Today's News

  • Avalanche kills Evergreen man at Winter Park

    A 28-year-old man from Evergreen was killed in an avalanche while skiing in bounds at the Winter Park Ski Area on Jan. 22, the Denver Post reported Tuesday. Christopher Norris was found in the trees off Trestle Trail on Mary Jane Mountain after friends reported him missing at the end of the day. He was taken to Denver Health East Grand Community Clinic and Emergency Center at the base of Winter Park.

  • Malazdrewicz overcomes Ralston Valley, sets invite record

    ARVADA — Everywhere Lexie Malazdrewicz looked there was a Ralston Valley swimmer. Two to her right, two to her left at Meyers Pool on Jan. 21. It was, as the Mustangs’ Maddie Myers proclaimed prior to the 500-yard freestyle finals, an Evergreen Oreo.
    “We talked about that. (Maddie) was joking around that it was going to be a lot of Ralston Valley people and one Evergreen in the middle. Then I looked at her and it actually was,” Malazdrewicz said.

  • Cougars exorcise Demons

    Erin Dobey scored 16 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, and Hailey Newhall added 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Evergreen Lady Cougars past visiting Golden 46-38 on Jan. 20 at Evergreen High School.
    Evergreen (9-6, 4-2 4A Jeffco League) led most of the game, holding the Lady Demons to just three points in the first quarter by keeping them off guard with their full-court press. Their dominance was short-lived, however, and the game wasn’t decided until the fourth quarter when the Lady Cougars were able to pull away.

  • Morrison officer slightly injured in crash on U.S. 285

    A Morrison police officer was released from the hospital with “bumps and bruises” after his car crashed Jan. 23 on U.S. 285 in Morrison, a police official said.

    Officer Paul Osckel was driving south on U.S. 285 near Colorado 8 about 7:30 p.m. that evening, according to Morrison police Sgt. Joe Leo.

    “He was pursuing a traffic violator,” Leo said. “It appears … he just lost traction and got a little sideways.”

    Osckel’s patrol car did not go off the road, but it may be a total loss, Leo said.

  • Cougars fend off Demons

    Free throws proved to be the difference on Jan. 20 as host Evergreen edged rival Golden 53-49.
    The Cougars only went to the line once in the first three quarters, but ultimately the charity stripe proved to be the deciding factor. Up by two points with seven seconds left, senior Konnor Propst was fouled. Coach Scott Haebe opted to leave the rest of his team on the visiting side of the court while Propst took his shots as the Golden crowd attempted to distract him.

  • Exhibit will let local art lovers say hello to Dali

  • Slope envy no more

    Evergreen is getting its own ski and snowboard mountain.
    And though the slope will be just 50 feet tall, it will be substantial enough to stage the first ever Rail Jam Ski and Snowboard competition at Evergreen Lake on Saturday, Feb. 4, in connection with the Winter Festival.

  • There’s a new deputy in town

    When it comes to law-enforcement philosophy, Del Kleinschmidt prefers talking to physical confrontation. "I would rather spend 30 minutes talking to someone than 10 minutes of rolling around on the ground," Kleinschmidt says.

    Kleinschmidt is the new captain of the Mountain Precinct of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He is based in Evergreen at 4990 Highway 73, next to the Evergreen Public Library.

    Kleinschmidt takes the place of Capt. Rob Baker, who retired. Deputy Dale Wizieck is the crime prevention specialist based in Evergreen.

  • Nature center hires new director

    "To me, this is kind of a dream job. It's half-time, but there's a lot of room for growth," said Vanessa Hayes, 30, the new executive director of the Evergreen Nature Center, which is housed in the old warming hut on Evergreen Lake from April through October.

    Hayes joins the Nature Center following the resignation of Aly Duffy, who held the job for one season. Duffy found a permanent job with the WILD Foundation in Boulder. Hayes is the third executive director since the Nature Center was created in 2008 with Michael Stills at the helm.

  • Polis meets with possible future constituents

    Jared Polis, the Democratic U.S. congressman from Boulder, came to Evergreen on Jan. 21 to meet what he hopes will be his future constituents in Jefferson County as a result of redistricting.

    Sponsored by the Mountain Area Democrats, the Saturday meeting at the United Methodist Church attracted a packed room of about 75 people.

    "I am not your congressman yet," Polis warned the enthusiastic crowd. "You still have to hassle Mike Coffman on every vote until next January." Polis will stand for re-election to the seat this year.