Today's News

  • Evergreen boys, girls open year in 4th, 6th

    AURORA — Bryn Haebe, as honest as she could be, admitted that the cross country course at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds was a bit boring. There are no shades, no trees. It makes for a great course for the spectators looking on, but not so much for the runners participating.

  • Town hall meetings to address ballot issues

    The public is invited to a series of town hall meetings on upcoming ballot issues facing voters in the Nov. 2 general election.

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, has scheduled meetings across House District 25 to discuss the state budget and answer questions on Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101. Times are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., all dates.

    The meeting dates and locations are as follows:

    • Sept. 16, Parmalee Gulch Elementary

    • Sep. 22, Red Rocks Elementary

    • Sep. 28, West Jeff Middle School

  • Roundup: Cougars battle back to beat Palmer Ridge, Elizabeth

    CASTLE ROCK — Evergreen broke open a close game with a six-run fourth inning and the Lady Cougars battled back to win their last two games at the Don McCall Tournament, capping it with a 13-3 win over Palmer Ridge on Sept. 4.

  • Alderfer Ranch House at a crossroads

    As a symbol of Evergreen’s ranching past, the Alderfer Ranch House complex on Buffalo Road is a priceless landmark, but to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, it has become an expensive responsibility.

    With the prospect of the 25-year lease with Jeffco Open Space expiring in November 2015 and a new 10-year rec district master plan in the works, the board decided at its regular meeting Sept. 24 to form a task force.

  • Cougars' comeback bid picked off



    LAKEWOOD — Noah Ansley, if nothing else, is a competitor. His fiery nature makes him a good fit to be the emotional leader of Evergreen’s football team, especially on offense.

  • Triple threat: Evergreen climber writes off three ‘highest’ lists with Mount Elbert ascent

    With a relatively easy hike up Mount Elbert on Aug. 21, an Evergreen man not only finished his quest to climb the 54 Colorado 14ers, he also reached the highest points in 50 states and the tops of all 64 counties in Colorado — or 168 destinations in eight years.

  • Rendezvous features mountain men, tall tales, fun

    A campfire crackles, and the smell of castoreum, used in beaver trapping, wafts through the air. In the distance you hear drums and see a man dressed in buckskin and a pelt hat. In the trapper’s tent, a few steps away, sleek beaver pelts hang above a table filled with powder horns, Native American beadwork and painted hides. Welcome to the world of Rendezvous.

  • Park district kicks off 10-year district-wide master plan process

    The Evergreen park district is asking for proposals to compile a district-wide, 10-year master plan in which the public is expected to be involved. The last master plan was completed in 2004. The new study should be completed in 2011.

    The board set aside $45,000 in the 2010 budget to pay for the study, which is expected to build on the recently completed 2010 community needs survey, unveiled Aug. 17.

  • Children's Theater plans grand opening at new home

    The Colorado Children’s Theatre has spent the last four years establishing itself as a go-to place for children’s theatrical training. Directors Kerri Monnerat and Karen Tobey have created classes in musical theater, voice, dance, stage and film acting and a full playbill of performances and theatrical productions. Most importantly, they have created a community in which children ages 4 to 18 feel special and as if they are an integral part of the school.

  • Schools may seek tax increase

    Jeffco Public Schools could be turning to voters as early as next year for a tax increase to offset recent declines in state funding.

    A citizen panel tasked with evaluating community support presented the school board Sept. 2 with a tentative plan for a bond issue and mill-levy increase. The panel said about $500,000 in private funding would be needed for the campaign to win approval for the measures.