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Today's News

  • Former Evergreen man faces sentencing for unlawful sexual contact

    A former Evergreen resident found guilty of unlawful sexual contact involving an at-risk adult is facing a possible 18-month prison sentence.

    Ronald Ruhoff, 73, was charged with having inappropriate physical contact with a 29-year-old woman whom he met while working as a van driver for an area organization, according to a Jefferson County arrest affidavit.

  • Fire destroys home on Bear Mountain

     A couple and their dog escaped uninjured from a house fire on Bear Mountain early Thursday, but the home was destroyed.

  • Public should be able to trust trustees

    If you can’t trust a public trustee with the public’s trust, whom can you trust?

  • Reader reports rare sighting of rose-breasted grosbeak

    A phone call from a reader of this column on Thursday, July 12, brought some exciting news. The call was from Susan Pellegrini, who lives out Brook Forest Drive. She was calling to tell me she had seen her first rose-breasted grosbeak at her feeder. It was an adult male, not all that unusual in itself, but it was the date that excited me.

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will be holding tryouts Aug. 6-7 at Deer Creek Golf Club in Littleton and Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, respectively.
    Players need to shoot a 95 or better at Deer Creek to be invited back for Day 2 unless otherwise notified by coaches.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    How conflict diamonds work

  • Burke’s pitching stifles Coyotes

    Brock Burke hasn’t stopped growing yet. He’s almost certainly going to get stronger as he gets older. But, boy, does the rising Evergreen junior already know how to pitch. The Monarch Coyotes found that out the hard way on July 15 at Evergreen High School.
    The hard-throwing left-hander was spot on in Game 1 of a doubleheader, striking out 12 in a one-hitter as EHS won 10-0. The game was called in the fifth inning courtesy of the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Triple Bypass challenge for veterans, newbies

    For the past 11 years, Michael Steinert has resided in Fort Worth, Texas. But the Colorado native and Poudre High School graduate had a bucket list item that required that he come home one more time — riding in the Triple Bypass.
    He can now mark that off his list.

  • Residents' committee tours West Metro option for fire training

    Dramatic flames and heat burst from a prop stove at the West Metro Fire/Rescue Training Center in Lakewood during a demonstration for Evergreen residents last Thursday.

    The residents were taking a tour of the center, which they are suggesting as an alternative to building a training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park.

  • Teen escapes injury after falling down mineshaft

    A 16-year-old Texas boy was rescued uninjured from an abandoned mineshaft in Kittredge on July 13 after falling down the opening while hiking with his brother.

    “He should’ve been dead,” said Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. “He was uninjured — unbelievable.”

    The boy and his 15-year-old brother, who were visiting family in Colorado, were hiking near Troublesome Gulch Road and came across a hole in the ground.

    “It ended up being an abandoned mineshaft,” Techmeyer said.