Today's News

  • Berry brings boisterous approach to bid for Jeffco sheriff

    John Berry wants to be the face of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.
    Berry, a Republican running in 2014 to replace Ted Mink as sheriff, said a change in philosophy is needed in the department. And he says that change starts with the sheriff himself.

  • Why are some plants weeds and others not?

    We hear a lot about noxious weeds these days, which makes me wonder why some plants are called weeds, and others are not. Just what is a weed?

  • Tiny artwork a big attraction at Evergreen Fine Art

    As the holiday season quickly approaches, mothers across the land spout the adage, “Good things come in small packages.” Nothing could be more true when it comes to “Miniature Masterpieces,” the upcoming show at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery. The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 22, and features a gallery filled with artwork under 120 square inches.

  • Holiday cards embodied Evergreen resident’s dream

    Ona “Okie” Reid was many things, but the part of her that was an artist shone brightly at Christmastime.

    Every year — for decades — Reid would painstakingly create her own Christmas cards for family and friends. She had a fine arts degree, but also raised a family of four, and worked as an occupational therapist during World War II and later as a veterinary assistant at the family clinic.

    It's her creative side, however, that the Evergreen Library is honoring through the end of this month.

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of theft

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.

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  • Local real estate agent honored for efforts to help Native Americans

    It was just a regular Tuesday sales meeting at Re/Max Alliance of Evergreen — until 7News walked through the door and proclaimed a hero.

    That hero is real estate agent Kate Mondragon, who for 15 years has taken an ever-growing load of food to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Waving one hand over her chest and using the other to wipe away tears, Mondragon received the "Everyday Hero" plaque from newscaster Mitch Jelniker as her co-workers clapped and cheered.

  • EAS+Y creates club to get greener

    Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability started the way many groups of its kind do: over dinner.

    “A bunch of us saw that there wasn't a group that supported or championed sustainability in the Evergreen area,” said Tupper Briggs, EAS+Y’s treasurer. “So we thought, rather than being a fringe group of radical preservationists, we wanted to be a mainstream voice for doing things to promote sustainability.”

  • Firs will fly at second annual Festival of Trees

    The second annual Festival of Trees is ready to delight this weekend, and if trees alone don't yuck up your yule, the festival is coupled with the 13th annual Holiday Wine Tasting.

    The trees will be on display and open for bids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Barn at Marshdale, and for $40 attendees can also enjoy the wine tasting from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite trees and submit silent bids to take one home.

  • Fees for fire inspections to increase

    A fire inspection is mandatory for new construction in commercial and residential structures, and that review is about to cost more.

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board granted Fire Marshal Frank Dearborn's request to increase fees for all commercial and residential fire safety inspections at the board meeting Nov. 12. Currently most fees hover around $75, but with the increase, from $5 to $100 will be added starting in January.