Today's News

  • Robson named candidate for park district chief

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on Tuesday named Scott Robson, manager of Denver Parks and Recreation, as a candidate for the position of executive director of the Evergreen park district.

    The board will hold a special public meeting to interview Robson at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. After the interview, there will be a board discussion "regarding the executive director position," according to a park district news release.

  • New furniture store open in Bergen Village

    Why would a new furniture store in Bergen Park be named 7801 Home Furnishings?

    Because Bergen Park’s elevation is 7,801 feet, of course.

    That’s the name that owner Richard Schaefer came up with for his store, which opened in mid-December.

    The store in Bergen Village has packed beautiful new furniture, accessories, paintings and home-decorating gifts into a small space. Schaefer says customers can buy items off the floor or order custom-made items.

  • Banner ban strikes downtown restaurant

    One World Cafe in Evergreen is collecting signatures on a petition to protest the Jefferson County zoning regulation that prohibits banner and roof signs. As of March 1, some 153 people had signed.

    Restaurant co-owner Susan Yeagley said she would like to be able to display signs advertising community events, but she received a notice in October saying if the signs didn't disappear, she would have to make an appearance in court.

  • Cool cats at Wilmot keep reading under their hats

    The Cat in the Hat and his friends were alive and well at Wilmot Elementary School on Feb. 25 as everyone from the small to the tall celebrated Read Across America.

    The national celebration honors Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, who was born on March 2, 1904.  Although Geisel died in 1991, his legacy of wanting children to read lives on through Read Across America. The program is sponsored by the National Education Association, and its goal is for every child to read on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This year, Jeffco schools set Feb. 25 for the celebration.

  • Spring sports previews: Track & field, girls golf, boys lacrosse, girls soccer

    Head coaches: Scott Haebe, Jennifer Mintle 
    Assistant coaches: Rob Wright, Mike Sellers, Greg Cooper   
    Classification: 4A

  • Graebel, Cougars conquer slalom

    It’s not that Kirk Petrik doesn’t have confidence in the Evergreen Cougars ski team. He does. But what it was able to accomplish Feb. 24-25 as Aspen Highlands during the 2011 state skiing championships, well, that was unexpected.

  • Cougars' upset of Indians not to be

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The No. 6 seed in the state isn’t supposed to struggle to beat the No. 27 seed, but they Cheyenne Mountain Lady Indians’ girls basketball team knew they were in for a tough one against Evergreen.

    In fact, the Lady Cougars played even with the bigger and deeper Lady Indians for a while. And even though they trailed 37-32 at the half, they quickly tied the game at 37 early in the third quarter.

  • Meeting to discuss Elk Meadow off-leash area

    Jefferson County Open Space will hold a public meeting to unveil its plans for the off-leash dog-walking area in Elk Meadow Park.

    The meeting will be from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. March 14 at the Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail.

    Open Space officials started making changes to the dog park in September 2009 because dogs using numerous unofficial trails were wandering onto private property.

  • Dem icon Gary Hart advocates American ingenuity

    The only way to get America out its economic morass, says Gary Hart, former U.S. senator from Colorado, is not by eliminating the deficit but by doing what America does best.

    "The one thing in which America still has the lead is innovation. I'm talking about dramatic breakthroughs in non-carbon energy, things like fusion and rail transportation. We can do new, bold and better things that will create jobs and raise revenue," Hart says.

  • Snowy high country puts dent in skating season

    The combination of dream snow conditions in the high country plus warm weather in the foothills took a toll on the expected revenues from the skating season at Evergreen Lake compared to last year.

    Lake House revenue from January alone was $40,000 behind park district budget projections. Offsetting the shortfall, however, was the successful inaugural pond-hockey tournament, which gave the bottom line a $17,000 boost compared to last year, when there was no hockey tourney.