Today's News

  • Free service handles disposal of no-longer-needed drugs

    Finding a place to properly dispose of unused medications no longer has to be a such a hassle, thanks to a free disposal drop box recently installed in the pharmacy department at the King Soopers in Bergen Park.

    The drop-box service is being funded by Evergreen Rotary as part of the statewide Colorado Medication Take Back Project, which so far has 12 locations, including nine on the Front Range and two in Summit County.

  • Tin Star owner pleads guilty to sexual-contact charge

    An Evergreen man received a deferred judgment after pleading guilty in Jefferson County District Court to the charge of unlawful sexual contact without consent, a misdemeanor.

    The charges were filed after a teenager reported alleged inappropriate sexual behavior to a counseling agency and the agency reported the charges to the police.

    The name of the teenager does not occur in the court records.

  • Keith Parker a candidate for EPRD board

    Keith Parker, 42, describes himself as a volunteer by nature, someone who enjoys meeting people and solving problems, characteristics that would make him a logical candidate for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    A resident of Evergreen for 12 years, Parker is one of three people in the running for the two, four-year board seats up for election May 8. Residents can either vote by mail if they request a mail ballot or at a polling place on Election Day.

  • Earth Day Fair grows into week-long event

    The annual Earth Day Fair is becoming the first Earth Day Week, culminating in the 23rd annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Lake House.

    Various organizations are sponsoring events on different nights of the week from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 21.

  • Expanded church must have no less than 60 percent open space

    Activation Ministries on Lookout Mountain, which recently won approval from the county commissioners for a controversial expansion, must devote at least 60 percent of its 10 acres to open space, no matter how much parking is required.

    If the parking and building combined would take more than 40 percent, then the church must reduce the building footprint from a maximum of 15,000 square feet to something less.

  • Canyon Courier wins eight CPA awards

    The Canyon Courier took home eight awards for photography, news, headline writing and page design in the annual 2012 Colorado Press Association Convention.

    Photo editor Matt Jonas, now on the staff at the Longmont Times-Call, won third place for story-picture combo about local taxidermist Brad Haddix of A Lasting Memory in Evergreen. He also won thirds for feature and sports photos.

    Michael Hicks, sports editor, won a second place for best sports-event story in the Canyon Courier and third places for headline writing and news page design.

  • Playground displays backcountry flair

    The 20-year-old playground in Indian Hills has a dramatic new backcountry look, thanks to the efforts of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and Jeffco Open Space.

    As of March 14, the play equipment was still covered with yellow tape and not ready for any serious play dates, but the prospects look exciting.

    The renovation cost $70,000 — $10,000 in park-district funds and $60,000 from a Local Park and Recreation grant from the Jefferson County Open Space Division in 2011.

  • Panel: McCasky violated ethics standards

    Former Jefferson County commissioner Kevin McCasky violated Colorado law when he voted to approve $400,000 in county funds for the economic council to which he had applied and later accepted a high-paying job, a state ethics panel ruled Monday.

    The Colorado Ethics Commission made its ruling a little over a year after Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint against McCasky, alleging the former commissioner breached his fiduciary duty to the county by performing an official act in which he had a financial interest.

  • Foodie Thoughts: Column offers a taste of Evergreen food scene

    By Pam Montgomery

    My name is Pam Montgomery, and I’m a foodie. I love anything to do with food: eating it, cooking it, shopping for it, and getting others excited about it. I enjoy discovering a new restaurant or coffee shop, eating meals outside, browsing farmers markets, and even grocery shopping. It’s true. I can wander for a very long time in a produce aisle, take advantage of every taste offered, and always have my eye out for those discount sections hidden in the back.

  • Alliance Artists bring springtime to Evergreen

    Springtime in the Rockies can mean a lot of different things — a last-minute snowstorm before winter gives up for another year, tulips pushing up through the slowly thawing ground, or birds mating at the sign of warmer weather. Visitors to the Alliance Artists of Evergreen show “Springtime in the Rockies,” at the Center for the Arts Rotary Gallery at Center/Stage, will be privy to delightful images that are sure to take the chill off the final days of winter.