Today's News

  • Rovere pulls away from pack for first state title


    CONIFER — When the day began Joe Rovere was staring up at Pat Blazek and an impending two-person showdown for the Colorado State Disc Golf Championships. By the end of the third round July 11 at Beaver Ranch it was just a matter of how much Rovere would win by.

  • Veterans, newbies pass Triple Bypass test


    Dean Cahow knew what was coming, and he had already reached the halfway point. Just a few hours earlier, Edward and Kelly Jobes, first-time riders in the Triple Bypass bike ride, were about to find out.

  • Evergreen Chorale to honor Mike Weiker

    In life, it all seems to come down to music. Whether you are listening on an iPod, sitting in an audience or singing, music bonds humanity.

    The Evergreen Chorale has been greatly influenced by that belief under the leadership and artistic direction of Mike Weiker for the past 30 years. Weiker brought his talents and passion for music education to Evergreen in 1980 and since that time has directed 56 musical productions and 64 concerts.

  • Youthful 'Jazz Cookers' dish up old-style Dixie

    Among the stellar performers who’ll be lighting up Evergreen’s musical firmament at the Evergreen Jazz Festival are some very bright stars who’re still on the rise. Meet the Jazz Cookers, seven young artists with all the seasoning needed to please a hip and hungry audience.

    As it happens, the Cookers share more than a Jones for Jazz – nearly all attended Arapahoe High School in Centennial.

  • New owner promises to keep Ice House open-mic night

    A Denver family group with extensive hospitality and music experience is close to purchasing the Ice House Café in downtown Evergreen from Charles and Cindy Shirley, who have operated it for the last couple of years.

    “We will go on to the next thing. The downside is we have become unemployed,” said Charles, who was forced to sell the coffee shop to raise money to pay medical bills.

  • EDS transfer station adopts single-stream recycling policy

    After years of separating, sorting and classifying bottles, cans and paper into separate categories, recycling has recently gotten much more accepting of individual differences.

    EDS Waste Solutions Inc. of Golden has adopted a single-stream process at the recycling center at the transfer station, 5801 Highway 73, 3 miles south of Evergreen. The company previously charged $3 per bag for mixed recyclables. Sorted materials were accepted for free.

  • Recycling center at King Soopers requires sorting

    Waste Management continues to require sorting and separating at the center behind King Soopers in Bergen Park, although it takes single stream in bins elsewhere all over Denver.

    With the resignation of longtime manager Chilo Dominguez, Waste Management is postponing any major changes for the time being, said Tiffiany Moehring, spokeswoman for the company. “We just want to reassure the community we are there and we aren’t going anywhere,” Moehring said.

  • Democrat Hartman tries to beat the odds with re-election

    Jeffco Commissioner Kathy Hartman was the first Democrat elected to the board in 14 years when she won the seat in 2006. And if re-elected this year, she would trump historical odds be becoming the first in 50 years to win two consecutive terms.

    But even in a Republican stronghold, it may not be entirely surprising that some conservative voters supported her. Hartman is a former Republican — she crossed the aisle in 2004 and took a number of Republican ideals with her.

  • Political newcomer Rosier touts private sector experience

     South Jeffco resident Don Rosier doesn’t have a political background, but the Republican says his experience as a government outsider makes him uniquely qualified to run for the District 3 seat on the Board of Commissioners.

    Rosier, a Jeffco Public Schools graduate, has worked for two decades as a civil engineer, dealing with development, water use and budgeting. Rosier is challenging incumbent Democrat Kathy Hartman in the November election.

  • DOW officer kills bear after it bites Bailey man inside his home

    An early-morning home invasion by a bear has left a Bailey resident with bite wounds and the Colorado Division of Wildlife with a message for residents: Don’t mess with a bear.

    Homeowner Jack Hansel, 51, heard a noise in his house just after midnight Wednesday and contacted the Park County Sheriff’s Office, according to DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.

    A 320-pound black bear had entered the family’s garage, where a trash can and an open refrigerator beckoned.