Today's News

  • The law of unintended consequences

    In less than two months, mail ballots will start to arrive for the 2010 primary elections, which means it wonít be long at all before the airwaves start to fill with wall-to-wall political advertising. And more than ever, those advertisements will come from groups with vaguely appealing names (ìColoradans for Mom, Home & Apple Pieî) that leave you with absolutely no idea who is behind them.

  • Please answer the call for EPRD survey

    Do you screen your calls before answering the phone? Do you ignore calls if you don’t know the caller? You should make an exception and answer a call from area code 540 if you get one in the next couple of weeks.

  • Greene working to chart a local path to sustainability

    Christie Greene didn’t have to marry Dan to get green. As a young child growing up in Florida, she felt a visceral connection to the environment, one that led her to Evergreen more than 20 years ago and honed her passion for sustainability.

  • Business Beat: Overseas Cafe plans grand opening

    The Overseas Café at 1552 Bergen Parkway, Unit 305, is planning a grand opening from Tuesday, June 1, through June 6.

    The restaurant will be giving away a free cup of coffee and a cookie on those days.

    Regular hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Willow Creek owner offers family-friendly dining

    The owners of Willow Creek restaurant in Evergreen want to be known for being special — but not snobby.

  • County considers regulations on pot dispensaries

    Jefferson County is considering regulations governing medical-marijuana dispensaries, including a possible ban in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners, the county attorney, the sheriff and planning and zoning staff held a closed-door meeting to discuss House Bill 1284, the wide-ranging dispensary legislation awaiting Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature.

  • Spinzig caps career with third top-10 finish


    Christina Spinzig is the best golfer that Evergreen’s Mike Kuzava has ever coached in putting things together. Don’t take my word for it. Just look at the results.

  • Scott to continue playing career at Adams State


    While Christina Spinzig will continue her golfing career at Colorado State, she’s not the only Evergreen girls golfer who is continuing her playing days. Teammate Aslinn Scott has been offered a scholarship to play at Adams State in Alamosa.

    They are two of five varsity golfers for Evergreen who were named all-state academic golfers this past season.

  • Bascio makes career out of skiing, handcycling in spite of paralyzing injury


    If it really was her last hurrah, then Monica Bascio can go out with her head held high. Why not. By a lot of people’s accounts they’re surprised that she was even competing in the first place.

  • Gerou named to Joint Budget Committee

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen has been named to the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee.

    As a member of the JBC, Gerou will play a key role in shaping Colorado’s budget and setting future priorities for state spending.

  • Limited changes OK'd on Upper Bear Creek property

    Part of the T Bar S Ranch property on Upper Bear Creek Road in Evergreen could be rezoned from commercial to planned development to allow the owners to make major repairs, maintain five buildings for residential use, legalize the existing residential uses and install a temporary, 6-foot-tall privacy fence about 60 feet long.

    The properties involved are about 2½ miles west of Evergreen on Upper Bear Creek Road. Most are being occupied as long-term rentals.