Today's News

  • Offenses struggle in EHS’ win over Conifer

    Ugh, there wasn’t much for Evergreen head coach Scott Haebe to like in his team’s annual showdown with rival Conifer on Jan. 6 at Evergreen High School.
    Not much offensively, outside of the play of senior guard Konnor Propst.
    Not the defense, which was stout but not stellar.
    Just not much at all and yet his team was on the winning side of an alarming 39-28 score in which both teams were held well below their early-season scoring averages.

  • Dobey, defense thwart Conifer

    Erin Dobey was just taking advantage of the opportunities she was presented. But even so not even the 5-foot-5 Evergreen senior guard could imagine she would have the kind of game that she did Jan. 6 against Conifer.

  • Special district elections coming up May 8

     The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Evergreen Fire Protection District will hold elections for new board members May 8.

    The park district will be seeking a replacement for board member Peter Eggers, who is not seeking re-election at the end of his four-year term. Current board member Janet Heck Doyle, who was elected in 2008, is up for re-election. Doyle said Monday she hasn't decided whether or not she is running again.

  • MALT helps save historic Conifer ranch

    With the help of the Mountain Area Land Trust, longtime Conifer residents Barbara and Tom Butterfield preserved nearly 4,000 acres of their high mountain valley near Pine from development forever.


    The last piece of the five-part process concluded in January 2011 when the couple transferred 285 acres known as Resort Valley Ranch East Homestead, south of South Foxton Road and U.S. 285, just past Reynolds Open Space Park.

  • Mountain lions attacking pets in Hiwan Hills


    The state Department of Parks and Wildlife has received a number of reports since Dec. 25 of pets being taken by mountain lions in the Hiwan Hills area on Ridge Road, Mossy Rock Lane, Buchanan Drive and Western Court, according to spokesperson Jennifer Churchill.

    Four attacks were documented:

    • On Dec. 25 at 9:30 p.m., a 40-pound dog was taken from a deck on Ridge Road while reporting parties were watching a movie. After they ran outside yelling, the lion dropped the dog and left, but the dog did not survive.

  • Single mom, kids find forever home

    When Liz Thompson first heard about Habitat for Humanity, she figured she made too much money working full-time as a victim advocate to qualify for the low-cost houses. She had two part-time jobs, as well.

    She thought such houses were for the kind of people she was trying to help on an everyday basis. Then she thought, "I could use a little help too."

  • Fire department seeks new paid fire chief

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue inaugurated the search for a new fire chief as of Dec. 15, with the intention of having a leader in place by June 1.

    The in-house selection committee recommended at the October meeting that a new chief be hired to replace Garry DeJong, who resigned in August to take a job with the Lewiston Fire Department in Idaho.

    In the interim, volunteer firefighter Jeff Ashford, currently the deputy chief of fire operations, was named unpaid statutory chief. Fire marshal Frank Dearborn was named acting district administrator.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A parting gift, perhaps

  • Radio to put Evergreen on same emergency wavelength

    After a $1 million overhaul of its radio system, the Evergreen fire department finally will be able to talk to the Clear Creek, Gilpin, Elk Creek and Indian Hills fire departments on the same radio frequency without having to borrow each other's radios.

    The money comes from a 2009 federal Urban Area Security Initiative grant of $711,000 and matching funds of $189,000 from the2009 Evergreen Fire Protection District budget. UASI is part of the Homeland Security Department.

  • Skate the Lake a cool way to ring in 2012

    A bit of cold weather didn’t deter about 3,000 people from attending the 16th annual Skate the Lake on Saturday night to ring in the new year.

    The Evergreen Lake House was standing-room-only as partiers – some in family groups and others with friends -- donned skates and chatted with music playing in the background. While some simply wore warm clothing, others were bedecked in 2012 hats.