Local News

  • Can-do attitude leads to charitable senior prank

    The term “senior prank” no longer has a negative connotation at Evergreen High School.

    While pranks the last few years have damaged the school, this year’s prank helped dozens of Evergreen families who need food assistance.

    A group of seniors collected 600 cans of food — weighing 781 pounds — and formed them in “2014” in 80-foot high numerals on the school’s football field. To make the cans stand out, each had a piece of colorful paper underneath.

  • Honoring military veterans and families of those who serve

    Longtime Evergreen resident Gerald Olde and his sons Larry and Richard Olde were among those honored for their military service at the Blue Star Salute on Sunday afternoon.

    The elder Olde, who served in World War II, has been a Legionnaire for 70 years, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 said during his presentation. Larry Olde was in the Navy from 1965 to 1971, and Richard Olde served in the Marines in the late 1960s.

  • Statue of soldier to be dedicated at veterans walk on May 26

    A bronze statue of a solider will be dedicated at the Veterans Commemorative Walk during a Memorial Day ceremony at Buchanan Park on May 26. The sculpture, named “The Sentry,” depicts a Vietnam-era infantryman holding a rifle.

    Working with American Legion Post 2001, five area Rotary clubs raised funds for the statue, which the Evergreen Park and Recreation District approved last year.

  • Affordable housing is focus of AT HOME in Evergreen

    Opening minds and hearts to the housing needs of people is the goal of interfaith group AT HOME in Evergreen, Rabbi Jamie Arnold said during a presentation at Congregation Beth Evergreen on Sunday afternoon.

    “In Evergreen, the lack of affordable housing is pretty clear,” Arnold said.  

    People who work at restaurants, care for the elderly and teach in local schools are among those who can’t afford to live in the community where they work, he said. Single mothers and divorced women also have difficulty finding housing they can afford.

  • 'Evan's Bay' honors 30-year employee of fire district

    Thirty-year employee Evan Fosler got a big surprise on May 13 from the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

    That was the night Fosler found out that the maintenance building where he works on Bergen Parkway had been named “Evan’s Bay” in his honor. Fosler said he never saw the honor coming, as he thanked friends and family who attended a reception.

    “I don’t deserve to be recognized. It’s all of you people who make this organization great,” Fosler said.

  • Superintendent finalist faces tough questions in first appearance

    Jeffco superintendent finalist Daniel McMinimee was greeted by a skeptical crowd with challenging questions at an informal meeting last Thursday evening.

    Nearly 75 community members packed the Wheat Ridge High School library to hear about McMinimee’s plans for leading the county's school district.

  • Searchers find missing Bailey man dead

    Bailey resident Nicholas Coats was found dead near his home of an apparent suicide on Thursday, May 15. 

    Searchers were called to look for the 21-year-old after he told his mother he was going for a hike at 4 p.m. Wednesday and did not return, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    There was no indication of foul play in the death, said Dan Pruett, chief deputy in the Jefferson County coroner’s office. Autopsy results are pending, Pruett said.

    Searchers looked for Coats in a forested area near Bailey along U.S. 285.

  • Rosenberg, Walton, Lehman to continue serving on Indian Hills fire board

    After their re-election to the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District on May 6, Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman will continue serving with members Paul Pettit and Scott Kellar.

    Rosenberg said he hopes to have more community input and involvement with the fire district, especially in making a decision about the fire station. 

  • The wit and wisdom of Richard Lamm

    When former governor Richard Lamm speaks, people laugh at his quick-witted humor. They also listen to what Lamm has to say about health care, education and the national debt.

    “We are leaving our children such a staggering debt. If the government were to be audited, we’d be put in jail,” Lamm said during his presentation to the Rotary Club of Evergreen on May 9 at Evergreen Country Day School.

  • Linn, Ellis ready to take seats on EPRD board

    Evergreen residents Peg Linn and John Ellis say they are looking forward to serving on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District after their success in the May 6 election. They will join EPRD board member Peter Lindquist, who was re-elected, and members Janet Doyle and Andrew Adamowski at the May 27 meeting.

    Board members Kit Darrow and Mark Footer are leaving office.

    Ellis, Linn and Lindquist all say they are hoping to encourage greater community involvement with the park district.