Today's News

  • Sole of fun: Marshdale students shed their shoes, don party hats

    The fun on Friday lasted the entire school day at Marshdale Elementary School as students celebrated the holiday season with high-energy fun, holiday treats, gift wishes and a special-delivery message for the kindergartners.
    The school held its Winter Carnival in lieu of individual class parties, and Kirsten Hollander, PTA president, said the day was all about controlled chaos.

  • Fire and ice: Skate the Lake 2010

    Skate the Lake Winter Festival, Evergreen's annual community-wide family New Year's Eve celebration of old-fashioned winter fun, kicks off with the second annual youth four-on-four pond-hockey tournament at 7 a.m. Dec. 31.

    During the day ice, artists Michael Campe and Thomas Barlow will be sculpting their masterpieces in the park next to the Lake House.

  • Birders make it count

    When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the phrase, “Not all who wander are lost,” he could have been talking about mountain birders.
    For most of the day Sunday, a group of birders from the Evergreen area wandered around Kerr Gulch and Kittredge to count birds and species. They meandered along mountain roads, on residential property and town streets tabulating our feathered friends for the 111th annual Christmas Bird Count.
    This is the 42nd year of participation for Evergreen Audubon birders; the count runs through Jan. 5.

  • Evergreen Lake Plunge to raise money for Special Needs Program


     Plunging into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake is a splashy way to welcome 2011, impress your friends, prove your toughness and contribute to a good cause — all at the same time.

    Once again, the rec district’s Special Needs Program and Drive Smart are seeking courageous individuals with thick skin and sturdy tickers to immerse themselves in ice-covered Evergreen Lake on Jan. 1 to raise money.

    The fourth annual Evergreen Lake Plunge begins at noon Jan. 1 on the shore of Evergreen Lake next to the Lake House.

  • Ice Melt Barrel will appear on lake Jan. 1

    You know serious winter weather has arrived when the Ice Melt Barrel assumes its place of honor on Evergreen Lake for three to four months until the season finally bites the dust.

    Sponsored by the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club, the Ice Melt Contest offers the opportunity to win $1,000 for the closest prediction to: "When will the ice melt enough to let the barrel fall into the water?"

    Last year, the correct answer was April 12, about 2:35 p.m. Second, third and fourth prize winners will each get $500, $250 and $125, respectively.

  • Wilmot kids spice up caper

    The holidays are a time to celebrate many traditions, and at Wilmot Elementary School, the second-graders’ tradition of performing “The Gingerbread Kid Caper” continued its 11-year legacy last week.
    The 18 children in Susan Jeffres’ class wore aprons and homemade chef’s hats, and stood behind tables with paper scenery that looked like a kitchen. Strewn on the tables were cookie cutters and rolling pins.

  • Park board picks GreenPlay to create master plan



    The park district board voted unanimously Dec. 14 to hire GreenPlay LLC of Broomfield to compile a park-district master plan for $50,000. The board agreed to pay an extra $3,700 for an optional review of maintenance standards and appropriate service levels.

  • Rec board approves five-year arts-center use pact

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen signed a new agreement with the park district for exclusive use of the Miller House for five years for $1 a year rent beginning Jan. 1. The arts center has had a similar deal with the park district for the last eight years.

    Four of five members of the park district board voted in favor the agreement, which came before the board for a vote Nov. 16, after a closed-door session, at the end of a regular meeting.

  • Cougars misfire on offense

    BROOMFIELD — It’s not like Evergreen’s boys basketball team didn’t give itself chances. The Cougars’ defense more than held its own against Broomfield on Dec. 18. But it was the team’s offense that didn’t come through for one reason or another.

  • Broomfield game learning experience for EHS

    BROOMFIELD — There was no question about it — the Evergreen Lady Cougars were facing a tall order playing four-time defending 4A state champion Broomfield on its home court Dec. 18.

    That would be tall both literally and figuratively.