Today's News

  • Bleachers clothing store hits the showers; economy deals fatal blow

    For the last few weeks, customers have been walking into Bleachers Casual Clothing in Bergen Park with tears in their eyes.

    It’s tough to say goodbye to a store that has been in business in virtually the same location for 16 years and where all the customers are like family members.

  • Opposition to Buchanan Park plan dominates meeting

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board spent about three hours Feb. 24 listening to audience criticism of its Feb. 10 decision to go forward with a feasibility study for a combined community center/arts center in Buchanan Park.

    The park board is divided on whether to do a community center feasibility study before conducting a community-wide needs survey and voted 3-2 for the feasibility study to go forward. Both are in the budget for this year.

  • Wireless Opt-In program launches in Jeffco

    If you are out of town and your house is threatened by a wildfire, how would you know? Until now, you probably wouldn’t.

    Emergency authorities have come up with a system that allows individuals the option of registering their cell phones or VoIP Internet phone numbers so they can be notified in case their address is affected by a disaster, emergency or a SWAT call.

  • More of North Evergreen trail to be built

    After a three-year hiatus, construction could begin this year on another portion of the hard-surface NEAT trail in the Bergen Parkway area, made possible by a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado State Trails.

    “This project will give us one complete segment of trail from Evergreen Middle School to Broadmoor Drive, and that feels great,” said Liz Cohen, president of the North Evergreen Activity Trail group, which has led the trail construction project for five years.

  • Montessori students working to bring clean water to developing countries

    Editor's note: This story, written by two students at Montessori School of Evergreen, is appearing to mark Newspapers in Education Week.

    Every 15 seconds, a child somewhere in the world dies of a water-related illness. Diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid, giardia and roundworms are a few of the diseases that affect people in developing countries. How can you help?

  • EHS senior writes book to help ocean animals, Indonesian kids

    Leah Huiting, a senior at Evergreen High School, has many passions in her life.

    She’s passionate about ocean life, Third World countries, scuba diving, helping others and the Girl Scouts.

    For Huiting, the question was how to bring all of these passions together into a project that would allow her to receive the Girl Scouts Gold Award. The award, the highest in Girl Scouting, is similar to the Eagle Scout award in the Boy Scouts.

  • Cougars hold off Grizzlies


  • Evergreen routs Delta

    Every sports team knows, you never want to get caught looking ahead.

    That was the danger for Evergreen its Class 4A boys basketball state tournament opening round game Feb. 25 against visiting Delta.

    With the Panthers coming into the game as a 12th-seeded team and with a losing record in the Western Slope League, it would have been very easy for the Cougars to overlook them with an eye toward a potential match-up with the Thomas Jefferson Spartans on Feb. 28.

    It would have been easy to do, but that’s not what the No. 5 Cougars did.

  • Jeffco government salaries

    County Commissioners

    Administrative Specialist II 37163.27

    Commissioners Exec Secretary 63776.90

    Elected Official 63203.00

    Elected Official 87300.00

    Elected Official 63203.00

  • EHS senior Knoll rallies after slow start at state wrestling

    DENVER — The Pepsi Center has the amazing ability to change people.

    Wrestlers, for one, despite all their tournament experience in a sport that is pure one-on-one and absent of any good excuses, can allow funny things to happen when they walk on the mats at the state wrestling tournament.