Today's News

  • Five Evergreen student-athletes sign letters-of-intent

    Following is a list of Evergreen High student-athletes along with their accomplishments who signed their letters-of-intent to play collegiately during a ceremony at the school on April 18:

    Cross country: letterman; all-conference honorable mention
    Volleyball: three-time letterman; two-time all-conference first team; one-time all-conference honorable mention

  • Lobos surprise Cougars, win thriller in 7th

    CONIFER — Little did Caleb Henderson believe he would even get the opportunity to bat in the seventh inning of Conifer’s rivalry game with Evergreen on April 18. After all, he was the fifth batter in line and the Lobos’ first two batters struck out.

  • New fire danger signs going up around Evergreen

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District unveiled new "Fire Danger" signs at the board’s regular monthly meeting April 10.

    The new aluminum signs are to be posted around the district at eight fire stations sometime before the end of May, said Doug Saba, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue .

    Interim district administrator Frank Dearborn explained the signs had been in the works for some time and were not created specifically as a result of the Lower North Fork Fire that started March 26.

  • 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.