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Today's News

  • Commissioners OK more homes on Bear Mountain

    The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted against the wishes of some Bear Mountain Vista homeowners and voted 2-1 in favor of re-subdividing a large lot into four lots for four more potential homes. The homeowners group, spearheaded by Margaret Cross, had argued that the number of homes in the subdivision already exceeded the legal number for a cul-de-sac. In voting against the proposal, Commissioner Kathy Hartman cited the fire emergency that erupted in Southern California over the weekend. “People have made a number of judgment calls,” Hartman said.

  • Letter to the editor

    Rockies World Series ticket nightmare

  • Gas leak spurs evacuations

    A broken natural gas line forced the evacuation of several Bergen Park homes on Tuesday morning and prompted a temporary lockdown at Bergen Valley Elementary School.

    According to Einar Jensen, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, a private contractor working on Black Eagle Drive severed the pipe about 10 a.m. At least 20 firefighters and several sheriff’s deputies responded, and residents living near the site were moved a safe distance away until the leak could be repaired.

  • Field of screams

    "On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from his pumpkin patch and flies through the air to deliver toys to all the children."

    — Linus van Pelt

    By Stephen Knapp

    Staff Writer

    Face it — the pumpkin isn’t exactly the Cadillac in the fruit showroom.

  • EPRD shoots for winning youth basketball season

    With the winter youth basketball program ready to hit the court, Evergreen Park and Recreation District Athletics Director Pat Shea wants to remind all parents of third- to eighth-grade hoops-dreamers recent improvements will make this year’s schedule a slam-dunk.

    "We just want to get the word out that it’s a different program than it used to be," Shea says. "It’s non-competative, like always, but we’ve made a bunch of changes that are going to make it work better for everyone."

  • Middle East experts lead Iran discussion

    In kicking things off at last Tuesday evening’s Evergreen Peace-sponsored political discussion, the event’s organizer, Hannah Hayes, didn’t waste any time setting the evening’s tone.

    "If you’ve never read ‘War Made Easy,’ it explains the ways the media sold us the war in Iraq," said Hayes, addressing a crowd of perhaps three dozen people gathered at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen. "Now I see them doing it all over again. We’re being sold a war in Iran. That’s why we’re here tonight."

  • Fire district incumbents face challengers

    Two fire district directors who are the subject of a recall election defended their records Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, at a candidates night at the United Methodist Church in Evergreen.

  • Website, soccer require fancy footwork

    Long before the advent of the Internet, Sir Walter Scott told of the tangled webs we weave. And it has been a long, tangled trip from our old website to the new version you can now enjoy.

    But that journey was worth every step.

    Our site is now better organized, more attractive and fully functional — 24 hours a day. It features Matt Jonas’ stunning photos, breaking news from our reporters and a host of features still to come, including video and photo galleries. Some bugs still need to be worked out, but that will come with time.

  • Skate the Lake to become an all-weather extravaganza

    What with Mother Nature’s disappointing performance last New Year’s Eve, the resilient folks at Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer have come up with a festive plan that should effectively weatherproof the mountain area’s premier holiday blowout.

    “After last year, we didn’t want to ever have a reason to cancel again,” says Drive Smart’s executive director, Jackie Mohr. “This year, it’s the Skate the Lake Winter Festival, and it’ll be a lot of fun no matter what the weather does.”

  • Evergreen Middle School to get $12 million makeover

    When a half-dozen Jefferson County School District officials presented their plans for Evergreen Middle School, they did it in the auditorium. To hear them tell it, that’s about the only room in the school that won’t be turned upside down during the major upgrade scheduled for 2008.