Today's News

  • Slash collection sites

    All sites are open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    • June 5 — Indian Hills Fire Department, 4476 Parmalee Gulch Road

    • June 12 and 13 — North Fork Fire Station 1, 19384 Highway 126, Buffalo Creek

    June 19 and 20 - Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73, and Inter-Canyon Fire Department Station #3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, Morrison

    • June 26 and 27 — Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department, 11583 Eden Road, Golden

    • July 17 and 18 — Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73, and Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road

  • American Workers’ Concert Series is back

    The American Workers’ Concert Series will return to the Evergreen Elks Lodge on May 21.

    The producer of the event, local percussionist and voice-over artist Keith Riker, said the turnout of 350-plus locals at last year’s show “really gave us the drive to get it going again here for our hometown friends.”

     The performance includes more than a dozen local musicians, including singer-songwriters performing original songs and covers of music that speaks to the struggling American worker.

  • Wet weather may bring new birds to Evergreen Lake

    The snow falls in big fat globs of collected flakes. Wet and sticky, it is collecting rapidly on trees, shrubs and what few perennial herbaceous plants have had the nerve to put forth new shoots already.

    It is May, and one would expect to see May flowers blooming, but alas, they are not. At least they are not blooming in any numbers. This is our seventh month of winter, and I am not happy to see more snow falling. However, such weather is expected in springtime Colorado where cold arctic air bumps into warm Gulf Coast air fairly regularly.

  • Elections are best of times, and worst

    Elections seem to bring out the best and the worst in people. On the positive side, the interest in public service and scrutiny of government services re-energizes us and provides the impetus to update and improve services. On the negative side, the emotions of campaigns inevitably lead to conflicts and vilification of candidates and causes that don’t deserve it. Such was the case with our recently completed Evergreen Park and Recreation District election.

  • Prouty, Cougars show resiliency to bounce back


    LAKEWOOD — The anguish Nat Prouty felt was punishment enough. Just 24 hours earlier, the Evergreen sprinter made a mistake that cost him and his teammates a medal at the very least, if not a potential state championship.

  • O’Brien, 4x800 relay finish in third


    LAKEWOOD — Maura O’Brien barely had time to look at the runners in front of her because of the ones nipping at her heels. But maybe that was a good thing.

  • Holland takes 12th at state in backstroke

    LOVELAND — Freshman Ben Holland, an Evergreen High student, placed 12th in the 100 backstroke, while Conifer’s boys swimming team had three top-15 finishes in relays at the 4A state championship May 22 at the Mountain Viee Aquatic Center.

    The 400 freestyle squad finished ninth, the 200 medley team took 10th, and the 200 freestyle was 15th.

  • Local political rookies triumph at respective assemblies

    Evergreen-based Republican political candidates made surprisingly successful showings at their respective GOP assemblies over the weekend, positioning them well for the November elections.

    In the governor’s race, political neophyte Dan Maes received 1,741 delegate votes to 1,725 for former U.S. congressman Scott McInnis at a GOP party assembly in Loveland on May 22.

    The win means Maes’ name will appear first on the August primary ballot, but history shows that doesn’t guarantee a win.

  • NEAT dedicates Meadow Trail

    Liz Cohen, mother of three and tireless, leading proponent of the NEAT trail system, compares the construction of the concrete pedestrian walkway from Evergreen Middle School to the Buchanan Park Rec Center to eating a vegetable.

    “This is like getting kids to eat broccoli. We have to do it in little pieces,” she said of the tedious process of fund-raising and grant-writing, followed by spurts of construction. The effort began in 2002 with the idea of making it safer for kids to walk to school.

  • Election results signal setback for arts center in Buchanan Park

    The proposed arts center building in Buchanan Park appears to be firmly on the back burner, judging by the results of the May 4 election for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    In a decisive vote, district residents elected three people who oppose the idea of building the new structure, which had been the subject of a $37,500 feasibility study and embraced by the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    A consulting company projected the community could support a stand-alone building costing between $7 million and $9 million.