Today's News

  • Swingle graduates from basic training

    Army Pvt. Raymond Swingle has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

    During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier.

  • NEWS FROM YESTERYEAR: One of Evergreen’s founding fathers, Leon Malet

    Angelique Malet’s birth record reflects that her father, Leon Malet, claimed a nice chunk of native grasslands in Buffalo Park by 1862. Included were meadow hay fields that have been producing and feeding stock for 150 years. They are fields still being harvested today, if the Lord is willing, and if it starts to snow soon. Meadows whose edges provided prime timber for Malet and his fellow French-Canadian neighbors, Samuel and Aszine Veznia, Antione Roy and John Riopelle.

  • Roll sisters: Mountain/foothills roller derby league begins recruitment drive in Evergreen

    Three hard-hitting recruiters rolled into this old mountain town last week, prospecting for ladies 21 and older who think they have the right stuff to be “Derby Girls.”

    “We’re starting a roller derby league for the mountain towns,” explained Brenda “Switchkitty” Barringer, a tall, slender and not especially menacing Central City resident wearing a gentle smile and a soft-pink T-shirt. “It’s called Old Mountain Town Roller Derby, and this is our first recruiting meeting.”

  • Party set to kick off sculpture fund-raiser for Spencer Page

    An Evergreen High School senior is using his sculpting talents to inspire fellow students and to help a classmate.

    Cameron Vogel, whose sculptures sell for thousands of dollars, is creating a sculpture called “Thinking Outside of the Box.” When completed, it will be 14 feet tall, and it will stand outside Evergreen High School to encourage students to push the envelope, and to be creative and unique.

  • A humane body of work: Evergreen couple stay busy running auto body shops, fostering retrievers

    If there’s anything to be said about Randy and Sharon Massey, it’s that they’re dedicated to everyone — whether on two legs or four.

    The Soda Creek couple are passionate about taking care of their customers at L&H Auto Body, and just as passionate — or even more so — about taking care of dogs. Sharon is the president of Retriever Rescue of Colorado, and the two have intertwined their callings to take care of auto repair customers and rescued retrievers.

  • Offense slows Cougars

    GOLDEN — Evergreen head coach Ali Meyers wasn’t pleased with her team’s offensive effort against Golden.

    “We just didn’t step up and play well on offense. We couldn’t dribble, we couldn’t shoot, we couldn’t pass. If you can’t do those things you’re not going to win too many games,” Meyers said.

  • IREA elections scheduled for this spring

    Residents interested in running for one of four open seats on the Intermountain Rural Electric Association board have until Feb. 23 to declare their candidacy.

    IREA customers will decide this spring who will represent districts 1, 2, 4 and 6. Districts 1 and 2 serve the U.S. 285 Corridor. District 1 includes the Conifer and Turkey Creek area, and District 2 includes Bailey, northern Park County and southwest Douglas County. The remaining three seats on the board are not up for election.

  • County opposes independent library district

    Efforts to create an independent library district in Jefferson County are being fought by the Board of Commissioners, who intend to keep the existing library system’s assets and mill levy, should an independent district emerge.

    The commissioners, who recently received a 1,354-signature petition favoring the new district, on Tuesday rejected the county’s participation in the venture.

  • Wood taking act to the extreme

    Walter Wood has been skiing since he was 4. That’s not too hard to comprehend when you consider that his parents were ski patrollers, But who knew then what turned into a passion would become a career.

    Well, maybe Wood did. His job is his love and he can go to work everyday with a pair of skis on.

  • Grise stays on course, takes 2nd at Eldora

    NEDERLAND — Sam Grise, admittedly, was skiing a little more conservative than he normally would on his second run down at Eldora Mountain Resort on Jan. 21. Partially, it may have had something to do with the icier conditions the Evergreen skier faced on a blistery afternoon. But mostly it had more to do with his own issues with finishing the giant slalom.

    He didn’t have any problems, despite the conditions, in doing that this time.