Today's News

  • Green glory

     People in Evergreen are not only eating their vegetables, they are eating more of them all the time, and even raving about them.

    In fact, if people are talking about their vegetables, it's probably a clue they have embraced the burgeoning industry of community-supported agriculture.

    A CSA is like a food co-op in that members pool their funds in advance of the growing season to pay for a share of seasonal produce generated by a local farm, orchard or some other food provider.

  • Dick Wulf named interim chief of park district

    The former executive director of the Evergreen park district has been named the interim executive director until the board can recruit a new executive director in a process that is expected to take at least three to four months.

    The appointment Nov. 30 comes with former executive director John Skeel's resignation as of Nov. 26 to become general manager of the of El Dorado Hills Community Services District near Sacramento, Calif.

  • Dinosaur adapting well to mountain living

     When Bob the Dinosaur came to live in Stagecoach Park, it was supposed to be only a temporary arrangement, but the neighbors and children have become so fond of him, a movement has begun to purchase the sculpture and give it a permanent home.

    The 8-foot statue was one of the 14 artworks chosen to go on display in the Evergreen area as part of Art for the Mountain Community's 2010-11 Sculpture Walk installed in early June.

  • EHS art rooms reopened after asbestos investigation

    Two Evergreen High art rooms have been inspected and cleared for student use again after traces of asbestos were found in a lower level that had been used for about 50 sports lockers and batting cages.

    "The art rooms were given the all-clear Wednesday, Dec. 1, and teachers started moving their things back in the same day," said Lynn Setzer, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Public School District.

  • N.M. executive chosen to head Evergreen chamber

    Lin Browning of Angel Fire, N.M., has been named the new president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Melanie Nuchols, who resigned Sept. 28 to pursue her art career.

    Browning, 35, currently serves as the acting director, office and membership manager of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. Before joining the chamber, she was a reservations agent with Angel Fire Resort from 2009 to 2010 and ran a property management and equipment rental business with her husband from 2008 to 2009.

  • Herrin sentencing reset to Jan. 3

     Sentencing has been delayed until Jan. 3 for the man who pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping an Evergreen woman and taking her to his house in Kittredge nearly one year ago. He had been cleaning her house for four years.
    Herrin appeared briefly before Jefferson County District Judge Philip McNulty in court on Dec. 6. Herrin's new attorney, public defender Jeff Dougan, asked for a continuance because he needed more time to look at the case records and court transcripts. Herrin's private attorney Robert Bernhardt withdrew from the case on Nov. 8.

  • Lobos’ Himmelman gets in tuneup

    CONIFER — Travis Himmelman was dealing with a nagging knee, but it didn’t limit the Conifer senior too much in the season-opening Lobo Invitational on Dec. 4. What did limit him, in his opinion, was the lack of wrestlers at the 12th annual meet.

    “I wish I could’ve gotten more matches. I only got two matches,” he said. “The last kid was a tough kid, a good win.”

  • Evergreen leaves self room to improve

    Make no bones about it, but it wasn’t pretty. The Evergreen Cougars’ boys basketball team struggled to find any offensive rhythm in its regular season opener Dec. 3 at home against Ridgeview Academy.

  • Florschuetz, Cougars nipped by Montbello

    DENVER — Jordan Florschuetz scored 13 points, but it wouldn’t be enough as host Montbello handed Evergreen its second straight narrow defeat to start the 2010-11 season, 50-49, on Dec. 4.

    Haley Newhall added 10 points and Riley Ellingson scored eight.

    The Lady Cougars struggled at the free-throw line, making just 10 of 32 attempts.

    Evergreen opened the season two days earlier with a 36-33 loss at George Washington despite 20 points from Florschuetz.

  • EHS Poms shine at local competitions

    The EHS Poms captured top honors recently in two local competitions. The Poms won the division championship in hip-hop at the UDA Regional Dance Competition at the Denver Convention Center on Nov. 13.