Today's News

  • Polis meets with possible future constituents

    Jared Polis, the Democratic U.S. congressman from Boulder, came to Evergreen on Jan. 21 to meet what he hopes will be his future constituents in Jefferson County as a result of redistricting.

    Sponsored by the Mountain Area Democrats, the Saturday meeting at the United Methodist Church attracted a packed room of about 75 people.

    "I am not your congressman yet," Polis warned the enthusiastic crowd. "You still have to hassle Mike Coffman on every vote until next January." Polis will stand for re-election to the seat this year.

  • Motorists escape injury in head-on collision

    No one was hurt in a head-on collision involving a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and a 2005 Chevy Impala on Highway 74 east of Meadow Drive about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

    The road was closed in both directions from 3:49 p.m. to 4:23 p.m., while the two cars were untangled.

    The driver of the Chevy, Clifton Funches, 19, of Evergreen was traveling east on Highway 74 when the vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and hit the Hyundai, driven by Zach Yearout, 16, of Golden, according to Trooper Nate Reid of the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Church concessions face chilly reception

     A Lookout Mountain church with a congregation of about 300 has downsized its controversial expansion plans from a maximum of 46,000 square feet gross floor area to 30,000 square feet.

    But the church continues to face vehement opposition from the surrounding neighborhood and its umbrella homeowner association, Canyon Area Residents for the Environment. CARE objects to a 660-person meeting hall, the impact on Sunday traffic, noise, and possible effects on fire safety and ambulance rescue.

  • The Avs score big off the ice

    Several years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a guy who used to tend bar at a popular Larimer Street restaurant. The place gave complimentary meals to professional athletes, which in turn drew larger crowds. All in all, it was a good business proposition.
    One night, a big-time out-of-state NFL quarterback came through with his entourage. They stayed awhile, took full advantage of the free food and drink, kept the staff extremely busy, and had a good time. But when the time came to wrap it up, the tip was $10.

  • Insect-eating brown creepers join winter flocks

    One of the most interesting winter birds found in our area is the little brown creeper. This delightful little bird is actually a permanent resident that lives in the area year-round.

    While they are not abundant, they are regularly found in their preferred habitat above 7,000 feet to timberline. The brown creeper is a rather solitary bird during much of the year. During the nesting season, a pair tends to stay by themselves in their territory, keeping their nest well hidden and not associating much with other birds or man.

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  • Lemon leads EHS to victory

    Rae Lemon took first place in a time of 1 minute, 20.65 seconds and Evergreen’s ski team finished with 174 points to edge Nederland in the girls slalom at Loveland Ski Area on Jan. 13.
    Gillian Long took third in 1:33.53 and Ellie Petrik was fifth in 1:37.13.
    Jake Bender’s second-place finish in the boys race in 1:21.65 helped Evergreen take first place with 169 points.

  • Cougars take fast Lane to top Rams

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe knows what kind of basketball player he has in Andre Lane. So simply advising the Cougars junior to shoot the ball when he has the opportunity would seem obvious.
    Besides, as evidence of Lane’s game-high 21 points in a 56-44 win at Green Mountain on Jan. 13, good things tend to happen when he lets the ball fly.

  • Former county commissioner Congrove dies

    Former Jeffco commissioner Jim Congrove, a sometimes-controversial Republican who served a single term in the county, died Jan. 10 due to heart failure.

    Congrove, a former police officer who served terms in the state House and Senate prior to election as a commissioner in 2004, opted not to run for re-election in 2008. During his time as a commissioner, Congrove was appointed chairman of the Board of Commissioners and chairman of the law enforcement authority board.

  • Laughs arrive at StageDoor in ‘Gone With the Wind’ spoof

    In the 21st century, we have paparazzi, tabloids and Twitter to fill us in on the every move of Hollywood actors and directors. In the 1930s, however, the secrets of Hollywood were often just that — secrets. That is, until Ron Hutchinson took it upon himself to dramatize the events that led to the creation of the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind.” The movie won eight Oscars in 1939, but months earlier it took three men five days to rewrite the script in a format that was worthy of these awards.