Today's News

  • A jolt from a bolt from the blue

    Jason Hamburg knew something was amiss when the computer mouse he was using began to buzz and the walls of his office shook.

    Hamburg, a Jefferson County Open Space park ranger, was in his office near Elk Meadow in Evergreen on Monday afternoon when lightning from a fast-moving storm struck the metal building he was in and destroyed a nearby gasoline storage tank.

    “There was a flash-bang, and I backed away from the computer and the building shook,” he said. “The walls shook, and I was under the stairs.”

  • Clear Creek schools making great strides

    By Jeff Miller
    Warming temperatures, greener meadows and restless students — all signs that the end of the school year is approaching. While students yearn for summer break, parents contemplate the future. For those who are weighing educational options, I’d like to offer some insight into Clear Creek Middle and High Schools.

  • Help in the fight against MS

    It’s often said, “ ‘Tis a pleasure to live in Colorado.” And it is. We have some of the best quality of life of anywhere in the world. But one odd blemish that researchers have yet to fully understand is why we have a higher incidence of multiple sclerosis than most anywhere else.

  • Late and large straggler: Pelican returns to Evergreen Lake

    Spring has been up to her fickle tricks again with a wet soggy snow last Wednesday, May 11, followed by an overcast day on Thursday, May 12. By late afternoon, she had apparently had enough of her sulking and cleared off to a partly blue sky and some very welcome sunshine.
    My friend Loie Evans had taken me into town for a doctor’s appointment, and as we were headed home up Bear Creek Canyon, she was telling me all the interesting migrants she had seen on Wednesday at Evergreen Lake in the snow. As she ended an amazing list, she added, “But no pelicans.”

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  • Skold, Evergreen win league titles

    LAKEWOOD — Samantha Skold probably wouldn’t have ran the pace that she did if not for teammate Maura O’Brien being right there with her. As it turns out, O’Brien’s presence helped fuel Skold to a 4A Jeffco League championship in the 1,600 meters on May 14.

  • Cougars falter in playoff opener

    This was not the way Evergreen wanted the season to end, losing five straight. But at the least the Cougars went down swinging.

    The No. 22 seed in the 32-team 4A district baseball tournament, Evergreen (13-7) saw its season come to a close with a 3-2 loss to 11th-seeded Air Academy on May 14 in Durango.

  • No. 2 duo didn’t go quietly

    Christian Feagans and Genieve Degrandchamp didn’t win, but, boy, did Evergreen’s No. 2 doubles team make their presence felt at the 4A state girls tennis championships last week.

    The regional runner-ups faced Broomfield’s Bailey Schnoor and Shivaun Wood in the opening round of the three-day tournament and, for a brief moment, appeared ready to end the Lady Eagles’ shot at placing in the 16-team field before the event got rolling.

     But Schnoor and Wood persevered to score a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win on May 12 at Pueblo City Park.

  • Diver down: Divers help water district keep storage tanks clean

    It’s not exactly a trip to Tahiti, but divers venturing into the various underground reservoirs serving the Evergreen Metro District help keep the water system in good shape.

  • Evergreen Country Day students run to raise funds

    Ask the students at Evergreen Country Day School to go the distance, and they do — running 465.75 miles to promote fitness and to raise money for scholarships to the school.

    The 200 students in preschool through eighth grade ran along a quarter-mile course around the school near El Rancho for two hours on May 13, the equivalent of running from the school to Albuquerque, N.M.