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Today's News

  • Wildland Forum to be April 28

    A community Wildland Forum hosted by Evergreen Fire Rescue will be 7 p.m., April 28, at  Evergreen High School. There will be short presentations on the fire situation, mitigation, suppression tactics and preparedness.  These presentations will be followed by a time for questions and answers for the public.

  • Fire guts home on Myers Gulch Road

    Fire gutted a house Friday at 3951 Myers Gulch Road near Kittredge.

    The blaze broke out at 10:30 a.m. Friday amid windy conditions that fanned the flames and torched nearby trees.

    The home apparently was unoccupied when the fire started. The cause was not yet known.

    Myers Gulch Road was closed while firefighters filled tanker trucks at a hydrant near the creek. The road had reopened by 4:30 p.m.

    Multiple agencies including Evergreen Fire/Rescue and Indian Hills fought the fire at the home, a quarter of a mile south of Kittredge.

  • Too much junk, not enough joy

    An Evergreen woman has started a new business to help people overwhelmed by clutter and mess, or even struggling with just one room full of disorganization.

    Think of that home office that seems perpetually buried in books, papers, boxes and bills. Shows like "Hoarders" on cable's A&E channel have exposed the emotional toll of compulsive collecting.

  • Robert L. Bramel, 73

    Robert L. Bramel, 73
    Robert L. Bramel, 73, a former resident of Evergreen, passed away April 6, 2011, in Fort Meyers, Fla., in the arms of Marilyn, his loving wife of 50 years.
    He was a modern pioneer and entrepreneur with a deep love of our freedom, faith, family and friends.
    Bob’s kindness and inspiration will be missed by many.

  • Homburger honored at Reflections event

    On Feb 27, Molly Homburger, a junior at Evergreen High School, was presented the Gold Medal Award in Senior Musical Composition by the Colorado PTA Reflections committee. Her piece, “The Cure,” is a piano and cello duet that will now go on to the National PTA competition, with awards announced in May. The theme of this year’s Reflections contest was “Together We Can” and her piece reflects her mother’s 11-year successful fight against breast cancer.

  • Girl Scout donates to EChO food bank

    Katie Maes, Evergreen High School sophomore, Girl Scout Troop 1116, delivers 100 pounds of donated Girl Scout cookies to the EChO food bank on March 9. Maes collected donations (more than 300 total boxes) of cookies that in addition to the EChO food bank, were also delivered to the Evergreen Mountain Area Pregnancy Center and to Mean Street Ministries.

  • Evergreen youths compete in Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit

    Mackenzie Iddings, Tate Grove and Michael Iddings competed in Rounds 1 and 2 of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit’s opening race of the 2011 season on Feb. 5. The Duel in the Desert featured a cactus-riddled single-track course with technical sections, deep sand and open-range cattle. The local racers fared well against a competitive field from the mountain west.

  • Jeffco, Boulder poised to sign pact on Jefferson Parkway

     Jeffco and Boulder are poised to sign a major agreement on the Jefferson Parkway next week, apparently having resolved a squabble over an opposition letter Boulder sent in February to the secretary of the interior.

  • Implications of state budget cuts very real

    Before the legislative session even started, we all knew that developing and passing Colorado’s budget for fiscal 2011-12 would be a terrible ordeal. After years of cutting the budget, there would have to be additional cuts of around $1 billion. In addition, term limits had created a Joint Budget Committee with little previous experience (only three years on the committee among its six members), and split control of the legislature meant the committee would be equally divided between Republicans and Democrats.

  • Challenging math for Jeffco schools

    By Paula Noonan
    Thirty Jefferson County public schools recently received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award or the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for academic achievement and academic growth in 2010. The Colorado Board of Education and governor give the awards to the 8 percent of schools that score highest in each category.
    Other numbers for Jeffco are not so great. The state legislature has finally put together the school finance bill that provides funding for all school districts in Colorado. Funding is on the down side of an arc.