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Today's News

  • Reaction mixed to review of 3 top-paid fire district posts

    A proposal to downsize a top-paid segment of the staff at Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a mixed reception from the audience and five members of the district board at a special meeting May 27.

    Board member George Kling led the meeting, because a month ago he initiated the idea of examining certain job descriptions to look for waste or duplication of effort.

    About 20 people were in the audience, including the three whose jobs were under discussion. One of the three brought a video camera on a tripod to tape the panel discussion.

  • Two development proposals OK’d at El Rancho Town Center

    A couple of new developments are in the works for the commercial area known as the El Rancho Town Center, just west of the Walmart store at Interstate 70 and Evergreen Parkway.

    On May 27 the county commissioners approved the final plat for the third commercial building in the large, mixed-use complex that now houses Starbucks, Trinity Pub, Bicycle Connection and Qdoba.

    The third lot, between the parking lot and the Honka Building, is approved for a maximum three-story structure with 21,000 square feet.

  • Wah Keeney landowner cited for grading without permit

    An unusually wet spring and continued random, intermittent earthmoving activities on Wah Keeney Mountain are making a nightmare out of what should be an idyllic spring for residents on Columbine Way.

    Springtime projects culminated with the Jeffco County Planning and Zoning Department issuing a zoning violation notice on May 12 against Xcel Energy Co. and landowner Richard Morgan of Wheat Ridge for improper grading activity at 29592 Spruce Road.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire engine rolls off road on Floyd Hill

    A 1997 Evergreen Fire/Rescue fire engine rolled off a steep road on Floyd Hill on Tuesday, completed one whole revolution, and pancaked an empty, vintage 1969 Pontiac Firebird parked 25 feet below.

    Neither the driver of the fire truck, Mike Weege, nor anyone else was hurt in the accident, which happened about 1 p.m. as the truck was heading downhill from a routine suspicious-odor call.

    It went off the road above the home of Bill and Arnetta Vickery at 872 Ponderosa Drive, above Clear Creek High School.

  • Cat Lodge is the ultimate in feline accommodations

    There are people who like cats, there are cat lovers ee" and then you have Mike and Susan Nocket.

    They are in a league of their own when it comes to loving felines.

    The couple love cats so much that they have remodeled their house into a cat hotel called the Evergreen Cat Lodge, with 32 small rooms for felines that owners can rent. Each room, which is roughly 50 square feet, is decorated like a room in a house. Some have living room chairs and electric fireplaces; others have beds; some are garden rooms and play rooms.

  • Obama’s first pick for top court

    “Stop, In the Name of Love” Oops. Wrong Supremes. Stop? If you think it oh-oh-ver, isn’t this what winning the presidential election is all about? With the largest number of votes ever, President Obama has earned the privilege of nominating a Supreme Court justice.

  • 2009 legislative session brought good and bad

    The 2009 legislative session ended May 6. As a freshman member of the House, several people have asked me what I thought of the session. In truth, I feel a bit like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” after spinning around in the tornado and finally being dropped back into Kansas. The good news is that I live in Colorado, not Kansas. The bad news is many of the changes this legislative session will bring for the people of Colorado.

  • Arts will be in full bloom this summer

    Summer is just around the corner, and the Evergreen art scene will be abuzz with plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty and your creativity flowing.

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is a local hub for artistic endeavors for both young and old alike. Whether you want to learn to throw your own clay pot or you simply want to ponder the splendor of other people’s artwork, CAE has something for everyone this summer.

  • Late-spring arrivals making appearances

    Just as in days past, the summer folk have arrived in Evergreen. It used to be families that arrived as soon as school was out, and there were cabins to be opened, bed linens to be aired out and meals to be prepared during the last of May or early June. Now it is summer birds that still arrive during the last of May or early June.

    The summer birds have territories to locate, songs to sing to warn others to stay out of those territories, mates to court and nests to build. Soon they will have young to feed.

  • Sushi Evergreen hopes to open downtown restaurant soon

    Downtown Evergreen is going to get fishier — in a good way.

    Sushi Evergreen is moving to new digs and opening a full-scale Japanese restaurant. It will open soon in the former Stroh’s restaurant on the east end of downtown.

    The name Sushi Evergreen will remain, but the restaurant now will serve Japanese and Korean food in addition to sushi, said Matt Morneau, a co-owner of the restaurant. “There will be teriyaki dishes, soups, salmon, cooked items that people will enjoy,” he said.