Today's News

  • Doing good under the hood

    The Foothills chapter of the National Charity League spent a Saturday afternoon recently trying to debunk some of the mysteries of car maintenance for a half dozen moms and their teenage daughters.

    The group gathered at Lexota in El Rancho to get two hours of car know-how such as how brakes work, how to check oil and brake fluid, how to change a tire, and how to jump a car battery.

  • Bergen Village will be a window to the holidays for area students

    The holiday season kicks off in Bergen Park on Nov. 18 when the merchants in Bergen Village host what they are calling Fifth Avenue Evergreen.

    Area schools have been invited to decorate the windows of the center’s businesses, reminiscent of a tradition years ago when shop windows were painted to welcome the holiday season.

  • Bergen Elementary celebrates 40-year anniversary

    It was all about memories and bringing the community together for those who attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Bergen Elementary School last weekend.

    Former teachers and principals remembered their time at the school, the students they taught, the time spent remodeling the school in the mid-‘80s, and the colleagues who are still lifelong friends.

    Former students remembered the teachers who taught them reading, writing and arithmetic, the friends they made, and the fun they had on the playground.

  • Term limits eliminated for Indian Hills fire board

    Term limits for members of the Indian Hills fire board were scrapped in a close election Nov. 1 with a 13-vote margin.

    It took until Friday before an unofficial winner could be announced. The official results will be declared Nov. 9; with only six ballots still in question, the outcome won’t change, according to Josh Liss, deputy of elections for Jefferson County.

    Of the approximately 1,110 eligible voters, 255 voted to eliminate term limits, and 242 wanted to keep the two-term cap.

  • Commissioners vote to allow short-term rentals

    The Jefferson County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to allow short-term vacation rentals on 1-acre or larger properties. Each rental home will require approval of the Board of Adjustment and oversight of the Planning and Zoning Division.

    The lone no vote came from Commissioner Faye Griffin, who also voted against the proposal almost two years ago. Commissioners Don Rosier and John Odom voted in favor of allowing short-term rentals (fewer than 30 days’ stay) on the condition that most of the restrictions suggested by the planning commission stay in place.

  • Local museum wins award for Civil War display

    The Hiwan Homestead Museum has received a History Colorado Caroline Bancroft Award for its ongoing exhibit, "Fateful Lightning: Colorado and the Civil War, 1861-1865." The exhibit continues through Nov. 20.

    The exhibit consists of 12 glass cases of artifacts, guns, bullets, letters, daily necessities and Confederate money, assembled from Denver area private collections.

    The title, "Fateful Lightning," comes from "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," which was published in 1862 and popular during the Civil War.

  • Neighbors turn hostile cheek to church expansion plan

    Church leaders tried their best to pacify the packed assembly room, but a crowd of about 200 community members angrily voiced their opposition to the Activation Ministry Center's expansion plans at a meeting Nov. 2. at the church on Lookout Mountain Road.

  • Man accused of careless hunting in subdivision

    The Division of Wildlife has cited an Evergreen Highlands man with a misdemeanor for allegedly hunting and shooting a trophy bull elk in a careless manner against state law, according to court documents.

    On Sept. 10, the day the elk was killed, Henry P. Austin, 57, of 6726 Jungfrau Drive, had the correct hunting license for muzzleloader season; the season was open as of the same day, and he was on private property.

    Reached by phone, Austin said he had no comment on the pending citation. He is set to appear in court on Nov. 14.

  • Mountain Bowl notebook

    Evergreen and Conifer have been rivals since the latter opened in 1996, but it’s been the past three years, with the emphasis on their annual showdown, that the football game has taken on added meaning. The results, so far: Evergreen 2, Conifer 1. The Cougars have won the past two meetings by a combined eight points, qualifying for the playoffs both times.


  • Postseason pressure was on Cougars, Lobos

    Evergreen head coach Rob Molholm knew his team needed it. Quarterback Noah Ansley knew it, too. Shoot, everybody in Evergreen pretty much knew it.
    The Cougars had to beat rival Conifer. Not just for bragging rights. Not just for the 3A Metro South conference championship. But also to reach the state playoffs for just the seventh time ever.