Today's News

  • Volunteers at Evergreen Lake have pull

    While families were having picnics and enjoying the toasty weather at Evergreen Lake on Saturday, two dozen volunteers were walking around the lake with large trash bags — pulling weeds.


    Evergreen Audubon volunteers collected about a dozen bags of weeds, an effort they have undertaken each spring for the past 15 years. They walk the circumference of the lake to check the grassy areas for weeds, staying way from the wetlands because of the nesting birds.

  • Lundberg defeats Weissmann in GOP primary in 2nd Congressional District

    Republicans in the 2nd Congressional District chose veteran politician Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud to face Democratic incumbent Jared Polis in the November election.

    With all precincts reporting, Lundberg defeated Boulder entrepreneur Eric Weissmann 53.3 percent to 46.6 percent in the June 26 primary, in a redrawn district that added Evergreen, Conifer and other conservative areas to Polis’ formerly safe Democratic stronghold.

  • Training building will benefit volunteers

    By Mike Weege
    Evergreen Fire/Rescue has been planning to build a training facility for years. Research of building types and locations began in 2010, resulting in a proposal presented to the fire district board early in 2012.
    I encourage community members to base their opinions on accurate information. In our current political environment, both locally and nationally, accurate information can be difficult to come by. Please do your own research, gather the facts and listen to both sides of the conversation before forming an opinion.

  • Books provide important bird-identifying information

    The questions I am most frequently asked are, “What is the best bird book for this area?” or “What is the best bird book for identification? or “What book do you use?” Actually, I use three books most frequently.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Survivor: Elk Meadow Park

  • Looking for Waldo in Evergreen

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Waldo, the well-known book character, Evergreen businesses are offering in-store searches for him.

    Cardboard cutouts of the little fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs can be found while visiting 20 businesses and nonprofit organizations through the month of July.  

    Those who spot Waldo are eligible to win prizes, including buttons, books and more.  

    “The idea is to come into the stores,” said Marcie Dahlen of HearthFire Books of Evergreen.

  • Elk cows protecting their young from harm

    An elk cow chased two dogs and their owner recently while they were at the dog off-leash park at Elk Meadow Open Space. Because of the incident, the Waggin Trail of the park was closed for one day, said Jeffco Open Space Ranger Jason Hamburg.

    “The elk was doing what elks do,” Hamburg said. The elk was probably protecting her calf from the canines, he explained.

    Although normally fairly docile, elk can be on the aggressive side in the spring and fall, Hamburg said. Calving season is in the spring and summer, and fall is rutting time for the bulls.

  • Teens build trails at Elk Meadow

    Wielding picks, rakes and shovels, Jeffco teens were hard at work building a trail at the Elk Meadow off-leash park on June 20.

    “It’s a challenge, but it’s worth it,” said Zackery Gillham, one of 80 members of the Trail Stewardship Team selected by Jeffco Parks and Open Space staff.

    While Gillham chipped away at a stump in the middle of the trail-in-progress, Michaela Martinez was digging up rocks embedded in the dirt.

  • Relay for Life brings hope to cancer survivors

     Cancer survivor Traci Rush is looking forward to the Mountain Area Relay for Life on Aug. 24 at Conifer High School.


    “I just finished my second Relay for Life this past weekend,” Rush said. “It is the most uplifting, incredible experience to go through … I loved it.”

    For Rush, being a part of the American Cancer Society fund-raiser is a celebration of the progress she has made in her battle against the disease, and a way of connecting with others who have faced similar struggles. 

  • Residents asked to conserve water, delay yard and garden projects

    High temperatures and a lack of rain are taking their toll on the Evergreen water supply. 


    In addition to the water-use restrictions enacted last week, the Evergreen Metropolitan District is asking residents to delay large landscaping and gardening projects.

    “I’d hate to have people spend money on landscaping and have it die,” said Metro District general manager Gerry Schulte.