Today's News

  • Birders make it count

    When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the phrase, “Not all who wander are lost,” he could have been talking about mountain birders.
    For most of the day Sunday, a group of birders from the Evergreen area wandered around Kerr Gulch and Kittredge to count birds and species. They meandered along mountain roads, on residential property and town streets tabulating our feathered friends for the 111th annual Christmas Bird Count.
    This is the 42nd year of participation for Evergreen Audubon birders; the count runs through Jan. 5.

  • Evergreen Lake Plunge to raise money for Special Needs Program


     Plunging into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake is a splashy way to welcome 2011, impress your friends, prove your toughness and contribute to a good cause — all at the same time.

    Once again, the rec district’s Special Needs Program and Drive Smart are seeking courageous individuals with thick skin and sturdy tickers to immerse themselves in ice-covered Evergreen Lake on Jan. 1 to raise money.

    The fourth annual Evergreen Lake Plunge begins at noon Jan. 1 on the shore of Evergreen Lake next to the Lake House.

  • Ice Melt Barrel will appear on lake Jan. 1

    You know serious winter weather has arrived when the Ice Melt Barrel assumes its place of honor on Evergreen Lake for three to four months until the season finally bites the dust.

    Sponsored by the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club, the Ice Melt Contest offers the opportunity to win $1,000 for the closest prediction to: "When will the ice melt enough to let the barrel fall into the water?"

    Last year, the correct answer was April 12, about 2:35 p.m. Second, third and fourth prize winners will each get $500, $250 and $125, respectively.

  • Wilmot kids spice up caper

    The holidays are a time to celebrate many traditions, and at Wilmot Elementary School, the second-graders’ tradition of performing “The Gingerbread Kid Caper” continued its 11-year legacy last week.
    The 18 children in Susan Jeffres’ class wore aprons and homemade chef’s hats, and stood behind tables with paper scenery that looked like a kitchen. Strewn on the tables were cookie cutters and rolling pins.

  • Park board picks GreenPlay to create master plan



    The park district board voted unanimously Dec. 14 to hire GreenPlay LLC of Broomfield to compile a park-district master plan for $50,000. The board agreed to pay an extra $3,700 for an optional review of maintenance standards and appropriate service levels.

  • Rec board approves five-year arts-center use pact

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen signed a new agreement with the park district for exclusive use of the Miller House for five years for $1 a year rent beginning Jan. 1. The arts center has had a similar deal with the park district for the last eight years.

    Four of five members of the park district board voted in favor the agreement, which came before the board for a vote Nov. 16, after a closed-door session, at the end of a regular meeting.

  • Cougars misfire on offense

    BROOMFIELD — It’s not like Evergreen’s boys basketball team didn’t give itself chances. The Cougars’ defense more than held its own against Broomfield on Dec. 18. But it was the team’s offense that didn’t come through for one reason or another.

  • Broomfield game learning experience for EHS

    BROOMFIELD — There was no question about it — the Evergreen Lady Cougars were facing a tall order playing four-time defending 4A state champion Broomfield on its home court Dec. 18.

    That would be tall both literally and figuratively.

  • Clear Creek grapplers top Huskies, Cougars

    Rick Riley was hoping he would get more matches than the ones he did get. That’s how much the Clear Creek 152-pounder loves to wrestle.

    Yet even still his two matches were more than most got Dec. 15 as Clear Creek’s varsity wrestling team hosted mountain rivals Evergreen and Platte Canyon in the annual triangular match. And Riley made the most of those matches, scoring a pair of pinfall victories as the Golddiggers swept their dual bouts.

  • No, Virginia, there is no transparency in Jeffco

    “This is a quarter of a billion dollars in stimulus we can’t pass up,” exalted County Commissioner Kevin McCasky in a story last week. “It’s going to be a great Christmas.”
    Commissioner McCasky clearly has caught the holiday spirit and envisions a joyous Noel at the Taj Mahal. In fact, he’s even provided the snow job.