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Today's News

  • Wet summer has brought new weeds to the area

    On Friday evening, Aug.14, the Weed Awareness Committee met for its last summer weed pulling at Evergreen Lake.

  • Curing an ailing health care system

    By Hannah Hayes

    After hearing the phrase “health care reform,” it’s sorely disappointing to see how shallow the thinking goes. All that’s being talked about is how to pay for exactly the same kind of health care that many Americans already have. The finances of medicine are in shambles, but true reform should go much further if the aim is to raise the quality of life.

  • Crawford happy to be with Stingers

    Zac Crawford can’t stop smiling.

    After working at the US Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Crawford, who was living in Alabama at the time, fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and vowed that if an opportunity presented itself for him to move to the state, he would.

    That opportunity, in form of being the Stingers Soccer Club’s Developmental Director of Coaching, arose and Crawford literally jumped at the chance.

  • Maximum effort: Stout defense, timely hitting push Evergreen past Platte Canyon

    Some first games pack more intrigue than others.

    Consider the Cougars, who were young and inexperienced at the Class 4A varsity level, facing off against an experienced group from perennial 3A power Platte Canyon.

    You gotta love being young.

    “I was kind of expecting some first-game jitters, but I thought defensively we just played lights out,” Evergreen coach Scott Haebe said after the Cougars scored a well earned 7-2 nonleague season-opening victory Aug. 26.

  • Park maintenance facility must be built in stages

    A couple of unheated steel shipping containers connected by a makeshift roof will have to serve as the park district’s vehicle repair shop and storage facility for at least one more winter.

    Plans to build a new park maintenance facility had to be put on hold last month after the construction costs for the bare-bones plan turned out to be substantially higher than first estimated.

  • Channel 6 viewers need to rescan digital sets

    The station just raised its antenna 200 feet and increased its power to 1 million watts at the tower on Mount Morrison, where it reaches viewers along the Front Range and in the mountains.

    (Mount Morrison is the prominent peak above Red Rocks Amphitheatre that can be seen from I-70 and Highways 73 and 74 in Evergreen.)

    Before the power boost, Channel 6 was operating at only 315,000 watts.

    Channel 6 expected to lose about 10 percent of its coverage area temporarily when it went digital June 12.

  • Purrington to be released to rehab hospital

    Julia Purrington of Evergreen, 34, is recovering from a fractured left kneecap and severely torn ligaments in her right knee and is expected to be released from Littleton Adventist Hospital into a rehabilitation hospital this week.

    Purrington was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Rampart Range Road near Chatfield Reservoir on Aug. 22.

    She said from the hospital that she had a couple of surgeries on her knees and is waiting for the results of an MRI on her shoulder.

  • Cyclist still in hospital after Aug. 16 on-ramp crash

    Jeffrey S. Detlefs of Evergreen was arrested on a number of charges, including vehicular assault, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

    He was held in Jefferson County Jail until Aug. 21, when he posted bail of $60,000.

    The case has been turned over to the Denver district attorney’s office for special prosecution because Hegyi is an attorney for the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office.

    A spokeswoman for St. Anthony Hospital Central could give no further details about the nature of his injuries .

  • Smoke health advisory issued

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has

    issued a smoke health advisory for northwest and north-central Colorado

    for those individuals with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the

    very young and the elderly.

    Significant smoke from fires in Canada,

    Utah, Colorado, California and other Western states will continue to

    cause widespread haze in Colorado. Smoke should gradually

    diminish later this evening in most areas.

    Fine particulate levels in the air currently are in the

  • Alamosa trip a life lesson for Montessori students

    Four Evergreen Montessori School eighth-graders had a four-day trip of a lifetime over the summer to learn about another culture — and they never left Colorado.

    The students traveled with school director Beth Heller-Atencio to Alamosa in the San Luis Valley to practice their Spanish and to help others.

    The students stayed in the home of an Alamosa family, where they received cooking lessons. Then they put those lessons to good use by cooking at a homeless shelter.