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Today's News

  • Evergreen Artists Association updating its logo

     Sometimes people have trouble distinguishing the Evergreen Artists Association from the other prominent arts organizations in town, so the group decided changing its logo was a good place to start.

    "I think the same logo has been used for 54 years," said Paul Koentges, president of EAA. "We thought it was time because a lot of people confuse us with CAE (Center for the Arts Evergreen). We have never been a part of Center for the Arts."

  • Off-leash dog park to get major makeover

     On weekends, the off-leash dog park at Elk Meadow attracts plenty of visitors from Denver and South Jeffco as well as Evergreen, as people take advantage of the trails and the chance to run their dogs without restraint.

    Jeffco Open Space is planning a major makeover for the popular 107-acre park on Stagecoach Boulevard. The parking lot was full at 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, and cars were parked on the shoulder.

  • Lady Cougars thrash Raiders

    AURORA — Written on a dry-erase board beside the Evergreen bench were head coach Rich O’Connor’s do’s and don’t for the Lady Cougars. On one list there was run toward passes, double team the ball carrier and communicate. On the other, there were don’t get a three-second violation, turn the ball over and go offsides among other things.

  • Evergreen scores early, often in rout of overmatched Alameda

    LAKEWOOD — Haley Stading would tell you that it’s difficult to get motivated for an inferior opponent, such as Alameda. Sure, the Lady Pirates’ record entering their March 21 game at Lakewood Memorial Field would’ve said otherwise — Alameda was 2-1 prior to the contest — but Evergreen knew what it was truly up against.

    And the Lady Cougars, in particular Stading, wasted little time in putting the game out of reach.

  • Roundup: Cougars’ offense clicking on all cylinders vs. Legend

    PARKER — Reilly Fletcher scored five goals and 10 players scored in all as Evergreen rolled to a 20-1 boys lacrosse win over host Legend on March 19.

    Evan Dyba added four goals, Brenden Cecil and Christian Butler scored two each while Mike Rodgers, Evan Dreggors, Braden Olson, Jamison Schaffnit, Derek Hallman and Scott Crews also scored for the Cougars (3-1).

    Evergreen has won three straight.

  • Fire ban in effect in Jefferson County

    A fire ban affecting all lands in unincorporated Jefferson County took effect at 5 p.m. Monday due to the three wildfires that were burning near Golden, Soda Creek and Pine Junction.
    The Indian Gulch fire broke out Sunday. The Soda Creek and Pine Junction fires were extinguished Monday. The fire ban remains in effect until rescinded.
    On Tuesday, Jeffco officials issued a disaster/emergency declaration due to the need for outside resources and the high fire danger.

  • Wind fuels wildfire near Golden

    A wildfire near Mount Galbraith west of Golden grew to 1,200 acres on Tuesday from 850 acres overnight as firefighters struggled to contain the blaze to the area south of Golden Gate Canyon Road. The fire was first reported about 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

  • Grass fire contained in Soda Creek neighborhood

    The wildfire that broke out near South Soda Creek Road and scorched about 6 acres on Monday afternoon, forcing hundeds to flee, came within a quarter-mile of six houses and a horse barn before a wind shift allowed firefighters to contain the blaze.
    “It could have spread to the north and west. If it hadn’t been for the wind shift, it would have taken much longer to contain and control the fire,”  said Evergreen Fire Chief Garry DeJong.

  • Local artists plan show with French flavor

    Over the years, many Evergreen artists have said they would like to make our foothills enclave a “Paris in the mountains,” with artists lining the streets painting en plein air and visitors flocking to a place where they can view and purchase quality art. Rather than turning Evergreen into France, a group of newly formed artists is going one step further — bringing France to Evergreen, in their upcoming show “La Belle France” at the Center for the Arts Evergreen Rotary Gallery at Center/Stage.

  • Eighth-grader places first in Reflections contest

    Sam Leslie, an eighth-grader at Evergreen Middle School, placed first in Colorado in the National PTA-sponsored Reflections Contest in the middle school division for his original music composition titled “Hand In Hand.”
    The composition was written and performed by Sam on guitar and cello. The Reflections Program promotes original works in the arts in schools across the country. Sam placed first also in 2008 and second in 2005 and 2007.