Walk began. 

    From the sound of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue engine that transported the honored guests to the cheery music playing in the downtown area, the event sponsored by Downtown Evergreen seemed to brighten many spirits.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Deputies ‘on-demand’

  • ‘Seasons of Our Mountains’ calendars unveiled at party

    Thirteen photographers were honored at the “Seasons of Our Mountains” calendar party hosted by Evergreen National Bank on Nov. 8.

  • Seceding from rational thought

    Just think of the opportunities secession will give to Coloradans from all walks of life. Once we rid ourselves of that evil scourge that’s haunted us since we became a state a tortuous 136 years ago, we can move on and meet our true destiny.