Today's News

  • Gobbling all the way: EChO’s fifth annual Turkey Trot sees record attendance

    “Way to go!” announcer Michelle Parker called to participants crossing the finish line at the annual Turkey Trot in Evergreen on Thanksgiving Day.

    Standing in the bright sunshine, people were basking in the morning glow of the event, which raised $7,000 for Evergreen Christian Outreach, an interfaith organization that assists the needy.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: New deli opens in Evergreen Mountain Market

    A new deli has moved into Evergreen Mountain Market.

    D-Rass Deli, along with La Cuisine of Evergreen, are open in the space that has seen a variety of delis come and go over the years. 

    Owner Laurie Baumer and chef Dylan Shively use the kitchen to prepare a full catering menu of French-inspired meals and appetizers for parties and weddings. Plus, they make breakfast and lunch fare for daily consumption. All sauces are made from scratch, Baumer said.

  • Evergreen Lake skates to top-10 scenic list

    It was quite surprising to Lake House supervisor Brad Bednar when CNN last week put Evergreen Lake on a list of 10 of the world’s most beautiful ice-skating rinks.

    Evergreen was named with ice rinks in major cities around the world, including Beijing, Paris, Vienna, London, New York City and Sydney.

  • State agency seeking input on elk herd management

    Elk are an all-too-familiar sight for Evergreen residents. Wandering herds graze in yards, eat garden vegetables and create traffic backups as they cross busy roads. Recently an Evergreen elk cow made the news when she tried her luck on a resident’s trampoline as her long-legged companions watched.

    “How do we control the elk population in Evergreen?” Reid DeWalt of Colorado Parks and Wildlife asked during a recent community meeting on the issue. “It’s kind of like herding cats. We pretty much let them do what they want to do.”

  • Breakfast visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus nourishes the soul

    Girls and boys dressed in their holiday best waited excitedly for their chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday at the fifth annual Breakfast With Santa.

    The Evergreen Lake House was filled with children of all ages and their parents, who ate a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage, followed by a wait in line to sit on Santa’s lap.

    Cameras were in abundance as Santa and Mrs. Claus posed with the kids.

    It was a fun day for the 250 people who attended the event sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  • King-Murphy Elementary closed Tuesday after minor fire

    King-Murphy Elementary School was closed Tuesday after a small fire in the boiler room on Monday forced students and teachers to be transported to Clear Creek High/Middle School.

    A compressor caught fire, and a maintenance worker at the school put it out with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived about 1:30 p.m., according to Doug Saba, a spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Skier Duke is working her way back

    It’s not every day that a 2010 Olympian walks around Idaho Springs, but that’s where skier Hailey Duke was last week. Actually, she was just stationed there while commuting up to Echo Mountain for a couple of days of warm-up runs before she seeks to complete the biggest comeback of her life.
    “We always have to come to Colorado during this time of the year. It’s got the best skiing and best training leading into the first race of the season,” the 28-year-old Sun Valley, Idaho native said.

  • 2013-14 Evergreen girls basketball preview

    Head coach: Amy Bahl
    Assistant coaches: Scott Drysdale, Cheryl Newhall, Lisa Deal
    Conference: 4A Jeffco
    2012-13 record: 13-12

  • Elmgreen is Evergreen's heartbeat

    It was an atypical situation for Emily Elmgreen. The 5-foot-9 guard had never been put in the role of being a leader for the Lady Cougars’ girls basketball team before. So it was certainly a learning experience to say the least, but she embraced it wholeheartedly.

  • November: a time to remember, a time to act

    By Ellen Golombek

    Before he served in Congress and before he went to the White House, Lt. John F. Kennedy commanded torpedo boats in the South Pacific during World War II. His distinguished military career resulted in being awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart. He was proud of his service and once said, “I can imagine no more rewarding a career.”