Today's News

  • Nations learning on the fly for Cougars

    Evergreen freshman wrestler Thomas Nations is also part of the school’s jazz band. So for some wrestling practices, he’s only there for half the time. Two other days a week, he’s there for the duration. But what he has learned with those limited reps is paying off.

  • New school board majority votes to hire law firm

    In a decision that brought boos from the audience, the Jeffco school board’s new majority voted Thursday night to hire an attorney to represent the board — not the school district — with little time for discussion and many unanswered questions.

    Board members Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman said after the meeting that they dissented not because they oppose the board having its own attorney, but because they objected to the way the motion was introduced and voted on.

  • Fire destroys home on Lodgepole Drive

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue responded to three house fires in a recent 24-hour period, with one home destroyed by the flames.

  • IMHS’ new shelter director gaining traction in job

    Carrie David, the new shelter director for the Intermountain Humane Society, has not only been getting settled at her new organization, but also acclimatizing to mountain living.

    “I had my first experience driving in the snow,” David said, referring to last week’s subzero temperatures and heavy snow. “I was going pretty slow and was probably irritating a lot of drivers here because I still have my Arizona plates on my car.”

  • Menorah lighting warms hearts at Lake House

    Hanukkah is not among the most prominent holidays on the Jewish calendar, but it's local importance was obvious last Wednesday evening when scores of residents turned out for the annual menorah lighting at Evergreen Lake. 

  • EHS can’t overcome slow start

    Not too many teams are going to come back after spotting the opposition the first 13 points and 20 of the game’s first 21.
    That’s especially true when you’re playing a caliber team such as Valor Christian, the state’s No. 1 team in Class 4A. Evergreen found out the hard way.
    The host Cougars in their home opener trailed 13-0 not even 3 minutes into the game, and they didn’t hit their first basket until Valor Christian was ahead 20-1 en route to a 72-38 thrashing Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School.

  • Cougars’ comeback falls short

    Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl is competitive by nature. In her second year at the helm of the Lady Cougars, she’s trying to instill that same mentality in her team. That includes results like the team’s 53-48 home defeat to Sand Creek on Dec. 7.
    “I always tell our team that I don’t want to lose off uncontested layups. I want to lose off contested jump shots,” Bahl said. “If that team was going to beat us by a lot tonight, it was going to be from the 3-point line.”

  • Evergreen reigns as poms champs

    Monique O’Neill served as an assistant for four years under legendary Evergreen poms coach Debbie Cooper.
    So when Cooper unexpectedly moved out of state this year, O’Neill, as she put it, “tried to do everything that she taught me to” to keep the Lady Cougars on track.
    “Initially, (the girls) were kind of scared, worried about what was going to happen,” O’Neill said. “I told them that I would step up to take it, and that if they had faith in themselves and faith in me that we’d have a successful year.”

  • Evergreen needs to live local, shop local

    By Ron Isaacson
    Evergreen is a town where people act to meet a challenge … head on! This year, we came together to support those who survived the flood, unforeseen disruption to their workplace or life.
    We’ve come together to rally for a cause and pool our energies for the common good. Evergreen is such an amazing place that was just recognized nationally as one of the top five small towns in the country to retire in. It was praised as a place where residents have worked hard to make their dreams a reality and can ease back and enjoy the good life.

  • Recall motivated only by politics

    When state Sen. Evie Hudak threw in the towel and resigned her seat in the Colorado Senate rather than wait to see if enough signatures would be gathered to force a recall election against her, some recall proponents suggested she had cheated them out of an election. If their efforts were truly directed at removing her from office, shouldn’t they have been declaring victory?