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Today's News

  • Year in Review: Politics took center stage

    Change was the national watchword in 2008, and Evergreen was no exception. Join us as we revisit of some of the year’s top stories …

    Cheri Gerou elected to state House

    In her first-ever run for elected office, architect Cheri Gerou parlayed a message of fiscal responsibility, a Republican registration advantage, mountain residency and solid financial resources into a big win, despite a county-wide pro-Obama vote.

  • Rec districts struggle with federal pool safety act

    Recreation districts are having a hard time keeping up with a new federal law designed to prevent kids from being trapped by suction in swimming pools, but the law is not likely to force any pool closings in the immediate future.

    The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act required that all pools and spas be in compliance as of Dec. 20.

    The law, signed by President Bush on Dec. 19, 2007, was passed in the aftermath of the 2002 drowning death of the 7-year-old granddaughter of former Secretary of State James A. Baker.

  • Owners fear land grab in local subdivision

    A developer has named 48 individual landowners and groups in an adverse possession lawsuit, intending to gain clear title to about a half-dozen segments of never-built roads in the Mountain Park Home subdivision in Evergreen.

    Some of the landowners, who are mainly retired people who bought their plots 20 to 25 years ago, fear that the developer, William Prescott of Bell Park Development Co. of Berthoud, is trying to take possession or block access to their property. Prescott is building houses on property on Liberty Drive at the base of Fern Gulch Road.

  • Lake open for skating despite warm spell

    Despite the invasion of Chinook winds on Tuesday, it looks like the ice on Evergreen Lake is going to hold up long enough to be good for skating on New Year’s Eve. Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday were in the 40s. As of Tuesday, the ice was about 12 inches thick.

    “If we keep getting a breeze, it should be OK,” said Cathy Peterson, facilities specialist with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Sub Shoppe has new owner, new menu

    The new owner of the Sub Shoppe has made the transition from sound engineer to restaurant owner.

    “I’m self-taught in the culinary field. I enjoy very good food,” said Stefan Phillips, whose shop is on Highway 74 next to Conoco in Evergreen. “One of the things I prided myself on doing was learning to cook good food.”

    Before moving to Evergreen last year, Phillips worked as a touring sound engineer. He said he learned a lot about good and bad food while on tour because the staff was at the mercy of various caterers.

  • Evergreen Artists Association celebrates its 50th

    On the afternoon of April 24, 1958, 19 members of Evergreen’s artistic community met in the back room of a shoe repair shop downtown. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about the advantages of forming a local art association “to help artists network, nurture new artists, and provide opportunities for established artists to build reputations with our community.”

  • Giving thanks for a year gone by

    By Hannah Hayes

    A yard sign lives on in my neighborhood. It’s been up since 2001, proclaiming “United We Stand.” Passers-by can’t help but puzzle the sign’s meaning at the end of 2008. The owner’s pride exudes from the entire property, but the sign reeks of the prejudice of these last eight years.

  • Winter cottonwoods and a new year of good birding

    The first day of winter certainly lived up to its name. It has been snowy and cold — very cold for so early in the season. The good news is that the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. From now on, each day grows a bit longer until the spring equinox brings equal days and nights, the official beginning of spring.

  • Officers trap cougar that killed 2 deer in Troutdale neighborhood

    The Division of Wildlife successfully trapped a 1-year-old mountain lion that killed two deer on Troutdale Scenic Drive above the Evergreen Safeway.

    After being sedated on Wednesday morning, the cat was taken to the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area and released.

    The Troutdale area is adjacent to Dedisse Park and Jefferson County Open Space on the west.

    Neighbors Linda Kirkpatrick and Jack Wolfe on Troutdale Scenic Drive both uncovered deer carcasses on their property Monday, Dec. 22.

  • A special person for special kids

    Kids with special needs love to have fun as much as other children, and thanks to the special needs program of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, special kids are getting a lot more enjoyment out of life.

    Special needs coordinator Maren Schreiber started the program with five participants in 1997 and now has 60 regular members, many of whom have been in the group for years.