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Today's News

  • Electrical cord probable cause of barn fire

    An investigation has found that the probable cause of a barn fire on Saturday night was the improper use of an electrical cord, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesperson Stacee Montague said.

    Evergreen firefighters extinguished the blazing barn after receiving a call from a resident in Brook Forest, where the fire occurred.

  • Fire training facility opponents submit signatures for recall petition

    A group of Evergreen residents advocating the recall of fire district board members have submitted petitions signed by more than 450 people to the election officer handling the initiative

    “We thought that would make a loud enough statement,” said resident Cal Winn, who signed the original recall documents.

    Winn and other residents who have been collecting signatures to recall the five Evergreen Fire Protection District board members are opposed to the plan to place a fire training facility with live burn capabilities in Bergen Park. 

  • Brave resident saves dog from mountain lion attack

    An Evergreen resident saved her dog from a mountain lion attack by giving the panther a few strong kicks with her foot Friday evening.

    Julie Wynn-Birr said that after letting Apollo, her 85-pound chow mix, out on the third-floor deck of her home around dusk, she heard squealing and a low roar. When she looked outside, Wynn-Birr said, the mountain lion was on top of her dog, gripping him by the head.

    After kicking the lion on his head and ribs with her foot, the animal ran off, she said.

    "That finally deterred him."

  • Community garden project receives grant funding

    A long-term dream envisioned by Evergreen resident Rachel Emmer and members of her environmental group is taking root this year.

    Essential funds for the community garden project at Buchanan Park are now in place through grants received by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

    After six years of nurturing the project for EAS+Y, Emmer says she is gratified to see the garden on the verge of becoming a reality.

  • Plunging into the New Year

    “I’m nervous,” said Maria Hadsell while waiting to jump into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day.

     

    “My mom told me if I would do it, she would,” said Sallie Markey, who was standing with her friend Maria.

    “If you jump in and a muskrat assaults you, that’s the way it is,” said CBS4 Denver newscaster Alan Gionet, master of ceremonies for the annual Evergreen Lake Plunge.

  • Narrow defeat leaves Lady Cougars in foul mood

    DENVER — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Mohr kept her emotions in check after the Lady Cougars’ 39-33 loss at George Washington on Jan. 4. The first-year coach laid the blame on her team’s defeat with its play and precarious shooting. But it would’ve been so easy to have looked at the questionable officiating and foul-shooting discrepancy, especially in the fourth quarter, that turned a close game into one Evergreen was fighting an uphill battle to win.

  • Cougars rally in 4th, top Littleton

    Emotion on the court can be a double-edged sword — the catalyst to defeat a tough opponent or the key to a team’s undoing. For the Littleton Lions’ boys basketball team on Jan. 4, it was the key to their undoing.
    The Lions let their emotions get the better of them in the fourth quarter, giving up their third-period lead in allowing the Evergreen Cougars to score a 68-57 win.

  • Female wrestler taking on the boys

    Kya Perez had no previous athletic background other than an interrupted season at the Pee Wee level, yet the Evergreen freshman was looking toward doing sports in high school. But not any sport, and especially not, in her words, a “girly sport.”
    There in lies wrestling. It is who she is.

  • We’re Americans, not Dems and Republicans

    About a week after the November election, I sat down to lunch with two friends from my days in the legislature, one a former high-ranking AFL-CIO officer, and the other a conservative former state senator.

  • A beltway paved in bad intentions

    “Mr. Dillinger, why do you rob banks?”
    “Because, that is where the money is.”

    Robbing banks is one thing. But robbing senior citizens, the mentally ill and an organization that serves kids who have endured domestic violence and homelessness? Not even Jefferson County could rise to that level of Grinchliness during the holidays, right?