Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Steaming mad at dirty trick

  • Our Readers Write

    More safety measures needed for boating at Evergreen Lake


    I read your incredible story with pictures of the Hunter family and their grandchildren about to drop off the dam. Also a plea from Dan Markey for greater safety in using the boats. This family was very fortunate that calm heads were present. I would certainly think that safety would be the most important factor in the use of boats on the lake.

  • Crows are something to crow about

    When we moved here in 1965, crows were officially named the “common crow.” But, they were definitely not common in Evergreen, except in winter. Summer crows in the mountains were few and far between.

  • Potter fired up about education

    Bob Smith — you know that name. You may not be sure from where or how many of them you actually know. Idledale boasts Robert Rainsford Smith, and I use his middle name to distinguish him, although surely his long and prolific career as a studio potter has done that already.

  • Ballot items would devastate governments

    People in civilized societies understand that we have collective needs that can be met only through the coordinated efforts of citizens. Many of those collective needs are met through the activities of governments. We expect our federal, state, local and special-district governments to do things that it makes no sense to do individually. We drive on public roads. We get water and dispose of wastewater through governmentally owned utilities. We educate our children in public schools. We protect our homes and businesses through governmental fire departments.

  • Candidates for top offices coming to Lake House

    The community is invited to a Candidates Forum featuring most of the top choices on the November ballot at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Evergreen Lake House.

    Sponsored by the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, the forum is open to the public. Questions may be submitted in advance. Each candidate will make a 7-minute presentation from 7 to 8 p.m.

  • Information for voters in general election


    • Oct. 1: Last day to mail notice of election ballot issues.

    • Oct. 4: Last day to register to vote in general election

    • Oct. 5 to Nov. 2: Elector may complete a sworn affidavit for a change of address in the county clerk's office stating that he/she moved within the state no later than the 30th day before the election.

    • Oct. 12: First day mail-in ballots may be sent to voters with mail-in requests.

    • Oct. 18: Early voting for general election begins.

  • Big Chili Cook-off turns on the heat for year nine


    The ninth Big Chili Cook-Off attracted about 4,000 people to Evergreen Lake on Sunday to help area firefighters, about twice as many as last year, based on a preliminary estimate.

    This year's cook-off got a boost from the heightened fire consciousness generated by the catastrophic Fourmile Canyon Fire in the Boulder foothills. With the temperature in the 80s and mostly cloudless skies, the weather couldn't have been more perfect for an outdoor festival.

  • Family builds dream home with volunteers’ help

    Tammy Marshall was struggling to pay her rent, supporting two kids and working three jobs seven days a week. She thought about owning her own home, but as a divorced mom, it was an impossible dream.

    “I never in a million years thought I could do it,” Marshall said. “I never looked into it.”

    “I probably could have gone to Denver, but all my kids have ever known is up here. And I didn’t want to put them through any more pain.”

  • Open Space wins grant to remove trees in Elk Meadow Park

    Jefferson County Open Space’s natural resource management department is working on an $80,000 wildfire prevention project in Elk Meadow Park.

    In July, Open Space won a $40,000 grant from the federal Wildland Urban Interface grant program, which is administered locally by the Colorado State Forest Service. Open Space pays another $40,000 in matching funds.