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Today's News

  • A sweet way to help local charities

    Frozen yogurt will be available at the Café at The Place starting this weekend, and this sweet treat provides a bonus: About half of the purchase price will go to local charities.

    Called Yogurt for a Cause, the program will allow yogurt buyers to help decide who will get some much-needed help.

  • EHS students celebrate differences on Diversity Day

    Diversity. Inclusiveness. Acceptance.

    Those words describe the goals of Evergreen High School’s first ever Diversity Day on Friday.

    Students spent the morning learning about everything from Evergreen’s homeless to salsa dancing. They heard from speakers telling about the Lost Boys of the Sudan to what it’s like to be a hearing child of deaf parents.

  • Evergreen answers wake-up call

    ENGLEWOOD — Rob Molholm didn’t have to sugarcoat it for his Evergreen Cougars. Their Oct. 14 game against host Englewood was, for all intent and purposes, a playoff game.
    Maybe it wasn’t in the literal sense, but coming off a 3A Metro South conference loss two weeks earlier at Summit the last thing, in all likelihood, the Cougars could afford is to lose another one.
    “This is a playoff game, straight-up playoff game. I was saying it all week long that this is a playoff game,” Molholm said.

  • Cougars capture regional crown

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars certainly didn’t make it easy on themselves. Nevertheless, a pair of 3-2 victories on Oct. 15 at the 4A Region 6 softball tournament at CSU-Pueblo’s Rawlings Sports Complex has Evergreen returning to the 4A state tournament.
    The 11th-seeded Lady Cougars fought off upstart Air Academy in the opening round before jumping out to a 3-0 lead on sixth-seeded Pueblo East and holding on to capture the regional championship.
    It’s the fifth time in seven years that Evergreen (15-6) has qualified for the 4A state tournament.

  • O’Brien adds to Cougars’ prowess

    LITTLETON — In her own words it’s been somewhat of an up-and-down season for Maura O’Brien. But her run at the 4A Jeffco League cross country championships at Clement Park on Oct. 14 was all up.
    The Evergreen senior’s time of 19 minutes, 23 seconds was good enough for first place and the Lady Cougars had finishes of first, second and fourth overall to earn another league championship.

  • Citizens take commissioners to task over library control

    The atmosphere started out friendly but things got a little heated at a meeting last week as the questions and answers turned to the matter of the Jeffco Public Library and whether it's time to for the system to declare independence and form a library district.

    Meanwhile, one attendee took members of the Board of Commissioners to task for allowing the prospect of legal short-term vacation rentals to come up again, and another suggested reducing the open space sales tax by half.

  • Evergreen becomes part of Front Range in new Senate district map

    Evergreen voters can say hello to the Front Range and goodbye to ski-country neighbors if the proposed new boundaries of Senate District 16 take effect in 2012.

    The change means Evergreen moves into SD 22, a more compact area consisting of the mountain and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. As part of the current SD 16, Evergreen was part of a district reaching to the far-flung areas of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand and Summit counties.

  • Planning board to consider short-term rentals Oct. 26

     The Jeffco Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and attempt to craft a final version of its latest recommendation on short-term rentals at 6:15 p.m., Oct. 26. The hearing was originally set for Oct. 5 and then continued.

    On Oct. 12 the board met in a two-hour study session to discuss the latest rough draft of a proposed revised regulation containing a long list of stipulations.

  • Teen pleads guilty to attempted first-degree murder in stabbing of mom

    A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his mother in July at their home on Red Fox Drive in Evergreen appeared in court Monday and pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder.
    He was sentenced to 3½ years in the Department of Youth Corrections as an "aggravated juvenile offender," according to Pam Russell, the district attorney’s spokeswoman.
    The teen will be assigned to a Jefferson County locked facility, which would mean either Mount View or Lookout Mountain detention center.  

  • Searchers rescue missing hiker at Lair o’ the Bear

    Searchers have found a 74-year-old man who spent the night in Lair o’ the Bear Park after a fall.


    Members of Alpine Search and Rescue of Evergreen located Kittredge resident Bob Johnson about 5:45 p.m. Friday three-quarters of a mile south of the parking lot. Rescuers were working to get Johnson back to the parking lot, where he was to be transported to a hospital.
    According to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Johnson had been injured in a fall but was expected to be OK.
    More than 60 people searched Lair o' the Bear Park on Friday.