Today's News

  • Evergreen dominates Husky Invitational

    BAILEY — Lindsay Johnson says that Platte Canyon High School’s pool is not one of her favorites. Be it the blocks, which can be slick, or the environment, in particular the colder temperatures outside of the pool, it’s a tough place to swim.

    But it sure didn’t seem that way on Jan. 29.

    Johnson was part of four of Evergreen’s eight victories as the Lady Cougars easily won the Husky Invitational with 268 points. Kent Denver came in second in the seven-team field with 216 points. Manitou Springs was third with 213.

  • Stratman, D’Evelyn scurry past EHS

    Evergreen had to know that Luke Stratman was going to score. He’s only scored 20 points or more nine times and scored at least double figures in all but one of D’Evelyn’s previous games. 

  • Jaguars tandem handles Cougars

    Madalyn Neely and Laura Tyree almost beat Evergreen by themselves. Actually, they did.

    The D’Evelyn duo, the team’s top scorers, combined for 41 points and the Lady Jaguars used a 19-2 opening quarter to lead throughout in a 67-37 win over host Evergreen on Jan. 28 at Evergreen High School.

  • Sports calendar

    FEB. 2
    BOYS BASKETBALL: Evergreen at Arvada, 7 p.m.

    FEB. 3
    WRESTLING: Evergreen at Conifer, 7 p.m.

    FEB. 5
    WRESTLING: 4A Jeffco League Meet, Evergreen H.S., 9 a.m.

  • High school winter sports standings

    4A DISTRICT 6 (Jeffco)
                               CONF.  OVERALL
    Valor Christian     7-1       14-3
    Golden                 6-1       8-5
    D’Evelyn              6-1       10-6
    Green Mountain   6-1       9-7

  • Love lost … and, finally, found

    People disposed to romantic musings assure us that this wide world holds one perfect companion for each of us, and the sometimes giddy, sometimes crushing, often humiliating and always hopeful search for that ideal “plus one” has been keeping poets, musicians and florists busy since long before a heartsick Troilus “mounted the Trojan walls, and sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents where Cressida lay that night.”


  • Park district welcomes Bob the Dinosaur

    The park district board has given its blessing to a proposal to allow Bob the Dinosaur to become a permanent resident of Stagecoach Park at Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard.

    Art for the Mountain Community introduced the baby brontosaurus sculpture to the playground near El Pinal in June 2010 as part of its annual revolving sculpture exhibition. It has become a popular children's attraction.

    The group announced in December that it was raising money to purchase Bob from the artist, Greg Wasil, and keep him in Evergreen.

  • Pine beetle sickens 400,000 acres of forest in 2010

     The area affected by the mountain pine beetle grew by 400,000 acres in 2010, a decrease of 24 percent compared to the 524,000 acres infested in 2009, according to the latest aerial survey by the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service. The results were released Jan. 21.

    Since the first signs of the outbreak appeared in 1996, the pine beetle has destroyed a total of 4 million acres of forest in Colorado and southern Wyoming. The lodgepole forests in counties such as Summit and Grand have been hit the worst.

  • Chamber exec concentrates on building relationships

    After only a month on the job, Lin Browning is feeling quite comfortable in her new community and her new job as president of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce. She was named to the post after Melanie Nuchols resigned in September to pursue a career in art.

    "I've always felt at home in the mountains," Browning says from behind the antique-door desk in the chamber office in the rustic Evergreen Hotel on Main Street, a place loaded with local history.

  • Canine day-care facility seeks zoning change

    The owners of the Bergen Bark Inn at 2989 Bergen Peak Drive are seeking to change the zoning for the half-acre property that now houses a canine day-care and boarding facility to include small animal boarding, among other things.

    What started out as a veterinary clinic in 1975 eventurally grew into mainly a doggie daycare and animal boarding service, serving as many as 50 dogs a day.

    The original "Evergreen Nursing Center Official Development Plan" called for a nursing care facility, a veterinary clinic and a residential dwelling.