Today's News

  • Area residents work to help Haiti

    Long before the earthquake that devastated Haiti hit in January, aid to the island country was in vogue in Evergreen. The latest chapter of the story is a heartwarming tale about how compassion and culture can help ease a terrible situation.

  • Trojans punish Cougars’ pitching

    The Evergreen Cougars’ summer league baseball team was enjoying a fine season. That is until they ran into a tough Longmont team that capitalized on several Cougar miscues and used five home runs to power its way past Evergreen, 13-2, on June 19 at Evergreen High School.

  • Hoyt teen picks up first PBR buckle


    Dillon Tyner had ridden at the Evergreen Rodeo four times prior to June 18, but he had never ridden bulls at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds. Now he has and he’s got a Professional Bull Riders buckle to prove it.

  • Evergreen graduate overcoming injuries to get back to riding bulls


    It didn’t go the way Ian Mather had hoped it would, but, after all he had been through in the past couple of months, at least he was riding.

  • Primary colors: Rodeo Parade brings a riot of red, white and blue to Main Street

    The Rodeo Parade is widely known as the colorful kickoff to summer in Evergreen, and this year’s event under Saturday’s sunny skies focused on three primary shades: red, white and blue.

    Patriotism set the dominant tone among the 103 parade entries and the crowds that lined Main Street, with streamers, confetti and balloons wearing the colors of the day and saluting the parade’s theme: Support Our Troops.

    Evergreen resident Dave Montesi said the event was an important way to show our soldiers that we appreciate what they do for our country.

  • Evergreen kids connect online with Zimbabwean students

    At Evergreen Country Day School, learning about other cultures is more than just talking the talk. The school walks the walk.

    For the private school in El Rancho, connecting with people in other parts of the world is an important part of the school day. Every grade level at the school has been involved in meeting people in other parts of the world, for the most part without leaving the classroom.

  • Kenneth Berry gets 20 years for fraud

    After listening to several victims testify about how 67-year-old Kenneth Gerald Berry cheated and abused them with his phony business plan, Jeffco District Judge Tamara Russell disregarded pleas for leniency and handed down a 20-year sentence.

    Evergreen residents Ken and Anne Berry were arrested at their home on Bear Mountain on Feb. 19, 2009, and charged with 18 and four counts, respectively, of securities fraud in connection with their company, Biotech Information Systems Inc.

  • Rec district boosts per-player fees

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will increase per-player fees from $21 in fall 2010 to $24 for the spring and fall seasons in 2011.

    Per-player fees have been an issue since last fall, when park district staff determined the annual field maintenance expense was being only slightly offset by the fee payments, which were $15 per player as of fall 2009.

  • Trial date set for Kittredge man accused of kidnapping, sex assault

    A trial in the case of a man accused of the Dec. 29 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Evergreen woman has been set for four days beginning Oct. 26 in Jefferson County District Court.

    Joel M. Herrin, 41, of Kittredge pleaded not guilty to the charges April 26. Herrin’s attorney, Rob Bernhardt, had been seeking a plea bargain entailing a sentence of between 16 and 48 years. The maximum sentence could include a life term.

  • County signs off on fix-up plan for Wah Keeney property

    Jefferson County planning engineers have signed off on a plan to correct an erosion problem related to road grading on the lot at 29592 Spruce Road in Wah Keeney Park.

    Landowner Richard Morgan will add layers of crushed rock to one side of the existing unpaved driveway, lay down a carpet of riprap to slow the flood, create a small detention pond, and install an 18-inch culvert, among other things.