Today's News

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.


    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.

  • Yellow-bellied marmots populate areas above treeline

    Over the years, my late husband, Bill, and I drove the highway to the summit of Mount Evans many, many times. It was one of our favorite places. We loved the high mountains, and Mount Evans was one of the good guys because he wore a white hat (of snow).

  • Middle school students take leap of faith on ropes course

    Evergreen Middle School student Justin Fineberg stood on top of a high pole and gathered courage to take a leap of faith. His goal was to reach out and grab a trapeze 7 feet away, swing on it, and travel to the ground while attached to a rope.


    “Just give me a minute,” Justin said as fellow students watched him from below.

    After Justin successfully completed the challenge, other students followed, climbing up poles at the Genesee Experiential Outdoor Center on Sept. 18.

  • A growing business

    Jim Norton is turning pine logs into square posts with his hydraulic saw while working outdoors on a crisp afternoon.


    Standing nearby is his wife, Vicki, who is helping her husband with his venture as a tree farmer, custom sawmill operator and furniture maker.

    The Nortons live on 48 acres of family property in Soda Creek that has been their home for many years. For the past year, Jim and Vicki have been using the forest to establish a new business that they hope will become a thriving enterprise.

  • A tradition of hope: Evergreen Fine Art unveils new Evergreen Angel

    In observance of a tradition now 21 years old, on the morning of Sept. 21 a glad company of neighbors assembled at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery on Evergreen Parkway to brew a spot of tea, pour a little bubbly and formally welcome “Michelle” into the heavenly ranks of the Evergreen Angels.

    “She’s beautiful,” said gallery owner and Angel Tea hostess Barb Hadley. “Such graceful wings. She’s very angelic.”

  • Fire destroys home on Buffalo Park Road

    A home on Buffalo Park Road was destroyed by fire on Sept. 20.

    The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, said Doug Saba, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.


    Evergreen firefighters saw smoke rising from an area near the home about noon and began responding to the incident before the fire station received a 911 call from a neighbor, Saba said.

    The resident, who was not identified, was not home when the fire started, according to Saba. She later returned while firefighters were working at the scene.

  • Sports briefs

    Jackson’s sixth goal helps EHS shut out Sailors
    Ethan Jackson scored his sixth goal of the season as Evergreen defeated Steamboat Springs, 1-0, on Sept. 22 in a non-conference game at Evergreen High School.
    Junior goalkeeper Matthew Hornbecker made four saves for the Cougars.
    Evergreen (5-1-1, 1-0 4A Jeffco) has won three straight games.

  • Fundamental miscues costly for Conifer in loss to Evergreen

    A broken bat and broken hearts were all that the Conifer Lady Lobos’ softball team left with after being defeated by the Evergreen Lady Cougars, 6-3, on Sept. 22 at Evegreen High School.
    “We didn’t execute,” Conifer head coach Carrie Oletski said. “We had chances where we should have dropped a bunt and we couldn’t drop a bunt. We had runners on second with two outs and we didn’t go on the hit, so we didn’t score. It was all of the things that we have been working on (in practice) that just didn’t come together.”

  • Mountain Bowl notebook


  • Breaking down the game: Evergreen 17, Conifer 10

    The following is a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of the fourth annual Mountain Bowl, won by the Evergreen Cougars 17-10 over the host Conifer Lobos on Sept. 22 at Lobo Field.