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Today's News

  • Teen charged with reckless driving in vehicle rollover

    An Evergreen teenager was charged with reckless driving after the vehicle he was driving rolled on Colorado 74 on Sunday night.

    Joseph Nowicki, 17, was driving a 2006 Jeep Wrangler on the southbound frontage road near DeDisse Park when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and out of control, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

    The vehicle spun clockwise on Colorado 74, rolled over and came to rest 200 feet from the road. A 14-year-old male passenger was in the vehicle with Nowicki. 

  • EHS band takes fourth place at state competition

    The Evergreen High School marching band accomplished its best performance in many years, ranking fourth in the state 3A competition recently.

    For the band’s drum majors, the feeling of making the finals and then taking fourth was exhilarating. They said it’s the first time in 60 years that the band made it into the top five.

    “The entire band put everything into that performance,” said drum major Norika Zehnder, “and that’s incredible.”

  • Victims of Lower North Fork Fire to take their case to legislature

    Victims of the Lower North Fork Fire still feel that state government has failed them and should stand accountable for starting the March blaze that destroyed 23 homes, killed three people and burned 4,100 acres south of Conifer.

    They resent that the state has required homeowners to join their lawsuits with those of insurance companies when trying to seek restitution for lost property.

    They resent that the state-appointed Lower North Fork Fire Commission has focused on abstract fire management issues rather than investigating the causes of the blaze.

  • School board censures Boggs for on-air comment

    The Jeffco school board voted unanimously to censure board member Laura Boggs after she agreed with a radio host that district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson “should be shot” for having a full-time employee for social media.

    The vote to deliver the second censure in Boggs’ three years on the board was preceded by more than an hour of public comment at the Nov. 1 meeting, with residents and district employees speaking both for and against the censure. 

  • Local filmmakers create Veterans Day documentary

    The film “Veterans Day 11.11.11” tells the story of men and women who served in the military from the Civil War era to present-day Afghanistan. 

    This documentary focusing on contributions and sacrifices veterans have made has a special significance for Evergreen residents involved in its production.

    More than 30 filmmakers, including Suzanne Popovich Chandler and Pat Woodard of Evergreen, created the film, which features 15 veterans and family members talking about their experiences.

  • Gnomie, come home: Beloved wooden gnome goes AWOL from Marshdale yard

    Gnomie, Gnomie, Wherefore art thou, Gnomie?

    With some apologies to William Shakespeare, the classic line from “Romeo and Juliet” speaks directly to the situation.

    Gnomie, the iconic wooden male gnome that has been sitting in front of a home just north of Marshdale on Highway 73, has gone missing.

    Someone took the 4-foot-tall, 300-pound gnome from the front yard of Andre Yerkes’ home two weeks ago. The thieves did not take Gnomie’s female companion.

  • Downtown Evergreen's 1% solution

     After exploring options to raise funds for improvements and amenities in the downtown area, Dean Dalvit and other members of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District have devised a plan to collect voluntary contributions.

    DEED is asking for a 1 percent donation on sales of products and services at businesses through the organization’s Evergreen Legacy Fund. Customers contribute to the fund on a voluntary basis.

  • Plan Jeffco celebrates 40th anniversary with dinner speaker

    Plan Jeffco, a grassroots organization responsible for pioneering the preservation of 53,000 acres and many of Jefferson County’s scenic landmarks, is holding an anniversary fund-raiser to celebrate 40 productive years.

    The wine reception and dinner will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the restaurant 240 Union in Lakewood, with keynote speaker Ed Bangs, coordinator of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's gray wolf recovery program for more than 23 years.

  • Actress Laura Dern visits Obama campaign office in Bergen Park

    Hollywood actress Laura Dern walked through the doors of the Obama campaign office in Bergen Park on Thursday afternoon with a smile on her face and words of support for the president.

    “To me, the passion is greater than four years ago,” Dern said. “Four years ago, we said we have to have change, and that’s going to take eight years to get things changed.”

    Dern commended the president for his focus on affordable health care, education and renewable energy, and for ending the war in Iraq.

  • Bailey man dies in motorcycle crash

    A Bailey man died Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle went out of control in Turkey Creek Canyon.
    Larry Hackett, 62, was driving north on U.S. 285 about 3:30 p.m. when his motorcycle crashed at mile marker 247, about halfway between Parmalee Gulch and Colorado 8, said Morrison police Lt. Anthony Joiner.
    “The driver lost control of his motorcycle, fishtailed for a little bit, hit the guardrail (and) was ejected from the motorcycle,” Joiner said.
    Hackett’s motorcycle was the only vehicle involved.