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Today's News

  • Egg-decorating winners

    Results in the Downtown Business Association’s second annual egg decorating contest:

    Professional division

    First: The Egg & I by Carol Newsom. Sponsor: Java Grove.

    Second: Continental Divide by Paul Koentges. Sponsor: ReMax Evergreen.

    Third: Chakra by Pamela Rhodes. Sponsor: Mountain Man Fruits & Nuts

    Amateur division

    First: Finishing Touch by Joan Zarlengo

    Second: Bumpy Dots by Deb Farinholt

    Third: Bleeding Hearts by Roxy (only name given)

    Papier mache, adult division

  • Thousands still without power

    About 4,000 people were without power on Monday morning in Evergreen in the wake of the weekend storm, down from a peak of 11,000.

     

    Joe Fuentes, spokesman for Xcel Energy, said the power company deployed about 30 crews from all over the Denver area to help restore power to individual homes on Monday.

     

  • Farmers show why they're No. 1

    Wheat Ridge — For three innings, the eighth-ranked Evergreen Cougars had No. 1 Wheat Ridge looking pretty pedestrian on April 20.

    The Cougars scored in every inning and were up 4-0 thanks largely to a two-run double by Ethan Murphy and some solid small ball. But with a dream upset starting to materialize, the Cougars found themselves taken out to the proverbial woodshed in the top of the fourth.

  • Young Cougars fall to Demons

    On a blustery afternoon better suited for kite flying or sailing than any sport involving a ball, the Evergreen Cougars bravely took to the tennis court to face the Golden Demons.

  • IREA holding pivotal election

    Results should be available this week in pivotal elections for three seats on the board of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association.

    The three challengers all have been endorsed by IREA Voices, a group of co-op members who say IREA is mired in fossil-fuel thinking and lacks transparency in the way it does business.

    In District 5, challenger John Masson is facing off against incumbent Bruff Shea; in District 3, Mike Galvin is challenging Gene Sperry; and in District 7, Charles Bucknam is seeking to unseat George Hier.

  • A day of remembrance

    As former Columbine teacher Alan Cram handed out candles Sunday evening for a vigil to remember those who died on April 20, 1999, he pondered the lessons of the tragedy 10 years later.

    "I'm still concerned about the kids," Cram said. "It's too easy to let kids go off and do their thing. Without having support, it's pretty lonely out there. We need to be available for them."

  • County assessor expecting a lot of protests on assessments

    Jefferson County Assessor Jim Everson expects more than 20,000 protests to flood his office when property owners get valuation notices May 1.

    Everson fears Jeffco residents won’t like the disconnect between actual property values now in the weak economy and the valuations based on sales data for June 2008.

    "Every assessor in the state is having the same problem," Everson said in his second-floor office April 16. "People are going to feel there's a disconnect. Most people think in current terms."

  • Gerou makes most of first year in office

    Newly elected state Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, has moved three bills through the legislature and onto the governor’s desk so far in the 2009 legislative session. Three others have been passed by the House and were under consideration in the Senate as of April. 10.

    Gerou was elected in November over Democrat Andrew Scripter to represent House District 25, which includes Evergreen and the mountain communities of Jefferson County,

  • Earth Day Fair set for 20th year in Evergreen

    Back on April 22, 1970, the first national Earth Day celebration came into being. It was the brainchild of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and was supported by many others.

    In 1990, there was a resurgence of environmental interest across the country, and Earth Day saw itself revitalized. One of those sparks ignited here in Evergreen, and a small group formed to create our first mountain area celebration. The initial event was held in the old brick school building where the new library now stands. In 1994, the fair moved to the Lake House, a truly fitting location.

  • Trees tie community together over time

    Editor's note: On Saturday, April 18, Evergreen will host its 20th Earth Day is celebration. In commemoration, Earth Day organizers have designated Spalding Trees as Green Business of the Year.

    Spalding Trees has been planting trees in the Evergreen area since 1988. Using a large tree spade that plants a 12,000-pound root ball, the company plants trees from 10 to 45 feet tall.

    For more information, call Mary Dickhoff, Earth Day chairwoman, at 674-1918.