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Today's News

  • Remembering a beloved coach

    Toby Plank loved the competition and the feeling winning provided. He enjoyed giving back to a sport that had given him so much. And he loved preparing players for the journey ahead of them.
    So when the Evergreen High School boys lacrosse coach died Dec. 20 due to complications from carcinoid cancer, a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer, at the age of 36 he left behind a passion for the game that won’t soon be forgotten.

  • Hiwan Museum hires former Denver Zoo education chief

    By Virginia Grantier
    For the Times
    He stops, sits and watches when he sees a red-tailed hawk.
    “I just really enjoy watching them hunt,” said Andy Spencer of Conifer, the new education coordinator for Evergreen’s Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Dawg Nation persevering in trying times

    Martin Richardson considers himself a glass half-full kind of guy. But even the heartiest of person would have a hard time dealing with the heartbreak that has surrounded the Dawg Nation the past couple of years.

    “It’s been a crazy tough year for all of us,” said Richardson, the founder and president of the Dawg Nation. “But the silver lining is what we’ve done with it. Instead of moping we’ve started our own foundation. It’s a real silver lining.”

  • Ice scream: 250 take the new year’s plunge into icy Evergreen Lake

     

  • Bentek agrees to be acquired by Platts

    A division of McGraw-Hill Cos. has agreed to acquire Bentek Energy LLC, a privately held company based in Evergreen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the Dec. 16 announcement.

    The deal is expected to close in 2011. Bentek will continue to operate under the current name with the same management.

    Bentek is known for providing information services in the field of natural gas markets. It employs about 100 people in offices on Castle Court off Evergreen Parkway.

  • Public meetings

     

    Public meetings

     

    Evergreen Park and Recreation District

    Buchanan Recreation Center

    Wulf Recreation Center

    When: 6 p.m.

    Date: Jan. 25, at Buchanan

     

    Evergreen North Area Balanced Land UseEffort

    United Methodist Church

    When: third Thursdays of the month

     

    Evergreen Downtown Business Association

    Beau Jo's restaurant

  • Zoril named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue

    Interim acting fire chief Brian Zoril, a longtime volunteer firefighter, has been named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue, it was announced Dec. 29. He becomes the second paid fire chief hired in the last 12 months and the second in the organization's history.

    The headquarters station is at Interstate 70 and Evergreen Parkway, where the department is building a new garage.

  • Author examines life of Anne Evans in pioneering Denver

    Because she grew up in the shadow of her father, John Evans, the second territorial governor of Colorado from 1862 to 1865, Anne Evans' life story was largely ignored until Evergreen author Barbara Sternberg decided to make it the subject of her just-published book.

  • Hunting for compromise

    Living in the mountains means it's possible to bag an elk in your own backyard — provided it's hunting season and one has the proper license.

    Disturbing though it may be to many neighbors in the idyllic bedroom communities of Evergreen, Genesee and Indian Hills, shooting elk on private property in unincorporated Jefferson County is legal, as long as the ammunition remains in the shooter's yard.

  • Housecleaner sentenced to 30 years for kidnapping

    Joel Michael Herrin was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for kidnapping a woman from her Evergreen home on Dec. 29, 2009, forcing her to into his SUV and confining her in his apartment in Kittredge for nearly 12 hours.
    Herrin, 41, had been working as a housecleaner in the woman’s home for four years.
    Herrin previously pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping and attempted sexual assault Sept. 17. The sentencing originally was scheduled for Dec. 3 and was continued. Herrin originally could have faced a sentence of life in prison.