Today's News

  • State’s budget writers in bind

    2011 will be one tough year for legislative budget writers in Colorado. To begin, they will face one of the toughest budget years in our state’s history. Add to that the fact that split control of the legislature means the Joint Budget Committee will be made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, the six members of the JBC will have three cumulative years of experience on the budget panel.

  • Full-moon walks are full of adventure

    Reprinted from Dec. 5, 2007


    I hope all of you were able to enjoy the three beautiful nights of Nov. 23, 24 and 25. They were the night before the full moon, the night of the full moon and the night after.

    It is seldom that we have three crystal-clear nights in a row at the time of the full moon.

  • Madrigal Faire is Saturday at EHS

    Many holiday traditions in the U.S. are tinged with a taste of Merry Ole’ England. Families head to the theater to have their holiday spirits renewed by Dickens’ grumpy yet lovable Ebeneezer Scrooge. Singers gather round doorsteps to serenade neighbors with candlelight carols. What better way to ring in the holidays than immersing yourself in the grand tradition of King Henry’s Renaissance court at the 24th annual Madrigal Marketplace and Faire presented by the Evergreen High School Performing Arts Department.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Next time, call the Coast Guard

  • Florschuetz leading by example

    Maybe it’s not so much that Jordan Florschuetz couldn’t make up her mind, but the Evergreen senior girls basketball player plans to do it all.

    Her goal is to lead the Lady Cougars in scoring, rebounding and just about any other statistic that she can. In a lot of ways she may have to.

  • Winter Previews: Capsule previews for Evergreen Cougars sports teams

    Head coach: Scott Haebe 
    Assistant coaches: Adam Wogan, Tom Warren
    Classification: 4A, District 6
    2009-10 record: 17-8, lost to Northridge in second round of state playoffs
    Top players: Steve Jensen, Sr.,; Sam Keen, Sr.; Brian Grieve, Jr.; Josh Conroy, Jr.; Connor Propst, Jr.; Andre Lane, Soph.
    Season opener: Dec. 3, vs. Ridgeview Academy, 7 p.m.

  • Baroque Folke to perform “Gaudete!” in Evergreen

    Evergreen’s Baroque Folke invite everyone to “gaudete!” (rejoice) at their traditional Holiday Concert at Center/Stage on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. This consort of four recorders, plus harpsichord and vocal quartet, performs carols and songs of many cultures. New pieces mingle with traditional recorder works and audience favorites from seasons past.
    Appearing again as Baroque Folke are Mike and Ann Moore, Bob Baldwin, Rebecca Beshore, Paul Ahlquist, Hopi Moore Sargent and Sally Ochsner. The Folke also welcome new member Ann Sprague to the ensemble.

  • Pumping (and sculpting) iron

    If Evergreen High School senior Cameron Vogel has a motto, it’s “Why start later when I can start now?”
    The 18-year-old is multi-faceted with a maturity beyond his years. Though reserved, his passion for the three prime interests in his life instantly shows through.
    He’s a body-builder and hopes to enter the Mr. Teen America competition next year.

  • Bergen Valley kids perform native American dances

    Third-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School recently danced Native American dances and ate at a potlatch — in part to create memories.
    “This has been a tradition at Bergen Valley for years,” said third-grade teacher Cindy Cox, who coordinates the Native American program. “I have kids come back (years after leaving third grade) to say that they remember this program.”
    Cox, who has been teaching at the school for 17 years, said she has kept the tradition going after the previous teacher in charge of the program retired.

  • Terraces building goes green on multiple levels

    Downtown Evergreen's newest office building is now officially rated a top environmentally sustainable building, getting a thumbs-up from one of the leading third-party certification systems.

    The Evergreen Terraces building recently received certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council.

    LEED recognizes performance in five key areas: site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environment.