Today's News

  • A plea for better safety

    In a letter to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, the children’s father, Dan Markey, says the paddleboats should be restricted to a roped-off section on the Lake House side of the lake.

    “As you may already be aware, my three children almost died today along with my mother- and father-in-law while using your paddleboat on Evergreen Lake,” he said in the letter.

    He said the steel cable over the dam is inadequate. “That rope should not be all that stands between life and death,” Markey said.

  • Evergreen swimmer takes 7th at Jr. Nationals

    IRVINE, CALIF. — Lexie Malazdrewicz took fourth place in the bonus finals in the 400 individual medley and seventh in the finals of the 200 backstroke last week at the Junior National Championships, held at the William Woolett Jr. Aquatics Complex.

  • Cougars ready for intrasquad scrimmage

    It’s football season.

    The Evergreen Cougars will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 21 at Evergreen High School from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Lunch will follow.

  • Theil’s 77 leads Cougars’ charge

    ARVADA — Sam Theil shot a 77 to finish eighth individually, and Evergreen took fifth place in the 11-team field at the second 4A Jeffco League match of the season Aug. 16 at West Woods Golf Club.

    Freshman Kyle Peterson fired an 81, while Adam Zuckerman and Taylor Shillingburg each shot an 84. Zach Fellows rounded out the scoring for Evergreen with an 88.

  • Hillig does it again, sweeps 13-mile races


  • Opening match a mixed bag for Cougars

    ENGLEWOOD — For one, Taylor Shillingburg, the boys golf season couldn’t have started much better. For another, his Evergreen teammate Adam Zuckerman, he’s had better days. It was that kind of round for the Cougars on Aug. 12 at Broken Tee Golf Course.

  • Operator error cited in Tiny Town derailment

    The Tiny Town train is expected to be running again this week after a derailment Aug. 11 left 20 adults and children injured. Operator error is being blamed for the accident.

    Before the ride is reopened, all of the park’s trains will be checked for mechanical defects, even though mechanical issues are not suspected.

  • Veterans break ground on Buchanan Park memorial

    Majestic ponderosas and a mountain backdrop in the heart of Buchanan Park constitute a fitting location for the long-awaited veterans memorial.

    Conceived in 2007 by members of American Legion Post 2001 in Evergreen, the Veterans Commemorative Walk is beginning to take shape in the form of a concrete foundation, which was poured on two consecutive days, July 29 and 30.

  • Local schools weathering budget cuts

    It’s business as usual at Evergreen’s public schools, despite budgets that are 25 percent smaller than last year.

    Principals, who are able to allocate funds any way they wish, want the community to know three things: The budget cuts were made this year in a way that won’t affect classrooms; the schools wouldn’t survive the cuts without their PTAs and community involvement; and even though more budget cuts are forecast for next year, the schools will weather those changes, too.

  • StageDoor’s 'Oliver!' will steal your heart

    On the heels of its major renovation and expansion, StageDoor Theatre has renovated its model for summer productions — community theater for all ages. For the first time, adult and child actors alike will be working together to re-create the seamy underbelly of 19th-century London in a rousing rendition of “Oliver!” based on Charles Dickens famous novel “Oliver Twist.”