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Today's News

  • Fire district honors Goldbach for his service

    After serving as a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board since November 2007, George Goldbach officially seconded his last motion at the regular meeting April 13.

    “I have to tell you how hard this was, sitting on this side of the table for a change,” said Goldbach, who has had a 50-year career in the fire service as a paid professional, including a stint as chief of West Metro Fire Rescue.

    “This is the end of a 50-year love affair,” Goldbach said.

  • Ice Melt Barrel gets wet April 12

    The 2010 Ice Melt Barrel on Evergreen Lake officially hit water on Monday, April 12, at 14:35:43, but two days after the steel drum was spotted in a floating position, the barrel disappeared off everyone’s radar screens.

    It was the latest splashdown in the four-year history of the fund-raiser, which is staged by Mountain Foothills Rotary members.

  • Evergreen Lake to get makeover this summer

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has received a $107,000 Open Space Joint Venture Grant to make landscaping and other outdoor improvements at Evergreen Lake. The district is projected to spend $43,000 for a total project cost of $150,000.

    Based on the grant application, the bulk of the money, or $77,000, is to add 2 inches of asphalt to the parking lot “to even it out and clean it up,” said Dick Wulf, park district consultant. “It’s not in very good shape.”

  • Evergreen man charged with murder, sex assault in slaying

    An Evergreen man accused of killing his older sister was charged Thursday morning with two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of sexual assault and one count of robbery.

    Zachariah Thomas Santaguida, 18, appeared in Jefferson County District Court for an advisement hearing in Judge Margie Enquist’s courtroom. His preliminary hearing is set for 8 a.m. June 25.

  • There are black birds and then there are blackbirds

    All through late March, there have been reports of large flocks of blackbirds moving through the area: 150 in Kerr Gulch, 200 in Kittredge, 100 at Morrison, etc.

    We also have had more red-winged blackbirds at Evergreen Lake than there were this winter, so that means some migrants have arrived. The flock is much more talkative than it was, and males are displaying their red-shoulder epaulets, which indicate that some females have arrived and picked out nesting sites that must be defended.

  • An immigrant's fervent prayer

    “Life is a song we must sing with our days

    “A poem with meaning more than words can say.”

    — Michael Card from “The Poem of Your Life”

  • Buchanan Park key in EPRD election

    In many ways, the closest thing we have to a city council in Evergreen is the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. While there are other special districts with elected boards here, the combination of EPRD’s mission and the facilities it manages gives it a much more overreaching presence than other districts.

  • Evergreen man arrested in slaying of sister

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18-year-old Evergreen man in the slaying of his sister after responding to a call of an adult female not breathing in the 30000 block of Hilltop Drive in Evergreen at 11 p.m. April 8.

    Zachariah Thomas Santaguida was booked into the Jefferson County jail, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

    The victim, a 24-year-old woman, has not been identified. Her sister found her in the family home, where the brother also was living, according to police.

  • Suspect, 18, being held on murder charges in Hilltop Drive slaying

    A man arrested April 9 on suspicion of killing his sister at their home on Hilltop Drive in Evergreen is being held on first-degree murder charges in the Jefferson County jail without bond.

    The suspect, Zachariah Thomas Santaguida, 18, appeared Monday by video in County Judge Thomas Vance’s courtroom in the Jefferson County courthouse. Santaguida did not make a statement.

  • Five-star Kaufmann leads Cougars to rout

    LAKEWOOD — Anya Kaufmann had never scored more than four goals in a game before.

    Well, she took care of that in the first half in Evergreen’s game against Englewood on April 9. The only question was if she would she get her fifth.

    It wasn’t looking like she would, but with less than 10 minutes remaining in the second half, Kaufmann fired a shot past the Englewood goalie to tally that fifth goal and set a new personal record as she helped lead the Cougars past the Pirates in an 8-0 laugher at Lakewood Memorial Field.