Today's News

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    The homeowners have withdrawn their application to rezone a house on Mariposa Road to allow its use as a short-term vacation rental, after losing a bid to legalize another short-term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

  • A jolt from a bolt from the blue

    Jason Hamburg knew something was amiss when the computer mouse he was using began to buzz and the walls of his office shook.

    Hamburg, a Jefferson County Open Space park ranger, was in his office near Elk Meadow in Evergreen on Monday afternoon when lightning from a fast-moving storm struck the metal building he was in and destroyed a nearby gasoline storage tank.

    “There was a flash-bang, and I backed away from the computer and the building shook,” he said. “The walls shook, and I was under the stairs.”

  • Clear Creek schools making great strides

    By Jeff Miller
    Warming temperatures, greener meadows and restless students — all signs that the end of the school year is approaching. While students yearn for summer break, parents contemplate the future. For those who are weighing educational options, I’d like to offer some insight into Clear Creek Middle and High Schools.

  • Help in the fight against MS

    It’s often said, “ ‘Tis a pleasure to live in Colorado.” And it is. We have some of the best quality of life of anywhere in the world. But one odd blemish that researchers have yet to fully understand is why we have a higher incidence of multiple sclerosis than most anywhere else.

  • Late and large straggler: Pelican returns to Evergreen Lake

    Spring has been up to her fickle tricks again with a wet soggy snow last Wednesday, May 11, followed by an overcast day on Thursday, May 12. By late afternoon, she had apparently had enough of her sulking and cleared off to a partly blue sky and some very welcome sunshine.
    My friend Loie Evans had taken me into town for a doctor’s appointment, and as we were headed home up Bear Creek Canyon, she was telling me all the interesting migrants she had seen on Wednesday at Evergreen Lake in the snow. As she ended an amazing list, she added, “But no pelicans.”

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