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Today's News

  • Evergreen resident Mosby running where life is taking her

    Morgan Mosby lets life come to her, but when opportunities present themselves, she embraces them.
    The 22-year-old Evergreen resident didn’t decide to attend Mullen High School until it was mentioned as a preparatory school for college. So she jumped at the chance. She didn’t consider herself an elite runner, either, despite back-to-back 4x800 4A state track championships in high school during her sophomore and junior seasons. She finally realized that she was pretty good in her junior year of college.

  • Race veteran Weiner surges at the finish line

    As Bob Weiner gets older, he shies away from running shorter distances and concentrates more on marathons, half marathons and 10ks. But the 48-year-old Evergreen resident wanted to work on his speed at the 2013 Freedom Run 5k.
    He did more than that. He won the race.
    A veteran of the annual 4th of July run from Evergreen Middle School to Nick’s Pro Fitness, Weiner held off a hard-charging Joey Villarreal of Aurora to win in a time of 16 minutes, 20 seconds. Villarreal was just 2 seconds behind.

  • Coming home: Couple have house to move into, thanks to firefighters

    The Pollicks, who live at the top of Brook Forest Drive, got a precious 10th wedding anniversary gift on June 3: Firefighters saved their house.

    The Pollick home is the structure seen in numerous photos of the Bluebell Fire, which burned 10 acres west of Evergreen in early June. The house is where firefighters made their stand.

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege has said that if the home — owned by David Pollick and Karen Bentley Pollick — had burned, other houses in the area might have been lost as well.

  • Gunman shot during standoff with SWAT team

    A standoff between an armed man inside his home near Morrison and the Jeffco sheriff's SWAT team on Friday ended with the suspect being shot and taken to a hospital.

    The standoff began Friday morning when the Sheriff's Office received a call about an incident of domestic violence in the 1200 block of West Grand Drive. The woman from the home was taken to the hospital for examination, while a man at the house, who hadn't been identified by press time, barricaded himself inside.

  • Hikers find body on Lookout Mountain

    A body was found on Lookout Mountain by hikers on Sunday afternoon.

    The remains were found in a remote location and appeared to have been there for some time, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The coroner and the Sheriff's Office are investigating. Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at 303-277-0211.

  • Fire on Lookout Mountain reportedly contained

    A wildfire that broke out Thursday afternoon on Lookout Mountain was declared contained about 5:30 p.m., according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Level 1 evacuation notices had gone out to 282 phones in the area as a result of the Beaver Brook Fire. The pre-evacuation notice was being lifted as firefighters did mop-up work.

    The blaze was described as "small" but was near a neighborhood of homes in Cody Park, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    Firefighters from Evergreen, Foothills, Genesee and Inter-Canyon were at the scene.

  • Foothills Animal Shelter to offer July 4 adoption special for cats

     

  • Western red squirrel antics are a comical sight to behold

    If you have a resident western red squirrel in your yard, you are in for daily episodes of enjoyment and laughter.
    I have lived in this house for a little over 48 years, and when we arrived in April of 1965, a pair of golden-mantled ground squirrels and a pair of gray-and-white tassel-eared squirrels thought they owned our patio.

  • Creating their own special garden

    As the morning sun filtered through the trees, members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District Special Needs Program were watering plants and tending their garden at Buchanan Park.

    “It’s a work in progress,” said Maren Schreiber. “We have a mix of everything: watermelon, pumpkin and squash. … We went to Walmart and picked out flowers, veggies, herbs and spices.”

    “It’s very therapeutic,” she remarked. “The kids have fun digging in the dirt. … It’s peaceful, relaxing.”

  • Waldo making second summer appearance in Evergreen

    Waldo, the popular children's book character, is appearing at 25 Evergreen locations during the month of July.

    Those who spot the 6-inch version of Waldo will be eligible for prizes and book coupons. 

    After last year's success, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village is sponsoring the Find Waldo hunt again this summer.