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Today's News

  • Beth Evergreen celebrating 10 years with Rabbi Jamie

    In 2005, the members of Congregation Beth Evergreen took a leap of faith. The 30-year-old congregation had experienced growth, purchased land and built Evergreen’s first synagogue. Now it was the time for the next step: a full-time rabbi.

    After months of interviews, the board of directors hired Jamie Arnold, a young rabbi ordained in 1999 who was serving at Temple Sinai in Amherst, N.Y.

  • Jeffco studying groundwater quality in Indian Hills

    Indian Hills resident Steve Hosie is among property owners in his area who cannot build homes on vacant lots because of restrictions on septic systems dating from the 1970s.

    “I’ve asked that my land be removed from the septic-prohibited list,” he said.

  • Local DAR honors Vietnam veterans with commemorative exhibit

    A display commemorating U. S. military involvement in the Vietnam War at the Evergreen Library is designed to honor veterans and educate visitors, said Anne Skewes, a member of the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which created the exhibit.

    Along with posters outlining the history of the war are gold bracelets bearing the names of soldiers identified as missing in action in Vietnam. People wore the bracelets in the 1960s as remembrances of those soldiers, Skewes said.

  • Denver Parks planning to repair flood damage at Evergreen Golf Course

    The Denver parks department promotes the Evergreen Golf Course as its “signature mountain course.” However, the 10th hole has been closed to players since September 2013, when it was damaged by the raging waters of Bear Creek.

    “We play 17 holes. It’s just ridiculous,” said Evergreen resident and Realtor Andy Wann. “We’re getting complaints all the time.”

  • Patriotism on parade kicks off rodeo weekend

    “There is nothing like a parade in Evergreen,” said announcer Doug Mathis as colorful floats glided through downtown on Saturday morning.

    Decorated with American flags and other patriotic symbols, more than 70 floats in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade reflected this year’s theme, “American as …”

  • South Platte, its North Fork closed to recreational uses

    Local officials have closed the North Fork of the South Platte River to recreational uses as recent rains and snowmelt create dangerously high water levels, according to a news release. 

    The river is closed to tubing, some types of rafting, fishing and swimming until further notice, said the release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    As of Tuesday, law enforcement is allowing:

    • Kayaks and whitewater canoes.

    • Multi-chambered professional guided rafts.

  • Abandoned tackle box at Evergreen Lake was in fact abandoned tackle box

    Authorities called the Jeffco sheriff's bomb squad to Evergreen Lake on Wednesday afternoon after someone left what appeared to be a tackle box below the spillway.

    Jeffco deputies blocked off an area with crime tape with a 50-foot radius around the box. The Sheriff's Office reportedly received a phone call reporting that the box had been left there.

    "That's crazy. We usually hear everything, and we haven't heard anything," said Ali Baker, a server at Cactus Jack's.

  • Renowned local artist brings unique works to Mirada

    Mirada Fine Art represents an array of talented artists from around the world. This month, Mirada highlights a local artist better known in art markets such as Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York, rather than in his own hometown of Evergreen. Andrew Baird is a former art teacher from Evergreen High School who has become a national phenomenon for his unique artwork. Baird’s first exhibition in Colorado in more than three years, “Beautiful Chaos,” opens Friday at Mirada Fine Art in Indian Hills.

  • Vireos common but not abundant in foothills

    How many of you have seen a warbling vireo? Probably not very many of you. Although they are relatively common, they are not very abundant. Only a single pair is ordinarily found in one breeding area.

    They are not brilliantly colored or birds that you might see walking about in your yard like the American robin. They usually defend their nesting territory with song, and an established pair will keep any other pair from nesting nearby.

  • Teachers union ‘reluctantly accepts’ offer on pay raises

    The Jeffco teachers union’s bargaining team on Monday “reluctantly accepted” the school district’s offer for teachers raises, although it fell several million dollars short of what the union requested last week.