Today's News

  • Neville selected to fill vacant state Senate seat

    A Republican vacancy committee on Nov. 3 appointed South Jeffco resident Tim Neville to succeed state Sen. Mike Kopp, who announced his resignation from District 22 last month.

    Under new reapportionment boundaries, Evergreen will be moving into District 22.

    Neville, who was vying for the seat along with current House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, won by only two votes. Among the 118 votes cast in the Ken Caryl Ranch House by the district’s Republican central committee, 60 voted for Neville and 58 voted for Kerr.

  • For Evergreen native, art is about life

    Art and dance have always been a part of Sarah Wallace Scott’s life. The Evergreen native grew up studying ballet and theater but ultimately found her life’s work in visual art. It is no surprise that this emerging artist leapt at the chance to erase the boundaries between visual and performing art. Her work will be featured this month in a unique collaboration between the resident artists of Denver’s Redline Gallery and Ballet Nouveau Colorado.

  • Evergreen reaches 4A state soccer semifinals for second straight season

    The possession game is Evergreen's bread and butter. If the Cougars control the ball and the clock more times than not they're going to win. Early on against Battle Mountain in the 4A boys soccer state quarterfinals on Nov. 1, Evergreen didn't possess the ball as much as it normally does.
    Even so, the Cougars still managed to score in the game's first three minutes thanks to Scott Boland and once they found their offensive rhythm Sam Hamilton scored twice en route to a 3-1 win over Battle Mountain at Evergreen High School.

  • Fellman, Dahlkemper elected to school board

    Jeffco school board candidates Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman claimed an early victory Tuesday night, leading by substantial margins.

  • Following the local recycling stream

    Many of us have harbored an underlying worry that our paper, plastics and pop cans don’t actually amount to much. It’s time to dump those old ideas and embrace recyclers and the EDS transfer station on Highway 73. Nothing brought in remains on site. Your commingled recyclables are responsibly sorted and sold to various commodities brokers.
    The environment is surely the main beneficiary, but it must be profitable for a private trash company to accept this stuff for free. Many factors have to line up to make it all work.

  • A supreme educational moment

    The Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments on the law of unintended consequences last week at Evergreen High School.
    Actually, the court heard arguments in the case of Colorado Ethics Watch vs. Senate Majority Fund LLC, Colorado Leadership Fund LLC, and the Office of Administrative Courts as part of its Courts in the Community program. EHS was the most recent site for Courts in the Community cases.  

  • First snowflakes herald the promise of a beautiful winter

    When I was in fifth grade, we were required to learn a poem and present it before our class. The poem I chose to learn and recite was the one printed below.

    The First Snowfall
    The snow had begun in the gloaming,
    And busily all the night
    Had been heaping field and highway
    With a silence deep and white.
    Every pine and fir and hemlock
    Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
    And the poorest twig on the elm tree
    Was ridged inch deep with pearl.
    From sheds new-roofed with Carrara

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not to nitpick, but did anybody pay for dinner?

  • Cougars pummel Ridgeview

    The Evergreen Cougars won their third straight game, celebrating homecoming with a 49-0 win over Ridgeview Academy on Oct. 28 at Evergreen High School.
    It also marked Evergreen’s sixth straight win at EHS over the past two seasons.
    The Cougars improved to 8-1 overall, 4-1 in the 3A Metro South heading into their Nov. 4 game against rival Conifer (6-3, 5-0). The winner of that game will lock up the conference championship, an automatic berth in this year’s 16-team 3A football playoffs and a home postseason game next week.

  • Evergreen comes up one win short at districts

    LONGMONT — It didn’t take Evergreen volleyball coach Katie Ryan long to pinpoint where her Lady Cougars’ volleyball team missed its chance to get into this weekend’s regional volleyball tournament.