Today's News

  • Roundup: Cougars tennis team tunes up for regionals with shutout

    Evergreen won every match in straight sets, led by Nate Chart’s 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles, as the host Cougars shut out Green Mountain, 7-0, on Sept. 30. 

    The No. 4 doubles team of Brad Lindsay and Steve Jensen posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Green Mountain’s Justin Olson and Trevor Olson.

    Other winners for Evergreen were No. 2 singles Stephen Hardy, No. 3 singles Bryan Repko, No. 1 doubles team of Peter Hassinger and Matt Golub, No. 2 doubles team of Seth Purkey and Jack Staebel and No 3 doubles squad of Cameron Sadler and Garrett Smith.

  • Let’s make our votes count in 2010

    While the 2010 general election day is still almost four weeks away, Colorado citizens will begin voting very soon. Mail ballots, which have become the preferred method of voting for election officials and increasing numbers of people, will go out next week. After that, early voting stations will open. In Jefferson County, voters can vote early from Oct. 18 until Oct. 29, except that polls will be closed Sunday, Oct. 24. The polls will then be open for every precinct Nov. 2.

  • Her life’s calling is uplifting

    By Hannah Hayes

  • Beautiful fall presages winter’s chill

    Reprinted from Oct. 11, 2006


    This has been a beautiful fall, with the best color being at lower elevations, such as around Evergreen. The aspen in Little Cub Creek Valley have been at their best for a week now, but strong breezes have begun to take their toll.

    October has brought some of the warm weather we looked for in September, and we have enjoyed the Indian summer days.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A call to action

  • Press excluded from park district’s ‘emergency’ meeting

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board held an emergency meeting Sept. 23 without notifying the press or the public.

    The meeting reportedly was called in response to information that a group was coming to tour park facilities, and the board did not want the visitors to interfere with staff work during business hours.

    During the meeting, the board discussed a rule preventing district employees from interviewing potential employers or other individuals during regular work hours. The substance of the new policy was voted on at the Sept. 28 board meeting.

  • Community garden in Buchanan Park on hold

    The proposed community garden in Buchanan Park is temporarily on hold, but an alternate site has been located near Bear Creek at the Church of the Transfiguration at Highway 74 and Meadow Drive.

    Garden proponents decided to postpone a groundbreaking at Buchanan until the park district completes its district-wide master plan sometime in 2011.

  • It’s not a snap

    A Kittredge woman who dreams of being a full-time professional photographer is a contestant on a locally produced reality show testing six budding photographers in various artistic challenges.

  • New Open Space leader outlines plans

    The new director of the Jefferson County Open Space Division looks forward to an era in which protecting existing property takes on a bigger role than acquisitions did under the previous administration.

    “We own 52,000 acres of land, and there's a lot to be done in being good stewards of that land,” said Tom Hoby, director of Jefferson County Community Resources and Open Space. Hoby became director in April, succeeding longtime chief Ralph Schell, who was named county administrator last December.

  • Few changes in park district’s 2011 budget

    The first draft of the proposed park district budget assumes that 2011 will be a lot like 2010, another recession year, with moderate belt-tightening on the agenda, unless voters decide to pass three ballot issues and force cutbacks and layoffs.

    Excluding any voter-initiated ballot amendments (60, 61 and Proposition 101), property taxes, which are the main source of park district revenue, are expected to decrease 2 percent, or $31,000. Vehicle registration revenue is projected to decline $6,900, or 2 percent.