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Today's News

  • Evergreen picked as a top retirement spot

    Evergreen retirees and real estate agents say it’s a no-brainer that topretirements.com, which works with USA Today, ranked Evergreen as one of the top five best small towns to retire to.

    Evergreen retirees say it’s a great place to live with easy access to outdoor activities, great small shops and friendly people, and they can’t imagine spending their leisure years anywhere else.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: For HearthFire Books, a sweet expansion

    HearthFire Books is morphing into HearthFire Books and Treats.

    The bookstore in Bergen Village has taken over the space next door that had been Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. HearthFire now offers frozen yogurt and toppings, plus coffee, tea and pastries.

    Owner Kappy Kling assures everyone that her main focus is still the books, but the frozen yogurt/coffee shop will enhance people’s experiences.

  • Evergreen's Barb Scripps honored by West Chamber

    Barb Scripps, president of Scripps, Taylor & Associates, was one of 12 Jeffco women honored by the West Chamber on Nov. 15 as part of the 2013 Celebrate Women of Jefferson County program.

  • Tears of gratitude flow with flood relief

    Evergreen businessman Jim Sherwood has had the task this week of making people cry — and laugh, and shout for joy.

    Sherwood, who was the impetus behind a fund-raising event Nov. 2 at the Elks Lodge that raised $30,000 for victims of the September flooding in Evergreen, hand-delivered most of the 27 checks early this week.

    On Monday morning, he met with the owners of Cactus Jack’s Saloon and several of its employees, plus the building owner, to present checks.

    Sherwood declined to say how much each person received.

  • Blue jays joining Steller’s jays at area feeders

    Several readers of this column have called me during the last month to tell me they have had a “real honest-to-goodness Eastern blue jay” at their feeders. This is an exciting event, which seems to be occurring with more regularity each fall. They stay for a day or two and then usually disappear. This bold, sassy blue jay has apparently worked its way west along the water courses over the past many years.

  • We got elk — and a whole lot more

    By Greg Dobbs
    Over the weekend I found myself bad-mouthing elk. I was shuttling some out-of-town artists to their cars at the end of Center for the Arts Evergreen’s annual Winterfest at Evergreen High School, and we had to stop for a herd of 100 or more elk meandering across the parking lot, as if they owned the place. The nerve of those elk!

  • Five commissioners makes sense

    Jefferson County, with a population of approximately 550,000 people, is Colorado’s fourth largest county. A three-member Board of County Commissioners, who are elected at large, governs it. Large portions of the more densely populated areas of the county exist in unincorporated areas that receive urban services directly from county government.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Traffic noise

  • 4A All-Jeffco softball, gymnastics

    The following is the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:

    SOFTBALL, FIRST TEAM

  • Raptors rip Cougars’ hearts out

    LAKEWOOD — Rob Molholm walked up to his team, choked up with a lower tone than normal in his voice. The usually vociferous Evergreen Cougars football coach was emotionally wounded by his team’s 47-14 season-ending loss to Silver Creek at Trailblazer Stadium.
    “My heart’s broken. They’re good kids,” Molholm said. “You know if you have a wife or kids, but this is my family.”