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Today's News

  • Postal annex in Bergen Park closes

    The postal-carrier annex at 1222 Bergen Parkway across from the King Soopers shopping center has been closed abruptly as a cost-saving measure. Some 25 employees were reassigned to the main Evergreen post office on Evergreen Parkway and Bryant Drive.

    Local mail will continue to be delivered six days a week as usual.

    The change means that customers will have to call the main post office at 303-679-9861 if they have trouble with mail delivery, instead of the previous phone number (303-670-0213), which was disconnected as of Saturday, Aug. 13.

  • Questions surround fire board amid chief's departure

    After four years as Evergreen’s fire chief, Garry DeJong is preparing to start a new job in Idaho, as questions continue to surround the reasons for his decision to leave — a move that was not entirely his idea.

    During the regular monthly meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board on Aug. 9, DeJong officially announced his resignation and his new appointment as fire chief in Lewiston, Idaho.

  • Evergreen explained for neophytes, and everybody else

    A photographic feast with practical info on the side, "80439: A User's Guide to Evergreen," is an irreverent collection of things that make our mountain community a wacky and wonderful place to live.

     

    Evergreen resident Steve Knapp, an irreverent man in his own right and a former staff writer for the Canyon Courier, has written a softback guidebook to Evergreen that started out to be for newcomers and then grew into something for everybody.

  • Picking on weeds

    Wake Up and Weed kicked off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Lake, as volunteers gathered to extricate a rogues gallery of noxious invaders.

    A brunch was served to the hungry weed wackers at midmorning in the Evergreen Nature Center. The event was sponsored by the Community Weed Awareness Campaign and Evergreen Audubon.

  • DUI checkpoint in Evergreen nets four arrests

    Four DUI arrests were made and three tickets for marijuana possession were issued on Saturday night during a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office DUI checkpoint on Evergreen Parkway at Elk Meadow.

  • Many parents unfazed by transportation fee

    Fees to ride school buses this year imposed by the Jefferson County School District don’t seem to be outwardly ruffling a lot of parental feathers.

    However, some area PTA presidents are concerned for families who might need to pay several hundred dollars to get their children to and from school on the bus.

  • Amid budget cutbacks, schools expect a smooth year

    Despite a few bumps along the way, the teachers, administrators and staff in Evergreen schools are excited about a new school year.

    Students return to classrooms next week, and despite district-wide budget cuts, they won’t see huge differences. Principals say they tried to keep the budget cuts as far away from classrooms as possible.

    However, class sizes are a bit larger, there’s less money for supplies, and some teacher aides have disappeared.

  • Library board considers filters to block porn on computers

    Pornographic images may soon be blocked from computers in Jefferson County public libraries, though the textual content of websites such as those of Playboy and Penthouse may not.
    At a library study session Aug. 11, board members weighed several options in regulating Internet content, including doing nothing at all. Options include blocking only images considered pornographic or blocking pornographic websites in their entirety.
    Though library staff and board members seemed to favor filtering images, that process would have several flaws.

  • Theil itching for more after reaching state

    Sam Theil hears it quite often. The 16-year-old Evergreen High School left-hander receives congratulatory pats on the back for making it to the 4A boys golf state championship tournament last year.

    And, rightfully so.

    But when he tells them he placed 72nd out of 84 golfers it drives him more to improve his game, especially his short game.

    “Getting there has made me dive more into golf. I love golf. It has made my drive to get back to state again for the rest of my high school career,” Theil said.

  • Boulder’s Rizzo wins 10K at Evergreen Town Race

    Patrick Rizzo ran his second-best time ever in a 10K road race on Sunday, but he said this year’s Evergreen Town Race still might not count among his best.

    “Being that it’s downhill, though, it’s hard to count that. It’s one of those Mark McGwire asterisks,” Rizzo said jokingly. 

    Nevertheless, Rizzo, of Boulder, was able to win the 10K race against some pretty tough competition and in a startling time of 29 minutes, 59 seconds.