Today's News

  • Couple strike romantic gold later in life

     Susan Lams, 67, met her new husband, retired truck driver Carl Wuertley, 77, while she was working as a personal care provider in his apartment near Little Cub Creek a couple of years ago.

    But the romance didn't really ignite until around Valentine's Day of this year, when he decided to ask her out to dinner at the Bear Creek Tavern in Kittredge.

    Wuertley said he had been getting little hints that maybe their relationship was about something more than just housecleaner and tenant, such as a birthday card with a personal message.

  • Homeowners at The Ridge take on fire-mitigation challenge

     The Ridge Homeowners Association is not just worrying about whether a wildfire could destroy the subdivision — the residents are actually doing something about it.

    On Saturday, April 21, a group of homeowners got together for an organizational and informational session. The first harvest is expected to be in May, when they will cut branches and haul deadwood out of the 900-acre enclave southeast of Bergen Park.

  • Developer Ron Lewis files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Longtime Evergreen land developer and builder Ron Lewis and his wife, Carol Lewis, have filed for individual Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization as of March 21, listing assets of $7.8 million and liabilities of $19.2 million.

    As co-owner of the Buffalo Park Development Co. and other companies, Lewis was responsible for pioneering numerous housing developments such as Bear Mountain Vista, The Homestead in Conifer and the Village at Cragmont. He has built more than 100 houses in the Evergreen area in a career that spans 45 years.

  • Sun shines on Earth Day Fair in Evergreen

    By Sandy Barnes
    Staff Writer
    The Earth and its current weather patterns provided a great day to celebrate the planet in Evergreen.

  • Holiday decoration policy on park-district agenda

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has listed the "holiday decoration procedure" as an agenda item for its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24, at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 Olive Road.

    The board will take public comment and then have a discussion. The item is scheduled for 6:50 p.m.; the meeting starts at 6 p.m.

    The policy governing holiday decorations at Evergreen Lake made news last December when a menorah display traditionally erected at the lake was prohibited. The district subsequently permitted the display.

  • Sports briefs

    Lady Cougars still perfect after 5-2 road win at 5A Pomona
    — Evergreen improved to 9-0 on the season with a 5-2 win over host Pomona on April 13.
    Winners included No. 3 singles Kristin Shirk and all four doubles teams.

    Imes, Cougars rolling along after 6-1 win over Wheat Ridge

    Mike Imes homered and drove in three runs as Evergreen won its sixth straight with a 6-1 victory over Wheat Ridge on April 16.

  • Tie with Wheat Ridge leaves Lady Cougars feeling a bit empty

    LAKEWOOD — A 2-2 double-overtime tie against Wheat Ridge left the Evergreen girls’ soccer team feeling a little raw and empty on April 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field. For nine years, the Lady Cougars (7-1-2, 4-0-1 4A Jeffco) have been unable to defeat Wheat Ridge, making the tie feel more like a loss than a draw.

  • Crews, Cougars thump Lobos

    Scott Crews had a goal and three assists, and host Evergreen had four players with two goals each in a 12-4 boys lacrosse victory over rival Conifer on April 13.
    The Cougars, off to the best start in school history, improved to 10-0 overall, 5-0 in the Foothills Conference following an 11-8 win over Golden on April 16. Conifer fell to 4-7, 1-4 in league play.

  • Tenney leads Lady Cougars charge

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t the way Madison Tenney wanted to start her round, but the Evergreen sophomore more than showed composure advanced for her years in closing it.
    Thinking she had to score better the Lady Cougars’ No. 1 girls golfer, after firing 4-over on the Par-4, 298-yard first hole, settled into a groove to finish with a 10-over 42 at The Homestead Golf Course on April 12.

  • Earth Day event features authors, policy-makers

    Policy-makers and authors Hunter Lovins and William Becker are just two of the fascinating figures coming to Evergreen for the Earth Day Week observance.