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Today's News

  • East meets the Old West

    Declaring that “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,” Rudyard Kipling clearly never envisioned last Wednesday’s congenial blending of hemispheres at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Bergen Meadow field gets $200,000 GOCO grant

    Thanks to a little pressure in the right places and a big check from Great Outdoors Colorado, the hard gravel field behind Bergen Meadow Elementary School will soon become a soft green sporting oasis.

    “We just found out we’ve been awarded $200,000 from GOCO,” says Jeff Knetsch, president of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board. “It’s the full amount we asked for, which is terrific.”

  • Hiwan Homestead to capture holiday on the long-ago silver screen

    Come Friday evening, folks craving a hot cup of tradition with their Christmas cheer will mosey into downtown Evergreen for the Holiday Walk.

    Those preferring their seasonal gaiety without traffic hassles will park at one of Evergreen’s several designated shuttle stops and, so, arrive on Main Street in a joyful frame of mind.

  • Little Bear policy hits a sour note with many local musicians

    Recently Conifer musician Jeff Scarborough got a disturbing call from the Little Bear Saloon. His gig scheduled for Nov. 28 was canceled, the club employee said, and so was the 29th, and so was any foreseeable performance Scarborough might try to book at the Little Bear.

  • Holiday mailing deadlines

    The arrival of Thanksgiving marked the official beginning of the 2007 holiday mail season. The Postal Service expects to handle more than 20 billion pieces of holiday mail nationwide this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    The Evergreen post office will be open the following retail hours during the holiday season.

    • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

    The post office is at 3649 Evergreen Parkway.

    General holiday mail deadlines

  • Cougars hang tough in loss

    David doesn’t always have to knock out Goliath to be a winner.

    Such was the case Friday night as the Evergreen girls opened the season as everyone expected – with a 40-29 loss to defending Class 4A champion and far-and-away No. 1 Broomfield.

  • Local optometrist offers free infant screening

    By Stephen Knapp

    Staff Writer

    The far-sighted optometrists at the Evergreen Vision Clinic are offering local parents a quick, no-cost way to give their infant children a brighter outlook.

    “We’re participating in the InfantSEE program,” says Daniel Hock, a longtime Evergreen resident and chief oculist at the Stagecoach Boulevard clinic. “The idea is to stamp out amblyopia for good.”

  • No county employees show up to hearing on '08 budget

    No county employees and only two county residents attended a public hearing Tuesday on Jeffco’s proposed $385 million 2008 budget, even though county employees will bear the brunt of the cuts that made the ’08 budget come in nearly 3 percent less than 2007’s.

    “(The budget) is significantly less than the actual operational budget for 2007,” said Jim Moore, county administrator, during a brief PowerPoint presentation Tuesday.

  • Bomb threat spurs evacuation of Conifer High

    An alleged bomb threat made by a 14-year-old Conifer High School student on a bus Tuesday morning prompted law enforcement officials to evacuate the school for close to an hour to ensure the safety of students.

    The juvenile was traveling to school on a bus Tuesday morning when he allegedly told a younger middle school student that he had an explosive device inside a briefcase, according to Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    When the younger student arrived at West Jefferson Middle School, he notified authorities at 8:30 a.m.

  • Brook Forest chimney fire quickly quelled

    Volunteer firefighters were able to rapidly quell a dangerous chimney fire that ignited a roof at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at 32908 Little Cub Creek Road, thanks to the location of station No. 8 about half a mile away in Brook Forest.

    It was the second fire in Brook Forest in less than a week for Evergreen Fire/Rescue Lt. Kevin Evens, who led the attack on a candle fire on Snowshoe Trail on Nov. 25.

    The family in the home escaped the blaze uninjured, and damage was minimal, said Einar Jensen, a spokesman for the fire department.