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Today's News

  • Green Bay: Just get me away

    I’m tired.

    Part of my admitted malaise is without question tied to my impending move, which as those of you who have purchased a home recently can attest to, is not without it’s share of headaches.

    But the thing that has me worn out above and beyond the trials of moving is the Brett Favre saga.

    Frankly, I’m sick of the whole thing.

  • Jordan's on the prowl

    Like his current favorite superhero Batman, Jordan Howard is shrouded in mystery.

    The 12-year-old Evergreen resident often gets tight-lipped when he’s asked to talk about himself. A surprising occurrence given Jordan’s success in the sport of boxing.

  • CDOT to close Mount Evans road temporarily for repairs

    The state highway department plans to close the 14-mile-long Mount Evans Scenic Byway sometime between Aug. 10 and 23 for a few days to repair heaving asphalt and crumbling pavement.

    The road is riddled with potholes so deep that marmots have set up housekeeping in them.

  • Hamilton to depart fire district board

    Jaine Hamilton, a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board since 2002, has announced her decision to resign effective Oct. 1. Her decision had been expected for about six months, since she took a job in New Castle.

    Hamilton joined the fire department as a volunteer in 1990 and served until 1999. A certified paramedic, Hamilton worked for the district as a contract ambulance employee.

    Hamilton’s departure will represent a total board makeover since the 2006 election.

  • Wildlife officers kill lion that snatched dog in Idledale

    Division of Wildlife officers killed a mountain lion early Tuesday, a day after the animal entered the bedroom of an Idledale family while they were asleep and made off with a family pet.

    The name of the family, who are longtime Idledale residents, has not been released, said DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.

    “They are pretty traumatized by the event. They don’t really want to talk (right now),” Churchill said.

    The lion entered a bedroom on the ground level of the home through open French doors about 4 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4.

  • Triumvirate of local softball talent guided Stampede

    There are many ways to go out with a bang.

    Evergreen senior Becca Motte managed to do it this summer even when the end of all things kind of fizzled.

    Playing on the Colorado Stampede 16A softball team with local teammates Alison Benedetti and Katie Cavanaugh, Motte got a chance to make her dreams come true when she stepped up to the plate in the state championship match with the bases loaded and a borrowed bat in hand.

    She went yard.

  • Cougars cap off summer with return to state

    The gas tank was empty, and no gas station was in sight for Evergreen Post 2001.

    While the Cougars reveled in the fact that this recent trip to the Legion state baseball tournament was the club’s sixth in the past seven years (only missing out in 2007), their stay at the tournament wasn’t as long as they had hoped for.

  • Evergreen sports steeped in success

    Gymnasiums are the soul of any high school’s sports programs.

    Although not all triumphs are won under the glow of their yellowing lights and retractable seating, the gymnasiums are where the banners hang and the ghosts and glories of those days will forever find comfort.

    Evergreen teams have won 20 state championships under the umbrella of the Colorado High School Activities Association, in addition to numerous individual titles in everything from swimming to track and field.

  • Walgreens expected to open in August

    Never fear. Walgreens will be here.

    Walgreens will definitely be opening in Evergreen by the end of August, according to a company spokeswoman.

    Construction issues have delayed the original opening date, according to Carol Hively, corporate spokeswoman for Walgreens. She declined to elaborate on what those issues might be.

    Rumors circulating around Evergreen that Walgreens is backing out or that the company is having a hard time hiring workers are false, she said.

  • Culture of thrift missing in government

    The New York Times recently ran an interesting front-page article about Diane McLeod, a Philadelphia woman who is struggling to dig herself out from under a mountain of consumer debt. Her plight is hardly unique. According to the Times, the average household carries credit card debt of $8,565, which is 15 percent higher than in 2000.

    Other statistics are equally sobering. The Times reports that “household debt, including mortgages and credit cards, represents 19 percent of household assets, according to the Fed, compared with 13 percent in 1980.”