Today's News

  • 18th annual Ice Fest promises wintry fun for all

    Being in the wintry outdoors promises to be far more delightful than frightful for those attending the 18th annual Ice Fest at Evergreen Lake.

    The two-day event sponsored by Drive Smart begins at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Eve with the Youth Pond Hockey Tournament and continues in the afternoon with a snowman-building contest before Skate the Lake in the evening.

    On New Year’s Day, the brave and the faint-hearted will line up to jump into the frigid water during the Evergreen Lake Plunge.

  • The longevity of love

    Evergreen residents Elizabeth and Victor Macek have been married 71 years, and they know the secrets to a long, happy marriage.

    The first is simple: common interests.

    When the couple met, they were 16 and 17, and Elizabeth was seeing another boy. Her parents preferred Victor, however, so she spent time with him, too. The day she fell in love with him involves a favorite story.

  • One-car crash kills Golden man on Highway 74

    A 25-year-old Golden man was killed Friday night when his car went out of control on Highway 74 between Kittredge and Idledale.

    The victim, Matthew Anglin, was traveling east on Highway 74 about 9:30 p.m., according to Colorado State Patrol spokesman Nate Reid. The 2002 Ford Taurus traveled into the westbound lane and skidded off the north side of the road.

    The car hit a rock embankment, spun, and rolled 1½ times, landing on the highway on its roof. Anglin was not wearing a seatbelt, and he was ejected from the car, Reid said. He died at the scene.

  • Cactus Jack’s reopens

    Christmas came five days early for Megan and Gary Mitchell when they reopened Cactus Jack’s Saloon on Friday.

    Customers began pouring into the iconic bar and eatery at Highway 73/74 that was extensively damaged during the September flooding, and business has been steady ever since.

    “It’s a Christmas miracle,” Megan said Sunday afternoon amid a large crowd during the Broncos game. “The response has been awesome. Everybody’s been smiling.”

  • A best friend in need

    This is the story of a local woman who lost almost everything. But more than that, it's the story of how a local organization saved one of the few joys she had left: her dog, Tilly.

    Lisa Larson went in for routine surgery on a pancreatic cyst, and left the hospital with a chronic disability: pancreatitis.

  • Evergreen to be hub for regional emergency dispatch system

    Come the new year, Evergreen will be the hub for all things emergency-related this side of the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    It's all part of "regionalization," a nationwide push to bring emergency agencies together under one roof, system or organization to better coordinate response over an extended area. And when that area is prone to wildfires — or flooding — a little reorganization is designed to go a long way.

  • Vehicles slam into elk herd on Evergreen Parkway

    Three cars slammed into a herd of elk on Evergreen Parkway during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing at least two of the animals but resulting in no injuries to occupants of the vehicles.

    The incident occurred near Evergreen Parkway and Brookline Road, where each car hit animals individually but did not collide with other vehicles, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

  • Living in Evergreen a dream come true

    After living in our Centennial home for 20 years, we put it on the market on a Monday.
    Tuesday: Six showings scheduled.
    Wednesday:  Signed contract.
    Thursday: Fourth of July.
    Friday: Dream home found in Evergreen.
    Saturday: Signed contract on our new home.
    (I love when a plan comes together.)

  • After the holiday, turn your Christmas tree into a bird tree

    This year’s Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15. All in all, it was just about an average count with totals of 4,690 individual birds observed and counts of 45 different species. There were no rare or unusual birds observed and no major decline or increase in any species.

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