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Today's News

  • Roundup: Evergreen boys tennis team rolls

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen dropped just four games total en route to its largest margin of victory this season, 7-0, at Alameda on Sept. 24.

    The match was rescheduled from earlier in the week due to a lockdown at Alameda High School.

    Evergreen’s No. 2 singles player Stephen Hardy, No. 3 singles player Bryan Repko, top doubles team of Peter Hassinger and Steve Jensen and No. 3 doubles team of Cameron Sadler and Garrett Smith all scored 6-0, 6-0 victories.

  • Realtor, 70, thrives as globe-hopping triathlete

    Patti Townsend decided on a whim eight years ago, at age 62, that it would be fun to train and compete in a triathlon with a couple of her girlfriends.

    “We just thought it would be fun if we could do that,” Townsend said. “It was a flukey thing. We all decided we’d start training.”

    The first outing was the Danskin Women's Triathlon in 2003.

  • Realtor, 70, thrives as globe-hopping triathlete

    Patti Townsend decided on a whim eight years ago, at age 62, that it would be fun to train and compete in a triathlon with a couple of her girlfriends.

    “We just thought it would be fun if we could do that,” Townsend said. “It was a flukey thing. We all decided we’d start training.”

    The first outing was the Danskin Women's Triathlon in 2003.

  • Guardrail on parkway was part of pre-existing plan

    Was it coincidence, or an example of an amazingly speedy response to a crying public need? Actually, it was a coincidence.

    The new guardrail along Evergreen Parkway above Stagecoach Park had been on a longstanding list of safety projects and was not installed in response to the auto accident at the ball field on Sept. 16.

    “It was just a coincidence,” said Bob Wilson, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Candidates forum coming to Lake House

    The community is invited to a candidates forum featuring many of the top choices on the November ballot at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Evergreen Lake House.

    Sponsored by the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, the forum is open to the public. Questions may be submitted in advance. Each candidate will make a 7-minute presentation from 7 to 8 p.m.

  • Nuchols resigns as head of Evergreen chamber

    The president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce for the last five years on Tuesday announced her resignation effective Dec. 10.

    In a letter to the board of directors, Melanie Nuchols said she was making the move in order to make room for new activities.

    “There are so many other things that I would like to pursue and achieve, which has brought me to this difficult decision, thankfully, with the support of my family,” Nuchols said in a letter.

  • Mount Vernon residents land $116,000 fire-mitigation grant

     When the Fourmile Canyon fire started boiling up in the Boulder foothills on Labor Day, it served as a visible reminder to the residents of Mount Vernon of the monster in their midst.

    “What can you think but be scared,” said Kitty Pring, who has lived in the unique community of 99 homeowners since 1977 and could see the fire from her ridge-top home. The homeowners operate their own metro district and country club with 3,000 social members.

  • Jeffco schools win $33 million grant to boost teacher pay

    Jeffco Public Schools has won a $32.8 million federal grant to pilot a potentially lucrative performance-based compensation system for teachers at 20 low-income elementary and middle schools, the district announced last week.
    Though none of the selected schools are in Evergreen, three schools, including Lakewood’s O’Connell Middle School, have already been chosen. Requirements for the grant specified that at least 50 percent of students in each school be eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches.

  • Watermark II dips toe in local gift market

    With its trademark checkered brown-and-white floor and its aqua walls, Watermark II in Bergen Village has opened for business.
    The store boasts everything from stationery and cards to unique gifts. One of the more unusual display cases in the store is a huge old-fashioned bathtub with bath products displayed.

  • Star power: Volunteers share night-sky knowledge with kids, adults at historic observatory

    By Virginia Grantier

    People were standing in the dark Saturday night on a faraway hill in the mountains near Pine as they waited for the children.

    But in the velvet calm of quiet pines and forest floor, just before a fat moon slid into view, it wasn’t so calm for Peg Alig, a naturalist, and for the others waiting on the trail that led to the hilltop observatory.