Today's News

  • Exhibit a collage of primitive cultures

    Our world has become a complex and sophisticated place, and we can often lose ourselves in the maze of technology, transit and tight deadlines. In these complicated times, it often pays to slow down and enjoy the Earth’s fundamental patterns and resources — the simple things that make us feel more connected to the origins of life. For this reason, “Primitive Tapestries,” the latest show at the Evergreen Gallery, was born.

  • Jeffco ranks second in state in motorcycle deaths: Safety classes recommended for riders

    As the weather improves, more and more people are pulling their motorcycles out of hibernation and taking to the streets and highways.

    But according to state data, more and more motorcycle riders are getting seriously hurt, especially in Jefferson County, which was second only to El Paso County in motorcycle deaths in 2008.

  • Commissioners outsource audit functions handled by ousted internal auditor

    A little more than two months after abolishing the county's internal auditing department, the county commissioners voted to outsource several critical auditing functions once performed by the internal auditor.

  • Forbes, Spinzig qualify for state

    Second place would be OK with Chance Forbes.

    Finishing that high at next week’s Class 4A state golf championship in Colorado Springs would meet her goal of improving upon last year’s third-place finish.

    But second place sure isn’t first place. And second place isn’t what drives any talented senior.

    “I want it really bad,” Forbes said. “It is kind of something I’ve strived for and a goal I’ve had for so many years.”

  • Cougars booted by Farmers

    LAKEWOOD — The Wheat Ridge Farmers have been the soccer equivalent of a dump truck full of razor blades this season.

    Anything in their path has been run over and cut to shreds.

    Top-ranked and top-seeded in the Class 4A state soccer tournament, the Farmers were the kind of second-round opponents no one wanted to face. Seventeenth-seeded Evergreen, however, had to Saturday.

    The young Cougars fought hard but could do nothing to stem a ferocious start by the Farmers as Evergreen’s season ended with a 6-0 loss at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Church wins approval for outdoor worship area

    The county commissioners have recommended approval of a special-use proposal for an outdoor amphitheater for about 200 on the grounds of First Baptist Church of Evergreen.

    The commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the plan on May 12.

    The fabric-roofed, open-air structure would be on land at the base of a hill near the church on Troutdale Scenic Drive. The county’s planning commissioners agreed to allow outdoor amplification after planning commissioner Larry Anna said he would prefer no sound system be allowed.  

  • EHS students become actors in fire safety film

    Fourteen theater students from Evergreen High School spent the past weekend working on a training film about landscaping homes to keep them safe from fire.

    The project is being sponsored by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said Fran Arniotes, the school’s theater teacher.

  • Obamas' dog has relative in Evergreen

    In the 1930s, the number of Portuguese water dogs had declined to about 18. Today the count is closer to 10,000, Vanek said.

    “I was with the breed when nobody knew what it was,” said Vanek, who has lived in Evergreen for 30 years.

    Vanek, a dental hygienist, is an international AKC dog show judge and dog breed expert. She also does anesthesia-free canine teeth cleaning on a freelance basis.

  • Commissioners OK 48 acres for Lewis subdivision

    The county commissioners approved a 19-home addition to the Homestead subdivision off North Turkey Creek Road by a unanimous 3-0 vote April 28 at a regular board meeting.

    In connection with the 48-acre development, the Buffalo Park Development Co. is required to contribute $117,000 to partially pave the unpaved parts of Homesteader Drive. Lewis previously paid $29,000 for an earlier filing that also affects Homesteader Drive. The Jefferson County Road and Bridge Department will do the work.

  • Humphrey Museum rehires former executive director

    After shutting its doors for five months to regroup, the nonprofit Humphrey Museum reopened for business April 1 under the leadership of Bill Thinnes, who returns as executive director.

    Thinnes, who served as museum executive from 1995 until 2001, recently returned from the Western Slope and is thrilled to be back at the place he considers something of a second home. Thinnes began serving as executive director at Hazel Lou Humphrey’s request when she died in 1995 at age 78.