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Today's News

  • Kids: Cherish your youth

    Do you want to know how my weekend was?

    Do you really want to know?

    OK, I’ll tell you.

    If this tells you anything, the highlight was installing a new toilet.

    As a new home owner, tackling any home-improvement project (within reason, mind you) is something that, these days, I look forward to.

    I honestly never thought I’d say that.

  • World beaters? Just give the Cougars time

    The Evergreen boys golf team will conquer the world this season. And you can print that.

    OK, so that was only something Cougars coach Mike Kuzava said with a little jest, but can you find another coach that gets as excited about a season?

    Keep looking.

    The Cougars lost three seniors but reload with varsity veterans Ryan Hooks and Bryan Schlichter. And that is key to Kuzava — the Cougars reload rather than rebuild.

  • Cougars' two-armed monster key to success

    Typically, if you have one good pitcher on your softball team, you’re set.

    Evergreen coach Scott Haebe has a unique situation on his hands.

    He has two girls that are both capable of being another team’s ace. So, rather than relegate one to another position or the bench, Haebe is making the most of having an extra arm on his team.

  • Fine Arts Festival still going strong in Heritage Grove

    Since its humble beginnings in 1966, the Evergreen Artists Association Fine Arts Festival has rivaled some of the finest art shows in the country. And some say it’s even better than most, given its prime location.

    The festival’s art is displayed among the old-growth Ponderosa pines of Heritage Grove near the Hiwan Homestead Museum. What better way to peruse the work of more than 100 artists than on a sunny mountain afternoon under the shade of these gentle giants.

  • Paschall won't be tried a third time

    It's over.

    District Attorney Scott Storey took two swings at prosecuting former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall after Paschall was accused of soliciting a kickback on his way out of the treasurer's office. Both times Storey missed.

    He's decided not to risk a strikeout.

  • Co-housing group seeks property

    A group interested in building a co-housing community for 20 to 40 individual homeowners is close to making an offer on 14 acres somewhere in Evergreen, at a location that could be served by the Evergreen Metro water system. The group is working on a feasibility study but is not ready to divulge the location, said Ginger Juhl, a spokesperson for Stillpoint Mountain Village. The group held an informational meeting on Aug. 12 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue headquarters in an attempt to spread the word and gather more members.

  • Local artist lends a hand to help others

    Mitch Andasola’s last name means “one who walks alone” in the Navajo language. In many regards, the name is fitting for this artist, who works as a therapist at the Wheat Ridge Regional Center.

  • Buyer sets sights on empty condo project

    The long-vacant D.R. Horton condominium project off Evergreen Parkway in Bergen Park is under contract as part of a larger deal including all of D.R. Horton’s multifamily housing complexes.

    The deal is under contract and scheduled to close in September, said Jonathan Wayne, vice president for land with D.R. Horton’s Denver division. He declined to reveal the name of the buyer while the deal is pending.

    There are 24 units in three buildings, ranging in size from 1,339 to 1,686 square feet.

  • Fire restrictions lifted in Jefferson County

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted fire restrictions for the county effective at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18.

    Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire. However, people are encouraged to be vigilant, as the danger of fire is always present in the high country.

  • Former EHS music teacher gets 15 years for sex assault

    Former Evergreen High music teacher William Eisenman will spend at least 15 years in prison following a June conviction for sexually assaulting one of his students.

    Eisenman, 33, was convicted June 24 of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. Jefferson County District Judge Tamara Russell sentenced the former music and band teacher to a minimum of 15 years in prison Aug. 19, but the sentence could last for life if Department of Corrections experts conclude that he isn't rehabilitated when eligible for parole.