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Today's News

  • At 7 a.m. Sunday, things were heating up

    Soon after the sun rose over Evergreen Lake on Sunday, the stillness of the morning was shattered by 50 groups of people moving mini-kitchens into the parking lot.

    Coolers, stoves, cases of food, cooking utensils, tents, tables, chairs — everything was organized chaos as teams began at 7 a.m. to prepare to cook 100 different chilis for Evergreen’s ninth annual Big Chili Cookoff.

    The aroma of sautéed garlic mixed with browning pork was irresistible as the cooks and their helpers prepared to set up, stir up and dish up chili to about 4,000 attendees.

  • Davis places 5th as Cougars capture Columbine Invite

    LITTLETON — Amanda Davis took fifth place overall and Cori Graves won the bars competition as Evergreen won the Columbine Invitational on Sept. 11.

  • Theil's 81 leads Cougars to 5th place

     

     

    WESTMINSTER — Sam Theil had his fair share of issues at Hyland Hills Golf Course on Sept. 10. Be it the recently aerated greens that had been sanded down just the day before or the Par-5 holes on the Par-72 course, the Evergreen golfer ran into some issues.

  • OktoberPets 2010 auction brings hundreds to Elks Lodge

    The 2010 version of OktoberPets, an annual fundraiser for the Evergreen Animal Protective League, brought a lively crowd of animal lovers to the comfortable ambience of the Elks Lodge in Evergreen for brats, beer and more.

    The Elks served some 330 attendees, about the same number as last year, said Ginny Reiss, the event director.

  • Jeffco enacts fire ban

    The Jeffco sheriff ordered a temporary fire ban for all areas of unincorporated Jefferson County, including federal lands, as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires. The ban is in effect until further notice.

    Extremely dry weather and low humidity in the foothills in general for the last month have dried out trees and grasses. The fire danger in Jefferson County continues to be high.

  • Cougars to play first of three football games at EHS this season

    Finally, the Evergreen Cougars are playing a home game.

  • It's important to be bear-responsible

    Bears have been particularly plentiful this summer and will continue to be until about the first of November when snow and cold weather will send them into hibernation.

    We have had a female with three cubs roaming around Herzman’s Mesa most of the summer. This is a dangerous situation, and we need to do everything we can do to avoid human contact with these bears.

  • Real divide: libertarians vs. statists

    Sometimes I wonder whether we use the right nomenclature to describe the basic political divide in America. We see “liberals” on this side and “conservatives” on that side, with Democrats generally representing the former and Republicans the latter.

    But a compelling case can be made that the political landscape is really more sensibly divided into those who believe government should have a limited role (libertarians) and those who prefer government to have a more active role (statists). 

  • A matter of becoming the gift outright

    I am now a permanent resident and registered alien after 10 years of struggle. The alien part notwithstanding, to a poet like me, this is like saying, a bird authorized to sing, a dog authorized to bark, and a mother to suckle her young.

    Andrei Guruianu, a Romanian immigrant poet, said this about his poem, “Alien Authorized To Work”:

  • Improv troupe brings epic laughs to Evergreen

    Ever wonder why Thanksgiving dinner with the family can be so hilarious — or stressful? Bring together disparate personalities with all of their eccentricities. Add a dash of conversation. Throw in a controversial topic or two, and you have the makings of a family feast failure — or farce, depending on how you look at it. Now imagine that you’ve selected the diners yourself. Replace crazy Aunt Margaret with an astronaut who has a nervous tick or Grandpa Joe with a go-go dancer who wants to be the president. Now you have the makings of an Epic evening.