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Today's News

  • Evergreen dominant at Jeffco mini-meet

    LITTLETON — Though the 200 individual medley is one of Tyler McMonigle’s favorite races, it’s also a difficult one to transition out of each stroke. That’s because the Evergreen High junior has to cope with scoliosis, a condition she’s had since birth.

    The first 50 yards of the individual medley — the butterfly — can be difficult, she said.

  • Lady Lobos pick up their first win

    ARVADA — There were plenty of reasons to be pessimistic. Showing up to the game late. Opening up in a 2-0 hole after a technical was called for wearing the wrong-colored jerseys. Falling behind 8-2 early on. 

    It was far from the kind of start the Conifer Lady Lobos would’ve preferred.

    But head coach Cara Walderman wasn’t too concerned with any of that. If anything, she was taking the blame for it.

  • Chamber honors three businesses for service to the community

    The three businesses that won the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious awards earned the recognition because of the way the community frequents their establishments and because of how they serve the community.

    The Evergreen office of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty won the People’s Choice Award; Lariat Lodge Brewing Co. won New Business of the Year; and Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill won Business of the Year. The awards were presented at the chamber’s Sparkle & Shine gala earlier this month.

  • Winter solstice heralds the coming of spring

    (Reprinted from Dec. 28, 2009)

    Looking out the window, I still see snow on the ground, and we will have snow for at least three more months. However, this past Monday, Dec. 20, was the changing point, and yesterday was the beginning of the change, the winter solstice, or the first day of winter.

    That’s the day my husband, Bill, used to call the best day of the year because it meant that from that day forward every day became a bit longer, and this meant spring was on its way. The best time of the year.

  • Morrison town board approves 2017 spending outline

    Morrison’s town board approved the 2017 budget on Dec. 6, a $5.2 million spending plan that continues to rely heavily on traffic fines for revenue.

    The budget calls for general-fund spending of $4 million and for $1.2 million in the utility-fund portion of the budget. Both funds will require contributions from the town’s reserve fund in 2017.

    Numerous capital projects are slated for 2017, including $450,000 for:

    • A new dispatch station for the police department.

    • Two new police vehicles.

  • Jeffco participates in first-of-its-kind land deal in Clear Creek County

    Jeffco Open Space announced this week it has completed an unprecedented land deal on 108 acres in Clear Creek County that drew the participation of several land management agencies and land trust organizations.

  • Pickleball Club seeking more space for courts at Wulf Rec Center

    More than two dozen members of the Evergreen Pickleball Club were present at the Dec. 6 EPRD board meeting to ask for more indoor space for their sport.

    Al Buenning, who spoke for the club members, thanked the board members for the outdoor pickleball facilities at Marshdale, which he said were “a godsend this summer.” He said all the courts frequently were full at peak playing times.

  • EPRD board approves 2017 budget

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board approved the district’s 2017 budget on Dec. 6, which includes employee pay raises and several capital projects, thanks to a projected increase in revenue.

    The district is seeing participation growth and demand in children’s programs, gymnastics and Lake House rental, plus it plans to increase the price of recreation passes by 5 percent.

  • 'Santa's Beard' started growing at Flying J Ranch

    Former Conifer resident Sharon Thayer, whose book “The Myth of Santa’s Beard” is now available in hardback, has revealed the source of inspiration for the holiday favorite: Flying J Ranch Park.

    Thayer, now a resident of Texas, worked with children in a day-care center when she lived in Conifer. She wrote the book in 2001 and had it published in 2012 with illustrations by Marci Chambers, a former resident of the South Park area.

  • A window to the artistic soul

    Pamela Rhoades sat at a table inside the cozy Java Groove, not looking out the windows but at them.

    Each window was decorated with paintings of various winter scenes — a snowman, children ice-skating, a man ice-fishing, a snow-covered hillside.

    This is Rhoades’ handiwork, and she hopes the paintings portray wintry scenes the mountain area recognizes as its own.