Today's News

  • Time to choose from the variety of Christmas trees

    Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, where are you? It is a real delight to live in an area where our slopes are decorated with Christmas trees all year. Locally, the evergreens that cover our hillsides are mainly ponderosa pine. These trees are beautiful at most any season, but I am especially fond of them in spring when new growth tips their branches and in winter when they are flocked with snow or frost. The soughing of the wind through their branches in a summer wind can’t be equaled by any other pine, and an old ponderosa pine is magnificent in its towering grandeur.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A young Johnny Cash, minus the cash

  • Supreme Court lays down final legislative boundaries for state Senate and House

    Under the new and final maps approved Monday by the Colorado Supreme Court, the boundaries of House District 25 are virtually the same as they have been for 10 years, meaning everything west of the Hogback in Jefferson County, including Conifer and Aspen Park. 

    The new plan reverses an interim boundary plan that would have included Park, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties within the boundaries of HD 25, which is represented by Evergreen Republican Cheri Gerou. That plan was abandoned.

  • Menorah can be displayed at Lake House

    A mounting controversy was defused Tuesday night when a local Jewish group was given permission to display a decorative 8-foot-tall menorah on the grounds of the Evergreen Lake House.

    The city of Denver now has waived any restrictions on the Lake House property for this holiday season and invited all religions to take part, it was announced at the park district board meeting Tuesday evening.

  • All-conference football

    Following is the all-conference selection list for the 3A Metro South football league for the 2011 season:

    QB: Noah Ansley, Sr. Evergreen
    RB: Quinn O’Neill, Sr., Evergreen (MVP); Joe Finken, Sr., Elizabeth; Patrick Marshall, Sr., Conifer
    OL: Don Fuller, Jr., Conifer (MVP); Damasjae Currington, Jr., Englewood; Cameron Davis, Sr., Conifer; Austin Peterson, Sr., Elizabeth; Jacob Brooks, Sr., Evergreen

  • EHS qualifies handful for state, rout Green Mt.

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes there is a thin line between superstition and just being prepared.
    At Evergreen’s girls swim meet against Green Mountain on Dec. 9, Jeannie Godaire, head swim coach for the Lady Cougars, was keeping her fingers crossed for as many state qualifiers as she could get during Evergreen’s 108-78 win.
    “There are a lot of things that can happen between now and state,” cautioned Godaire, “which is why we try to get these girls qualified as early in the season as we possibly can.”

  • Turnovers, foul trouble doom Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — Andre Lane scored 28 points, including seven 3-pointers, but turnovers and foul trouble plagued Evergreen in a 70-55 loss to Mountain Vista on Dec. 8 in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.
    Evergreen only trailed by two points heading into the second half before the Golden Eagles (4-3) took control by outscoring the Cougars (2-2) 45-32 over the final two periods.

  • Cougars’ rally comes up short

    CONIFER — It’s no secret that Hailey Newhall has been the offensive catalyst for the Evergreen Lady Cougars so far this girls basketball season. As she goes so does Evergreen.
    Falcon found that out in the first half of its crossover game of the second annual Conifer-Evergreen Mountain Classic on Dec. 10 at Conifer High School. But once the Lady Falcons figured that how to eliminate Newhall from Evergreen’s offensive equation they were able to put their own offensive spark together and hold off a fourth-quarter charge for a 56-53 win.

  • Making it easier to buy American

    If Americans would buy more American-made products maybe more of us would be employed and the economy would not be in such a sorry state, says Evergreen resident Christopher Kilcullen, a salesman-turned-Internet entrepreneur.

    Kilcullen has created a website, www.americasgotproduct.com, to help people buy more American-made products, give the U.S. economy a boost, put Americans to work and stop sending profits overseas.

    “The average person on the street says nothing is made here anymore. I wanted to prove people wrong,” Kilcullen said.

  • Neighbors object to golf club's effort to shoo elk from fairways

    The Hiwan Golf Club has stepped up its pressure on the resident elk herd, but some neighbors are unhappy with the way the elk are being chased off the grounds by people in golf carts and small SUVs. The state Division of Parks and Wildlife says the club’s actions are legal.

    Some neighbors blame the golf club for causing the elk to stampede and wind up in their backyards, where they can scare pets and damage landscaping.