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Today's News

  • Moens tosses gem at Coors Field

    DENVER — Alec Moens, technically, is the Evergreen Cougars’ closer, not a starter. But with first-year head coach Steve Jones electing to honor his seniors April 1 at Coors Field, the senior right-hander got the starting nod.

    Now, it’s not like Moens had never started before. He had, including a 7-3 win over 4A Jeffco rival and eventual state champion Green Mountain last season. 

  • ‘Flowers for a Friend’ sculpture honors contributions of Evergreen couple

    Evergreen resident Louise Mounsey is pleased that a sculpture honoring her and her late husband, Bill, will be installed at the Hiwan Homestead Museum this summer. 

    “I can hardly wait to get it to Hiwan,” she said.

    Mounsey was among a group of people gathered at Creekside Cellars on a recent Friday afternoon to celebrate the bronze sculpture, titled “Flowers for a Friend.”

  • Lobato family contemplating legal action

    The family of Jennifer Lobato, the prisoner who died in the Jeffco jail while awaiting medical attention, will wait for the completion of an investigation before deciding whether to take legal action. 

    David Lane, the lawyer representing the Lobato family, said the family has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Office about the investigation and will wait until a coroner’s report is complete before deciding on their next step. 

  • Jeffco schools could get less money from the state

    Proposed cuts by lawmakers in the K-12 portion of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2015-16 state budget could mean that Jeffco Public Schools receives $17.5 million less than anticipated.

    Hickenlooper’s funding plan would have provided the district $37 million in state funds; $17.2 million of that would have gone toward ongoing costs, while $19.8 million would have been earmarked for one-time expenditures. 

  • Remembering Howard Smith: a community leader, teacher and friend

    During the years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Howard Smith became known for his work with service organizations and other charitable activities. Many people also remember Smith as a sixth-grade teacher at Parmalee Elementary School, where he worked for 19 years.

    Evergreen resident Cal Bean, who taught with Smith at Parmalee Elementary, said they were best friends for 45 years.

  • Revenues outpace expenses at park district early in 2015

    Despite an early end to ice-skating season at Evergreen Lake, the Lake House realized a profit in early 2015, according to a financial report for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Construction under way on connector trail at lake dam

    Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam began Sunday evening, and Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek Road and Highway 73 will be closed indefinitely.

    A collaborative effort between the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, the 200-foot path will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs leading from downtown Evergreen to Evergreen Lake.

  • Positive despite the pain

    Longtime Evergreen High School baseball dad Glenn Grise believes the game is a metaphor for life.

    “If you think about it, baseball is a game of failure,” he said. “They count your errors. Hitting the ball three times out of 10 is considered good. The thing is to stay positive through the adversity.”

  • Sandstone sculpture installed at Wulf Rec Center

    A crane operator slowly lowered two 5,000-pound pieces of sandstone into place at Wulf Rec Center on March 31. 

    The massive rock formations form the base of an artwork called “Wulf Winds,” which Sculpture Evergreen is donating to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    For Kathy Montgomery and other members of Sculpture Evergreen who have worked on the project for the past year, watching the installation of the work was gratifying.

    “This is so exciting,” she said.

  • Wildflowers peek out through spring snowstorms

    Once more, I awakened to a white world. Yesterday, the landscape was offering green lawns in Lakewood and the foothills were starting to show green, small leaves just beginning to be seen between the dry gray-brown grasses. Snow overnight had changed this all to white again.