Today's News

  • Targets of school board recall speak on camera

    Jeffco school board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, who are the target of a recall, were interviewed on camera recently at Evergreen Newspapers about the major decisions they’ve made since being elected to the board in 2013, and about their thoughts on the recall.

    To see the video interviews, click here.

    Some background

  • Kansas woman hit by vehicle, killed while crossing Evergreen Parkway

    A 29-year-old Kansas woman was struck and killed Tuesday night as she walked across Evergreen Parkway near Bergen Park.

    April Eure of Wichita was struck by a Subaru Impreza, according to Trooper Nate Reid, a State Patrol spokesman. The accident occurred 2 miles south of Interstate 70 about 8:45 p.m.

    Eure was walking with another person, who was not injured in the accident, Reid said. The two were not in a crosswalk, he said.

  • SPIRITUAL MATTERS: New Year renewal with ‘Health and Wellness Judaism’
  • Evergreen Chorale set to premiere ‘Chicago’

    Come on, babe. Why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz. That’s just what the Evergreen Chorale will be doing when its long-anticipated production of the musical “Chicago” opens Friday.

  • Cougars squander huge lead, fall at Lewis-Palmer

    Make no bones about it, the 2015 Evergreen Cougars’ football team can be special. Literally.
    That was obvious the moment James Hardy returned Lewis-Palmer’s first punt 25 yards to set up Evergreen’s first touchdown and 2 minutes later when he returned the next one 60 yards for a score Sept. 4 at Don Breese Stadium.

  • Cougars come up big in 2015 season opener

    Ryan Gutberlet didn’t exactly come out of nowhere: He has previous soccer experience. That said, the Evergreen High freshman certainly made his presence felt early in the Cougars’ Sept. 3 boys soccer season opener against preseason No. 1 and defending 4A state champion Air Academy.
    He narrowly missed scoring in the 12th minute, punching the ball over the crossbar. Two minutes later, with a second breakaway opportunity, he didn’t miss. His first varsity goal ignited the eighth-ranked Cougars to a 3-1 victory at Evergreen High School.

  • School board candidates face off in first public forum

    Nine of the 12 people vying for the five seats on the Jeffco school board faced off Aug. 31 at the first public forum of the election cycle, hosted by Colorado Christian University in Lakewood.

    Board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, the targets of a recall effort, all attended, each emphasizing talking points about accomplishments since their election to the board in 2013.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: New bookstore set to write its own story

    The floor of soon-to-be Where the Books Go is filled with stacks and stacks of new and used books.

    By Oct. 1, when the bookstore is expected to open, the more than 9,000 books will be on shelves, awaiting browsing book lovers. For now, each pile is topped with a sticky note to delineate the genre.

    Where the Books Go is across from Da Kind Soups on Meadow Drive. Owners Kim and Scott Innocent of Bailey are excited to welcome the community into their new venture.

  • Tori Merritts, school board candidate in District 4

    Tori Merritts, a former Jeffco school board member of nine years, said she is running for the board again because the school district needs someone experienced to provide guidance.

  • Many varieties of wildflowers grace foothills landscape

    We have seen many wildflowers in a variety of colors all season. However, one of the earliest spring flowers are those of Mahonia repens. Also known as Oregon grape for its clusters of blue berries in fall. This species is a low-growing shrub that bears yellow flowers both early and prolifically.

    Other flowers come and go all season, usually with a big splash of blue gentians in July or August. Late August and early September, however, bring a vivid display of yellow flowers that are the last hurrah before snowflakes remove all color.