Today's News

  • A look back at 2010


    Military tribute becomes reality

    A sturdy, rustic monument to military personnel was dedicated to the sounds of taps, bagpipes and a rifle salute on Nov. 13 in the presence of 350 community members, veterans and several Gold Star families, who recently lost young men at war.

    The Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk is the first such monument to be established in the Evergreen community.

  • Evergreen, Conifer libraries to be closed Mondays

    The Evergreen Public Library and the Conifer Library are closing on Mondays beginning Jan. 3 as part of a system-wide effort to cut $3 million in expenses through 2012.

    The Evergreen library currently is open seven days a week. The hours will remain the same for the remainder of the week.

    The online library will continue to be open 24 hours a day, and library book drops will also be open to accept return materials. The Traveling Children's Library will continue its regular schedule.

  • A cool take on an ancient sport


    Combine golf clubs, tennis balls and a frozen lake, and what do you get?

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis and Evergreen Park and Rec are hoping to launch a new winter tradition beginning with the first Ice Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 on Evergreen Lake.

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis is producing the contest, which benefits the Evergreen Park and Recreation Special Needs Program and the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Foundation. The goal is to raise enough money to start an Aktion Club in Evergreen for developmentally disabled adults, said Kim Herfurt, Kiwanis president.

  • RMAE Foundation stung by online ID theft

    An Evergreen nonprofit foundation became the victim of a common form of corporate identity theft after a member of the board of directors altered the foundation's listing on the secretary of state's website.

    The Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen Foundation, like dozens of entities in Colorado and elsewhere, was unwittingly victimized by a flaw in the online process that takes advantage of a third party's ability to change information on the secretary of state's website without using a password.

  • Boulder accepts Jeffco’s $5 million carrot, drops opposition to toll road

    Boulder officials accepted a $5 million carrot from Jefferson County on Tuesday and will abandon decades-old resistance to the proposed Jefferson Parkway in exchange for the contribution toward purchasing 640 acres of open space.
    Both the city council and the Boulder County commissioners unanimously passed resolutions officially dropping their objections to the toll road, which would complete the metro-area beltway.

  • I-70 reopens after spill in Summit County

    A hazardous materials spill closed Interstate 70 on Tuesday in Summit County on the west side of the Eisenhower Tunnel, but all lanes had reopened by Wednesday morning.

    The state transportation department said two trucks collided 4 miles east of Dillon, and one of them spilled 1,000 pounds of a "blasting agent." The highway was initially closed in both directions; the eastbound lanes were opened later Tuesday evening. Westbound traffic was being detoured over Loveland Pass, which had been closed earlier in the day for avalanche prevention work.

  • Simon & Son conclude tour

    Evergreen piano duo Simon & Son just returned from a 40-city tour of the Midwest and are happy to be home for the holidays. The duo performed in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.

  • Government transparency not negotiable

    Recently I was reading a book to my kids about the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787 when a remarkable fact jumped out: The delegates conducted their work in absolute secrecy. This was one of the only ground rules of the convention, and not until James Madison’s death in 1840 did his notes reveal the content of many discussions that took place.
    It’s very possible the Constitution — and this nation itself — would not exist as we know it had the deliberations been subject to public scrutiny.

  • Weasel sighting was among bird count highlights



    The Christmas Bird Count is over. Sunday, Dec. 19, was a pleasant day as CBC days go.

  • Feasts, famine and faith

    By Mary Ann Dimand

    We are in a month of feast and celebration for many faiths —  and for many without a faith tradition. Good spirits, hospitality and habits of giving beyond family and friends mean that shelves are filled — sometimes temporarily overfilled — at local food banks.