Today's News

  • Ice Melt Barrel takes the plunge

    The Ice Melt Barrel on Evergreen Lake splashed into the water at 1:04:41 p.m. Saturday, March 24 — about two days later than last year. In the six years since the contest was inaugurated, the ice has melted as early as March 22 and as late as April 12.

    The $1,000 winner was Sophia Pallane, with a time of 12:57:42 p.m. Second place ($500) went to Fountaine Lentz, 12:55:59 p.m. Mike Hummell won third ($250) with a time of 1:17:06 p.m. Shawn Ellis won fourth ($125) with 12:49:31 p.m.

  • Huff, Diggers stymie Saints

    EDGEWATER — With continued dominant play from Ally Huff, the Clear Creek girls soccer team shut down Jefferson to grab its second league win of the season with a 5-0 decision.
    Huff put on a show at Jefferson on March 23. With quick moves and flashy plays, she recorded a hat trick in the first half and added another goal in the second. She now has 15 goals and 33 points in five games for the Lady Golddiggers.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen remains undefeated with 2-1 win over Faith Christian

    Kylee Russell and Toni Hoidal each scored a goal as host Evergreen scored a 2-1 victory over Faith Christian on March 22 at Evergreen High School.
    The win was the third straight for the Lady Cougars, who improved to 4-0-1 on the season. It was their third one-goal victory.
    Brittany Halcomb scored Faith Christian’s lone goal in the second half. Caroline Jenkins assisted on the score.
    Evergreen freshman Natalie Ulfig made four saves in goal.

  • Cougars swing sweet bats in twinbill sweep

    Maybe it was because Riley Krane and his Evergreen Cougars teammates got to the field early on March 24, but whatever it was their bats were lively.
    The first-year varsity second baseman went 4-for-4 with three runs scored as Evergreen punched out a 15-5 six-inning win over Kennedy on March 24 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cougars completed the sweep with a 11-1 win in Game 2, also in six innings.

  • Slow start doesn’t derail Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — Jon Cohen wasn’t at liberty to say exactly what he told his Evergreen Cougars during an early timeout in their March 21 game with Green Mountain, and rightfully so.
    There wasn’t a whole lot of nice things to be said after the Cougars’ boys lacrosse team surrendered three goals in the game’s first eight minutes at Trailblazer Stadium. But whatever was said it worked.

  • Evergreen firefighters rescue dog from pit near Kittredge

    A team of Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters saved a dog about 3:30 p.m. Monday after the animal fell into a 25-foot-deep pit near Troublesome Gulch Road and Highway 74 in Kittredge.

    The dog's owner, Gino Barone, was out walking in the woods on the side of the hill across from his house on Troublesome Gulch Road when his dog Chief bolted after a sound in the trees and disappeared.

  • Remaining evacuees return to homes as weather deals final blow to deadly Lower North Fork Fire

    With containment of the deadly Lower North Fork Fire at 100 percent and wetter weather answering the prayers of residents and firefighters, the remaining evacuated residents were headed back to their homes on Monday —a week after the wildfire brought fear and devastation to a massive area south of Conifer. 


    Kuehster Road, where the most damage was done, was open to residents only on Monday, Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. All pre-evacuation notices also were lifted April 2.

  • Flight student who died in Longmont crash was Evergreen resident

    An Evergreen man was one of two people who died Friday when two small planes collided over Longmont, published reports said.

    Edward Omohundro, 64, of Evergreen, a flight student, died along with instructor Ryan Brungardt when their single-engine Cessna crashed a mile south of Colorado 119. The plane had reportedly collided in midair with a single-engine Cessna 180.

  • Red-flag warning in effect in Jefferson County

    The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning, citing low relative humidity (5 to 15 percent), from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday as the weather continued to be windy and unseasonably warm. Under the conditions, a single spark from a cigarette butt can start a wildfire, the weather service said.

    The warning was in effect for Jefferson and west Douglas counties above 6,000 feet; Larimer and Boulder counties between 6,000 and 9,000 feet; and parts of Gilpin, Clear Creek and northeast Park counties.

  • School board seeks input on budget questions

    While there are many opinions about how we should educate our children in Jefferson County, we can all agree on one underlying principle — we care about our children, and we want the best for them.
    Jeffco schools have struggled over the last three years to manage more than $60 million in state funding cuts without hurting kids. We have reduced costs, closed under-enrolled schools, trimmed staff, streamlined administration and cut compensation.