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Today's News

  • Benefit at Ice House to help injured firefighter

    Firefighter and emergency medical technician Jon Keith was staining a garage when the ladder he was standing on slipped out from underneath him Aug. 12.

    He just celebrated the fifth anniversary of his remodeling company, Two Trees LLC, but he hasn't been able to work for the last three months, and the bills are starting to pile up.

    His friends are staging a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Ice House Cafe in downtown Evergreen. Live music will be by Dakota Blonde, Joe Bye and Friends, John Erlandson, Lisa Delia and others.

  • First-graders take a trip through time

    The first-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen jumped into a huge time machine on Friday and were transported 5,000 years back in time to ancient Egypt.

    When they arrived, the students transformed into Egyptian princesses, scribes and slaves who were able to taste food from that time period, build pyramids out of sugar cubes, make miniature mummies from aluminum foil and create beautiful bracelets out of cardboard rolls and plastic jewels.

  • Elk herd seeking greener grass where people live

     As the number of elk killings on private property attracts attention in Evergreen, preliminary evidence shows the issue is not necessarily the number of elk, it's where the elk prefer to live that makes them more vulnerable to legal hunts in residential neighborhoods.

    The elk population of Evergreen may seem to be on the increase, but the size of the herd is estimated at 2,500, about 2,000 animals less than in 2000.

  • Fire chief's performance topic of lengthy closed-door meeting

     The Evergreen Fire Protection District held an almost four-hour meeting Oct. 28 to discuss the fire chief's evaluation.

    After opening the meeting at 4 p.m., the board immediately went into an executive session "for a discussion of a personnel matter involving the evaluation of the fire chief," according to the minutes of the special meeting.

  • Investors eye empty Albertsons building

    An investor group is eyeing the empty Albertsons grocery store off Stagecoach Boulevard and Evergreen Parkway for a variety of new retail uses.

    The group has contacted the county planning and zoning department and will be making a presentation to the public at an ENABLE meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive. The public is invited.

  • Cougars’ magical year comes to an end

    COLORADO SPRINGS — In the words of head coach Rob Molholm, 2010 was a magical season as his Evergreen Cougars’ football team rebounded from a 3-7 record in 2009 to go 8-2 in the regular season and reach the 3A state playoffs for the first time since 2004.

    But like 2004, the first round would be as far as the Cougars would make it as they fell to Vista Ridge, 26-10, on Nov. 13 at Sand Creek High School.

  • Conifer trio turns attention toward playing in college

    Ashley Phelps and Molly Walton had a similar path in mind. It’s not that they don’t mind Colorado, but the Conifer seniors had warmer pastures in mind for their immediate future. Add in Allison Gorrell and the Lobos trio all signed on to continue their athletic careers in college.

    On the first day of the early signing period, Phelps, Walton and Gorrell made official their quest to further their athletic careers at the next level.

  • Kids donate candy to soldiers

    Thanks to the enthusiastic trick-or-treating youths of Evergreen, soldiers serving in Afghanistan will once again enjoy a huge belated Halloween treat.

    The second annual “Give to Get Halloween Candy Bribe-Back” at the Island in Hiwan was an overwhelming success. Just before dusk on Halloween night, Dr. Courtney College, local pediatric dentist, along with many costumed volunteers, set up shop in the middle of the popular trick-or-treating neighborhood. Kids of all ages donated some of their hard-earned candy for soldiers serving overseas.

  • Excessive growth boosts fire danger

    By Mike Coffman

  • Dem infrastructure offsets GOP

    The negative ads are gone, the hype has died and the election is (finally) over. The expected GOP wave indeed swept across the country, bringing Republican majorities in the U.S. House and in statehouses across the country.
    Back in Colorado, however, the wave was muted. To be sure, Republicans picked up two congressional seats, the state House of Representatives and two statewide offices (treasurer and secretary of state).