Today's News

  • School board candidate Branaugh cites transparency, spending policies

    Jeffco Board of Education candidate Preston Branaugh slipped into the previously uncontested race in District 3 just hours before filing deadlines, registering with the secretary of state on the last possible day.

  • Event helps kids learn to stay safe

    Saturday’s weather was the perfect accompaniment to a family day at the 11th annual Community Safety & Family Fun Day.

    Under Colorado blue skies, young children and their parents browsed through booths at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park that taught the tots about safety. They played games, made simple first-aid kits and participated in the annual Bicycle Rodeo. They could practice dialing 911 on fake phones.

  • Oktoberfest raffle winners not bugged

    Corbi Sayler, a Conifer resident who grew up skating on Evergreen Lake, won the refurbished "Love Bug," a 1970 silver Volkswagen with a sporty stripe, in the raffle at the third annual Oktoberfest at Evergreen Lake on Sunday.

    Kristina Halstead, the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 youth of the year, drew Sayler's winning ticket, which was one of a package of three Corbi bought at the Big Chili Cook-off for $10. (Single tickets cost $5 each.)

  • Lookout Mountain church eyes expansion, but neighbors won’t give blessing

    A small church on Lookout Mountain is seeking permission from Jefferson County to expand its footprint from 5,000 to 24,000 square feet and accommodate 900 people as opposed to the current 350. But neighbors are taking a dim view of the plans. 

    Any expansion still has to be considered by the planning commission and approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

    The church is currently operating as a non-conforming use in a residentially zoned area.

  • Students’ pinwheels turn out to promote peace

    Colorful pinwheels stood like silent sentries in the planters surrounding the parking lot of Evergreen Country Day School on Sept. 21 as a reminder of childhood and a simpler time when life is peaceful.

    The pinwheels, created in art class by students in kindergarten through fifth grade, were part of International Day of Peace, when kids around the world are asked to make pinwheels and place them in public places to promote peace.


    Braden Olson wakes up around 6 a.m., after six hours of sleep, and does his math homework. He watches film during lunch while doing more homework. He uses his free period during school hours to complete even more homework. But he has to in order to keep up with his assiduous schedule.
    After all, Olson, a 17-year-old Evergreen High School senior, is a member of the school’s varsity football team. He’s also a defender on the boys soccer team. Oh, and he’s on the golf team as well.

  • Cougars finally get monkey off their back

    ELIZABETH — Not four straight victories to open the season. Not a combined 94 points the past two weeks. Not even making the 3A state football playoffs the year before could get the Evergreen Cougars respect.

  • Hamari, Evergreen persevere in OT win

    LAKEWOOD — Kyler Hamari had barely played in regulation. So when the Evergreen senior came on in the second overtime he was not only fresh physically, but mentally he was ready to make a difference as well.
    He did just that, and just in the nick of time, as his goal with 19 seconds left skirted past Golden backup goalkeeper Jack Nespor for a 2-1 Cougars victory on Sept. 21 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Fending off the fire threat

    Living in the Red Zone is one thing. But living in a neighborhood that experts ranked "extreme" in 2007 in terms of wildfire risk is downright scary.

    The Red Zone refers to areas of high wildfire risk as determined by a 1999 study by the Colorado State Forest Service. It includes a large part of Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    "We are the most imperiled neighborhood in two fire districts," said longtime Echo Hills resident Jessica Jay, a conservation law attorney with her own firm, Conservation Law.

  • 'Deck-side hunter' shocks quiet neighborhood

    A clash between homeowners and a home-based hunter with a license on Sept. 10 in Evergreen Highlands has reignited the controversy over hunting in residential neighborhoods in unincorporated Jefferson County.

    Hunting elk on private property in unincorporated Jeffco is legal as long as the bullet doesn't leave the boundaries. In the last couple of years, individual elk have been bagged in Paradise Hills, Cold Springs Ranch, Hiwan Golf Club and Indian Hills.