Today's News

  • N.Y. builder breaks ground on El Rancho duplex project

    In one of the first multifamily residential building projects to emerge in Evergreen in years, a developer has broken ground on utilities for a 22-unit, high-end duplex complex on Tepees Way in El Rancho, near the Richmond Homes subdivision on the ridge behind Walmart and Home Depot.

    Each duplex is a stand-alone unit. Building construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

    The units will be "mountain contemporary," with rooftop patios and lots of outdoor living spaces. They are going to be spread out all over the mountain on 11 lots.

  • Waxing historic: Wilmot students melt into spirit of Colorado history

    Dressed in 1800s garb and holding props, the wax figures stood silently in the hallway of Wilmot Elementary School.

  • Teamwork identifies Evergreen to the end

    In 2011-12, Ali Meyers’ Evergreen Lady Cougars were in the truest form a team. They had to be, and it worked out well.
    “Going 15-9 with this team was a huge accomplishment,” Meyers said. “We lost Jordan Florschuetz and Haley Stading, 70 percent of our offense. We won (eight) the previous year, and this year we win 15 games.”

  • Coronado win tops Cougars’ state run

    Scott Haebe had every reason to be a glass half-full kind of guy. Even though Evergreen’s boys basketball season ended with a 52-41 Sweet 16 round loss to Golden on Feb. 25 in Colorado Springs, the Cougars just may have outdone themselves.


    Dylan Parham probably wouldn’t be playing rugby if not for his geography teacher. Then again, when your teacher also happens to be the head coach you can kind of understand why he’s playing.
    “He bugged me to come out and play,” the second-year player said.
    He would be Hugh Miller, one of two coaches for PAC (Platte and Conifer) Rugby, and Parham, an 18-year-old Platte Canyon senior, is one of 35-40 players from Platte Canyon, Conifer and Evergreen high school on this year’s team.
    And what a team it is.

  • Evergreen Democrat announces bid for state House seat

    An education consultant and yoga instructor from Evergreen will run in state House District 25, the seat now held by Cheri Gerou, a Republican from Evergreen.

    The news emerged Saturday at a monthly meeting of the Mountain Area Democrats at the United Methodist Church on Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    “Politics have always been in my blood,” said Lorna Idol, 65. “I remember sitting around the table and discussing politics growing up in Meeker. My mother was a powerhouse in the League of Women Voters.”

  • Clear Creek commission candidate facing road-rage charges

    Clear Creek Board of Commissioners candidate Christopher Trainor has been charged with first-degree burglary and other offenses by the Jefferson County district attorney’s office in connection with a traffic incident in Golden last July.
    Trainor, a Republican, also has been charged with menacing, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. The burglary charge, which is a class 3 felony, could carry a non-mandatory prison sentence of between four and 12 years, DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell said.

  • GOOD FOR YOU: Mountain Area Science Fair winners

    The Mountain Area Science Fair was held Feb. 10-11 at Evergreen Country Day School. Entries were judged in two divisions: second and third grade, and fourth through sixth grade.

    Schools participating this year were Bergen, Carlson, Dear Creek, Elk Creek, Evergreen Country Day, Marshdale, Parmalee, Ralston, West Jeff and Wilmot. More than 200 projects were judged.


  • Crash on Highway 74 closes lane; wind making driving hazardous

    A two-car crash at 5 p.m. was affecting traffic on Highway 74 at Lewis Ridge Road where an earlier accident closed one lane about 3:30 p.m.  

    High winds are making driving conditions treacherous, especially near Elk Meadow Open Space.

    The northbound lane was closed on Evergreen Parkway at Lewis Ridge Road due to the previous accident. South of Lewis Ridge Road at Ponderosa Drive, across from Safeway, traffic was slowed due to a herd of 25 to 30 elk crossing the highway at 4:45 p.m., a motorist said. 

  • Whom do you want in front of your kids?

    It’s an election year, and many of us have a big question on our minds: “Whom do we want in front of our country?” While work in the White House is clearly imperative, we might consider asking ourselves something that’s probably just as important: “Whom do we want in front of our kids?”