Today's News

  • Scott to continue playing career at Adams State


    While Christina Spinzig will continue her golfing career at Colorado State, she’s not the only Evergreen girls golfer who is continuing her playing days. Teammate Aslinn Scott has been offered a scholarship to play at Adams State in Alamosa.

    They are two of five varsity golfers for Evergreen who were named all-state academic golfers this past season.

  • Bascio makes career out of skiing, handcycling in spite of paralyzing injury


    If it really was her last hurrah, then Monica Bascio can go out with her head held high. Why not. By a lot of people’s accounts they’re surprised that she was even competing in the first place.

  • Gerou named to Joint Budget Committee

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen has been named to the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee.

    As a member of the JBC, Gerou will play a key role in shaping Colorado’s budget and setting future priorities for state spending.

  • Limited changes OK'd on Upper Bear Creek property

    Part of the T Bar S Ranch property on Upper Bear Creek Road in Evergreen could be rezoned from commercial to planned development to allow the owners to make major repairs, maintain five buildings for residential use, legalize the existing residential uses and install a temporary, 6-foot-tall privacy fence about 60 feet long.

    The properties involved are about 2½ miles west of Evergreen on Upper Bear Creek Road. Most are being occupied as long-term rentals.

  • Indian Hills group appeals to park district for financial help

    The Indian Hills Improvement Association is asking the Evergreen Park and Recreation District to contribute more to the Indian Hills community.

    For example, it is seeking $19,000 for repaving the faded parking lot next to the Indian Hills community center, which was built in 1923. The center is being rented less because of the condition of the parking lot, among other things.

  • Patriots, young and old

    The unmistakable sound of young voices singing patriotic songs wafted from the cafeteria at Elk Run Assisted Living on May 27 as part of a Memorial Day program that had the senior residents’ toes tapping and voices singing along.

    Forty-three second-graders from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen showed their patriotism in the 40-minute program, in which they told a brief history of the United States starting with the colonization of America to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • RMAE can keep temporary buildings past 2012

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, a public charter school, will be allowed to keep intact three temporary buildings and consider them permanent, on the condition the buildings be redesigned to comply with local architectural standards in 15 years.

    RMAE officials and the county planning commission reached the agreement at a hearing May 26 at the Jefferson County administration building. The school has nearly 400 students in preschool through eighth grade.

  • Habitat plans Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser

    You don’t need a hard hat to build this home — but you might want to wear high heels. Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity will hold its Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser on Saturday, June 12 in Evergreen.

    The event is extra important to Habitat in a year when fund-raising has been a challenge. Blue Spruce is building one home this year instead of two, but funds are still needed for the home of Tammy Marshall and her two children, Cody and Bobbie.

  • Birthday boy nets quite a haul

    A spotlessly clean trash truck and a driver supplied by EDS Waste Solutions were the main attractions at a birthday party for budding environmentalist Connor Howe of Evergreen.

    To celebrate Connor’s 3rd birthday, his parents supplied a bevy of his friends, cupcakes decorated with gummy worms, pizza and soft drinks on the patio at their Hiwan home on Saturday. EDS showed up at 4 p.m. with a stately 15-ton trash truck, backed it up the steep driveway and parked it.

  • Leaky Alderfer House gets advice from energy-saving experts

    The historic Alderfer House is not only an icon of Evergreen’s ranching history, it is a symbol of the astounding energy inefficiency of houses that are more than 50 years old.

    Such old houses can be expensive to heat these days, as the current tenants, John Skeel and his family, are finding out after two chilly winters in the stately yellow wood-frame two-story built in 1945.

    The house is part of the Alderfer Three Sisters Open Space Park on Buffalo Park Road west of Evergreen High School.