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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Winther – Hawley

    Leslie MacPherson proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie Winther, to Nathan Hawley.

    Winther was a 2004 graduate of Evergreen High School and attended the University of San Diego, where she graduated with a degree in accounting. She currently is a certified public accountant for Hein and Associates in Denver.

    Hawley grew up in Saxonburg, Pa., and attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he received a master’s in accountancy.

  • A how-to book for the romantically challenged

    Evergreen's romance expert, Gail Riley, owner of Highland Haven Creekside Inn, is appearing at two signings for her new book, "Colorado Romance: Love Notes and Recipes for Happiness," on Thursday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10.

    On Feb. 9, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village Shopping Center is hosting a book signing and Wine@5 event that is open to the public. Riley will be bringing food from her cookbook.

  • Poster contest targets dog-waste bags

    You almost have to love dogs if you live in Evergreen. But do you have to love the dog-waste bags that seem to proliferate in parks and open space? Probably not. But do dog owners care?

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking aim at the unfortunate practice of bagging and leaving the results of happy dogs by launching a poster contest with entries due March 15.

    Here's the deal: Write a message to go with the accompanying Open Space park scene that might encourage people to pick up and dispose of the dog waste in a trash can.

  • Poster contest targets dog-waste bags

    You almost have to love dogs if you live in Evergreen. But do you have to love the dog-waste bags that seem to proliferate in parks and open space? Probably not. But do dog owners care?

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking aim at the unfortunate practice of bagging and leaving the results of happy dogs by launching a poster contest with entries due March 15.

    Here's the deal: Write a message to go with the accompanying Open Space park scene that might encourage people to pick up and dispose of the dog waste in a trash can.

  • Comments sought on Squaw Pass Road improvement project

    The Forest Service is planning to upgrade 5 miles of Squaw Pass Road (Colorado 103) where it passes through Forest Service land and is seeking public comment as part of the environmental assessment.

    The project area is 6 miles northwest of Evergreen and 4 air miles south of Idaho Springs.

  • Open Space to hold volunteer open house in Evergreen

    Jefferson County Open Space is holding a volunteer recruitment open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive in Evergreen.

    Prospective volunteers will learn which Open Space program fits their interests and background. Current volunteers and staff will be on hand.

  • Neighbors pack hearing to protest church expansion

    About 200 people packed a Jefferson County hearing room, as well as an overflow room for 80, for four hours on Feb. 1 to hear about a dozen opponents protest a Lookout Mountain church's expansion plans before the planning commission.

    Because of the large number of people wanting to make statements, the hearing was continued until Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:15 p.m. No action was taken. The planning commission makes recommendations, but the Board of County Commissioners is empowered to make the final decision.

  • The 'E' Games: Epic snowfall paves the way for a rad Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake

    The sky above Evergreen exploded with an epic 22-inch snow dump Thursday night, Feb. 2, and all day Friday, just in time to turn what could have been a mud fest into a true Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake.

     

    The snow turned the first ski-able slope ever constructed on the shores of Evergreen Lake into about 40 vertical feet of respectable performance terrain. Conceived by Geoff Bostwick, the park designer for Echo Mountain Ski Area, the hill emerged with the help of Esco Construction of Evergreen, which trucked in the snow earlier last week.

  • Friday's sporting events postponed

    Evergreen's boys and girls basketball games with Wheat Ridge, scheduled for tonight, have been postponed until Monday, Feb. 6 due to the inclement weather.
    The boys will play at Wheat Ridge with the varsity game scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The Lady Cougars will host Wheat Ridge at Evergreen High School at the same time.

  • 300 pack hearing on proposed church expansion

    A four-hour public hearing packed with 300 people ended with no recommendation Wednesday night on the proposed expansion of the Activation Ministries International Church on Lookout Mountain.

    The Jeffco planning commission continued the hearing to Feb. 8. That session will also be at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building at 6:15 p.m Additional testimony from individuals will be heard.