Today's News

  • Talks with teachers should be open to public

    By Ben Degrow

  • Beware the spy in your pocket

    Several months ago, I asked in this column, “At what point will we finally have enough surveillance cameras? It’s hard to go anywhere without being watched by at least one, and often several, closed-circuit eyes in the sky.”
    Well, as it turns out, there’s no longer any need to worry about external technology spying on us. Thanks to the intrepid work of two British techies named Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, we now know that we’re spying on ourselves.

  • New product helps control persistent woodpeckers

    With the arrival of spring every year, I begin to receive phone calls from the readers of this column, asking for advice on how to keep woodpeckers from making holes in their houses. All members of the woodpecker family are designed with stiff tail feathers and strong feet to prop themselves against tree trunks, and sharp stout beaks to make holes in wood.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wanted for Jayhawking

  • May our beloved bell tower keep ringing

    Jock Spence constructed the bell tower at the Mission of the Transfiguration in 1911. Then, the Army Corps of Engineers restored it in 1978. The 35-foot tower, besides calling families to service, has greeted travelers as they entered Evergreen after driving Highway 74, climbing through Bear Creek Canyon. Many citizens of Evergreen still consider the bell tower one of the gateways of town.

  • Time takes a toll on bell tower


    The bell tower that stands sentry over the east end of downtown Evergreen is in need of repair, and the Church of the Transfiguration is hoping to get a grant to do the restoration work.

    The tower, originally dedicated on Easter Sunday 1911, was rededicated by the church’s congregation on April 24 to mark its 100th anniversary.

  • Marshdale students get down to earth

    For students at Marshdale Elementary School, Earth Day was more than just a regular school day. Parents, teachers and PTA members transformed the day into an experiential learning celebration so students could discover ways to become environmental stewards both in and out of the classroom.

  • Suspicious fires preceded Myers Gulch Road blaze

    Two smaller fires had broken out April 21 on the property at 3951 Myers Gulch Road before the two-story wood house virtually burned to the ground on April 22.

    An arson investigation has been initiated in connection with the house fire, Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said Monday. The Sheriff's Office is releasing no further details.

  • Footpath envisioned for missing link in trail

    A group of downtown Evergreen enthusiasts is resurrecting a plan that brings back memories of the ill-fated Dam Bridge on the Evergreen Lake trail.

    The idea is to span the gap near the dam (currently served by stairs) temporarily with a walker-friendly, step-less path that would speed access to and from downtown Evergreen and the lake.

  • Economic development council becomes DEED

    The Evergreen Economic Development Council has adopted the official name of Downtown Evergreen Economic District, or DEED, as part of its effort to become an entity empowered to get things done for the good of downtown Evergreen.

    The Economic Development Council was formed late last year by members of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    DEED is headed by a nine-member board that was elected by the EDBA membership last November.