Today's News

  • Maes wins GOP gubernatorial nomination

    After jumping into the governor’s race with no political experience and no establishment credentials or support, Evergreen businessman Dan Maes defeated Scott McInnis in the Republican primary.

    Maes won by 50.6 percent to 49.3 percent, with a record number of Coloradans casting primary votes.

    After peaking in the final weeks, the Maes campaign rolled to a stunning upset. Maes now faces Democrat John Hickenlooper and Constitution Party latecomer Tom Tancredo in November.

  • Maes picks Williams as running mate


    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    After his surprise victory in the Republican primary election for governor Aug. 10, Evergreen resident Dan Maes on Tuesday picked a former state legislator, attorney/mediator Tambor Williams, 69, of Greeley, as his running mate.

    Williams was director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies under Gov. Bill Owens from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that she represented state House District 50 for four terms and served as speaker pro tempore. She served from 1997 to 2004.

  • Grandfather saves family from plunge over dam

    In a matter of minutes, a casual outing on Evergreen Lake turned into a fight for survival when a couple in a paddleboat with their three grandchildren came within a few feet of going over the dam on Aug. 12.

    “My in-laws couldn’t get out. They were paddling their butts off. They were in the middle of the lake and nowhere near the dam,” said the children’s father, Dan Markey of Evergreen. “The people involved feared for their lives.”

  • 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.