Today's News

  • New director of PeaceWorks has big plans for organization

    When Lori Cuno started her career more than a decade ago, she planned to go into elementary education. A love for helping those in need even led her to take on a couple of long-term substitute positions in the world of special education while completing her master’s degree in counseling.

  • New trails opened at Staunton State Park

    Hikers at Staunton State Park now have two new trails to explore after more than three years of planning, and both ultimately provide up-close of Elk Falls.

    Launched in mid-September with a ribbon cutting, the Chimney Rock and Elk Falls trails both begin about 5 miles from Staunton’s main parking lot, with the latter trail being an offshoot of the first. According to park manager Zach Taylor, both trails have been envisioned since the 1990s but were not formalized until 2010.

  • Volunteer poop patrol cleans up popular off-leash area

    Volunteers cleaned up 430 pounds of dog waste at the Elk Meadow off-leash park on Saturday as part of Jeffco Open Space’s National Public Lands Day event.

    The park, which Open Space employees said is “being loved to death,” has seen a lot of traffic in recent months, with many visitors not monitoring where their dogs go or what they do — or doo — while off-leash.

  • Approach propels Swenson to victory

    LITTLETON ­— For Brandon Swenson, it was a mental adjustment. The Evergreen High School senior usually takes the start of every cross country race at a break-neck pace. 

    That’s typically not something conducive to winning. So he tried a more conservative approach at the Dave Sanders Invitational.

  • EHS serves up a victory

    Claudia Dillon, in all likelihood, isn’t going to be known for her service game. It’s not because the middle hitter can’t do it, but it’s not the Evergreen High School sophomore’s specialty, either.

  • Raising funds, awareness to fight cancer

    Do 30 clean-and-jerks by lifting a barbell to your chest and then over your head.

    Do it with 95 pounds if you’re a woman, or 135 if you’re a man.

    Now, do it while wearing a hot-pink bra.

    This is “Grace” — a CrossFit workout that has become the staple challenge for the “Barbells for Boobs” event.

  • Cougars return home, get back on track

    Nothing will do a struggling team good like coming home. Just ask the Evergreen Cougars.

    Back-to-back shutout losses on the road — at Lewis-Palmer and Harrison by a combined score of 70-0 — dropped the three-time defending conference champions out of the CHSAANow.com 3A poll. But homecoming week in front of a lively crowd and with a defense unwilling to wilt, the Cougars took advantage of their home-field advantage with a 10-0 blanking of Eagle Valley on Sept. 23.

  • Benchmark: Record set for world's longest picnic table

    At 810 feet, 8 and 3/8 inches, the world’s longest picnic table could seat a theoretical family of more than 800 people. A person sitting at one end would have to spend more than three minutes walking 300 steps to see her relatives at the other.

    And this theoretical family was, briefly, a reality as the Evergreen community came together to celebrate the Guinness Book of World Records’ confirmed longest picnic table ever.

  • SRC plans Wurstfest fund-raiser

    Chow down on a bratwurst, sip a beer and help raise money for the Seniors’ Resource Center.

    The SRC on Saturday will host Wurstfest, an event reminiscent of Germany’s Oktoberfest that serves as the senior center’s sole fund-raiser of the year.

    In its second year, the event has a distinct fund-raising goal: to raise $30,000 for a fire alarm system for the on-site senior activity program.

    “It’s a lofty goal,” said Lori Joslin, the SRC’s executive director.

  • Wildfire contained after burning up to 4 acres near Beaver Brook Lodge Estates

    Firefighters contained a wildland fire early Saturday near Beaver Brook Lodge Estates in Evergreen that spurred an evacuation notice to neighborhood residents.

    The blaze, which was estimated at 2 to 4 acres, was in steep and rocky terrain in the area west of Bergen Park. Evergreen Fire/Rescue reported via Twitter that the fire ignited about 1:42 a.m.

    No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged. The fire was reported extinguished sometime after 6 a.m., and the evacuation order was lifted.