Today's News

  • ‘Magical’ Evergreen woman turns 100

    In Evergreen, there is a woman who can make even a professional person cry.

    She means that much.

    “She’s magical,” Angela Chaverri, the life-enhancement director at Elk Run Assisted Living, said as a tear rolled down her face.

    The woman she was referring to, Florence Oeste, was the first person to move into Elk Run when it opened in 2002. Oeste turned 100 years old on Saturday, Oct. 9. The occasion caused much celebration at several parties and a gala dinner that involved residents and relatives.

  • Ugandan kids receive books from Evergreen residents

    The 16,000 books donated last year by Evergreen area residents to the Give a Ugandan Kid a Book drive have been delivered to Uganda and are getting plenty of use.

    For Evergreen resident Maria Camp, it was a long road to get those books to Uganda. The books were collected last fall with the help of many groups, including Evergreen Rotary, area churches and schools. Rotarians got together on a cold November day to pack the boxes and prepare them for shipping. The books were shipped in March, arrived in June and made it through customs in July.

  • Zuckerman, Theil learn from experience

    Evergreen golfers Adam Zuckerman and Sam Theil struggled at the 4A boys state golf championships at The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs on Oct. 4-5. Zuckerman shot a consistent 13-over 85 on both days to finish tied for 70th with a 170 total and Theil was one shot back at 171, tied for 72nd.

    But just being there was a big step.

    “I think they gained valuable experience,” Evergreen head coach Mike Kuzava said. “The course was really difficult.”

  • Cougars’ miscues prove to be costly

    DENVER — The Evergreen Cougars’ volleyball team had the talent to beat D’Evelyn in their house on Oct. 7, but may have lacked the experience necessary as it fell to the host Jaguars in four sets, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 25-23.

    The Cougars, who only play two seniors, had opportunities to win, especially in the fourth set, as they led 20-16. But they let it slip away as the Jaguars won nine of the next 12 points to seal the match.

  • Cougars keeps scoreboard operator working ... a lot

     Eighty-two points. Yes, 82.

    That’s what the Evergreen Cougars’ varsity football team put on the scoreboard in a old-fashion butt-kicking of Jefferson, 82-0, on Oct. 7 at Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium. The 82 points is believed to be a school record, said head coach Rob Molholm, though records weren’t available for confirmation.

  • Evergreen boys tennis takes 2nd at regionals

    DENVER — Evergreen’s boys tennis team qualified five of its seven slots for the Oct. 14-16 4A state tennis championship with a second-place finish at the Region 1 tournament on Oct. 8 at Colorado Academy.

    Advancing to state, set for Oct 14-16 in Pueblo, with a second-place finish were Nate Chart (No. 1 singles), Stephen Hardy (No. 2 singles), Bryan Repko (No. 3 singles), Cameron Sadler and Garrett Smith (No. 3 doubles) and Steve Jensen and Brad Lindsay (No. 4 doubles).

  • Roundup: Evergreen softball opens regionals vs. Pueblo Central

    The Evergreen Cougars (11-8), seeded 19th, will play No. 14 seed Pueblo Central (15-4) at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the 4A Region 5 tournament at Four Diamonds Sports Complex in Colorado Springs.

    The other match-up in the four-team regional pits third-seeded Lewis-Palmer (17-2) vs. No. 30 seed Vista Ridge (8-11), also at 10 a.m. The winners will play at 12:15 p.m. with a berth to the 4A state tournament at stake. The losers also play at 12:15, with the winner of that game to face the winner’s bracket loser at 2:30 p.m. for a second state tournament spot.

  • Park board to meet Oct. 26 at fire building

     The next regular meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The new location was named because the usual meeting places had been reserved for other events.

  • Districts face money worries if amendments pass

     What will special-district taxpayers get if they pass Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, one of the most sweeping packages of tax-cutting proposals since the Taxpayers Bill of Rights Amendment passed in 1992?

    For the average homeowner in a $300,000 house, property taxes will go down by $376 under Amendment 60, or $1,360 a year if all three pass, according to the state Legislative Council memo to the General Assembly dated Sept.10.

  • Voters turn out in force to view election choices

    A standing-room-only crowd of about 250 jammed into the Evergreen Lake House on Oct. 5 to get an earful from 11 candidates, or their substitutes, competing to be the area's future elected officials when Election Day arrives Nov. 2.

    The lineup included two of three candidates for governor and two candidates each for U.S. House of Representatives, the Colorado Senate and Jefferson County commissioner.