Today's News

  • Rain doesn’t dampen this year’s Elevation Celebration

    Matthew Ruhter raised his arms in celebration as he swallowed the last sip of a cherry slushie.

    As a chilly rain fell, he stuck out his red-stained tongue to prove that the beverage was indeed gone.

    Ruhter, 21, of Bailey was one of four people brave enough to compete in the brain-freeze challenge at the fifth annual Elevation Celebration in Conifer. Chugging an icy drink would have been tough on a warm, sunny day, but last Saturday’s persistent rain added to the challenge.

  • Biz briefs

    MVCC changes its name
    Mount Vernon Country Club has a new name: It is now Mount Vernon Canyon Club.

    The new moniker is meant to get away from the stereotype of the traditional country club, according to Paul Anderson, the club’s general manager, and it also pays tribute to its Genesee location and the beautiful views of the canyon.

  • Jeffco: ELID proposal 'not ready for primetime'

    The proposal to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District needs to be greatly reworked, such as adjusting the proposed boundaries and updating items on the service plan, county staff told Jeffco commissioners on Tuesday.

    Deputy County Manager Kate Newman and Director of Development and Transportation Jeanie Rossillon updated the commissioners on the work between staff and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, which proposed the ELID.

  • Evergreen church hosts annual community service event

    For members of Evergreen Lutheran Church, their Sunday morning looked a little different. Instead of a sanctuary, music and a worship service, it was instead filled with cleaning gutters, pulling weeds, building ramps and doing other handiwork.

    The church hosted its second annual WorkShip Sunday morning, with about 75 people doing service projects at eight locations, including individuals’ houses and nonprofits.

  • EHS alumni reminisce about days gone by at old-timers reunion

    Evergreen High School old-timers weren’t going to let a little rain and cloudy skies keep them from having a good time.

    Many EHS alumni from classes before the 1980s gathered at Evergreen Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon to catch up with old friends, reminisce on the days when Evergreen was very much a small mountain town and have fun. Even if they didn’t graduate the same year, or even the same decade, many said they knew the other reunion attendees through their family members who’d been in their peer group.

  • Boettcher Mansion celebrates 100 years of history

    The Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain would’ve needed 100 candles, and one to grow on, when celebrating its anniversary last Thursday.

    The centennial celebration was a reunion of sorts for former residents, the mansion’s neighbors and past users who took the opportunity to walk down memory lane.

  • EPRD sees strong second quarter

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District had a strong second quarter financially, exceeding projected revenues by more than $400,000 and below budgeted expenses by about $200,000.

    Financial controller Jason Leslie told the EPRD Board of Directors at its monthly meeting on July 25 at Buchanan Recreation Center that EPRD had a year-to-date net income of $1.2 million.

  • Dance partners jitter and jive at Evergreen Jazz Festival’s Sweet 16

    For the past 16 years, couples have been dusting off and shining up their dancing shoes to celebrate the Evergreen Jazz Festival the best way they know how — with swing, foxtrot, tango, one-step and other styles of ballroom dancing.

    This weekend, the festival offered attendees dozens of hours to jitter and jive at five dance floors across Evergreen and gave people the chance to stretch their legs to several styles of jazz.

  • Nashville mayor’s son dies in a home in Littleton

    The son of Nashville, Tennessee Mayor Megan Barry died July 29 at a private residence in the South Jeffco area.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Max Barry, 22, was visiting two friends that live in the area and spent most of the day at the home before being found unresponsive that evening.

  • Formerly homeless Conifer man hopeful he gets to remain on his property

    For Clem Smith, home isn’t just where the heart is. Home has been the streets, home has been his car, home has been an RV parked at a campground or in a Walmart parking lot in any number of cities and towns across Colorado and other states. Earlier this year, home took another form when Smith used inheritance money from his late mother’s estate to purchase 11 ½ acres of land just south of Conifer with the intent to build a house of his own — the first real home he’s had as an adult.