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Today's News

  • Ring in the new year with the Evergreen Players

    New Year’s Eve can often be thorn in your side. You want to do something festive to ring in the new year … but you don’t want to drive very far, you don’t enjoy huge crowds, you don’t want to spend a lot of money, and midnight is long past your bedtime. You’re suddenly feeling very “Bah, humbug” when you want to be humming “Auld Lang Syne.” The Evergreen Players’ New Year’s Eve Gala is the answer to all of your celebratory snags.

  • EMS eighth-graders go to war for younger students

    Revolutionary War figures came to life — literally — when Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders presented short speeches about the heroes to fifth-graders at Bergen Meadow Elementary School.

    The students selected a person in history — anyone from George Washington to Dolly Madison — researched the person and wrote a short first-person speech about the person’s life. The students then dressed in costumes and stood like statues in the back hallway of the elementary school.

  • Christmases past: Two area residents recall the deprivations, challenges of the Great Depression

    This holiday season, amid a struggling economy and feelings of uncertainty, wants are succumbing to needs for many area residents.

    But today’s definition of “needs” is dramatically different from the one of 80 years ago. The Roaring Twenties, when indulgence was common and pretty things trumped the practical, came to an abrupt end on Oct. 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed. Banks failed, businesses closed and more than 15 million Americans were left unemployed.

  • Mail thief to get 24 years in prison

    Mail pilferer Michael John Pantera pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary on Dec. 19.

    In November 2007, Pantera, 27, and his girlfriend, Sophie Rose Shafer of Pine, 19, drove through neighborhoods in Jefferson and Park counties stealing mail from mailboxes, searching for holiday gift cards and cash.

    Pantera is scheduled to be sentenced March 27 to 24 years in prison. He was convicted in the November 2007 mailbox thefts and also as a habitual criminal, according to a news release from the Jefferson County district attorney.

  • Locals flock to help stranded goose

    A bit of summer stranded at Evergreen Lake drew the attention and sympathy of a small army of local wildlife enthusiasts. Yet the good-hearted citizens determined to save a solitary Canada goose from a cold and bitter end found themselves torn between love and the law.

     

  • Luckylure to give Christmas trees to needy families

    Luckylure Christmas tree of Evergreen will be giving away two dozen tannenbaums to area families who have experienced layoffs or have special needs this holiday season.

    The 24 free trees will be given away at noon Thursday at Luckylure, at Highway 73 and Brook Forest Road. A drawing will be held if more than 24 families are seeking trees.

  • Cougars edge Wildcats in OT

    LAKEWOOD – Due to the general parity in Class 4A hoops and their own streakiness, the Evergreen Cougars figure to be in a lot of close games this season.

    They finally figured out how to win one Dec. 12.

  • Holiday lights keep landscapers busy this season

    It’s that time of year — when the pleasure of seeing lights from rooftop to treetop all over town is frequently overwhelmed by the pain of climbing ladders and unwinding tangled strings of mini-bulbs.

    Decorating is one of those things that seem like a good idea in theory. But who has the time?

    That’s when the summertime landscape companies such as Lam Tree Service and J.P. Total come to the rescue.

  • Baskets full of joy delivered to those in need

    You can tell by the smiles on their faces that delivering big boxes full of food is fun for everybody, including the seniors, the volunteers and the eighth-graders from the Rocky Mountain Academy charter school who served as delivery girls and boys.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 10, volunteers finally got the opportunity to distribute around Evergreen the baskets full of good cheer that they had been collecting since Halloween.

  • Survey, conditions at issue in trial over Wah Keeney development

    The property dispute between a developer who wants to build housing units on 90 small lots on the east end of Wah Keeney Park in Evergreen landed in Jefferson County District Court on Dec. 11 after settlement discussions failed to produce an agreement.

    At the last minute, the trial was assigned to Judge Stephen M. Munsinger, instead of Tamara Russell, who originally was set to preside over the two-day trial.