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Today's News

  • Homeowner finds three lions in yard

    A homeowner and experienced hunter on Bergen View Trail woke up New Year’s Eve morning about 7 a.m. and spotted three, never-before-tagged young mountain lions on his property.

    One was trapped in the chicken coop behind his house, and another one was stalking around the front of the house. A third lion was keeping track of the one in the cage.

  • From the embers, a new beginning

    The charred remains of what once was the Maixner family’s log-cabin-style home sit quietly in the Homestead Hills neighborhood this week. The air still carries hints of a campfire scent, but all is silent except for the cracking sounds of the settling trees that were reduced to charcoal.

    It looks, to many, like a devastating misfortune — one that occurred on Christmas Eve, no less. But to the Maixner family, community goodwill has brought a ray of light into their difficult days.

  • Evergreen Newspapers' all-area football team

    As we get ready to say hello to 2009, I decided to drop one last surprise on you, the reader, in 2008.

    Typically, the last paper of the year features a look back at the top stories of the past 12 months. Personally, I find that angle to be stale, so I thought it would be fresh and fun to try something new.

    For the first time ever, the sports staff at Evergreen Newspapers (myself and staff writer Brian Forbes) has put together an all-coverage-area football team.

  • Melton rose to the occasion

    One of the better football players in the state would rather be playing baseball.

    Andrew Melton isn’t afraid to admit that. And a lot of opposing coaches in Class 4A probably wished he never ran the ball this year for the Dakota Ridge Eagles.

  • Year in Review: Politics took center stage

    Change was the national watchword in 2008, and Evergreen was no exception. Join us as we revisit of some of the year’s top stories …

    Cheri Gerou elected to state House

    In her first-ever run for elected office, architect Cheri Gerou parlayed a message of fiscal responsibility, a Republican registration advantage, mountain residency and solid financial resources into a big win, despite a county-wide pro-Obama vote.

  • Rec districts struggle with federal pool safety act

    Recreation districts are having a hard time keeping up with a new federal law designed to prevent kids from being trapped by suction in swimming pools, but the law is not likely to force any pool closings in the immediate future.

    The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act required that all pools and spas be in compliance as of Dec. 20.

    The law, signed by President Bush on Dec. 19, 2007, was passed in the aftermath of the 2002 drowning death of the 7-year-old granddaughter of former Secretary of State James A. Baker.

  • Owners fear land grab in local subdivision

    A developer has named 48 individual landowners and groups in an adverse possession lawsuit, intending to gain clear title to about a half-dozen segments of never-built roads in the Mountain Park Home subdivision in Evergreen.

    Some of the landowners, who are mainly retired people who bought their plots 20 to 25 years ago, fear that the developer, William Prescott of Bell Park Development Co. of Berthoud, is trying to take possession or block access to their property. Prescott is building houses on property on Liberty Drive at the base of Fern Gulch Road.

  • Lake open for skating despite warm spell

    Despite the invasion of Chinook winds on Tuesday, it looks like the ice on Evergreen Lake is going to hold up long enough to be good for skating on New Year’s Eve. Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday were in the 40s. As of Tuesday, the ice was about 12 inches thick.

    “If we keep getting a breeze, it should be OK,” said Cathy Peterson, facilities specialist with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Sub Shoppe has new owner, new menu

    The new owner of the Sub Shoppe has made the transition from sound engineer to restaurant owner.

    “I’m self-taught in the culinary field. I enjoy very good food,” said Stefan Phillips, whose shop is on Highway 74 next to Conoco in Evergreen. “One of the things I prided myself on doing was learning to cook good food.”

    Before moving to Evergreen last year, Phillips worked as a touring sound engineer. He said he learned a lot about good and bad food while on tour because the staff was at the mercy of various caterers.

  • Evergreen Artists Association celebrates its 50th

    On the afternoon of April 24, 1958, 19 members of Evergreen’s artistic community met in the back room of a shoe repair shop downtown. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about the advantages of forming a local art association “to help artists network, nurture new artists, and provide opportunities for established artists to build reputations with our community.”