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Today's News

  • Jeffco sheriff eases fire restrictions

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted its stage II fire ban and returned to Stage I fire restrictions in the county.

    The less-stringent restrictions were reinstated because of lower temperatures and higher humidity that have reduced wildfire risk. The change was made starting Friday morning.

    People are prohibited from:

  • Relay for Life set Aug. 12-13 at Evergreen High

    Twenty-plus teams. Twelve hours. One sleepless night.

    This year's Relay For Life of the Mountain Area will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Evergreen High School, and the relay already has doubled in size from last year, with 21 teams and counting. Participants in the all-night event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, form teams and walk around the track for 12 hours to raise funds to fight cancer.

  • DriveSmart expanding experienced-driver program

    A 20-minute safety check before driving can help prevent accidents, or lessen the chance of injury if an accident occurs.

    Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer hosts an experienced-driver program, and the nonprofit held a training for “car fit” technicians on July 25.

  • Young musicians scale jazzy heights

    As Lindy hoppers and hepcats alike gathered in the Elks ballroom during the 15th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival on Friday, the sounds of musicians warming up drifted from the stage. Those notes did not come from professionals but from young, up-and-coming musicians.

  • Jazz Fest continues a spirited tradition

    As the Fat Babies closed down the Elks Lodge ballroom on Saturday night, most of the band took a break while a trio of piano, drums and clarinet serenaded the dozen or so couples who remained on the dance floor. And, for a moment, the ballroom felt alive with the presence of past generations of jazz fans and musicians. The band seemed fuller than its three pieces.

    For newcomers and those unfamiliar with the genre, the 2016 Evergreen Jazz Festival was a new experience. But for many of the festival attendees, jazz music and dancing are not only a hobby but a tradition.

  • Old-timers reunion celebrates friendship and local history

    For Evergreen High School graduates who attend the old-timers reunion each year, it’s about homecoming.

    The grads catch up at a potluck lunch at Evergreen Lutheran Church. Saturday’s gathering, the 31st for the old-timers, was no exception.

    “It’s about history and connections and seeing former classmates,” said Donna Long Beck, class of 1967, who attended with her mom, Betty Fields Long, class of 1942.

  • Woofstock to benefit EAPL

    An event called “Woofstock” should conjure images of canines and the 1960s.

    Both will be part of the benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Admission is free, but fees will be charged at some booths, with proceeds going to EAPL.

  • Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church

    Evergreen Lutheran Church is looking for a lot of people to both donate and buy everything from furniture to clothes at its 25th annual Grove Sale on Aug. 13.

    All proceeds from the sale, which raises about $30,000 each year, go to charity, according to Carolyn Bergner, one of the sale’s three organizers. This year the beneficiaries include the Mountain Resource Center, Evergreen Christian Outreach, Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and the Mountain Area Pregnancy Center.

  • Tour Evergreen historical homes

    Get a glimpse of Evergreen’s history on Saturday, Aug. 13, by taking a self-guided tour of six homes built between 1860 and 1934.

    The Jefferson County Historical Society and Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Transfiguration are presenting the tour.

    Travel back in time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Docents will be available at each stop to provide additional historical information.

  • Dam Ducky Derby scheduled Saturday

    It wouldn’t be August without the Dam Ducky Derby in downtown Evergreen.

    The seventh annual event, which includes a duck drop and a carnival, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The duck drop is at the Evergreen Lake dam at 1 p.m., and the ducks are collected at Highland Haven on the east end of downtown.

    There will be kids’ activities in the downtown parking lot and a food booth sponsored by the American Legion. A dunk tank has been added to the carnival fun, and the Evergreen Downtown Business Association is looking for dunkees.