Today's News

  • Fiscal hurdles require cooperation

    The year 2011 is here, and with it comes a new slate. What’s past is past, and here’s hoping that our elected leaders both in Denver and Washington will seize the opportunity to put aside election year hostilities and work together for a greater good.

  • Cold weather brings out unusual winter birds

    As the holidays finally came to a close, a brief winter storm left about five inches of snow on the ground around the yard. It also brought bitter cold weather with temperatures way below zero.
    However, this is not surprising since January is usually our coldest month. Winter is here. It is the one month that I would gladly leave this area for someplace warmer.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not everyone would mind a day off

  • Remembering a beloved coach

    Toby Plank loved the competition and the feeling winning provided. He enjoyed giving back to a sport that had given him so much. And he loved preparing players for the journey ahead of them.
    So when the Evergreen High School boys lacrosse coach died Dec. 20 due to complications from carcinoid cancer, a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer, at the age of 36 he left behind a passion for the game that won’t soon be forgotten.

  • Hiwan Museum hires former Denver Zoo education chief

    By Virginia Grantier
    For the Times
    He stops, sits and watches when he sees a red-tailed hawk.
    “I just really enjoy watching them hunt,” said Andy Spencer of Conifer, the new education coordinator for Evergreen’s Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Dawg Nation persevering in trying times

    Martin Richardson considers himself a glass half-full kind of guy. But even the heartiest of person would have a hard time dealing with the heartbreak that has surrounded the Dawg Nation the past couple of years.

    “It’s been a crazy tough year for all of us,” said Richardson, the founder and president of the Dawg Nation. “But the silver lining is what we’ve done with it. Instead of moping we’ve started our own foundation. It’s a real silver lining.”

  • Ice scream: 250 take the new year’s plunge into icy Evergreen Lake


  • Bentek agrees to be acquired by Platts

    A division of McGraw-Hill Cos. has agreed to acquire Bentek Energy LLC, a privately held company based in Evergreen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the Dec. 16 announcement.

    The deal is expected to close in 2011. Bentek will continue to operate under the current name with the same management.

    Bentek is known for providing information services in the field of natural gas markets. It employs about 100 people in offices on Castle Court off Evergreen Parkway.

  • Public meetings


    Public meetings


    Evergreen Park and Recreation District

    Buchanan Recreation Center

    Wulf Recreation Center

    When: 6 p.m.

    Date: Jan. 25, at Buchanan


    Evergreen North Area Balanced Land UseEffort

    United Methodist Church

    When: third Thursdays of the month


    Evergreen Downtown Business Association

    Beau Jo's restaurant

  • Zoril named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue

    Interim acting fire chief Brian Zoril, a longtime volunteer firefighter, has been named chief of Foothills Fire & Rescue, it was announced Dec. 29. He becomes the second paid fire chief hired in the last 12 months and the second in the organization's history.

    The headquarters station is at Interstate 70 and Evergreen Parkway, where the department is building a new garage.