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Today's News

  • Evergreen alum shares comedic life stories, other writings in new book

    As he and his family will tell you, Nate Dern was no ordinary kid.

    Instead of reading generic book reports in school, he would dress up and review the book in-character as a sort of comedy sketch. He would try to make it as funny as possible.

    So, it’s no surprise that his career path hasn’t been ordinary either, and certainly more inclined toward the comedic side.

  • At least six development projects in the works for Evergreen area

    With several ongoing development projects in various stages around the Evergreen area, Heather Gutherless and Mike Madrid, case managers with Jeffco Planning & Zoning, provided updates on some active planning or zoning projects.

    • Two lots in the 1200 block of Kerr Gulch Road — both about an acre in size — are in the pre-application process to be rezoned and subdivided so as to potentially allow for town homes for seniors. The next step in the process would be a community meeting, which hasn’t yet been requested.

  • A glimpse at the day-to-day tasks of Colorado State Patrol

    Around 4 p.m. — only an hour into his 10-hour shift on Nov. 16 — dispatch called for coverage of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 93 between 82nd Avenue and Indian Head Road.

    Trooper Christian Poeppel, of Troop 1A Golden, responded that he was en route, turning on his lights as he drove north of Golden on Highway 93.

    The scene of the accident was plain, as firefighters and sheriff’s deputies were on-site, blocking off the affected area. Both drivers were still there, with no major injuries.

  • Missing Kittredge man found dead

    Mark Finn, the Kittredge man who was reported missing Tuesday, was found dead Wednesday afternoon near Highway 74 and Troublesome Gulch Road in Evergreen.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Finn's death is not considered suspicious and foul play is not suspected. A cause of death, however, has not yet been determined.

  • Celebrity couple dines at Evergreen eatery

    Celebrity sightings in Evergreen are like blue moons — rare, but they happen.
    Still, many residents probably regret that their dining schedules didn’t sync up with singing superstar Jennifer Lopez and sports legend Alex Rodriguez's when they stopped by Evergreen early last week.
    According to Rodriguez’s Twitter feed, he and Lopez were hiking in Colorado’s great outdoors on Dec. 17. While in the area, the two visited Maya’s Cantina that afternoon.

  • Three Evergreen businesses lauded at annual chamber gala

    The owners of three businesses that won the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s top awards for 2017 agree that they were surprised they won considering the caliber of the other businesses in their categories.

    They also agree that the key to their success is customer service.

    Evergreen Swims took New Business of the Year honors, while Twigs Consignment Boutique was named the 2017 People’s Choice Business of the Year and Big O Tires won the Business of the Year award.

  • Tigers best Cougars in battle of the exotic cats

    EVERGREEN — The No. 1 Evergreen girls’ basketball team finally met its match.
    On Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School, visiting Holy Family — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A preseason poll — beat the Cougars down the stretch to squeak out a win, 58-54. It was Evergreen’s first loss of the season.
    Throughout the matchup, junior Claudia Dillon led Evergreen with 16 points and was followed closely by senior Meriel Hahn, who added 11.

  • Evergreen claims Paul Davis Classic tournament title

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen seniors Chase Rogers and Bridger Tenney proved to be the 1-2 punch the Cougars’ boys basketball team needed on Thursday.
    Evergreen (4-1) trailed early in the fourth quarter to Erie in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School. Rogers and Tenney took over in the fourth quarter, combing for 13 points as the Cougars pulled away for a 64-55 victory.

  • Conifer boys’ scoring tangent too little, too late

    CONIFER — Even a late-game surge from sophomore point guard Landon Wallace couldn’t save the Conifer boys basketball team from falling to visiting Golden.
    On Friday night at Conifer High School, the Lobos lost to the Demons 62-51, but it could have been much worse had Wallace not made four big shots at the end — three midrange jumpers and a three — to help bring a 21-point deficit down to 11.

  • Evergreen High School poms takes 12th at state

    DENVER — All of the hard work that the Evergreen poms team put in for the past months finally paid off on Saturday in the 4A state spirit competition at the Denver Coliseum.
    The Cougars placed 12th in the pool of 24 teams, scoring a 74.4667.
    Their routine included a variety of moves, including a triple turn, six tours into a double turn and aerials.
    From the spectators’ viewpoint, they looked perfectly in-sync during a very energetic routine.