Today's News

  • Parmalee kids set to send donations to Africa

    Five fifth-graders at Parmalee Elementary School have had a single mission this school year: raising money and collecting items to send to Africa.


    The students, who form the Student Leadership Club, have put their energy, commitment and compassion to work. They have orchestrated clothing and toy drives at school, and have sponsored fund-raisers to pay for postage to send boxes to a nonprofit called Sharing to Learn, which helps educate children in Makuleke, South Africa.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue buying used pumper truck for $325,000

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue has tentatively agreed to purchase a used 2005 Pierce Dash Pumper truck for $325,000 from the Snowmass Wildcat Fire Protection District.

    The plan is to retire on reserve the 1966 Mack pumper truck located at Station No. 5 on Upper Bear Creek Road. The newer urban-interface engine now at Station 3 in Marshdale will go to Station 5.

    The used 2005 Dash Pierce engine will be stationed in Marshdale. It is capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute.

  • Evergreen man agrees to plea deal in Internet luring case

    An Evergreen man pleaded guilty under a plea bargain May 16 in Jefferson County District Court after being accused of Internet luring of a minor with intent to exploit and attempted sex assault on a child. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for July 11 at 10 a.m.

    Under the plea agreement, Ryan Michael Lafferty pleaded guilty to the attempted sex assault, a class 5 felony, and the Internet luring of a child charge was dismissed. The felony carries a possible penalty of one to three years in prison.

  • Gerou helps steer budget to timely conclusion

    As the vice chair of the legislature's Joint Budget Committee, Cheri Gerou has spent the last six months struggling with the state's budget shortfall and trying to find ways to cut spending.

    An architect by profession, Gerou was elected in House District 25 in 2008 and re-elected in an uncontested race in November 2010. She is chair of the Appropriations Committee.

    A lifelong Republican, Gerou joined the Joint Budget Committee in her first term as a state legislator. She is in line for the chair position on the JBC in the 2012 session.

  • Arts everywhere during growing Arts Alive Evergreen

    Members of the arts and business communities of Evergreen are joining forces to produce a multi-week showcase of visual, musical, theatrical and cultural delights, "Arts Alive Evergreen," from July 15-31.

    This year there will be more art on display at the Bergen Village Shopping Center, more children's theater, new jazz workshops for teens, a free outdoor silent movie, an extra week and an extra weekend, in addition to the Summerfest and Jazz Festival weekends.

  • Humphrey Museum names new director

    A former staff member of the Hiwan Homestead Museum has been named as the new executive director and curator of the Humphrey House Museum on South Soda Creek Road.

    Angela Rayne, executive director of the Houston Fire Museum since 2009, is a former resident of Evergreen from 1999 to 2009 and the former executive director of the Denver Firefighters Museum. She starts her new job June 1.

  • May 25 hearing on short-term rental house canceled

    The homeowners have withdrawn their application to rezone a house on Mariposa Road to allow its use as a short-term vacation rental, after losing a bid to legalize another short-term rental on Independence Trail on May 17.

    The planning commission was scheduled to consider rezoning the Mariposa house at a regular meeting May 25. That case will now not be heard.

  • Seniors holding U-pick afghan raffle

    The seniors at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments decided to hold an unusual afghan raffle to raise money for a get-together or an outing.
    There are five afghans, all crocheted in different designs and colors by Green Ridge resident Lynn Tucker, a gifted craftsperson.
    One of the afghans is a needlework sampler of sorts, consisting of about 30 unique squares all crocheted in a different stitch pattern and then sewn together. Tucker made the afghans out of scraps of yarn for virtually no cost.

  • EHS 4x800 relay runs off with 2nd

    LAKEWOOD — Maura O’Brien reminded Erin Dobey that it was a team race. So did Bryn Haebe and Sammy Skold. So while Dobey, an Evergreen junior, had the unenviable task of running the anchor leg of the Lady Cougars’ 4x800 meter relay team, her teammates were quick to acknowledge that it was a team effort.

    And it was.

  • Cougars’ Hamilton gives all he has

    LAKEWOOD —  Running 1,600 meters — a mile — is hard enough as it is. Running it while recovering from pneumonia is downright impossible. Jak Hamilton knows.

    Yet, despite suffering for the past two weeks and having only 83 oxygen capacity in his lungs there was the Evergreen senior giving, literally, every last ounce of energy he had at the 4A state track and field championships on May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium.